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India in Space: Year End Review of ISRO’s Achievements in 2015

From positive news of Mars Orbiter Mission completing its task successfully and enhancing it lifespan for few more years, ISRO has made every Indian smile with pride in 2015. Hardwork, dedication and team spirit still dominate the sprawling ISRO campus in Bangalore and their efforts towards socially beneficial projects has equally taken centre-stage in 2015. Here is a glance at ...

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ASTROSAT Sends First Space Telegram to ISRO

Indian Space Research Organisation has received the first astroronomer’s telegram (Atel no. 8185) from the Scanning Sky Monitor (SSM) observations oard the first astronomy satellite Astrosat. "The first Astroronomer’s telegram (Atel no. 8185) on SSM observations of GRS 1915+105 released on 18 October 2015," said ISRO in its statement on October 19. The Scanning sky Monitor (SSM) was pointed to ...

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ASTROSAT Clicks Crab Nebula in Space, ISRO Upbeat; What Next?

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Indian Space Research Organisation’s recent space observatory mission ASTROSAT has taken its first snap of Crab Nebula, the brightest X-ray source, sending cheers among the space scientists of ISRO. Nearing almost one month since its launch on Sept. 29, ASTROSAT began to beam its images to ground control near Bangalore and the first one on Oct. 6 was about Crab ...

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ASTROSAT: Some Interesting Post-launch Facts at Glance

ISRO has successfully launched its first space observatory ASTROSAT at 9.48 AM today from Sriharikota. India has joined a select club of nations having their own space observatories. The astronomy satellite is a miniature version of the Hubble, the US-European joint space observatory that has discovered new galaxies and improved understanding of the universe. Some interesting facts about ASTROSAT and ...

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Countdown Begins for ASTROSAT Launch on Monday, Sept.28

Countdown began today, Saturday for the 50-hour long preparation for the launch of India’s first dedicated astronomy satellite ASTROSAT after the Mission Readiness Review (MRR) committee and Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) have cleared the way. Currently, Mono Methyl Hydrazine (MMH) propellant filling operation of fourth stage (PS4) of PSLV-C30 is under progress, said ISRO in its latest update. PSLV-C30 / ...

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ISRO: Mars Orbiter Mangalyaan to Last for Many More Years

As India and ISRO celebrate the first anniversary of successfully entering the Mars Orbit a year ago on September 24, 2014, ISRO said it is preparing to release an atlas containing photos taken by MoM or Mangalyaan, whose life is likely to last for “many more years”. ISRO Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar told reporters on the sidelines of the Satish ...

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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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ISRO to Launch Joint Satellite NISAR with NASA

ISRO has announced that NISAR, a joint earth observation satellite with NASA, will be launched in six years. ISRO chiarman AS Kiran Kumar told media after the successful launch of GSAT-6 onboard GSLV-D6 that the next commercail satellite with the US will be carried by the GSLV Mark II in 2021. “Currently we are working on it,” he said. NISAR ...

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ISRO to Launch Re-usable Satellite Launch Vehicle in September, Confirms Kiran Kumar

ISRO Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar said the next big launch of a re-usable space shuttle test mission will be launched in September, bringing down the cost of satellite launch to one-tenth the current cost. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), which had tested its cryogenic rocket engines and capsule earlier, will take up the first test mission for re-usable vehicle ...

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India’s Astrosat to Join NASA’s Hubble, Russian Spektr R, Japan’s Suzaku to Study Astronomy

India is gearing up to launch its own ASTROSAT, the first dedicated space observatory similar to NASA’s Hubble to study deep space in October 2015. The observatory to be placed in equatorial range for five years will orbit around Earth at 650-km speed, said the Indian Space Research Organisation on Tuesday. Built by Bangalore-based ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC), India hopes ...

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ISRO Testing Own Space Observatory ‘Astrosat’ for Launch in October

India will launch its own first dedicated space observatory similar to NASA’s Hubble to study deep space data about stars, galaxies and black holes, said ISRO, which has launched Mars Orbiter successfully last year. With the assembly of the 1650-kg space mission over, intense testing will be done to ensure the mission’s five-year orbit around Earth at 650-km speed equatorially, ...

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ISRO to launch 6 more satellites in 2015-16, to reach 80 in all

Indian space agency ISRO will launch six more satellites during the 2015-16 consisting of two communication satellites, three navigation satellites or IRNSS series and one space science satellite, informed Jitendra Singh in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. “Six more satellites are planned to be launched during 2015-16,” said the minister. The two communication satellites are GSAT-6 ...

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