Thursday, April 22, 2021
Home Fact-Check The Hindu 'journalist' Suhasini Haidar puts out misinformation about ISRO satellite launch: Read details

The Hindu ‘journalist’ Suhasini Haidar puts out misinformation about ISRO satellite launch: Read details

On Sunday, Suhasini Haidar, who is the National Editor of the left-wing newspaper 'The Hindu', put out false information on social media in attempt to mislead the public about the recent satellite launch by ISRO.

The Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C51 successfully launched a nanosatellite SDSAT built by Chennai-based Space Kidz India (SKI), along with 18 other satellites, including a Brazilian satellite called Amazonia-1 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR) on Sunday. Even as the country cheered for the success of the ISRO, some ‘journalists’ such as Suhasini Haidar were busy peddling misinformation to target both Prime Minister Modi and the ISRO.

On Sunday, Suhasini Haidar, the National Editor of left-wing newspaper ‘The Hindu’, put out false information on social media to mislead the public about the recent satellite launch by ISRO. In a tweet, Suhasini Haidar, who has a history of peddling fake news on social media, claimed that the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had put up the Prime Minister’s name and photo in one of its nanosatellite that was launched into space on Sunday.

Suhasini Haidar

Taking a dig at ISRO, the alleged journalist said it would be interesting to know whether the first images captured by ISRO’s satellite from space would be of the recently refurbished Narendra Modi cricket stadium.

According to Suhasini, the ISRO had launched a satellite that had carried images of Prime Minister Modi. The insinuation by Suhasini is that ISRO is now forced to carry images of PM Modi in the satellites it launches.

Did ISRO nanosatellite carry images of PM Modi?

The claims of Suhasini Haidar that ISRO carried images and names of PM Modi are blatantly false.

On Sunday, the ISRO’s had launched a Brazilian satellite called Amazonia-1 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR). Besides, the PSLV-C51 also carried 18 other satellites from Sriharikota, including a nanosatellite Satish Dhawan Sat (SDSAT) developed by Chennai-based Space Kidz India (SKI).

Space Kidz India an organisation working towards promoting space science among students. SDSAT, a nanosatellite built by Space Kidz India, intends to study the radiation levels/space weather and demonstrate long-range communication technologies. The satellite built by a private entity had carried 25,000 names on its satellites, including ISRO chairman K Sivan and scientific secretary R Umamaheshwaran on the bottom of the satellite.

On the top of the satellite, the picture of PM Modi was engraved. According to SKI, PM Modi and other scientists’ names were etched on the nanosatellite to show solidarity and gratitude for his AtmaNirbhar initiative and space sector privatisation.

Addition to that, SKI’s Satish Dhawan Satellite (SD-SAT) also carried Bhagavad Gita in a Secured Digital card format.

Most importantly, the ISRO had launched the SDSAT on a commercial agreement through its New Space India Limited (NSIL). NSIL, a government company under the Department of Space, is also a commercial arm of the ISRO that launches private satellites like SDSAT through its rockets.

The nanosatellite launched that carried names of 25,000 individuals, including PM Modi, is neither developed by ISRO nor funded by ISRO as insinuated by Suhasini Haidar. As a private firm, SKI has its own discretion to carry names and images of any particular individual. To claim that ISRO had put up PM Modi’s name and image on its own satellite is a blatant lie.

In fact, the article that was shared by Suhasini Haidar itself clarifies that a private firm and not ISRO developed the nanosatellite that carried PM Modi’s name and image.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Nithyananda bans Indians from entering Kailasa citing Covid-19, issues guidelines for ’embassies’ around the world

Sri Nithyananda of Kailasa has banned travelers from India into his fledgling nation amidst the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In the last few days, availability of Liquid Medical Oxygen increased by 3300 MT per day: Here’s what was discussed in PM’s high-level meeting

The high-level meeting was attended by the Cabinet Secretary, Principal Secretary to PM, Home Secretary, Health Secretary & Officials from Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Ministry of Road Transport, Pharmaceuticals, and NITI Aayog members.

Prime Minister Modi cancels political rallies on 23rd April in West Bengal, to hold a high-level meeting to review COVID-19 situation

Amidst the raging second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and informed that he was cancelling his political engagements in West Bengal tomorrow

Indian Air Force, Railways step in to transport oxygen cylinders, essential medicines to combat COVID-19

In a recent virtual meeting, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh was briefed about the measures taken by the Armed Forces in order to combat COVID-19

Congress’ attack against Covishield continues, now spreads fake news of ‘one vaccine, 3 rates’ from official Twitter handle

The previous low price was a part of SII's commitment to GOI and some other countries for sharing the risk of production. After the current 'under contract' 110 million doses are delivered, SII will sell to GOI at Rs 400 per dose, same as states.

18+ can register for Covid vaccination from April 28. Here is the procedure

Registration for Covid-19 vaccine phase 3 for 18-45 years age group to begin on April 28

Recently Popular

No masks, abuses and ruckus: How a Shiv Sena corporator abuses power to threaten doctors on duty

The doctors of Bhagwati Hospital have threatened to resign after being humiliated by the Shiv Sena corporator.

Priyanka Gandhi’s Twitter faux pas, takes three attempts for condolence tweet

At 10:38 AM, four minutes after her first tweet, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tweeted correct condolence message to correct intended recipient on third attempt.

Sitaram Yechury’s son passes away due to Covid-19

The CPI(M) General Secretary in his tweet thanked all the medical staff who treated his son Ashish Yechury

AAP supported farmer protests hampering war against Covid-19, oxygen supplier writes to GOI saying tankers delayed due to roadblocks by protestors

Inox Air Products said that they are facing delays in Delhi while transporting oxygen due to road blockades by the farmer protestors

Gujarat Congress leader gets schooled by Reliance Group President for trying to shame company over oxygen supply

Congress leader tries to shame Mukesh Ambani for helping Maharashtra with oxygen and not Gujarat, Reliance fact-checks
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

254,088FansLike
531,415FollowersFollow
24,200SubscribersSubscribe