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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • GSLV-Mk III expected to be launched in first half of December October 30, 2014

    Bangalore: The experimental mission of India's Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III) is expected to be launched in the first half of December. "Certain reviews are going on at the moment, we expect by December first half we should be able to have the launch," Indian Space Research Organisation...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • GSLV Mk III launch within 45 days: ISRO Chairman October 16, 2014

    Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): The launch of GSLV Mark III -- one of Indian Space Research Organisation's biggest project this year -- was likely within 45 days, its Chairman K Radhakrishnan said. Addressing from the Mission Control Room after the successful launch of IRNSS 1C, he said the next launch was the...
  • ISRO launches IRNSS 1C satellite, India closer to its own navigation system October 16, 2014

    Sriharikota: India successfully launched IRNSS 1C on board ISRO's PSLV C26 rocket from the spaceport here at 1.32 am on Thursday, moving a step closer to setting up the country's own navigation system on par with Global Positioning System (GPS) of the US. IRNSS 1C is the third of the...
  • India prepares to launch its third navigation satellite October 15, 2014

    Chennai: The 67-hour countdown for the Thursday launch of India's third navigation satellite is progressing smoothly though a thunder storm on Wednesday delayed some operations, a senior space agency official said. "Today (Wednesday) morning we moved the mobile service tower (MST) backwards. The operation was delayed by around two hours owing...
  • 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...
  • Countdown for IRNSS 1C launch commences at Sriharikota October 13, 2014

    Chennai: The 67-hour countdown for the launch of India's navigation satellite IRNSS 1C, the third of seven satellites in the series to put in place India's navigation system on par with US' Global Positioning System, on board PSLV C 26 began on Monday at the spaceport of Sriharikota. Following the clearance...
  • Mountain topography affects Monsoon in Western ghat states: Study October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Mountain topography of Western ghats affect precipitation and it is also a reason why Karnataka receives more rainfall than Maharashtra, a study has revealed. According to a recent research, published by the International Journal of Climatology, the average amount of rainfall was highest in Karnataka, followed by Maharashtra...
  • ISRO to launch third IRNSS satellite on October 16 October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: ISRO will launch the third of seven satellites of its ambitious navigation system IRNSS on October 16, the space agency said on Thursday. IRNSS-1C, the third satellite of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) will be launched with the help of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C26) on October...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Space advances to be used for benefit of humanity: ISRO chief October 4, 2014

    Toronto: Rapid technological advances made by India in space will be used for the benefit of humanity, ISRO chairman K Radhakrishnan said. "Space's benefit to the humanity particularly Indian people is our main priority," Radhakrishnan said at a function jointly organised by the Consulate General of India and Canada India Foundation. The...
  • ISRO to launch IRNSS 1C on October 10 October 3, 2014

    Chennai: ISRO will launch the third of seven series of satellites to put in place India's own navigation system on par with US' Global Positioning System (GPS) from the spaceport of Sriharikota on October 10. The launch has been scheduled at 1:56 AM on October 10, ISRO said on Friday. The IRNSS...
  • 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)...
  • 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'. ...
  • GSLV MK III will make India self-reliant in space: Scientist September 27, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: India does not need to rely on foreign countries for launching heavier communication satellites once its experimental mission of GSLV Mark III tasted success, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) Director M Chandra Dathan on Saturday said. "The GSLV Mark III, scheduled to be launched in November first week, will carry...
  • ISRO getting ready for IRNSS 1C launch in October September 26, 2014

    Chennai: Amid the success of India's Mars Orbiter Mission to the Red Planet, ISRO scientists are working towards the launch of the country's next rocket PSLV-C26, which would carry IRNSS 1C satellite, the third in the IRNSS series from Sriharikota on October 9. "We are working towards the launch of IRNSS...
  • 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...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 25, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 25, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories on India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey from Times Square, New York. ...
  • '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...