ISRO

  • ISRO launches India's fourth navigational satellite IRNSS-1D from Sriharikota Yesterday

    Sriharikota: India on Saturday successfully put into orbit its fourth navigation satellite with its own rocket in copy book style. Exactly at 5.19 pm, the rocket - Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle - (PSLV-C27) standing about 44 metres tall and weighing around 320 tonne, tore into the evening skies with fierce orange...
  • IRNSS-1D to be launched today 2 days ago

    Chennai: The stage is set for the launch of India's satellite IRNSS-1D on Friday from Sriharikota onboard workhorse PSLV-C27 that would pave the way for the country's own navigation system on par with the GPS of US. "The countdown (which began at 5:49 AM on Thursday) is progressing smoothly. The...
  • Gandhi Peace Prize for ISRO 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has been selected for the Gandhi Peace Prize for 2014 for its contribution to the country's development through space technology and satellite-based services. The award, comprising Rs one crore and a citation, was decided after the jury for the prize met under the...
  • Countdown begins for launch of India's latest navigation satellite IRNSS-1D 4 days ago

    Chennai: Countdown began on Thursday for the launch of India's latest navigation satellite IRNSS-1D onboard PSLV-C-27 on March 28 from Sriharikota that would take the country closer to setting up its own navigation system on par with the GPS of the US. "The 59-and-half hour count down for PSLV-C27/IRNSS-1D...
  • ISRO releases fresh pictures of Mars as MOM completes 6 months 5 days ago

    Mars Orbiter Mission or Mangalyaan, the country's first inter-planetary expedition, on Tuesday completed six months in the red planet's orbit. It is expected to live beyond its shelf life of six months, the Indian Space Research Organisation said as it attributed a 37-kg reserved propellant to the increased life-span. The...
  • Mars Orbiter Mission completes 6 months in red planet's orbit today 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Mars Orbiter Mission or Mangalyaan, the country's first inter-planetary expedition, on Tuesday completed six months in the red planet's orbit. It is expected to live beyond its shelf life of six months, the Indian Space Research Organisation said as it attributed a 37-kg reserved propellant to the increased...
  • ISRO to launch navigation satellite on March 28 6 days ago

    Chennai: India's fourth navigation satellite will be launched on March 28 evening, the Indian space agency said on Monday. According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the Indian rocket - Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-XL) - will blast off with the fourth satellite of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS)...
  • CBI raids in connection with Devas-Antrix deal March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: CBI on Wednesday carried out searches after registering a case to probe an alleged Rs 578-crore "wrongful" gain to a private multi-media company Devas by Antrix, the commercial arm of ISRO. After registering a case on Monday, CBI sleuths conducted the searches at the premises of Devas Limited as...
  • Why everyone loves ISRO March 18, 2015

    The most emotional, goose bumps moment in the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year Awards last night was when the entire audience gave a standing ovation for the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for winning the Lifetime Achievement Award. On stage were the former and current Chairmen of ISRO, Dr. K...
  • List of winners of Indian of the Year 2014 March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is CNN-IBN's Indian of the Year 2014 and the ISRO team won the Lifetime Achievement Award. Wipro Chairman Azim Premji and Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi won the Indian of the Year for outstanding achievement. In a star-studded ceremony on Tuesday, CNN-IBN declared the Indian of...
  • ISRO team wins Indian of the Year 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organisation team won Indian of the Year 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award for Mars Orbiter Mission. ISRO achieved which no space agency in world including the USA's National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) managed to do in their first attempt. With this stupendous achievement, ISRO has...
  • IOTY 2014: K Radhakrishnan, AS Kiran Kumar talk about ISRO achievements March 17, 2015

    At the red carpet of the Indian of the Year 2014, Former chairman K Radhakrishnan and chairman of ISRO AS Kiran Kumar talk about ISRO and it's scicentists and achievements. ...
  • IOTY 2014: A selfie camera placed at the venue March 17, 2015

    CNN-IBN's 'Indian of the Year' recognises the Indians whose contribution to the country has strengthened the foundation of our society and has helped build Brand India in the process. This is the ninth edition of the awards which were introduced in 2006. ...
  • ISRO to build third launch pad at Sriharikota March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian space agency has proposed to set up its third rocket launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, in Andhra Pradesh, parliament was informed on Thursday. In a written reply to a question raised in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Science and Technology Jitendra Singh said:...
  • ISRO plans to launch navigation satellite by March-end March 10, 2015

    Chennai: The Indian space agency plans to launch its fourth regional navigation satellite by March-end after replacing a faulty transmitter, a senior official said on Tuesday. "We are planning to launch the satellite by the end of March. The replacement transmitter is getting ready and will be brought from our centre...
  • ISRO espionage case: HC set asides single judge's order March 5, 2015

