Tag Archives: Mars Orbiter Mission

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 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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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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It’s Official: ISRO Mangalyaan’s Lifespan Extended by 6 More Months

Following a statement in parliament by the Minister of Science and Technology, ISRO on Tuesday formally extended the lifespan of the Mangalyaan or Mars Orbiter Mission by six more months. While scientists are hopeful to get few more pictures and signals from the mission, the effective phase of the mission has already been achieved. “As the 1,340 kg Mars Orbiter ...

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Mars Orbiter Mission Team Team Wins Space Pioneer Award

It is a proud moment for the Indian Space Research Organisation as India’s Mars Orbiter mission team has won the 2015 Space Pioneer Award on Tuesday, in the science and engineering category from National Space Society. The US based NSS, said in a statement, “This award will be presented to an ISRO representative during the National Space Society’s 2015 International ...

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ISRO Sets GSLV Mark-3 for Test Flight in December

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chief K. Radhakrishnan said that ISRO is all set to conduct an experimental test of its Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark 3 in mid-December. "In mid-December, we will have the experimental flight of the GSLV Mark 3. It will not launch a satellite in this flight, and will be passive in the upper stage," ...

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New York Times Apologises for Cartoon on India’s Mars Mission

In response to the complaints and criticisms received from the readers, New York Times has issued apologies for its offending cartoon on India’s Mars mission, on Monday. The controversial cartoon has depicted a man knocking the door of a room, with a cow, at the “Elite Space Club.” The cartoon was illustrated by Singapore based cartoonist Heng Kim Song. Readers ...

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