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  • Mars orbiter completes about 80 per cent of journey 3 days ago

    Chennai: Inching closer to the red planet, India's ambitious Mars orbiter spacecraft has covered more than 540 million kilometres, about 80 per cent of its journey for its rendezvous with the planet scheduled for September 24. The spacecraft has covered a distance of more than 540 million kilometres on its helio...
  • India earned euro 40 million launching foreign satellites July 9, 2014

    Chennai: India has earned around 40 million euros launching 15 foreign satellites from 2011 till date, Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday. In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Jitendra Singh - who is also minister for Earth sciences, department of atomic energy and...
  • Andhra Pradesh: ISRO Chairman, scientists call on Chandrababu Naidu July 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Government would like to take advantage of satellite technology available with ISRO for the benefit of common people, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said on Monday. Naidu met ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishnan and a team of scientists from the space agency who called on him here. The Chief...
  • India@9 with Bhupendra Chaubey June 30, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Petrol prices hiked by Rs 1.69, diesel up by 50 paise June 30, 2014

    The ongoing crisis in Iraq has paved way to increase in oil prices in India. While petrol price has been hiked by a steep Rs 1.69 per litre, diesel prices has been increased by 50 paise a litre. ...
  • Full text of PM Narendra Modi's speech at ISRO's PSLV-C23 launch June 30, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday witnessed the launch of ISRO's PSLV-C23 rocket which placed five foreign satellites into the orbit successfully. Congratulating the ISRO scientists, Modi asked them to make the benefits of space research available to the common man. He urged the ISRO scientists to work on developing a...
  • PM Narendra Modi congratulates ISRO for PSLV C-23 launch, asks scientists to develop a SAARC satellite June 30, 2014

    Sriharikota: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday witnessed the PSLV C-23 launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre. A thrilled Modi congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation scientists and thanked them for giving him the opportunity to witness the launch in person. Speaking after the launch of the five foreign satellites,...
  • Global endorsement of India's space capability: Modi June 30, 2014

    Sriharikota: This is a "global endorsement of India's space capability", said Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the successful launch of an Indian rocket that carried five foreign satellites. Modi said: "Congratulations to everybody." "I feel specially privileged to witness this event in person," said Modi who clapped as the Polar Satellite Launch...
  • ISRO launches PSLV-C23 from Sriharikota with 5 foreign satellites June 30, 2014

    Sriharikota: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday launched the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C23 rocket at 9:52 am with five foreign satellites of France, Germany, Canada and Singapore. A few minutes after the launch PSLV-C23 rocket placed all five satellites on intended orbit around Earth. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived...
  • Live blog: Congress leader Manish Tewari on AK Antony's charges of appeasement June 30, 2014

    The Indian Space Research Organisation launched the PSLV C-23 rocket at 9:52 am. The PSLV-C23 rocket is carrying satellites of France, Germany, Canada and Singapore....
  • ISRO to launch PSLV C-23 with 5 foreign satellites today June 30, 2014

    Sriharikota: It is a big day for the Indian Space Research Organisation on Monday as last minute preparations are in full swing for the launch of the PSLV C-23 rocket at 9:52 am. The PSLV-C23 rocket will be carrying satellites of France, Germany, Canada and Singapore. Among the audience will...
  • Government committed to give further impetus to space programme: Modi June 29, 2014

    Chennai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a visit to Sriharikota to witness the launch of ISRO's PSLV C-23 rocket, on Sunday said his government is committed to give impetus to the country's space programme. A few hours after he landed at the spaceport, about 100 kilometers from here by...
  • PM to witness launch of ISRO's PSLV C-23 rocket on Sunday June 28, 2014

    Chennai: In his first visit to Tamil Nadu after becoming Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will make a brief stopover on Sunday enroute to Sriharikota to witness the launch of ISRO's PSLV C-23 rocket. Modi has no official engagements in the city even as state BJP sources said they have not planned...
  • PSLV C23 launch cleared; 49-hour countdown begins on Saturday June 27, 2014

    Chennai: A 49-hour countdown for the June 30 launch of PSLV C23 carrying French Earth Observation Satellite SPOT-7 and four co-passenger spacecraft from the spaceport of Sriharikota will begin at 8.52 AM on Saturday. The Launch Authorisation Board (LAB), which met Friday at Sriharikota, cleared the launch, paving the way for...
  • Five foreign satellites to be launched by ISRO on June 30 June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: India will launch five satellites for France, Canada, Germany and Singapore on June 30 under commercial agreements, space agency ISRO said on Sunday. The indigenous PSLV-C23 rocket will carry a 714 kg French Earth Observation Satellite 'SPOT-7' as the main payload. It will also carry 14 kg AISAT of...
  • 100 days for India's Mars spacecraft's tryst with red planet June 16, 2014

