Indian Space Research Organisation

  • Mangalyaan carrying 5 instruments including a Mars Colours Camera 6 days ago

    New Delhi: A day after India became the first country to send a spacecraft to Mars in its first attempt, Mangalyaan has sent the first pictures of the red planet. The Mars Orbiter is carrying five instruments with it. One of them is the Mars Colours Camera. The MCC is...
  • NASA congratulates ISRO for Mangalyaan's successful entry into Mars orbit 1 week ago

    New Delhi: As India's Indian Space Research Organisation made history with Mangalyaan successfully entering Mars orbit, United States' National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) congratulated the agency for creating history. NASA's Maven had also reached the orbit of Mars on Tuesday. "We congratulate ISRO for its Mars arrival! Mars Orbiter joins...
  • 'Namaste', 'Howdy': ISRO's Mangalyaan, NASA's Curiosity Rover greet each other on Mars 1 week ago

    As India made history with the insertion of Indian Space Research Organisation's Mars Orbiter Mangalyaan into the orbit of the red planet, it was a treat for those on Twitter. Twitteratti saw a fun exchange of tweets between NASA's 2012 Mars mission Curiosity, ISRO's Mars Orbiter and NASA's 2014 Mars...
  • PM Narendra Modi congratulates ISRO for PSLV C23 launch, asks scientists to develop a SAARC satellite June 30, 2014

    Sriharikota: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday witnessed the PSLV C23 launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre. A thrilled Modi congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation scientists and thanked them for giving him the opportunity to witness the launch in person. Speaking after the launch of the five foreign satellites,...
  • Global endorsement of India's space capability: Modi June 30, 2014

    Sriharikota: This is a "global endorsement of India's space capability", said Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the successful launch of an Indian rocket that carried five foreign satellites. Modi said: "Congratulations to everybody." "I feel specially privileged to witness this event in person," said Modi who clapped as the Polar Satellite Launch...
  • ISRO launches PSLVC23 from Sriharikota with 5 foreign satellites June 30, 2014

    Sriharikota: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday launched the Polar Satellite Launch VehicleC23 rocket at 9:52 am with five foreign satellites of France, Germany, Canada and Singapore. A few minutes after the launch PSLVC23 rocket placed all five satellites on intended orbit around Earth. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived...
  • ISRO to launch PSLV C23 with 5 foreign satellites today June 30, 2014

    Sriharikota: It is a big day for the Indian Space Research Organisation on Monday as last minute preparations are in full swing for the launch of the PSLV C23 rocket at 9:52 am. The PSLVC23 rocket will be carrying satellites of France, Germany, Canada and Singapore. Among the audience will...
  • India's Mars mission covers half the distance to red planet April 9, 2014

    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,...
  • Indian rocket carrying navigation satellite blasts off April 4, 2014

    An Indian rocket carrying the country's second navigation satellite - IRNSS-1B - on Friday blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota  in Andhra Pradesh. Exactly at 5.14 p.m., the rocket - Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C24 (PSLV-C24) standing around 44.4 metres tall and weighing around 320 tonnes - tore into...
  • Mars Orbiter Mission crosses Moon's orbit; travelling 10 lakh km a day December 2, 2013

    Chennai: Indian Space Research Organisation's Mars Orbiter, which was placed in interMars trajectory in the early hours on Sunday, has crossed Moon's orbit and is travelling beyond Earth's natural satellite. "The Mars Orbiter spacecraft has crossed the Moon orbit. So technically after crossing our Chandrayaan's orbit, it is now travelling beyond...
  • ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission completes motherofall manoeuvre December 1, 2013

    Bangalore: 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....
  • ISRO performs first orbit raising operation on Mars mission November 7, 2013

    Chennai: The Indian Space Research Organisation on Thursday performed the first orbit raising manoeuvre of the Mars Orbiter spacecraft, which was launched on Tuesday. "We started it by 1.17 AM and have successfully completed the first orbit raising manoeuvre of Mars Orbiter Spacecraft. Right now, the computation is going on,"...
  • Celebrities who should go to Mars and never come back November 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Even a day after the successful launch of Mangalyaan to Mars, many continue to take to Twitter to spark a wave of merriment. For those who came in late, the Mars Orbiter (also called Mangalyaan) was initiated on an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle from the Satish Dhawan...
  • Mission to Mars: PSLV puts 'Mangalyaan' into an elliptical orbit November 5, 2013

    India's journey to the Mars has begun with the successful launch of the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM). Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) joined an elite club of just four agencies in the world which dared to travel to Mars. The Rs 450 crore Mars Orbiter Mission was successfully launched from...
  • Indian sensor to sniff out methane in Mars orbit November 4, 2013

    India's tryst with Mars could lead to finding methane on the Red Planet for the first time by a sensor onboard the spacecraft being launched on Tuesday from Sriharikota spaceport, 80 km northeast of Chennai. Of the five scientific instruments, the 1.3tonne Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) will carry to the Red...
  • Countdown for India's Mars Orbiter Mission begins November 3, 2013

