Indian Space Research Organisation

  • 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...
  • Indian rocket carrying navigation satellite blasts off 04-04-2014 06:43 PM

    An Indian rocket carrying the country's second navigation satellite - IRNSS-1B - on Friday blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikotain 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...
  • Mars Orbiter Mission crosses Moon's orbit; travelling 10 lakh km a day 02-12-2013 08:29 PM

    Chennai: Indian Space Research Organisation's Mars Orbiter, which was placed in inter-Mars 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...
  • ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission completes mother-of-all manoeuvre 01-12-2013 03:46 PM

    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...
  • ISRO performs first orbit raising operation on Mars mission 07-11-2013 11:57 AM

    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 06-11-2013 11:36 PM

    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...
  • Indian sensor to sniff out methane in Mars orbit 04-11-2013 05:01 PM

    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 1.3-tonne Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) will carry to the...
  • Countdown for India's Mars Orbiter Mission begins 03-11-2013 07:12 PM

    The countdown for the India's ambitious Rs 430-crore 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 (PSLV-C25) will be for 56.30 hours which is expected...
  • NASA sends lucky peanuts to ISRO as good luck for Mars mission 02-11-2013 12:29 AM

    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...
  • India's Mars mission: The debate of why now and why not 31-10-2013 08:52 AM

    Bangalore: No major project in India, it seems, gets away without a few nay-sayers. There has always been some criticism against every action of a government agency. And so it is with the Rs 450-crore 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 30-10-2013 09:16 AM

    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 19-10-2013 07:03 PM

    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...
  • ISRO unveils Mars mission spacecraft, likely to be launched in October 11-09-2013 05:10 PM

    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....
  • NASA, ISRO in talks for developing satellite jointly 29-07-2013 06:05 PM

    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 21-07-2013 12:52 PM

    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),...
  • ISRO launches four satellites from Sriharikota 12-10-2011 08:42 AM

    New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched four big satellites on Wednesday from theSatish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. Two of the satellites have been made by the students of IIT Kanpur and SRM University. Guruditya Sinha, Student, SRM-SAT Project, said, "The main objective is to measure carbon...
  • New probe into controversial Antrix-Devas deal 18-06-2011 07:43 PM

    New Delhi: With an aim of identifying individuals responsible for the controversial Antrix-Devas deal, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has ordered a new inquiry by former Central Vigilance Commissioner Pratyush Sinha. The Sinha panel has been set up in pursuance to the recommendations of the B K Chaturvedi committee that went...
  • GSAT-8 launched, to boost DTH services 21-05-2011 06:55 AM

    New Delhi: Indian Space Research Organistaion (ISRO) successfully launched it's three-ton satellite GSAT-8 from French Guyana as India slept in the early hours of Saturday. Incidentally, this is one of the largest satellites that India has developed. The satellite boasts of 24 transponders, meant to boost television broadcasting, especially Direct...
  • No competitive bidding on S-band deal: ISRO 17-04-2011 11:39 AM

    New Delhi: Indian Space Research Organisation has said that "no competitive bidding" was adopted for leasing S-band spectrum to Devas Multimedia at a throw away price during a controversial satellite deal by the organisation's commercial arm Antrix Corporation. The space agency denied to disclose details of the deal signed between...
  • Devas warns government of legal action 16-02-2011 04:46 PM

    New Delhi: Devas Multimedia on Wednesday issued a statement stating that its deal with Antrix Corporation has not been cancelled or annuled by the government. Devas says it expects the government to fulfill all its obligations under the agreement and threatened that it will take strong legal steps to protect...
  • S-band scam: Govt to scrap Antrix Devas deal 10-02-2011 06:57 AM

    New Delhi: It is the Prime Minister himself who is being targetted in the latest S-band spectrum scam. Was he and the entire cabinet kept in the loop on all the details about the Antrix-Devas deal? Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman Dr K Radhakrishnan said, "Maybe some facts should...
  • Telecom ministry opposed S-band deal in 2007 09-02-2011 03:27 PM

    New Delhi: The Telecom Ministry had opposed the S-band spectrum deal between Devas Multimedia and Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) commercial arm Antrix in 2007, two years before ISRO asked for a review. In an exclusive interview to Network18, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said ISRO had no power to allocate...
  • S-band: onus on government, not ISRO 09-02-2011 07:57 AM

    New Delhi: The S-band spectrum scam is the latest one to embarrass the already tainted UPA government. Legal experts had advised the government that it should take a policy decision to terminate the controversial S-band allocation. CNN-IBN has accessed a copy of the legal opinion that given to the government...
  • ISRO to launch three satellite in Q1 of 2011 17-01-2011 04:49 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), which had a recent setback with the failure of its latest communication satellite GSAT-5P, is planning three major satellite launches in the first quarter of this year. 'Resourcesat-2', an advanced remote sensing satellite, 'Youthsat', a participatory scientific mission with payloads from both Russia and...