Sriharikota

  • 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'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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • ISRO performs last orbit raising manoeuvre on its Mars mission 16-11-2013 08:40 AM

    Chennai: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Saturday performed the last of the five orbit-raising manoeuvre on its Mars Orbiter in the early hours, raising the apogee (farthest point from Earth) of the spacecraft to over 1.92 lakh km. "The fifth orbit raising manoeuvre of Mars Orbiter Spacecraft, starting...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on ISRO's mission to Mars 10-11-2013 04:15 PM

    This week on the show, Cyrus Broacha spoke about India's Mars Orbiter Mission which was successfully launched from Sriharikota. ...
  • Third orbit raising manoeuvre on Mars Orbiter performed 09-11-2013 11:20 AM

    Chennai: The third of the total of five orbit raising manoeuvres of the Mars Orbiter spacecraft was performed early on Saturday morning, raising its apogee, the farthest point from Earth, to over 71,000 km. The manoeuvre started at 2:10 AM on Saturday and raised the spacecraft's apogee from 40,186 km...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 05-11-2013 11:23 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Big leap by India in space race, Mars Mission launched successfully 05-11-2013 10:46 PM

    Sriharikota: India on Tuesday began it's journey to the Mars with the successful launch of the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM). Every move of the craft will be crucial as it navigates in the orbit for the next nine months. The Rs 450 crore Mars Orbiter Mission was successfully launched from...
  • Mission to Mars: PSLV puts 'Mangalyaan' into an elliptical orbit 05-11-2013 09:44 PM

    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...
  • Infographic: Earth versus Mars 05-11-2013 06:00 PM

    India's first Mars orbiter was successfully placed in orbit by the rocket - Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C25 (PSLV-C25). The Rs 450 crore Mars Orbiter Mission was Dr Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota, a small coastal village in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday at 2:38 pm. According to ISRO, the...
  • Seemandhara activists protest inside ISRO office against Telangana 05-11-2013 05:04 PM

    Sriharikota: The Seemandhra protesters on Tuesday entered the venue of the ISRO press conference in Sriharikota with placards against the division of Andhra Pradesh. The protesters are said to be some regional local Andhra Pradesh journalists who wanted to raise their objection against the bifurcation of the state in front...
  • PSLV-C25 will leave earth's orbit within 20-30 days: Madhavan 05-11-2013 04:50 PM

    After the launch of India's Mars Mission from Sriharikota, former ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair said the scientists will carry a check out of the spacecraft and then the rocket engine will be fired. He added PSLV-C25 would leave the earth's orbit within 20-30 days. ...
  • Modi congratulates ISRO for its Mars Mission 05-11-2013 04:15 PM

    Ahmedabad: BJP's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated ISRO for successfully launching India's Mars Orbiter Mission from Sriharikota. Modi said India's Mars Mission Mangalyaan gave global recognition to the country. A Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C25 was launched from Sriharikota spaceport on Tuesday with the...
  • Mars Orbiter Mission put into Earth's orbit 05-11-2013 02:39 PM

    Bangalore: 4:48 pm: "Craft has done what it was intended to do, like deployment of solar panels," The ISRO chief added. 4:45 pm: Calling the mission a success, the ISRO Chief while addressing a press conference said that several operations were performed successfully after the spacecraft reached the earth's orbit....
  • India's Mars Orbiter Mission's little-known facts 05-11-2013 11:13 AM

    At 2:38 pm on November 5, 2013 a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C25 will lift off from Sriharikota spaceport with the aim of reaching the red planet Mars. If the mission is successful then the PSLV-C25 will travel for almost 300 days, cover 680 million kilometres and reach Mars on September...
  • Countdown begins to India's Mars Mission 05-11-2013 07:40 AM

    Bangalore: The countdown has begun for Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Mission Mars and the spacecraft named Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) will be launched at 2:38 pm on Tuesday from Sriharikota spaceport. It will then begin a 9-month long journey towards the red planet and enter the Martian orbit in...
  • 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...
  • India's Mars mission to blast off on Nov 5 from Sriharikota 22-10-2013 05:59 PM

    India's ambitious Rs.450 crore space mission to Mars has now been fixed for blast-off on Novemner 5, said a top Indian space agency official Tuesday. "The Mars mission has been fixed for Nov 5. The heat shield of the rocket (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-PSLV) has been closed and the final...
  • Mars spacecraft shipped out of Bangalore for Oct 28 launch from Sriharikota 03-10-2013 02:11 PM

    India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft was shipped out of Bangalore on Wednesday for the October 28 launch from the Sriharikota spaceport, setting the stage for final preparations for the odyssey to the red planet. "It was put in a special container where we have the monitoring of the environment...
  • 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....
  • India builds orbiter for Mars mission 11-09-2013 04:42 PM

    Bangalore: India has built a Mars orbiter that will be launched between October and November from its spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, a space agency official said Wednesday. "The spacecraft for our maiden Mars mission is ready for launch between Oct 21 and Nov 19 onboard a rocket with...
  • ISRO's GSLV-D5 launch put on hold 19-08-2013 04:20 PM

    Sriharikota: The launch of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-D5 (GSLV-D5) has been put on hold by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) because of a technical problem in the cryogenic engine which led to a fuel leak. The GSLV-D5 was carrying communications satellite GSAT-14 and was to be launched from Sriharikota...
  • AP: GSLV-D5 set to be launched from Sriharikota today 19-08-2013 07:43 AM

    Hyderabad: The countdown has begun for the crucial launch of India's GSLV-D5 on Monday. The launch will take place at 4:50 pm from the Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh. The GSLV will carry a communications satellite GSAT-14 and is powered by indigenous cryogenic engines which is being tested after a...
  • Successful satellite launch a milestone: Manmohan Singh 02-07-2013 12:30 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said the successful launch of India's first navigation satellite is an important milestone in the development of country's space programme. He congratulated the department of space and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the successful launch of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite...
  • ISRO seeks more participation of private players in JVs 02-07-2013 10:30 AM

    Sriharikota: With its workhorse PSLV creating a niche for itself in the space industry across the globe, ISRO is looking for the more participation of private players in joint ventures, a top official said on Tuesday. "Over 400 industrial firms are already working with us. PSLV has created a niche...