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  • ISRO successfully launches 100th satellite for Earth observation

    Sriharikota: India on Friday deployed a remote sensing Cartosat and 30 other satellites, including 28 from six countries, into the Earth’s orbit after a copybook launch of a polar rocket from its spaceport here in Andhra Pradesh.

  • Rahul Gandhi lauds ISRO’s successful launch of its 100th satellite

    New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday lauded the the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on the successful launch of its 100th satellite ‘Cartosat-2 Series’ from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota Island.

  • ISRO successfully launches 100th satellite ‘Cartosat-2 Series’; all you need to know

    Sriharikota: India today successfully launched weather observation satellite Cartosat 2 Series and 29 other spacecraft onboard its dependable Polar rocket from here. The successful orbiting of the satellites by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV C-40 comes four months after the Indian space Research Organisation’s mission to launch backup navigation spacecraft IRNSS-1H onboard PSLV-39 ended in a rare failure.

  • PM Narendra Modi hails ISRO for successful launch of its 100th satellite

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on the successful launch of its 100th satellite ‘Cartosat-2 Series’ from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota Island.

  • India all set to launch its 100th satellite

    Sriharikota: India is all set to launch its 100th satellite ‘Cartosat-2 Series’ on Friday from Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota. The launch of 31 satellites, including three of India and 28 of six other countries, by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will begin at 5.29 am and will lift off at 9.29 hours from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre about 90 kilometres off Chennai.

  • India to launch 31 satellites on January 10

    Bengaluru: India will launch 31 satellites, including the earth observation spacecraft Cartosat on January 10, from its spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, said a space official on Saturday.


    New Delhi : Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday fired second question at Narendra Modi on sinking the Gujarat Government with heavy debt.

  • ISRO satellite imageries to monitor suspicious vessels

    New Delhi: ISRO satellite imageries will soon monitor suspicious vessels and boats venturing into seas as part of the fortification of the country’s coastal security, the home ministry said today.

  • Indore: 202 students to get degree at IIT Indore convocation

    Indore: As many as 202 students would be conferred degree during the fifth convocation of Indian Institute of Technology Indore scheduled to be held on Saturday. Department of space secretary and chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), AS Kiran Kumar will be chief guest at the convocation which will be organised on the institute’s Simrol campus. The function will be presided over by chairman, BoG of IIT Indore.

  • Chandrayaan-2 set to launch in March 2018, ISRO gears up for second meet with Moon

    Hyderabad: The ISRO has started flight integration activity for its next lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 and scientists are currently carrying out tests for the lander and the rover that will explore the moon. Officials said the spacecraft launch, on board GSLV-Mk II, is planned for March and many new technologies have been developed indigenously to achieve the mission requirements.

  • Component failure probable cause for satellite launch mishap

    New Delhi : India’s Bengaluru-based space agency Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has had a pretty impressive track record for two decades, but its latest venture with a private space set-up suffered a rare failure on Thursday when the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) failed to launch a navigation satellite into its designated orbit.

  • India’s first private-government satellite launch venture unsuccessful

    Sriharikota: The launch of India’s latest navigation satellite on board its polar rocket failed on Thursday following a technical glitch just prior to its scheduled orbiting in space. The rare setback for the ISRO in India’s space history involving the workhorse rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) came shortly after a perfect lift off of the PSLV C-39 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at around 7 pm.

  • Renowned Indian space scientist UR Rao dead

    Bengaluru : Renowned Indian space scientist Udupi Ramachandra Rao, the architect of early satellites including Aryabhatta, Bhaskar, Apple, Rohini and multi-purpose Insat series, passed away here early on Monday, said an ISRO official. He was 85.

  • Narendra Modi condoles death of ex-ISRO chief

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed grief over the death of former ISRO chief UR Rao. He said Rao’s contribution to India’s space research will always be remembered. “Saddened by the demise of renowned scientist, Professor U.R. Rao. His remarkable contribution to India’s space programme will never be forgotten,” Modi said in a tweet.

  • Indian space pioneer Udupi Ramachandra Rao passes away at 85

    Bengaluru, Eminent space scientist and former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman Udupi Ramachandra Rao passed away here in the wee hours today due to age related ailments. He was 85.

  • Government constitutes committee to prepare final draft of NEP under scientist Kasturirangan

    New Delhi: The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry on Tuesday appointed a new nine-member panel, under the Chairmanship of eminent scientist Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan,who headed the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) from 1994 to 2003, to work on a New Education Policy (NEP). The council will start its work with immediate effect.

  • PSLV launches Cartosat-2, 30 nano satellites

    Sriharikota : The Indian space agency ISRO on Friday successfully launched its workhorse rocket PSLV carrying ‘eye in the sky’ Cartosat-2 series satellite — a dedicated satellite for the defence forces  —  and 30 nano satellites into orbit.