Opinion

Taken-for-granted rocket

OUR BUREAUS | Updated on October 16, 2011

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The PSLV rocket has been so successful as a satellite-ferrying vehicle that its launch no longer makes news — or so it seems. Usually, rocket launch events are pretty well-attended by journalists and the Brahm Prakash Hall at the Sriharikota rocket launch station, where the post-launch press conferences used to be held, has seen journalists and TV cameramen as they jostle for space.

This time around, it was all very different. The One of the two buses organised by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for taking journalists from Chennai to Sriharikota, was empty; ISRO's public relations had to plead with journalists to divide themselves into the two vehicles. Many journalists who didn't turn up for the event later said they would have come if it had been GSLV rocket which has till now proved to be fault-prone. Ironically, the newly built media centre where the press conference was held was very roomy. .

Published on October 16, 2011

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