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About Ritu Karidhal | Indian Scientist

Ritu Karidhal

Ritu karidhal is an Indian scientist to working with the Indian Space Research organisation. Deputy operation director to India's Mars orbiter mission, mangalyaan. She Has been referred to as "Rocket women" of India. She is an aerospace engineer.

Ritu Karidhal
Ritu Karidhal
Ritu Karidhal at ISRO after Chandrayan mission
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Years active1997–present
Mars Orbiter Mission, Chandrayaan-2
AwardsISRO Young Scientist Award

Early life and family

She was born in Lucknow, uttar Pradesh. And grewup in a middle class family which placed great emphasis on education. As a child, she knew that her interest was in the space her, she started collecting newspaper cuttings about any space related activity and keep track of the activity of ISRO and NASA.
Karidhal completed her BSc in physics from University of Lucknow.


Shiva for ISRO since 1997. Sheplayed a key role in the development of India's Mars orbiter mission, mangalyaan, dealing with the detaining and the execution of the crafts onward autonomous system. She was also the deputy operation director of this mission. She also supervised the chandrayaan 2 mission as the mission director.


She received the ISRO young scientist award in 2017 from APJ Abdul Kalam, the president of India.
She has also presented at TED and TEDx events describing the success of the Mars orbiter mission.

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