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IN-SPACe Will Usher In Private Agencies To Transform Indian Space Sector: ISRO Chief

New Delhi: A day after the Union Cabinet gave its approval to allow private sector participation in space sector, ISRO chief  K. Sivan in a press briefing on Thursday said that the newly-created Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe) will usher in a plethora of private agencies transform Indian space sector. ”These reforms […]

Union Cabinet Takes Landmark Decisions To Accelerate Economic Growth

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a slew of decisions that include opening up Indian space sector, pumping in money to create dairy infrastructure in the country, constructing an international airport at Kushinagar to boost tourism in the Buddhist circuit as well as giving a 6-month extension to […]

ISRO Gets Indian Patent For Liquid Cooling & Heating Garment

Chennai: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has got an Indian patent for its liquid cooling and heating garment (LCHG) that is suitable for space applications. The patent is valid for 20 years from the date of application, that is, February 8, 2016, and was granted on June 19. While ISRO is the patentee or […]

First Trial Flight Of Gaganyaan May Face Some Delay Due To Lockdown

Bengaluru: India’s first unmanned mission slated this year as part of its ambitious human space flight venture “Gaganyaan” may face some delay with preparations adversely impacted due to the COVID-19-induced lockdown, according to ISRO officials. Bengaluru-headquartered ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) had earlier said it has planned two trial flights without crew ahead of Gaganyaan […]

Private Sector Will Be Allowed To Use ISRO Facilities For Capacity Building

New Delhi: Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh has said, private sector will be allowed to use Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO facilities and other relevant assets to improve their capacities. Briefing about country’s achievement in the field of Space Technology during the first year of the second term of the Narendra Modi Government, the Minister […]

Reforms Will Bring Indian Space Technology From Labs To Commercial Arena

Chennai: The reforms in the Indian space sector announced by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will bring space technology from research and development labs to the commercial arena, said a senior space industry official on Monday. According to him, the reforms proposed are only the beginning and technology should come out of labs to generate […]

Technical snag forces ISRO to postpone launch of GISAT-1

Chennai: Owing to technical reasons, the launch of India’s first Geo Imaging Satellite-1 (GISAT-1) scheduled for March 5 evening has been postponed, the Indian space agency announced on Wednesday. “The launch of GISAT-1 onboard GSLV-F10 (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-F10), planned for March 05, 2020, is postponed due to technical reasons. Revised launch date will be […]

Gaganyaan Will Facilitate Space Tourism: Ex-ISRO Chief

Thiruvananthapuram: Gaganyaan, the country’s planned mission to take humans to space, will open huge commercial opportunities in the space sector, said former ISRO chairman G. Madhavan Nair. Nair while speaking at the space programme, supported by the Kerala government, here said once that capability is achieved by putting three astronauts into space using ISRO’s GSLV […]

As Part Of Gaganyaan, First Unmanned Mission This December: ISRO

Bengaluru: Ahead of the launch of India’s maiden human spaceflight venture ‘Gaganyaan’ in December 2021, the Indian Space Research Organisation will undertake two unmanned missions in December 2020 and June 2021, ISRO chairman K Sivan said on Wednesday. Addressing the inaugural session of a symposium on “Human Spaceflight and Exploration – Present Challenges and Future Trends,” […]

ISRO's first satellite of 2020 GSAT-30 Launched Successfully

Bengaluru: India’s “high power” communication satellite GSAT-30, aimed at providing high-quality television, telecommunications and broadcasting services, was successfully launched onboard Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana in the early hours of Friday, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said here. Blasting off from the Ariane Launch Complex in Kourou, a French territory located in northeastern […]

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Singer Sona Mohapatra Reaches For The Stars!

Mumbai: Singer Sona Mohapatra has been invited by French space agency Ariane for an Indian satellite launch by ISRO in Paris. “My childhood fascination for space is well known in my close circles. My answer to the question — ‘What do you want to become when you grow up’ from the age of 6 to […]

ISRO sets up academic centre for space in Karnataka

Bengaluru: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) set up a regional academic centre for space at the National Institute of Technology (NITK) at Surathkal in Karnataka’s southwest Dakshina Kannada district, an official said on Saturday. “The centre at NIT-K will conduct joint research and development in space technology applications to meet the needs of our […]

Chandrayaan-3 Launch In 2021, Four From IAF Chosen For Gaganyaan: ISRO

Bengaluru: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday announced that the launch of country’s third lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3 may happen next year and said four from the Indian Air Force have been selected for the ambitious Gaganyaan programme, whose astronaut training would commence soon in Russia. The announcement comes a day after Union Minister Jitendra Singh […]

