Even while he was the head of the Indian space programme, he devoted substantial efforts towards boundary layer research. His most important contributions are presented in the seminal book Boundary Layer Theory by Hermann Schlichting. He was a popular professor at the Indian Institute of Science, (IISc) located in Bangalore. He is credited for setting up the first supersonic wind tunnel in India at IISc. He also pioneered research on relaminarization of separated boundary layer flows, three-dimensional boundary layers and trisonic flows.
Dhawan carried out pioneering experiments in rural education, remote sensing and satellite communications. His efforts led to operational systems like INSAT- a telecommunications satellite, IRS - the Indian Remote Sensing satellite and the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) that placed India in the league of space faring nations. Following his death in 2002, the Indian satellite launch centre at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, located about 100 km north of Chennai in South India was renamed as the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.
California Insititute of Technology, USA
National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore, India
Indian Academy of Sciences
Indian Space Research Organisation
Indian Space Commission
SDSC: Planet Vision ; From successfully launching India's first moon mission to renting rockets to other countries to launch their satellites, the Satish Dhawan Space Centre is not just the ISRO hub, but also the pride of India's space missions.
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First commercial success for India's PSLV.(SPACE)(Satish Dhawan Space Centre)(Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle)(Brief article)
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ISROs perfect ten ; ISROs 13th polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV) fired off 10 satellites into space from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on April 28.
May 12, 2008; Bangalore: For Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), precision and timing played out perfectly when its 13th polar satellite...