    The countdown for the India's ambitious Rs 430crore Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) began on Sunday 6.08 am at Sriharikota rocket port in Andhra Pradesh, a space agency official said. The countdown to the flight of Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLVC25) will be for 56.30 hours which is expected to...
  • NASA sends lucky peanuts to ISRO as good luck for Mars mission November 2, 2013

    It is a 'lucky peanuts' wish from the NASA to Indian Space Research Organisation on its ambitious mission to Mars. As the ISRO geared up for the Mars Orbit Mission (MOM) 'Mangalyaan', NASA wished the Indian space agency with lucky peanuts on its Facebook page, for the MOM scheduled for launch...
  • India's Mars mission: The debate of why now and why not October 31, 2013

    Bangalore: No major project in India, it seems, gets away without a few naysayers. There has always been some criticism against every action of a government agency. And so it is with the Rs 450crore Mars Orbiter Mission of ISRO. But when the criticism comes from someone as senior as...
  • Countdown begins for India's first mission to find signs of life on Mars October 30, 2013

    Bangalore: India is set to fly it's first ever mission to another planet with the Mars mission slated for launch on November 5. The spacecraft named the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) will take about nine months to move from the Earth's orbit to the orbit of Mars and is estimated...
  • India's Mars mission delayed by a week October 19, 2013

    Chennai: India's Mars Orbiter Mission, scheduled for launch Oct 28, has been delayed and the fresh date will be announced later, said the space agency chief. "Of the two ships Nalanda and Yamuna, only Yamanua has reached Fiji. Nalanda has not reached there. It is expected to reach Fiji only around...
  • ISRO unveils Mars mission spacecraft, likely to be launched in October September 11, 2013

    Bangalore: Bangalore: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday unveiled its much awaited Mars mission space craft. The launch of the space craft is likely to happen in late October or early in November from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The spacecraft is expected to reach Mars in September 2014. This...
  • NASA, ISRO in talks for developing satellite jointly July 29, 2013

    Bangalore: US space agency NASA and India's premier space agency ISRO are in talks for jointly building a satellite for the first time. "Now, there is a feasibility study going on whether we can jointly make a satellite, with synthetic aperture radar (SAR) payloads working on two frequency bands ...
  • Mars mission not for pride but for 'meaningful research': ISRO July 21, 2013

    Bangalore: As India prepares to launch its Rs 450 crore mission to Mars this year, a top space official says the country's first martian odyssey that has attracted some criticism is not just for pride but for undertaking "meaningful research". K Radhakrishnan, Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO), also...
  • ISRO plans 58 space missions during 12th Plan October 7, 2012

    New Delhi: ISRO plans to launch 58 space missions, including sending spacecraft to moon and Mars, an exclusive satellite to keep a roundtheclock watch on the country and deploy 500 transponders in the next five years. The space agency also aims to deploy its own version of the Global Positioning...
  • GSAT10 is in good health, says ISRO September 29, 2012

    Bangalore: The health checks on various subsystems of the GSAT10, which was launched early on Saturday onboard Ariane5 rocket from Europe's spaceport in French Guiana, has found all parameters satisfactory and the satellite is in good health. Bangaloreheadquartered ISRO said its Master Control Facility (MCF) in Hassan in Karnataka took over...
  • India's heaviest satellite GSAT10 launched September 29, 2012

    Bangalore: India's advanced communication satellite GSAT10 was successfully launched early on Saturday on board Ariane5 rocket from Europe's spaceport in French Guiana. GSAT10, with a design life of 15 years is expected to be operational by November and will augment telecommunication, DirectToHome and radio navigation services. ...
  • ISRO orders inquiry into security breach by woman September 25, 2012

    New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday ordered an internal inquiry into a security breach at its campus in Bangalore. A woman, who goes by the name of Buela, reportedly entered the space agency's headquarters, the Antariksh Bhawan, using fake ID cards and even stayed at its...
  • ISRO's PSLV mission: heaviest foreign satellite put in orbit by India September 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Sunday's launch of Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO's) 100th mission involved the PSLVC21 launcher putting SPOT 6, a French Earth Observation Satellite weighing 712 kg, in orbit. This makes it the heaviest foreign satellite that ISRO has put in orbit, a unique feat to complement a century of...
  • ISRO scores a century; 50 years of success September 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Making history in its space odyssey, India on Sunday successfully launched its 100th mission with its workhorse PSLVC21 placing in orbit two foreign satellites in a flawless flight from the spaceport in Sriharikota. The third wholly commercial launch with no Indian satellite was a textbook mission as ISRO's Polar...
  • Full text: PM's speech at ISRO space launch September 9, 2012

    Calling the launch of ISRO's 100th space mission "a milestone", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh congratulated the Department of Space and all members of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) fraternity for this spectacular success. Here is the full text: I am delighted at having witnessed today's launch of India's Polar Satellite Launch...