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  • India's Mars mission covers half the distance to red planet 09-04-2014 04:50 PM

    Chennai: Cruising towards a historic feat, the Indian space mission to Mars today crossed half the total distance to the red planet from Earth and was very much along the designated helio-centric trajectory. At exactly 09.50 am (IST), the Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft crossed the mid-point of its path to...
  • Mars mission: Spacecraft crosses half the distance 09-04-2014 03:55 PM

    Cruising towards a historic feat, the Indian space mission to Mars on Wednesday crossed half the total distance to the red planet from Earth and was very much along the designated helio-centric trajectory. At exactly 09.50 am (IST), the Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft crossed the mid-point of its path to...
  • India to launch Astrosat in 2015: ISRO 04-04-2014 09:16 PM

    The Indian space agency is developing Astrosat - an astronomical satellite to study stars and other celestial bodies and expects to launch it in 2015, said a senior official in Sriharikota Friday. Speaking to reporters after the successful launch of India's second navigation satellite Space Application Centre director AS Kiran...
  • ISRO chief expects India's own satellite navigation system by 2014 end 31-03-2014 07:11 PM

    India is expected to have its own satellite navigation system with the launch of three more satellites before the end of this year, said the Indian space agency's chief on Monday. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K Radhakrishnan said that Indian communication satellite INSAT-3E has been decommissioned couple of...
  • NASA to launch satellite in collaboration with ISRO 26-02-2014 08:48 AM

    Washington: US space agency NASA on Tuesday said it would launch a water-related satellite in collaboration with India's ISRO. The NASA-Indian Space Research Organisation Synthetic Aperture Radar mission is a part of its plan to launch in the next seven years a series of satellite related to water and draught,...
  • Mars mission successfully completes 100 days in space on Wednesday 11-02-2014 08:35 PM

    Bangalore: India's first inter-planetary probe Mars Orbiter Spacecraft will be completing 100 days in space on Wednesday in its voyage towards the red planet. The health of the spacecraft, launched by the country's workhorse rocket PSLV-C25 on November 5 last from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh,...
  • ISRO yet to pick up rover built by IIT Kanpur 14-01-2014 08:01 PM

    ISRO had given a project to IIT Kanpur to develop a rover to be launched with Chandrayaan-II, which the university's scientists completed in 2010, but the space agency was yet to pick it up and make part payment to the institute, according to its professor. When contacted, an Indian Space...
  • India to launch Chandrayaan-II by 2017 10-01-2014 05:29 PM

    Buoyed by the success of Chandrayaan-I mission which was meant to orbit the Moon, India will launch the second ambitious mission to land a rover there in the next two to three years. The Chandrayaan-II will have indigenously developed rover and a lander using the Geo-Synchronous Launch Vehicle (GSLV). "Chandrayaan-II...
  • US official applauds India's growth in space industry 08-01-2014 07:19 AM

    Washington: Describing India as one of the largest space industries in Asia, a top Pentagon official on Tuesday applauded India's remarkable growth in the sector. "India has one of the largest space industries in Asia. Their extensive satellite communications network spans the globe," US Air Force General William Shelton, Commander...
  • ISRO completes second orbit raising manoeuvre of GSAT-14 07-01-2014 06:41 PM

    The second orbit raising operation of an advanced Indian communications satellite launched by a rocket using an indigenous powerful booster technology from the space port of Sriharikota on Tuesday was successfully completed by ISRO scientists. The Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) said the Apogee Motor of GSAT-14 was fired for 2,629...
  • ISRO successfully raises 1st orbit manoeuvre of GSAT-14 06-01-2014 05:26 PM

    The first orbit raising operation of GSAT-14 communication satellite was successfully carried out by ISRO on Monday, a day after it was shot into space in a milestone launch by GSLV-D5 rocket powered by the indigenous cryogenic engine. The Apogee Motor on the spacecraft was fired for 3,134 seconds with...
  • ISRO's indigenous cryogenic engine a success, GSLV-D5 launches GSAT-14 05-01-2014 04:19 PM

    Bangalore: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday successfully launched India's heavy rocket GSLV-D5 with an indigenous cryogenic engine from the spaceport at Sriharikota, near Chennai. The rocket cost Rs 173 crore and satellite costs Rs 45 crore. The total weight is around 415 tonnes and the mission costs...
  • ISRO to launch GSLV-D5 today 05-01-2014 03:58 PM

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch the GSLV D5 with an indigenous cryogenic engine from the spaceport at Sriharikota, near Chennai on Sunday evening. ...
  • After two failures, ISRO to launch GSLV-D5 today 05-01-2014 08:37 AM

    Bangalore: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch the GSLV D5 with an indigenous cryogenic engine from the spaceport at Sriharikota, near Chennai on Sunday evening. With two failures and an aborted launch, scientists are anxious about the fate of the mission. Its success is also necessary for India's...
  • 29-hour countdown begins for launch of ISRO's GSLV-D5 04-01-2014 02:33 PM

    The 29-hour countdown for the launch of ISRO's rejuvenated Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-D5) commenced at 11.18 AM on Saturday at Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota. "The 29-hour countdown for tomorrow's launch at 4.18 PM of GSLV-D5 carrying 1,980 kg GSAT-14 communication satellite commenced as planned and is progressing...
  • Countdown for India's GSLV rocket to begin Jan 4 02-01-2014 06:48 PM

