Tag Archives: MOM

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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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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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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ISRO Releases Mars Atlas, Suggests Life on Mars Possible

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ISRO celebrated the one year anniversary of its prestigious Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) in Orbit with the release of Mars Atlas on Thursday. The atlas containing images and scientific data can be downloaded from the ISRO LINK given here. These high resolution images acquired from periapsis show details of various morphological features on the surface of Mars. “The knowledge acquired ...

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ISRO: Mars Orbiter Mangalyaan to Last for Many More Years

As India and ISRO celebrate the first anniversary of successfully entering the Mars Orbit a year ago on September 24, 2014, ISRO said it is preparing to release an atlas containing photos taken by MoM or Mangalyaan, whose life is likely to last for “many more years”. ISRO Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar told reporters on the sidelines of the Satish ...

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Mangalyaan Sends Mars Great Canyon 3D Image as Independence Day Gift

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India’s Mars Orbiter Mission Mangalyaan, which is still active and sending images, has sent one for the Independence Day and it is a 3-D image of the Valles Marineris, a 5,000-km-long canyon system on Mars. Seen in the picture, the canyon on the Red Planet shows several valleys and is slated to be the solar system’s largest canyon ever captured. ...

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NASA Monitoring Mars Orbit After Averting Jan 2015 Incident

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

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Mangalyaan Hits Century on Mars, Begins 100th Orbit

Mangalyaan, India’s prestigious Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has entered its 100th orbit around Mars that will take slightly more than 3 days and finish by Thursday, June 25, 2015. Indian space Research Organisation (ISRO) said the MOM mission will have lifespan of about six months but an upbeat Mangalyaan team said the spacecraft will run for more than a year ...

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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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ISRO gets Gandhi Peace Prize 2014

ISRO has been chosen for the award of Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2014, in addition to the Indira Gandhi award announced last year and host of other honours and awards for its successful Mangalyaan or Mars Orbiter Mission. The MOM made India the first Asian country to enter the Martian sphere of influence – and at a very ...

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