Sriharikota

  • India's Mars triumph: Chat with experts 1 week ago

    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...
  • Mangalyaan's entry into Mars orbit: As it happened September 24, 2014

    India's Mars Orbiter Mission, popularly known as Mangalyaan, has entered the Martian orbit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present at the ISRO headquarters to witness the historic event, so was Union Minister Jitendra Singh. Mangalyaan is primarily a technological mission and it has been configured to carry out observation of physical...
  • India's Mars mission to reach its destination next week September 15, 2014

    Bangalore: The Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Mars mission is in the final lap. The elated scientists at the ISRO say the Mars orbiter launched in November 2013, is all set for its date to actually reach the red planet on September 24. It was one of India's proud moments, as...
  • India's Mars Mission to enter planet's orbit on September 24, ISRO uploads commands September 20, 2014

    Bangalore: Indian Space Research Organisation on Sunday said that commands required by the Mars Orbiter Mission to enter the planet's orbit have been uploaded. It said that the process will take almost 13 hours to complete and the orbiter is expected to enter the Mars orbit on September 24. Scientists will...
  • Mars Mission: Mangalyaan on course, says ISRO chief Radhakrishnan August 12, 2014

    Chennai: India's first interplanetary mission to Mars "Mangalyaan" was on its course and the orbiter would reach the Martian orbit on September 24, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K Radhakrishnan said on Tuesday. "The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) is on course and as per plan it would reach the orbit...
  • 'We have done a lot but yeh dil maange more': Top 10 quotes from Narendra Modi at the PSLV C23 rocket launch at Sriharikota June 30, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated scientists for the successful launch of the PSLV C23 rocket carrying five foreign satellites at the Satish Dhawan space centre in Sriharikota. Modi witnessed the PSLV launch at Sriharikota. The indigenous PSLV C23 rocket is carrying five satellites, including the French Earth observation...
  • PM Narendra Modi congratulates ISRO for PSLV C23 launch, asks scientists to develop a SAARC satellite June 30, 2014

    Sriharikota: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday witnessed the PSLV C23 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...
  • The cost of our Mars mission is cheaper than the Hollywood movie 'Gravity': Prime Minister Narendra Modi tells scientists June 30, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated scientists for the successful launch of the PSLV C23 rocket carrying five foreign satellites at the Satish Dhawan space centre in Sriharikota and said India's Mars mission is cheaper than the hit Hollywood movie 'Gravity'. Modi witnessed the PSLV launch at Sriharikota. The indigenous...
  • ISRO launches PSLVC23 from Sriharikota with 5 foreign satellites June 30, 2014

    Sriharikota: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday launched the Polar Satellite Launch VehicleC23 rocket at 9:52 am with five foreign satellites of France, Germany, Canada and Singapore. A few minutes after the launch PSLVC23 rocket placed all five satellites on intended orbit around Earth. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived...
  • ISRO to launch PSLV C23 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 C23 rocket at 9:52 am. The PSLVC23 rocket will be carrying satellites of France, Germany, Canada and Singapore. Among the audience will...
  • Prime Minister Modi lands in Chennai en route to Sriharikota June 29, 2014

    Chennai: In his first trip to the south after he assumed office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Sunday on a special aircraft en route to Sriharikota to witness the launch of ISRO's PSLV C23 rocket. The Prime Minister's special aircraft landed after a delay of 40 minutes following bad...
  • PSLV C23 launch cleared; 49hour countdown begins on Saturday June 27, 2014

    Chennai: A 49hour countdown for the June 30 launch of PSLV C23 carrying French Earth Observation Satellite SPOT7 and four copassenger 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...
  • Mars mission: Mangalyaan 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's indigenous cryogenic engine a success, GSLVD5 launches GSAT14 January 5, 2014

    Bangalore: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday successfully launched India's heavy rocket GSLVD5 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 around...
  • ISRO to launch GSLVD5 today January 5, 2014

    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 GSLVD5 today January 5, 2014

    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 December 3, 2013

    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 out...
  • Indian Mars Orbiter readies to leave earth November 30, 2013

    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 in...
  • Mars spacecraft to leave Earth's orbit after midnight today November 30, 2013

    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 8month long journey to the...
  • ISRO performs last orbit raising manoeuvre on its Mars mission November 16, 2013

    Chennai: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Saturday performed the last of the five orbitraising 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 at...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on ISRO's mission to Mars November 10, 2013

    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 November 9, 2013

    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 to...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey November 5, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Big leap by India in space race, Mars Mission launched successfully November 5, 2013

    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 November 5, 2013

    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 November 5, 2013

    India's first Mars orbiter was successfully placed in orbit by the rocket Polar Satellite Launch VehicleC25 (PSLVC25). 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,...
  • Seemandhara activists protest inside ISRO office against Telangana November 5, 2013

    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...
  • PSLVC25 will leave earth's orbit within 2030 days: Madhavan November 5, 2013

    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 PSLVC25 would leave the earth's orbit within 2030 days. ...
  • Modi congratulates ISRO for its Mars Mission November 5, 2013

    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 VehicleC25 was launched from Sriharikota spaceport on Tuesday with the aim...