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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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ISRO Future Missions: More Joint Ventures with NASA, JAXA on the Cards

Ever since its workhorse PSLV was rolled out, Indian Space Research Organisation has never looked back and its future cryogenic engine launch vehicles make it stronger with a quantum jump in its space launches. With its unprecedented success of the Mangalyaan or Mars Orbit Mission (MoM), ISRO has hit the nerve of space researchers to vie for more and robust ...

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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 All Set to Launch Re-usable Space Shuttle to Minimise Cost of Future Launches

Indian space agency ISRO is gearing up to give final touches to a re-usable space shuttle to be launched in July, riding high on its successful re-entry capsule experiment in December 2014. “A small aeroplane-shaped vehicle would be launched from here (Sriharikota) sometime during the second half of July,” confirmed Satish Dhawan Space Centre director M Y S Prasad in ...

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Cabinet Okays ISRO Plan for 15 PSLV Missions Costing Rs.3090 crore

The Union Cabinet approved ISRO’s proposal to continue the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) program with 15 new operational flights  from PSLV-C36 to PSLV-C50, costing Rs.3,090 crore. The cabinet gave approval to “enable launch of satellites required for earth observation, navigation and space sciences along with the possibility of clinching commercial launch service contracts”, said a statement. The program will ...

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ISRO Develops Multi-Object Tracking Radar, Exploring Ion Propulsion, semi-cryogenic engine

The indigenously designed Rs.245 crore multi-object tracking radar (MOTR) that can track 10 objects at a time is ready to undergo trials soon, according to ISRO scientists. “The multi-object tracking radar has been installed. It has to undergo trials. Once the trials are satisfactory then it will be ready for use,” M.Y.S. Prasad, director, Satish Dhawan Space Centre, told reporters. ...

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