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2012-04-22 India-Pakistan
The 'missile woman' behind India's new ICBM
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Posted by john frum 2012-04-22 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6462 views ]  Top

#1  she has had immense support from her husband and son, Tejas, an engineering student who shares his name with India's indigenously developed light combat aircraft, also made by the DRDO.
Posted by phil_b 2012-04-22 04:24||   2012-04-22 04:24|| Front Page Top

#2 HYDERABAD: Tessy Thomas, project director for Agni IV and a senior scientist behind the launch of Agni V, is already back at work preparing for the Multiple Independent Re-Entry Vehicles (MIRV) of Agni V that will make a second strike possible.

The missile woman, who is now referred to as 'Agni putri', has been a part of every Agni programme from the time developmental flights were being carried out 25 years ago. She designed the guidance schemes for long range missile system meant for Agni missiles.

While missiles are what Tessy always had in her mind, strange as it may sound, her parents had named her after Mother Teresa. Interestingly, Tessy hardly finds any difference in what Mother Teresa, whom she adores, did and her own work. "She did something for the society and my job also relates to doing something for the benefit of the society," she said.
Posted by john frum 2012-04-22 15:57||   2012-04-22 15:57|| Front Page Top

#3 Meanwhile...

RISAT-1 all set for launch at Sriharikota

Things are getting set for the launch of India's Radar Imaging Satellite (RISAT-1) from the spaceport at Sriharikota at 5.45 a.m. on Thursday. The four stages of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-XL) have been stacked up at the first launch-pad built on the beachside on the Sriharikota island and the satellite is married up with the vehicle. The 71-hour countdown for the lift-off will begin at 6.45 a.m. on Monday. The RISAT-1 is essentially a remote-sensing satellite.
Posted by john frum 2012-04-22 18:09||   2012-04-22 18:09|| Front Page Top

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Posted by john frum 2012-04-22 18:21||   2012-04-22 18:21|| Front Page Top

#5 That photo reminds me of theTaj Mahal -- the beautiful thing facing across its reflection. Silly, I know, but both are tied to death and love, one of a wife, the other of a country.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-04-22 19:22||   2012-04-22 19:22|| Front Page Top

#6 Congratulations, John Frum
Posted by Frank G 2012-04-22 19:34||   2012-04-22 19:34|| Front Page Top

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