    Bangalore: Exactly 100 days from Monday, India's Mars spacecraft is scheduled for a rendezvous with the red planet as it is rapidly coasting towards its target covering almost 70 per cent of its journey. On September 24, a very significant technological milestone of Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) called Mars Orbit...
  • Beas tragedy: ISRO, NASA's help may be sought to locate bodies June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister N. Chinna Rajappa on Saturday said his government was trying to establish contact with ISRO and NASA to locate the bodies of the 16 missing students who were swept away when water was released into the Beas river here without warning last week. "We...
  • Experimental mission of GSLV Mark III in July/August June 7, 2014

    Chennai: Indian Space Research Organisation is likely to launch its experimental mission of GSLV Mark III with passive cryogenic stage in the last week of July or the first week of August, a senior official said on Saturday. "The experimental mission of GSLV Mark III would be carried out in the...
  • Trajectory correction of Mars mission likely by June 11 June 2, 2014

    Chennai: Indian Space Research Organisation is likely to perform its next trajectory correction manoeuvre on its Mars Orbiter mission on June 11. As its Mars mission is "on intended track" and was proceeding towards the red planet with "good health," ISRO had earlier announced that the trajectory correction manoeuvre scheduled for...
  • Mangalyaan doing well, will reach Martian orbit on September 24 May 12, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: India's maiden inter-planetary mission to Mars "Mangalyaan" was on course and the orbiter would reach the Martian orbit on September 24, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K Radhakrishnan said on Monday. Dismissing the sceptical views expressed by certain quarters over the misssion, he said, "Mars mission is going well...
  • India's Mars mission covers half the distance to red planet April 9, 2014

    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 Mars,...
  • Mars mission: Spacecraft crosses half the distance April 9, 2014

    Cruising towards a historic feat, the Indian space mission to Mars on Wednesday 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 Mars,...
  • India to launch Astrosat in 2015: ISRO April 4, 2014

    The Indian space agency is developing Astrosat - an astronomical satellite to study stars and other celestial bodies and expects to launch it in 2015, said a senior official in Sriharikota Friday. Speaking to reporters after the successful launch of India's second navigation satellite Space Application Centre director AS Kiran Kumar...
  • ISRO chief expects India's own satellite navigation system by 2014 end March 31, 2014

    India is expected to have its own satellite navigation system with the launch of three more satellites before the end of this year, said the Indian space agency's chief on Monday. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K Radhakrishnan said that Indian communication satellite INSAT-3E has been decommissioned couple of days...
  • NASA to launch satellite in collaboration with ISRO February 26, 2014

    Washington: US space agency NASA on Tuesday said it would launch a water-related satellite in collaboration with India's ISRO. The NASA-Indian Space Research Organisation Synthetic Aperture Radar mission is a part of its plan to launch in the next seven years a series of satellite related to water and draught,...
  • Mars mission successfully completes 100 days in space on Wednesday February 11, 2014

    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 yet to pick up rover built by IIT Kanpur January 14, 2014

    ISRO had given a project to IIT Kanpur to develop a rover to be launched with Chandrayaan-II, which the university's scientists completed in 2010, but the space agency was yet to pick it up and make part payment to the institute, according to its professor. When contacted, an Indian Space Research...
  • India to launch Chandrayaan-II by 2017 January 10, 2014

    Buoyed by the success of Chandrayaan-I mission which was meant to orbit the Moon, India will launch the second ambitious mission to land a rover there in the next two to three years. The Chandrayaan-II will have indigenously developed rover and a lander using the Geo-Synchronous Launch Vehicle (GSLV). "Chandrayaan-II is...
  • US official applauds India's growth in space industry January 8, 2014

    Washington: Describing India as one of the largest space industries in Asia, a top Pentagon official on Tuesday applauded India's remarkable growth in the sector. "India has one of the largest space industries in Asia. Their extensive satellite communications network spans the globe," US Air Force General William Shelton, Commander...
  • ISRO completes second orbit raising manoeuvre of GSAT-14 January 7, 2014

    The second orbit raising operation of an advanced Indian communications satellite launched by a rocket using an indigenous powerful booster technology from the space port of Sriharikota on Tuesday was successfully completed by ISRO scientists. The Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) said the Apogee Motor of GSAT-14 was fired for 2,629 seconds...