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Need to learn from India: Pakistanis on Chandrayaan-2

New Delhi: India’s successful launch of the Chandrayaan-2 Moon mission on July 22 earned appreciation from people from across the world including Pakistan, with many of them saying that India’s achievement offers its neighbour an opportunity to learn. “Good step. They are far ahead of us in technology. Pakistan should learn from it,” one person […]

Chandrayaan-2 Successfully Performs 2nd Orbit Raising Task: ISRO

New Delhi: Indias second moon spacecraft Chandrayaan-2 put into earth orbit on July 22, on Friday successfully completed its second earth bound orbit raising maneuver, ISRO said. It was “performed successfully today (July 26, 2019) at 0108 hrs (IST) as planned, using the onboard propulsion system for a firing duration of 883 seconds. The orbit […]

Chandrayaan-2 To Reach Moon By August 20: ISRO

Chennai: India’s second moon spacecraft Chandrayaan-2 put into earth orbit on July 22, is scheduled to reach the Moon by August 20, the Indian space agency said on Wednesday. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said that the first-earth bound orbit raising manoeuvre for Chandryaan-2 was successfully performed on Wednesday afternoon by firing the onboard […]

Chennai Metro Water reserves first moon water supply with ISRO

Chennai: Even as the city’s thirst is being quenched by transporting potable water by train from Jolarpettai, the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (Chennai Metro Water) is seeking water from the moon. Congratulating the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for successfully putting into orbit the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft, Chennai Metro Water tweeted: “Congrats @isro […]

Chandrayaan-2: World media hails India's great leap forward

Washington/London: “India is on its way to the moon,” a leading US newspaper wrote on Monday as the country successfully launched its second lunar mission to explore the moon’s uncharted south pole by landing a rover there. The country’s most powerful rocket “GSLV-Mk-III” carrying the orbiter, lander Vikram and rover Pragyaan took off from the […]

PM Modi, Union ministers, opposition hail Chandrayaan 2 launch

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leaders across party lines on Monday hailed the launch of India’s second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 from the spaceport in Sriharikota. These leaders also congratulated the ISRO scientists and engineers for the “historic launch”, and said it was a proud moment […]

Naveen congratulates ISRO scientists for Chandrayaan 2 launch

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday congratulated the scientists of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the successful launch of Chandrayaan 2, hailing it as a giant leap in space exploration. “Congratulations to the scientists of @isro for successful launch of India’s first exploratory mission, #Chandrayaan2 to our celestial neighbour,” Patnaik said in a […]

India's 'Bahubali' rocket lifts off with Chandrayaan-2

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): India’s second lunar mission was on track as its ‘Babubali’ GSLV rocket successfully put the moon spacecraft-Chandrayaan-2-into the orbit in a copy book style on Monday afternoon. The Rs 375 crore, heavy lift GSLV-Mk III rocket slung the Rs 603 crore, 3.8 tonne Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft in its intended earth parking orbit. The […]

Countdown for India's 2nd moon mission remain smooth

Chennai: The countdown for Monday’s Rs 978 crore Chandrayaan-2 mission launch that started at 6.43 p.m. on Sunday is progressing smoothly, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said. The rocket and spacecraft’s systems will undergo checks and fueling during the countdown. The rocket is scheduled to lift off at 2.43 p.m. later. According to ISRO, […]

Chandrayaan-2: 7,500 people register online to witness rocket launch

Chennai: A total of 7,500 persons have registered online with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to watch India’s heavy lift rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III) roaring towards the skies carrying Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft on Monday afternoon, it is learnt. People from various places have registered to witness the launch. “A total of […]

Chandrayaan-2 rover-lander tested on 'moon surface' created with Salem soil

Chennai: The Indian space agency has done some hard work on the ground so that its moon lander — Vikram — can soft-land safely and rover — Pragyaan — can move around, said a senior retired official. “The surface of the earth and that of the moon are entirely different. So we had to create […]

'Space scientists superstitious, believe in Rahu Kaalam, unlucky 13'

Chennai: The Indian space agency may be sending rockets and satellites to various planets but are also guided by their own superstitions and beliefs, said a retired official of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). On the home front, ISRO will not start the countdown for a rocket flight at Rahu Kaalam, said the official […]

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ISRO Recruitment 2019: Applications Sought For JRF, RA Posts; Know The Detail