ISRO To Launch Chandrayaan-3 In 2020

New Delhi: India will launch Chandrayaan-3 in 2020, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday, asserting that the mission cost will be less than Chandrayaan-2. Singh, who is the Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, said it is wrong to term Chandrayaan-2 as a disappointment since it was India’s maiden attempt to land […]

2019 - A Year Of Several New Beginnings For Indian Space Sector

Chennai: The year 2019 was a year of several new beginnings for India’s space sector that is now on Mission 2.0 mode. The year also saw the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scoring a couple of half centuries, like putting into orbit 50 foreign satellites and also sending up its 50th Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle […]

RISAT-2BR1 Goes Into Orbit, India's Foreign Satellite Launch Touches 319

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): India on Wednesday successfully placed into orbit its latest radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2BR1 and nine foreign satellites from four countries using its PSLV rocket. In the process, India touched 319 foreign satellite launch mark ever since 1999. Declaring this will be the last rocket mission of ISRO for 2019, its […]

India To Launch Spy Satellite, 9 Others On Dec 11

Chennai: India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket would launch the country’s latest spy satellite RISAT-2BR1 and nine foreign satellites on December 11, said the Indian space agency. According to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the rocket numbered as PSLV-C48 will lift off at 3.25 p.m. with RISAT-2BR1, a radar imaging earth observation satellite […]

ISRO Gears Up For Launch Of RISAT-2BR1 On December 11

Bengaluru: ISRO is gearing up to launch its radar imaging earth observation satellite along with nine commercial satellites from foreign countries, including six from the US, on December 11. The space agency said PSLV-C48 will launch RISAT-2BR1 from the first launch pad (FLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. “The launch […]

ISRO To Launch Surveillance Satellite On December 11

Chennai: India will put into orbit another of its sharp-eyed surveillance satellite RISAT-2BR1 with synthetic aperture radar on December 11, an Indian space agency official said on Tuesday. “The next space mission is to orbit RISAT-2BR1, a radar imaging satellite. The rocket launch will be on December 11,” an official of the Indian Space Research […]

Chennai Space Enthusiast Finds Vikram Debris On Moon: NASA

New York: A space enthusiast from Chennai who worked independently, found debris from the Vikram moon lander that scientists had been looking for and helped guide them to the spot where it had crashed. Shanmuga Subramanian, who made the discovery, told IANS on Tuesday: “It was something challenging as even NASA can’t find out so […]

NASA Finds Vikram Moon Lander's Debris

New York: NASA has found the crash site and debris of India’s Chandrayaan-2 Vikram moon lander following a tip from an Indian space enthusiast who examined pictures of the area of the moon taken by a US orbiting camera. The site was located by Shanmuga Subramanian, who on his own scoured the pictures taken by […]

PM Narendra Modi Congratulates ISRO On Cartosat-3 Satellite Launch

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated ISRO on Wednesday for the successful launch of Cartosat-3 satellite. “I heartily congratulate the entire ISRO team on yet another successful launch of PSLV-C47 carrying indigenous Cartosat-3 satellite and over a dozen nano satellites of USA,” he tweeted. I heartily congratulate the entire @isro team on yet another […]

India's PSLV Rocket Lifts-Off With Cartosat-3 And 13 US Satellite

Sriharikota: India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-XL (PSLV-XL) rocket carrying advanced earth observation satellite Cartosat-3 and 13 US nano satellites lifted off from the second launch pad of the rocket port here on Wednesday. At about 9.28 a.m. the 44.4 metre tall, weighing 320-ton rocket blasted off from the second launch pad at the country’s rocket […]

Launch Of Advanced Multi-Purpose Cartosat-3 Satellite: Countdown On

Chennai: The countdown for the launch of India’s advanced earth observation satellite Cartosat-3 using the rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-XL (PSLV-XL) is progressing smoothly, said an official of the Indian space agency. The rocket is scheduled to blast off from the second launch pad at 9.28 a.m. on Wednesday. The 26-hour countdown for the launch […]

ISRO to launch 14 satellites in 27 minutes on Nov 27

Chennai: India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket is expected to put 14 satellites into orbit in about 27 minutes after its lift-off at 9.28 a.m. on November 27 from the second launch pad at the Sriharikota rocket port in Andhra Pradesh. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will be sending up its PSLV-XL variant […]