Tag Archives: manned mission

NASA Ponders Budget Missions to Mars, but Delayed till 2039

Taking cue from ISRO’s most economical Mars Orbiting Mission, with a bidget cut of $300 million on anvil, NASA scientists have proposed a new step-wise approach to send humans to Mars saving on money and making it much efficient. While scientists are exploring resources within to minimize the budget, Hoppy Price, John Baker, and Firouz Naden from Jet Propulsion Laboratory, ...

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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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Mangalyaan, GSLV Mark III Success Pushes ISRO to Ponder Sending Manned Mission Into Space Next

The itinerari of Indian space agency ISRO is clear now with the successful launch of the Mars Mission Mangalyaan in September 2013 and the experiment of its re-entry capable GSLC Mark III launch vehicle. Buoyed with the success, ISRO is pondering its next mission to send Indian astronauts into space, confirmed Dr K. Radhakrishnan, who served as the chairman of ...

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GSLV rocket, crew module success opens way for India’s manned flight

India on Thursday inched towards sending its own manned mission to space as well as heavy satellites when it successfully tested a next generation rocket and crew module. The country took forward its rocket technology with the successful flight testing of its heaviest next-generation rocket — the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mark III) — and the crew module- in ...

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India to test-launch re-entry capable heaviest rocket ever, to help design future space shuttle

ISRO is reckoning another milestone by launching its biggest rocket in history, the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mark III), between December 15 and 20 that will test its capability to re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere and usher in a new phase in the space agency’s future manned Moon mission in a possible space shuttle. GSLV Mk III is designed to ...

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