MARS MISSION

  • India's manned space programme gets a boost, ISRO to test advanced version of GSLV today 2 days ago

    Bengaluru: It is a big day for the Indian space Research Organisation as it takes its next step towards putting a man in space. India's heaviest rocket, the GSLV-3, is expected to blast off at 9:30 am from Sriharikota on Thursday. The launch is also significant as it takes with...
  • Second mission to Mars may be by 2020: ISRO chief November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The second mission to Mars could be between 2018-2020, but may not be similar to the Orbiter Mission launched last year, ISRO chief K Radhakrishnan said on Wednesday. "MOM is not an end, but a beginining of our next scientific mission. The next mission to Mars may happen between...
  • India plans second Mars mission in 2018 October 29, 2014

    Bangalore: Riding on the recent success of its Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), India plans to revisit the planet in 2018, possibly with a lander and rover to conduct more experiments, a space official said on Wednesday. "We plan to launch a second mission to Mars in 2018, probably with a lander...
  • Mars orbiter crossed comet hurdle: ISRO October 29, 2014

    Bangalore: After the Mars orbiter spacecraft's successful encounter with comet Siding Spring last week, a major hurdle was over and the satellite is now in a normal phase of the mission to proceed with other experiments, ISRO said on Wednesday. "One thing that was quite satisfying was the satellite survived...
  • Pranab Mukherjee lauds scientists, ISRO for successful Mars Mission October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday congratulated the entire scientific community and space agency ISRO for successfully executing the country's Mars Orbiter Mission. "I on my behalf and that of all our countrymen, pay tribute to the scientists and technical staff who have toiled tirelessly to create history...I need to...
  • NYT apologises for offensive cartoon on India's Mars mission October 6, 2014

    New York: Days after The New York Times published an offensive cartoon mocking India's successful Mars mission, the leading US daily today apologised following readers' complaints. The cartoon showed a farmer with a cow knocking at the door of a room marked 'Elite Space Club' where two men sit reading...
  • Mars Mission's success to inspire children towards science October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: In the wake of the success of Mars Orbiter Mission, the Department of Science and Technology has decided to use it as a tool to inspire school children and inculcate interest in science. Vigyan Prasar, a wing of DST which looks into promotion of science and technology, has...
  • Mumbai: TABcab to honour ISRO scientists by carrying their, Mangalayaan's photos October 1, 2014

    Mumbai: To honour Indian Space Research Organisation scientists for their achievement of the Mars Orbiter Mission, TABcab, city's fleet of radio cabs, will display on its 200 vehicles their photos and messages congratulating the space agency. The messages would felicitate ISRO and also display photographs of scientists and 'Mangalyaan', the spacecraft,...
  • After Indo-US summit on Mars, Obama-Modi meet on earth October 1, 2014

    Washington: Noting that he and President Barack Obama were meeting just days after the Indian and the US missions reached Mars, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that after the Indo-US summit on the Red Planet, it's the turn of the leaders of the two nations to meet here...
  • 'The view is nice up here', Mars Orbiter beams back 1st images September 25, 2014

    Bangalore/New Delhi: India's Mars spacecraft has beamed back the first images of the red planet and they were made public by ISRO with a caption "The view is nice up here", a day after it was placed in orbit in the very first attempt scripting space history. ...
  • China hails Mangalyaan success as a landmark progress September 25, 2014

    Beijing: China on Wednesday congratulated India for its successful Mars mission saying that it was not only a proud achievement for the country and Asia but also a "landmark progress" in mankind's exploration of outer space. "We have seen the report and congratulate India on the Mars satellite entering the...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 24, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 24, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories on India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey from New Jersey. ...
  • News 360: ISRO orbiter Mangalyaan sends Mars pictures September 24, 2014

    It's been just 12 hours since India's first interplanetary mission, the Mars orbiter, entered the red planet's orbit successfully and it is already hard at work. The Mangalyaan has sent back five photographs of Mars. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) confirmed that their ground station had receieved the first...
  • 'What is red, is a planet and is the focus of my orbit': Mangalyaan's success recorded in 10 tweets by ISRO September 24, 2014

    Bangalore: Wednesday was a big day for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) which successfully planted its first interplanetary mission, the Mars Orbiter or MOM, into the red planet's orbit in its very first attempt. India became the first country in the world to do so, and that too on...
  • Mars mission success a national accomplishment: Ghulam Nabi Azad September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday hailed ISRO's triumph in maiden Mars mission, calling it a national accomplishment that has raised India's status world-wide. Heartily congratulating scientists of ISRO, the Congress leader said that it is also a "befitting reply to the class...
  • Just 12 hours into the orbit, India's successful Mars mission Mangalyaan sends first set of data September 24, 2014

