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Work on ISRO-NASA Joint Satellite NISAR to Detect Earthquakes Underway, to be Launched in 2021

The joint NASA and ISRO project to make NISAR – the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite – at a cost of 1.5 billion dollars, possibly be the world’s most expensive Earth imaging satellite, is progressing to become a reality soon. NISAR will be a two frequency RADAR, with an L-band 24 centimetre RADAR and another S-band 13 centimetre one. S-band ...

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Reckon High-Speed Internet as ISRO Prepares to Launch GSAT-19 in June

Indian space agency is all set to launch its prestigious GSAT-19 satellite, third in GSAT series to complete the mission to provide the sleepy Internet in India a significant boost to become a high-speed Internet nation. The project with three GSAT communications satellites — GSAT-19, GSAT-11 and GSAT-20 — will fulfil the future communication needs of Internet, television and smartphone ...

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NASA Upbeat Finding Lost India’s Chandrayaan I

Way back on August 29, 2009, Indian Space Research Organisation launched its first orbiting satellite Chandrayaan I to observe Moon but it fell silent after 312 days, cutting short the lifespan from two years. Undaunted, ISRO launched ntext mega project MoM or Mangalyaan to Mars that was a bigger success and live even to this day far more than its ...

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European Space Agency Seeks More Tie Ups with ISRO

ISRO launched its PSLV C-37 at 9:28 as scheduled with precision and successfully enroute to loft them in their respective orbits. (ISRO)

The European Space Agency, which had collaborated with ISRO during the Chandrayaan I mission, said it would collaborate more with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for future space missions, close on the heels of ISRO’s successful launch of historic 104 satellites, in one go, last week. ESA’s Senior Scientific Advisor Mark McCaughrean, told Indian media, “ESA plans further collaboration ...

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Chandrayaan II to Test Object Landing on Moon: ISRO Chief

ISRO is planning to land a robot landrover on the Moon in a controlled manner, revealed the space agency Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar in his inteaction with students on Sunday. “We are planning Chandrayaan II, which will include a lander. Chandrayaan II will have an object that will descend on the surface of the moon in a controlled manner,” he ...

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ISRO Set to Create Record Launch of 103 Satellites in One Go

Indian Space Research Organisation is all set to send a record 103 satellites into space, breaking the Russian record of 37 satellites launched in June 2014. To be launched in a staggered separation of angles, velocities and orientations, 100 of these satellites are foreign and three are Indian. Dr K. Sivan, Director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre told media ...

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ISRO to Launch 100 Foreign, 3 Indian Satellites in February

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch 103 satellites, 100 of them foreign, in one go aboard the rocket PSLV-C37, which will be placed in their respective orbits in different directions. The operation of separating them by angle and time will be crucial so that they never collide with each other in different orbits. The satellites are ...

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PSLV-C36 Lifts Off RESOURCESAT-2A Remote Sensing Satellite

In its 38th flight (PSLV-C36), ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched the 1,235 kg RESOURCESAT-2A Satellite on Wednesday morning (December 07, 2016) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. After PSLV-C36 lift-off at 10:25 am IST from the First Launch Pad with the ignition of the first stage, the subsequent important flight events, namely, strap-on ignitions and separations, ...

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After GSLV-F05 with Cryogenic Engine, ISRO Plans 2 More This Year (Video)

Now that Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has mastered the long-denied cyrogenic technology, it is bracing up for more GSLV launches riding high on the successful launch of GSLV-F05, which is the tenth flight of India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV), launching INSAT-3DR, an advanced weather satellite, weighing 2,211 kg into a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO). See launch video at: http://www.isro.gov.in/gslv-f05-insat-3dr/gslv-f05-lift-video ...

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With Cryogenic Engine, ISRO Joins Top 5 in International Space Commerce Market (Photos)

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has achieved another marvel to its list of accomplishments in space journey with its own indigenous cryogenic engine, joining the US, Russia, France, Japan and China. ISRO has launched successfully its Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV-F05 rocket from Sriharikota on September 8 using the indigenous cryogenic engine and lofted off the heavy weather satellite INSAT-3DR ...

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With 20 Satellites Today, ISRO Gallops to Skies, Totals 113 So Far

With the successful launch of PSLV-C32 today, the total number of satellites launched by India’s workhorse launch vehicle PSLV has reached 113, of which 39 are Indian and the remaining 74 from abroad. Past record was set in 2008 when ISRO had launched 10 satellites in a single flight with the PSLV rocket. ISRO is already posing tough competition in ...

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ISRO Gets NIQR-GKD Award for Outstanding Performance

Indian space agency ISRO has received the award for Outstanding Organisation-2016 from National Institution for Quality & Reliability (NIQR) at the 15th NIQR National Convention held in Chennai. As part of quality promotion activity NIQR recognises Organisations for their outstanding contribution to the practice of Total Quality in all their activities and gives away awards during the Convention. ISRO was ...

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ISRO’s 1:22 Ratio to Crowd Space with Nano Satellites?

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ISRO is all set for its prestigious launch of 22 satellites in a single shot in June, said ISRO Chairman, Kiran Kumar, without giving the details about the possible type of satellites, though expected to be mostly nanosatellites. Tentatively slated in the second half of June, the PSLV-C34 mission in the PSLV-XL configuration, will launch the Cartosat 2C high-resolution Earth ...

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ISRO to Launch Mini Space Shuttle Today to Test Reusable Rocket Technology

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As NASA has shelved its space shuttles in varsities and museums in lieu of bigger and deep-space shuttles under design, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to test its re-usable launch vehicle (mini space shuttle) on Monday, kicking off a 10-year reusable technology development program. The mini space shuttle is a reusable launch vehicle demonstrator (RLV-TD) of ISRO ...

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Silica Aerogel: Will Siachen Woes End for Our Soldiers Now?

Our soldiers guard our borders in the world’s highest peaks at Siachen braving the freezing cold weather and avalanches which submerge most of them fatally. With the incident of recent two avalanches still fresh in mind, scientists at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (ISRO), Thiruvananthapuram developed the world’s lightest synthetic material called ‘silica aerogel’, which is the lightest synthetic material ...

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ISRO to Open Space Park in Bengaluru Next Month, Second One at Sriharikota in Pipeline

Indian Space Research Organisation is all set to open a 100-acre Space Park in Bangalore for the private industry to set up manufacturing base of space satellites and sub-systems required for burgeoning space business, while another is being planned near sriharikota, to be in the vicinity of India’s prime Spaceport in Andhra Pradesh. Speaking at the 103rd Indian Science Congress ...

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ISRO postpones Demo Re-Usable Launch Vehicle Lift-off

Originally scheduled to be launched today, the prestigious Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD) being developed by Thumba-based Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) was delayed to April 2016 due to technical snags, said the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). RLV(TD) is miniscule prototype of India’s space shuttle that can return to earth after lofting off satellites in their orbit. More than ...

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