Chennai: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is developing a small rocket with a maximum carrying capacity of 500 km. G is. Currently, its name is Small Satellite Launch Vehicle ((SSLV)). Space experts say that India should look for a small name for its small rocket under construction, which describes the country's culture along with its potential.
Recently, an Indian Coast Guard fleet has included a patrol vessel, named 'Varaha'. The name 'Varaha' is derived from the Puranas. Varaha was the third incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Therefore, it is said to have a short and appropriate name for the small rocket under construction in India. Senior advisor of ISRO and Professor Tapan Mishra of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has offered to give a suitable name to this rocket.
Mishra explained, "It would be appropriate if the small rocket of ISRO is named 'Vamana', which is considered as the fifth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Vamana's avatar was in the form of a dwarf (Chota). He took one of his steps He had measured the entire earth with Devaloka in the second step. After this, he placed the third step on the head of King Mahabali. "
The dwarf form of Lord Vishnu is called 'Vamana'. Apart from this, he is also known as ‘Trivikram’. Mishra is also the director of ISRO's Space Application Center. He has played a key role in the design and construction of the C-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR) of the RISAT-1 satellite. Former ISRO Chairman G.K. Madhavan Nayar said, "In view of our scriptures and culture, there is a need to have a name that reflects the power and characteristics of the new rocket."
He also referred to India's heavy lift rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mark-3), which was nicknamed 'Bahubali' given its large size and high capacity. ISRO officials, however, called this massive GSLV Mark-3 rocket of 640 tons capacity as Fat Boy (fat boy). After this the media gave it the nickname 'Bahubali'. The name is inspired by the protagonist of the successful Bollywood film Baahubali, which carries the heavy 'Lingam'. A retired senior ISRO official said, "Even the name of the rocket Ariane belonging to the European space agency Arianspace is related to Aradane, a French mythological character." He said that the Chinese and Russian rockets Long March and Soyuz also got names related to their ideologies and history.