    The countdown for the launch of India's heavy-duty rocket - the geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV) - that would carry communication satellite GSAT-14 is set to begin Jan 4 morning, said a space agency official on Thursday. "The 29-hour countdown for the GSLV launch is expected to commence around 11.20...
  • MoD tasked to recruit crew for ISRO's 'Man to Moon' mission 27-12-2013 10:34 PM

    The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been tasked to recruit crew for ISRO's "ambitious" Man to Moon Mission, Air Marshal AK Behl, Director General, Medical Services (Air) said on Friday. MoD and ISRO have signed an MoU for the project. "We have collaborated with the ISRO a couple of years...
  • India's political situation told through Bollywood film titles 18-12-2013 08:11 AM

    The Aam Aadmi Party had a spectacular debut in the Delhi Assembly polls and the Congress faced a complete rout. This is also the year the Gandhi topi and the humble broom became symbols of change. Tehelka Editor and founder Tarun Tejpal faced a rape charge and the Talwars -...
  • ISRO to carry out Trajectory Correction Manoeuvres on Mars mission 09-12-2013 05:35 PM

    As India's maiden mission to Mars continues its fuel-less cruise to the Red Planet, ISRO would carry out further manoeuvres aimed at keeping the spacecraft in the intended trajectory this week. The first of the four Trajectory Correction Manoeuvres (TCM) would be carried out on December 11, Indian Space Research...
  • Mars mission spacecraft travels beyond Earth's sphere of influence 04-12-2013 11:42 AM

    India's maiden mission to Mars has traversed beyond the sphere of influence (SOI) of Earth extending about 9,25,000 km in its 10-month long voyage to the red planet. The spacecraft crossed the SOI of Earth at around 1:14 hrs (IST) on Wednesday, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said. The Mars...
  • ISRO's GSLV D5 launch in early January 2014 03-12-2013 03:46 PM

    Chennai: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Tuesday announced that the launch of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV D5, which was called off at the 11th hour on August 19 due to a fuel leak in its second stage, is likely in the first week of January 2014. "After carrying...
  • Thunderstorm in S Africa delayed Mars Orbiter tracking: ISRO 03-12-2013 01:46 PM

    Chennai: Two days after successfully injecting its Mars Orbiter into trans-Mars trajectory, ISRO revealed that a thunderstorm in South Africa, which struck above a ground station identified to track the "crucial moment" had resulted in a five minute delay in following the Indian mission. "Seconds before the firing of the...
  • MOM showing all signs of taking India's dreams to new heights 01-12-2013 11:56 PM

    The Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) completed yet another milestone when it was slung out of the earth's orbit in a Saturday midnight manoeuvre. The MOM, set to reach the red planet in September 2014, is showing all signs of taking India's dreams to new heights....
  • Mars Orbiter leaves Earth's orbit, to reach red planet by Sept 2014 01-12-2013 07:39 AM

    Bangalore: Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Mars Orbiter Mission has crossed its first major milestone when it was propelled out of the Earth's orbit, onwards onto its 750 million kilometer journey to Mars on Sunday 1 am. "The Trans Mars Injection (TMI) operations, which began at 00.49 am (IST) has...
  • Indian Mars Orbiter readies to leave earth 30-11-2013 09:10 PM

    India's Orbiter to Mars prepares to part with mother earth soon after Saturday midnight and begin its long journey to the distant red planet coasting through the cosmos for almost 10 months, a scientist said on Friday. "The Orbiter is steadily climbing towards its last apogee (farthest from earth) pass...
  • Mars spacecraft to leave Earth's orbit after midnight today 30-11-2013 08:36 AM

    Bangalore: It's a big night tonight for the Indian Space and Research Organisation (ISRO) as the Mars mission Mangalyan is set to leave the Earth's orbit and turn towards Mars in the early hours of December 1. The maneuver will be then followed by a 8-month long journey to the...
  • India's Mars mission spacecraft enters final orbit around earth 27-11-2013 06:21 PM

    India's maiden interplanetary spacecraft Orbiter, headed to Mars, entered the final orbit around earth early on Wednesday to prepare for its trans-injection into the sun's orbit early on Sunday (December 1). Its voyage to Mars will take nine months (280 days). "Orbiter has passed its penultimate perigee (closest to equator)...
  • ISRO seeking Lord Balaji's blessings is superstition: CNR Rao 24-11-2013 12:19 AM

    Bharat Ratna-designate Prof. CNR Rao terms ISRO's long-time practice of seeking the divine blessings in Tirupathi before its space missions an act of superstition he does not believe in. "Yes," he replied when a reporter asked if he thought the space agency placing a miniature replica of soon-to-be-lofted satellite at...
  • See: First ever image of Earth taken by Mangalyaan captures 'Helen' 22-11-2013 09:15 AM

    ISRO's Mars Orbiter has beamed back the first set of pictures of the Earth, capturing the Indian subcontinent and parts of Africa. The first image was taken on November 19 at around 1:50 PM from a height of almost 70,000 km above earth and has a spatial resolution of 3.5...
  • ISRO's Mars Orbiter sends first picture of Earth, 'Helen' captured 21-11-2013 08:10 PM

    The severe cyclonic storm 'Helen' hurtling towards Andhra Pradesh coast has been captured by India's Mars Orbiter in the first image of the country beamed back in its maiden mission to Red Planet. 'Mangalyaan' has beamed back the first set of pictures of Earth, capturing the Indian subcontinent and parts...