    Bangalore: It's been just 12 hours since India's first interplanetary mission, the Mars orbiter, entered the red planet's orbit successfully and it is already hard at work. The Mangalyaan has sent back five photographs of Mars. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) confirmed that their ground station had receieved the first...
  • Mangalyaan: India keeps its date with Mars, and history September 24, 2014

    India made history on Wednesday as it became the first country in the world to send up a spacecraft to Mars in its very first attempt. Deepa Balakrishnan presents this report. ...
  • India's Mars triumph: Chat with experts September 24, 2014

    Space exploration is the cutting edge of technology and on September 24, 2014 the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) made a landmark by successfully placing its first Mars Orbiter Mission or Mangalyaan in the red planet's orbit in its maiden attempt while its more famous counterparts from the USA, Europe...
  • ISRO has achieved high success with Mangalyaan: Kalam September 24, 2014

    India made space history on Wednesday. We became the first country in the world to put a satellite around Mars in its maiden attempt. India also became the first Asian country to achieve this and only the fourth in the world to do so. ...
  • Made-in-India Mangalyaan reaches Mars, ISRO shows US, Europe, Russia how to do it in the first attempt September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Space exploration is the cutting edge of technology and on September 24, 2014 the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) made a landmark by successfully placing its first Mars Orbiter Mission or Mangalyaan in the red planet's orbit in its maiden attempt while its more famous counterparts from the...
  • Watch: Scientists celebrate as India's Mangalyaan reaches Mars September 24, 2014

    India is the first Asian country to have put satellite around Mars. Scientist at NASA Dr Amitabh Ghosh said that this has been a journey for India and not just ISRO. Scientists celebrate at ISRO headquarters. ...
  • India's Mars orbiter Mangalyaan's journey to red planet September 24, 2014

    Bangalore: India on Wednesday successfully placed its Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) or Mangalyaan in the red Planet's orbit. Following is the chronology of events that traces the journey of Mangalyaan which lasted over 300 days: November 5, 2013: ISRO's PSLV C25 launches India's Mars Orbiter Mission from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. November 7, 2013:...
  • Modi congratulates ISRO scientists for Mangalyaan's success, says MOM has united with Mars September 24, 2014

    Bangalore: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Indian Space Research Organisation for its history achievement as it successfully launched India's maiden Mars Mission. India is the first country to reach Mars in its first attempt. With the achievement, ISRO has entered the league of three other agencies which have succesfully...
  • Mars mission a historic achievement: President September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The success of the mission to Mars will "inspire our scientists to make even greater strides", said President Pranab Mukherjee who described it as a "historic achievement". Mukherjee on Wednesday congratulated the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) entering the orbit of the red...
  • India creates history as ISRO's first Mars orbiter Mangalyaan successfully enters red planet's orbit September 24, 2014

    Bangalore: It was a truly historic moment for India as the country's first Mars Orbiter Mission, popularly known as Mangalyaan was successfully placed in the red planet's orbit on Wednesday morning. September 24, 2014 will go down as a red-letter day in the annals of space exploration as the...
  • Mangalyaan's entry into Mars orbit: As it happened September 24, 2014

    India's Mars Orbiter Mission, popularly known as Mangalyaan, has entered the Martian orbit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present at the ISRO headquarters to witness the historic event, so was Union Minister Jitendra Singh. Mangalyaan is primarily a technological mission and it has been configured to carry out observation of physical...
  • Mars Orbiter Mission: The 14 ISRO scientists behind Mangalyaan September 23, 2014

    Bangalore: The countdown has begun for India's Mars Orbiter Mission popularly known as Mangalyaan to enter the Martian orbit on September 24. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully test-fired the Mars Orbiter Mission's main engine on Monday, which was in the sleep mode for 10 months. Mangalyaan is primarily a...
  • Mars orbiter insertion on Wednesday; Will India's Mangalyaan make space history? September 23, 2014

    Bangalore: As India's Mars mission moved a step closer to home after the dormant main engine on the spacecraft was test-fired flawlessly, ISRO looked confident of giving one final nudge on Wednesday to put it in orbit around Mars that, if successful, would see it make space history. In the final...
  • Engines tested, India's Mangalyaan set to enter planet's orbit on Wednesday September 22, 2014

    The Indian Space Research Organisation has begun crucial operations to put the Mars orbiter spacecraft into the planet's orbit. The first testing of engines has been a big success. Deepa Balakrishnan reports. ...