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Sankaranarayanan Viswanathan
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A humble tribute to an inspirational leader, teacher, and engineer. RIP #AbdulKalam  
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Just about three hours for the #PlutoFlyby  by #NewHorizons  - checkout the closeup orbit animation here - http://sankara.net/plutoflyby.html

+NASA 
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It was Dronacharya who invented drones. The word drone originates from his name.

When Kauravas had lost their ball in the well, Drona hadn't used grass to retrieve it back. He had used a drone for the first time to fly into the well and retrieve the ball. Even Jeff Bezos of Amazon learned this trick from Dronacharya to retrieve and deliver stuff using drones.

In the Mahabharata war, 18 drones each with 108 engines and 1008 propellers were used to monitor the Chakravyuha Drona had created. However, due to some power cut the previous night, one of the batteries couldn't be charged fully and a GoPro Hero 4 (OK, its ancient Indian equivalent) camera failed to work. This was exploited by Abhimanyu to penetrate the vyuha and enter into it.

During the war, Sanjay used to update Dritarashtra with news from the battlefield. He didn't have any magical vision to get live breaking news from the war 12x7 without being physically present there. It was all thanks to Drona's drones and action cams which provided live feed over a 40G wireless network to Dritarashtra's palace. The video was delivered in 64K HD.

Most of the drone technology was passed on to Arjuna.

All this and other hard core scientific evidence in my paper to be presented in the Science Congress. ;-)

#drona #drone #isc2015

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How does #MOM  escape from the tail of Siding Spring? My updated animation at http://sankara.net/mom.html shows the orbit lowering manoeuvre done by #ISRO  a few days back. The orbital period is decreased a bit and MOM ends up farther away from the comet when it passes by Mars.  
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What a gorgeous image of Mars from MOM! How can I miss it in my animation? Here I present the new improved animation with the Mars image captured by our own MOM's MCC. The image and orbit are correctly scaled. Thanks for looking ... and playing around.

http://sankara.net/mom.html

‪#‎isromom‬ ‪#‎mom‬ ‪#‎isro‬ ‪#‎mars‬ ‪#‎india‬ ‪#‎space‬
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I have updated the MOM/MAVEN animation page to include Mars orbit insertion manoeuvres of ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission and MAVEN.

http://sankara.net/mom.html

I obtained the orbit data earlier today morning and managed to update the code now and push it out.

‪#‎isromom‬ ‪#‎isro‬ ‪#‎mom‬ ‪#‎maven‬ ‪#‎nasa‬ ‪#‎space‬ ‪#‎mars‬ ‪#‎india‬
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Congratulations, #ISRO ! 
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Here are some screen shots from my MOM and MAVEN orbit animation hosted at:

http://sankara.net/mom.html

#isromom   #isro   #mom   #mars   #jpl   #nasa   #space  
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MOM and MAVEN Orbit Animation Screen Shots
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A ball pen sketch made on 15th August, 2014. 

#mahatmagandhi   #indiaindependenceday  
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