ISRO’s Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) has invited applications for the positions of JRF and RA .Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the positions before the deadline. The last date to apply for the positions is July 30, 2019. ISRO-VSSC Recruitment 2019 Post and Vacancies Junior Research Fellow: 10 Research Associate: 10 Total: 20 […]

A small Maharashtra village boosts India's space ambitions

Pune: At first glance, Walchandnagar in western Maharashtra could pass off as any remote, dusty and depraved village on the country’s rural landscape. But the villages is closely linked to the country’s ambitious space programme. The village’s name is the first give-away. It’s named after the legendary Indian entrepreneur Walchand Hirachand, who laid the foundation […]

GSLV rocket launch postponement has happened in the past

Sriharikota: There is many a slip between the cup and the lip, goes the proverb and which has proved true for the Indian space agency that had to call off its Rs 978 crore moon mission, the Chandrayaan-2, an hour before the rocket’s flight on Monday due to a technical snag. The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was […]

ISRO hailed for detecting Chandrayaan-2 glitch on time

New Delhi: With India postponing the Chandrayaan-2 launch owing to technical snag in the ‘Bahubali’ rocket about an hour before it was to take off on Monday morning, people on social media said it is better late than never. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) called off the launch of Chandrayaan-2 that would send an […]

Chandrayaan-2 India's first robotic space exploration: Ex-ISRO chief

Chennai: India’s second moon mission – Chandrayaan-2 – is the country’s first step in robotic space exploration and hence more “complex” and “intricate”, Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) former Chairman K. Radhakrishnan said on Saturday. “Chandrayaan-2, with an Indian Lander-Rover (Vikram-Pragyaan) combine, is India’s first step in robotic space exploration and the mission is on […]

Fuel leak, bad weather, other challenges: Team Chandrayaan-1 reminisces

Chennai: Fuel leakage during propellant filling of the transport rocket, inclement weather, designing the payloads and the spacecraft were some of the challenges provoking anxious moments for the Chandrayaan-1 mission, according to the now retired senior team members of the project. Chandrayaan-1 was India’s first interplanetary mission that was realised in 2008. “It was the […]

ISRO's new commercial arm incorporated: Sitharaman

New Delhi: To tap benefits of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), a public sector enterprise, New Space India Limited (NSIL) has been incorporated, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced on Friday. NSIL’s primary aim will be to scale up industry participation in Indian space programmes. “India has emerged as a major space power. Time […]

Gaganyaan: ISRO teams up with Russian company to train Indian astronauts

Bengaluru: The Indian Space Research Organisation has signed a contract with a Russian company for selection support, medical examination and space training of Indian astronauts for the country’s proposed maiden manned space mission ‘Gaganyaan’. The contract was signed by Glavkosmos’ first Deputy Director General Natalia Lokteva and Director of Human Space Flight Centre (HSFC) of […]

India to launch first solar mission in 2020

New Delhi: India is to launch Aditya-L1, its first mission to study the sun, in 2020, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan said on Thursday. “The aim of the mission is to keep a permanent eye on the sun without any disturbance. Aditya-L1 is meant to observe the solar corona,” Sivan told media […]

India plans to launch own space station: ISRO

New Delhi: India is planning to launch its own space station, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan said on Thursday. The ISRO is also planning to launch two other missions – to study the Sun and Venus, he said. The space station, which is estimated to weigh around 20 tonnes, would be an […]

India to land near moon's south pole on Sept 6

Bengaluru: Embarking on its second voyage to the moon on July 15, an Indian spacecraft and rover would land near the lunar south pole by September 6 or 7, a top official said on Wednesday. “We will launch our second moon mission (Chandrayaan-2) on July 15 at 02:15 a.m., to land by September 6 or7 […]

India to launch second moon mission on July 15

Bengaluru: India would launch its second moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, on July 15 from the Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh and land its rover on the lunar surface on September 6, a top official said on Wednesday. “The 3,890 kg Chandrayaan-2 mission will be launched on board a heavy rocket from our spaceport at Sriharikota on […]

Army, Arunachal Scouts to move to ground zero to trace AN-32 occupants

Itanagar: The Indian Army and the local Arunachal Scouts are ready to move to ground zero with aid and assistances to establish the status of the 13 occupants of the Indian Air Force (IAF) AN-32 aircraft that crashed in Arunachal Pradesh on June 3, an official said on Tuesday. The IAF said on Tuesday that […]