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  • Watch: ISRO tests its heaviest space launch vehicle GSLV Mark-III 3 days ago

    India's space agency successfully tested on Thursday its most powerful satellite launch vehicle that can put heavier payloads into space, and, it hopes, win India a bigger slice of the $300 billion global space industry. ...
  • ISRO tests its heaviest space launch vehicle GSLV Mark-III, eyes global market 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India's space agency successfully tested on Thursday its most powerful satellite launch vehicle that can put heavier payloads into space, and, it hopes, win India a bigger slice of the $300 billion global space industry. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) also checked the working of an unmanned crew...
  • PM Modi leads in retweets, BigB has largest following in India December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi leads the list of retweets with his election winning post on Twitter being shared by over 70,515 people on the micro-blogging site. "India has won! Bharat ki vijay! Achhe din aane wale hai" remains the most retweeted tweet on Twitter till date from India. Following...
  • Massive asteroid not a threat to earth: NASA December 10, 2014

    New York: A massive asteroid discovered by Russian researchers is not a threat to the Earth, NASA has confirmed. According to media reports, a Russian researcher discovered a 400-metre space rock named Asteroid 2014 UR116 coming towards the Earth. "Some press reports have suggested that an asteroid designated 2014 UR116, found on...
  • 2nd orbit raising manoeuvre of GSAT-16 performed December 9, 2014

    Bengaluru: The second orbit raising manoeuvre of the country's latest communication satellite GSAT-16 was successfully performed on Tuesday, Indian Space Research Organisation said. "The second orbit raising operation of GSAT-16 is successfully completed by firing the Apogee Motor for 2203 seconds, at 13:05 PM (IST)," ISRO said on its website. A...
  • ISRO releases picture of comet taken by Mars Orbiter November 12, 2014

    Chennai: On a day when European Space Agency (ESA) is attempting to place a robot Philae on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, ISRO on Tuesday released images of Comet Siding Spring, taken by its Mars Orbiter in October. ISRO's Mars Orbiter had the opportunity to witness the Comet Siding Spring approach Mars on October...
  • ISRO releases picture of Comet Siding Spring taken by Mars Orbiter November 12, 2014

    Chennai: On a day when European Space Agency (ESA) is attempting to place a robot Philae on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, Indian Space Research Organisation on Wednesday released images of Comet Siding Spring, taken by its Mars Orbiter 'Mangalyaan' last month. ISRO's Mars Orbiter had the opportunity to witness the Comet Siding Spring...
  • China publishes lunar orbiter photos of the Earth and Moon together November 11, 2014

    Beijing: China on Monday published photographs of the Earth and Moon together taken by the orbiting service module of the country's first unmanned lunar orbiter, which returned to Earth earlier this month. The photos were taken by the service module at a point 540,000 km from the Earth and 920,000 km...
  • Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes during flight test in California, 1 dead November 1, 2014

    Mojave, California: A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other, officials said. The crash of the suborbital vehicle, undergoing its first powered test flight...
  • NASA's Orbital Sciences' unmanned rocket explodes on liftoff in Virginia October 29, 2014

    An unmanned Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff from a commercial launch pad in Virginia on Tuesday, marking the first accident since NASA turned to private operators to deliver cargo to the International Space Station, but officials said no one was hurt. The 14-story rocket, built and launched by Orbital...
  • Google posts a doodle on Mangalyaan completing one month in Mars orbit October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Google letters are orbiting the red planet in a doodle to commemorate India's Mars Orbiter Mission completing one month in Mars orbit. Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) PSLV C25 launched the Mangalyaan from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh on November 5, 2013. On September 24, 2014 the Mars Orbiter Mission reached...
  • China launches spacecraft to go to Moon orbit and return back October 24, 2014

    Beijing: China on Friday launched an unmanned spacecraft to fly around the moon and back to Earth in order to test technologies to be used in the Chang'e-5, a future probe that will conduct the country's first Moon mission with a provision to return back. The lunar orbiter was launched atop...
  • China to send orbiter to moon and back: Report October 22, 2014

    Beijing: China will launch its latest lunar orbiter in the coming days, state media said on Wednesday, in its first attempt to send a spacecraft around the moon and back to Earth. The spacecraft, which has not been named, will launch between Friday and Sunday, China's official Xinhua news agency reported. It...
  • ISRO's Mangalyaan witnesses cosmic event as Comet Siding Spring flies past the orbiter October 20, 2014

    New Delhi: India's Mars Orbiter mission Mangalyaan witnessed a unique cosmic event on Sunday as Comet Siding Spring flew past the orbiter. A comet the size of a small mountain whizzed past Mars, wowing space enthusiasts with the once-in-a-million-years encounter. Siding Spring (C/2013 A1), made its closest encounter with Mars at...
  • NASA orbiters set for close encounter with comet near Mars October 18, 2014

    Washington: A comet called C/2013 A1 or Siding Spring will pass within about 139,500 kms of Mars on Sunday, NASA said in a statement. The distance is less than one-tenth that of any known comet flyby of Earth. "This is a cosmic science gift that could potentially keep on giving, and the...
  • Comet Siding Spring to fly by Mars on October 19, ISRO re-positions Mangalyaan October 16, 2014

    Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has repositioned its Mars Orbiter, as the national space agency along with its counterparts around the world are expecting Comet Siding Spring to fly by the Red Planet on October 19. "We have repositioned the Mars Orbiter, as the Comet Siding Spring is...
  • ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mangalyaan spots satellite Phobos October 14, 2014

    Chennai: Almost 20 days after it successfully entered the orbit of the Red Planet, ISRO's Mars Orbiter on Tuesday sent pictures of Phobos - the largest of the two natural satellites that orbit around Mars. ISRO, the national space agency, has shared a tiny footage on its social networking site with...
  • 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,...
  • Mars orbiter sends picture of dust storm activities on the planet September 29, 2014

    Bangalore: India's Mars orbiter has sent a picture of regional dust storm activities over the northern hemisphere of the Red Planet, ISRO said on Monday. "Regional dust storm activities over northern hemisphere of Mars - captured by Mars Color Camera on-board Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM)", Bangalore-headquartered Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)...
  • Did actress Kareena Kapoor really didn't know about Mangalyaan? September 29, 2014

    We know that Indian actors are usually busy with their films and endorsements, but one of Bollywood's leading actresses Kareena Kapoor must have been living under a rock for the past week or so. At a publicity event, when a journalist asked her about her view's on India's successfully concluded...
  • The Week That Wasn't: 'MOM' on Mars September 28, 2014

    Watch Cyrus Broacha's take on India's successful Mars Orbiter Mission in this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't'. ...
  • Life span of Mars Orbiter Mission may be extended to one year: Scientist September 26, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Expressing satisfaction over the success of the Mars Orbiter Mission, K Sivan, director of Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre at Valiamala on Friday said the life of the orbiter may be extended to one year from the planned six months. "The life of the satellite was planned for six months. What...
  • '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. ...
  • Mangalyaan carrying 5 instruments including a Mars Colours Camera September 25, 2014

    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...
  • Mangalyaan is a giant leap for ISRO: Space expert September 24, 2014

    The Mangalyaan had successfully entered the Mars's orbit early on Wednesday morning, making India the first country in the world to send a spacecraft to Mars in its maiden attempt. ...
  • '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...
  • 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. ...