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All Set for ISRO’s ASTROSAT Launch Next Monday, Sept. 28

ISRO is all set to launch its nex ambitious indigenous astronomy satellite ASTROSAT on September 28 from Sriharikota buoyed with its success of Mars orbit mission or Mangalyaan, which is likely to go on far more than its earlier target of 6 months. The ASTROSAT satellite, weighing 1.5 tons, will be launched via Indians Space Research Organisation (ISRO) workhorse PSLV-C30 ...

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India Ropes in SAARC Nations in Future Satellite Program

With the successful launch of 11 satellites in the past one year and riding on glory from its Mangalyaan Mars mission, India is planning an ambitious satellite project with all the SAARC nations of South Asia, including arch rival Pakistan. The New Delhi Meeting scheduled on June 22 will be attended by all the SAARC countries, said Indian space agency ...

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ISRO Eyes 3 Mega Space Projects a-la NASA

Riding high on the success of epoch-making Mars Orbit Mission in September 2014 and space rentry capsule in December and IRNSS-1D achieving own navigation system in March, ISRO is not letting its determination lie anywhere down now. The next ISRO mission will entail sending DAWN-like spacecraft to probe asteroids, said ISRO chairman A.S.Kiran Kumar on Monday, while attending the 24th ...

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IRNSS-1D Launch on March 28, says ISRO Chief

Indian space agency ISRO is all set to launch its fourth navigation satellite IRNSS-1D on March 28, and the repaired satellite will be re-mounted on PSLV-27 vehicle at Satish Dhawan Stellite Launch Centre in Sriharikota by this week. The launch was delayed after a glitch in the telemetry transmitter in IRNSS-1D. Otherwise, it was scheduled to lift off on March ...

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 India to have superior earth observation satellites, says new ISRO chief

  India will soon have satellites with superior earth observation capability, said space agency chief A.S.Kiran Kumar here Thursday. “The future of earth observation relies on three factors – continuity and improvement of the operational constellation of satellites, sustained observation of all climate variables and global co-operation for comparing observation data,” the Indian Space Research Organisation chairman said while speaking ...

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Tapan Mishra Steps Into the Shoe of A.S. Kiran Kumar as ISRO application centre chief

Senior ISRO scientist Tapan Mishra moved into the post of ISRO’s Space Applications Centre in Ahmedabad as its chief A.S. Kiran Kumar moved to Bangalore to head the nation’s space agency ISRO. Born in 1961 in Raigada, Orissa, Mishra graduated in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Jadavpur University, Calcutta in 1984 as J C Bose National Talent Search (JBNSTS) Scholar. ...

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What’s Ahead for Alur Seelin Kiran Kumar, the new ISRO Chief?

The Cabinet decision on Monday to appoint veteran ISRO scientist Alur Seelin Kiran Kumar did not come as a surprising choice being given to a local Bangalore man where ISRO is located. Kiran Kumar, who joined ISRO in 1975 was among the first batch of scientists to be roped in for India’s first remote sensing satellite ‘Bhaskara’ for which he ...

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Alur Seelin Kiran Kumar appointed ISRO Chief as Radhakrishnan Retires

A.S.Kiran Kumar, another distinguished space scientist has been appointed as the secretary, department of space and chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation, an official statement said on Monday after the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved it for a period of three years on contract basis. Prior to his appointment, Kiran Kumar was Associate Director, Space Applications Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad ...

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