Free Press Journal
  • ISRO spy case: Former scientist K Chandrasekhar dies before SC verdict

    Bengaluru: It was a verdict he had been longing for with anguish after nearly two and half decades of wait in the ISRO espionage case. But it was not to be. Former space scientist K Chandrasekhar slipped into coma hours before the Supreme Court delivered its judgement on Friday, dismissing the espionage case as a frame-up.

  • ISRO likely to launch Chandrayaan-2 on January 3

    Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan has said that India’s second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2 would be launched most probably on January 3, 2019.

  • Justice granted

    The observation of the Supreme Court that a former scientist of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Nambi Narayanan was “unnecessarily arrested and harassed” and its award of Rs 50 lakh in compensation for the “mental cruelty” he suffered all these years manifests a shocking story of miscarriage of justice. The apex court’s appointment of a three-member panel headed by a former judge of the court to probe the “harrowing” arrest and alleged

  • As far as I am concerned the fight’s over: S. Nambi Narayanan

    Thiruvananthapuram: Hours after the Supreme Court on Friday awarded him Rs 50 lakh compensation for the sufferings and ignominy he underwent after being arrested in an espionage case, former ISRO scientist S. Nambi Narayanan said the fight was finally over for him.

  • SC rules scientist Nambi Narayanan’s arrest in ISRO spy case unnecessary, awards Rs 50 lakh compensation

    New Delhi: Former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan was “arrested unnecessarily, harassed and subjected to mental cruelty” in a 1994 espionage case, the Supreme Court held Friday, as it ordered a probe into the role of the Kerala police officers involved in it. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra awarded Rs 50 lakh compensation to 76-year-old Narayanan for being subjected to mental cruelty in the case and asked the Kerala government to pay the

  • Space mission 2022: ISRO displays space suit and gives details about the capsule

    The Indian Space Research Organisation displayed a space suit by agency. The suit was displaced at the launch of the sixth edition of Bengaluru Space Expo. The colour of the suit is orange and it took over two years to get completed at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in Thiruvananthapuram. Talking more about the suit, it can hold up to one oxygen cylinder which can give 60 minutes of oxygen to an astronaut.

  • ISRO urges India Inc to invest in space business

    Bengaluru: Indian space agency ISRO has urged the country’s industry to invest in space business in a big way, an official said on Thursday. “We (ISRO) are not satisfied with the current level of participation of the Indian industry in the space business, as they have only been vendors. We want them to be our partners,” Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan said here. “ISRO will require a minimum of

  • Work on developing critical technologies for human space mission began in 2004: ISRO chief K Sivan

    New Delhi: India’s space agency ISRO began work on developing critical technologies to send humans to space way back in 2004 but the project was not on the “priority list”, its chief K Sivan said today. However, the political decision to take the project forward was taken by the government, Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh added.

  • Gaganyaan 2022 mission: Target set by PM Narendra Modi is ‘challenging’ but achievable

    Bengaluru: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K. Sivan said on Wednesday that the target set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to send an Indian to outer space was a “very challenging task” but an achievable mission. Speaking to ANI, Sivan said, “The Prime Minister has set a target of 2022. ISRO is always capable of taking up challenges, and we have never failed. So definitely with all

  • Independence Day 2018: By 2022, an Indian will go to space in Gaganyaan, says PM Modi

    New Delhi: An Indian astronaut, be it a man or a woman, will go on a space odyssey by 2022 on board ‘Gaganyaan’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his Independence Day address here. He said when India celebrates 75th year of Independence in 2022, “and if possible even before, an Indian son or daughter” will undertake a manned space mission on board ‘Gaganyaan’ “carrying the national flag”.

  • Modi government plans space missions ahead of general election

    Bengaluru: If all goes according to plan, the second lunar mission hopes to make a soft unmanned landing on the moon in the run-up to the general election. The spin-offs that will accrue to the Modi government from the hype around the lunar landing are anybody’s guess.

  • Isro conducts test of crew escape module

    2018 end to be busy for ISRO with several rocket launches

    Chennai: The Indian space agency will have a busy year-end with several rocket launches planned from its rocket port at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, said a top official. The GSAT-11 satellite, which had been recalled from Arianespace’s rocket port in French Guiana for further tests, is also expected to be put into orbit by Arianespace’s rocket Ariane by the year end, the official said.

  • Bengaluru court has jurisdiction to hear Antrix-Devas dispute

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today held that a court in Bengaluru has the jurisdiction to hear the dispute between ISRO’s Antrix Corporation and Devas Multimedia which has won an arbitral award of USD 672 million from an international tribunal. Devas had moved the high court for implementation of the arbitral award by seeking attachment of bank accounts of Antrix. However, Antrix had challenged the maintainability of Devas’ plea which was

  • PM congratulates ISRO for launch of navigation satellite IRNSS-1I 

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated ISRO scientists for the successful launch of navigation satellite IRNSS-1I and said it will benefit the common man of the country. ISRO’s navigation satellite INRSS-1I was today launched by PSLV-C41 from the spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh and was successfully placed in the designated orbit.

  • Preliminary data shows chances of recovery of GSAT-6A: ISRO

    Bengaluru: Two days after India’s latest communication satellite with military applications GSAT-6A was launched, ISRO on Sunday said it had lost contact with it and was making efforts to establish a link, with preliminary data showing there are chances of recovery.