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Ex-ISRO Chief Kasturirangan Pitches for Strategic, Sustainable Space Program

Former Indian Space Research Organisation chief K. Kasturirangan has called for a strategic plan in Indian research program that can be wholly indegenous with fewer imported technologies. Addressing students at Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT), the former space scientist who headed ISRO for nine years as chairman from 1994 to 2003, said long-term sustainability is key to India’s progress ...

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India’s Mars Mission Mangalyaan Sends New Year 2016 Greetings, Disc Picture of Red Planet

India’s prestigious Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) Mangalyaan still circling the Red Planet has taken the occasion of New Year 2016 to send greetings to earthlings. “Happy New Year. Dear earthlings! North Pole looks wicked cool here!” said Indian Space Research Organisation’s Mangalyaan from Mars Orbiter. It has also sent a stunning picture of the full disc of Mars that was ...

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How ISRO Achieved Milestones? Ex-Chief Ponders 18-hour Workdays

Scientists at Bangalore-based Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had put in 18-hour workdays ahead of the historic space launches such as Chandrayaan and Mangalyaan, the unprecedented breakthroughs, said K. Radhakrishnan, former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), while addressing the students at the IIT Bombay Techfest on Saturday. Describing ISRO efforts as role-model for other space missions elsewhere in ...

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National Geographic to Air India’s ‘Mangalyaan’ Mars Mission Tomorrow

Murdoch-owned new National Geographic channel will air what India has been in news for the last one year or two — successfully launching the Mars orbiter Mission (MOM) called Mangalyaan and joing the elite club of space exploring nations. The two-year-old launch will be shown on National Geographic channel on November 5 for an hour showcasing how the mission was ...

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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 Plans Chandrayaan 2, Mangalyaan 2 and Sukrayaan-1 after Successful Cryogenic Rocket Tests

Venus or Sukra planet will soon have an ISRO spacecraft greeting in its orbit if Indian Space Research Organisation is able to create another milestone with its deep space exploration mission. Not falling for the age-old saying that men are from Mars and women are from Venus, ISRO first visited the nearest object Moon before eyeing the Mars, which has ...

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ISRO’s PSLV C28 / DMC3 Update: All Set For Tonight’s Launch of India’s Heaviest Satellite

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set for tonight’s launch of PSLV C28 cayying the heaviest ever commercial payload of five satellites, including three DMC3 earth observation satellites of UK-based Surrey Satellite Technologies. In its daily update, ISRO said the countdown progress is normal and all the operations are in progress as scheduled.  “Countdown operations are progressing normally. Preparations ...

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ISRO’s Heaviest Satellite Mission for SSTL, UK with PSLV-C28 to Lift Off on July 10 (Full Path)

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set for its heaviest ever commercial mission on Friday, July 10. 2015 catering the Surrey Satellite Technology Limited of the UK carrying its three heavy DMC satellites and one micro satellite and another nano satellite. The Indian Space Agency is taking up the porject as per the agreement entered by its commercial arm ...

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ISRO receives Space Pioneer Award in Canada for Mars Orbiter Mission, Mangalyaan

As announced months ago, ISRO received the Space Pioneer Award from the US National Space Agency at a conference held in Canada during May 20 to 24, said ISRO in a statement. The award under the Science and Engineering category was given to Indian Space Research Organization at the 34th Annual International Space Development Conference. The Space Pioneer award came ...

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Mangalyaan Faces 14-Day Blackout on Mars, NASA’s MAVEN Too

Beginning today, ISRO’s Mangalyaan or Mars Orbiter Mission will face “blackout” with snapped up communication from the satellite and NASA’s MAVEN too will face similar situation as the Red Planet will pass behind the Sun in what is called “Solar Conjunction” for 14 days. The solar conjunction, that occures every 26 months, will make NASA’s rovers Curiosity and Opportunity remain incommunicado ...

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Vikram Sarabhai Centre New Chief Sivan Takes Charge

Kerala-based Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSCC) of ISRO will have a new chief with effect from Monday as renowned scientist K.Sivan assumed office as director. The Centre is the second-most important arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). K. Sivan, took over charge from the outgoing director M.S. Dathan upon his retirement. A veteran scientist with the ISRO since ...

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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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NASA Turns Traffic Police on Mars to Stop Collision of MAVEN with India’s Mangalyaan, Other 3

US space agency NASA has begun the process of monitoring the orbit paths of its own MAVEN, India’s Mangalyaan, European Mars Express, its own old redundant missions to avoid collision after January 2015 incident. On Jan. 3, 2015, it was found that two weeks later, MAVEN and MRO (both NASA missions) could come within about two miles (three kilometers) of ...

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