    Kochi: A division bench of Kerala High Court on Wednesday set aside a single bench judgement directing action against former DGP Siby Mathews and other police officials who were part of a Special Investigation Team, that had probed the ISRO espionage, case for their alleged lapses. ...
  • MOM views Mars albedo; will help study its surface properties March 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: India's Mars Orbiter Mission payload has viewed the albedo of Mars that will be useful to study it surface properties, Indian Space Research Organisation said on Tuesday. "The map presented here shows the surface reflectance of Mars as viewed at 1.65 micron from the reference channel of MSM (Methane Sensor...
  • ISRO pays tribute to RK Laxman, tweets his last cartoon on Mangalyaan January 27, 2015

    The Indian Space Research Organisation on Tuesday paid tribute to legendary cartoonist RK Laxman by tweeting his last cartoon on Magalyaan. Laxman, creator of the iconic "Common Man", died in a private hospital after a brief illness, his family said. He was 94. In a tweet, ISRO said, "Tribute to...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: ISRO programme director M Annadurai speaks about Mangalyaan; Indian human spaceflight programme January 25, 2015

    Jaipur: With a stiff black mustache and thick glasses, M Annadurai has a severe academic quality about him. It is only when he smiles that we realise that behind the pedantic appearance, Annadurai has a warm, engaging demeanor. The programme director of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Annadurai was...
  • Working with Centre to serve high expectations of the nation: ISRO January 19, 2015

    ISRO Chief AS Kiran Kumar said that they are working with all the 83 departments of Government of India to find out how the space technologies can be used by them. ...
  • India's Mars Orbiter team wins 2015 Space Pioneer Award January 13, 2015

    Chennai: India's Mars Orbiter programme team has won the 2015 Space Pioneer Award in the science and engineering category from the US based National Space Society (NSS), the society said. In a statement issued in Washington Monday, the NSS said its 2015 Space Pioneer Award in the science and engineering category...
  • AS Kiran Kumar appointed as new ISRO chief January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: AS Kiran Kumar on Monday was appointed as the new Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief. He was the director of Satellite Application Centre and joined ISRO in 1975. He was also behind the success of India's Mars Orbiter Mission which entered the Martian orbit on September 24. Kumar has...
  • ISRO gears up to launch IRNSS 1D January 6, 2015

    Chennai: After completing an eventful year, Indian Space Research Organisation is gearing up for some satellite launches this year, with the IRNSS 1D being the first, which would put in place India's own navigation system on par with the Global Positioning System of the US. "The launch campaign for IRNSS...
  • India's Mars mission hits a century, completes 100 days in Martian orbit January 1, 2015

    Bengaluru: India's Mars Orbiter completed 100 days of its Martian orbit on the New Year's Day 2015 on Thursday, space agency officials said. The Mars Orbiter was inserted in Martian orbit Sep 24, 2014 is in good health, said officials of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The Mars Orbiter has sent different...
  • K Radhakrishnan retires leaving ISRO at its 'most glorified pedestal ever' December 31, 2014

    Bengaluru: Spearheading Indian Space Research Organisation triumphantly through several milestones, its Chairman K Radhakrishnan retired on Wednesday carrying the crowning glory of the much-hailed India's mission to Mars. Indian space scientists bid a 'sombre' farewell describing Radhakrishnan an "iconic leader" as his exit left the space agency at...
  • ISRO's unmanned crew module reaches Chennai December 21, 2014

    Chennai: Three days after it was recovered from sea, ISRO's unmanned crew module was brought to Kamarajar Port at Ennore near here on board a Coast Guard ship. Coast Guard ship ICGS Samudra Paheredar brought the three-tonne weighing crew module to the port and it was later shipped to Satish Dhawan...
  • Coast Guard ship recovers ISRO's crew module from sea December 19, 2014

    Chennai: Few hours after ISRO successfully launched GSLV Mk III rocket from Sriharikota, which separated an unmanned crew module at an altitude of around 126 km, an Indian Coast Guard ship recovered the three-tonne weighing module, which had safely descended in the Bay of Bengal off Andaman and Nicobar Islands. A...
  • Watch: ISRO tests its heaviest space launch vehicle GSLV Mark-III December 19, 2014

    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 December 18, 2014

    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...
  • Lok Sabha compliments ISRO scientists for the successful launch of GSLV Mark-III December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha on Thursday complimented scientists and engineers of the Indian Space Research Organisation for the successful launch of the country's heaviest launch vehicle GSLV Mk-III from Sriharikota. "This launch has placed India in the group of select nations who possess the industrial capabilities of carrying out such complicated...