India space program

ISRO gears up for launch of communication satellite GSAT-6A on March 29

ISRO gears up for launch of communication satellite GSAT-6A on March 29

The satellite will provide a platform for developing technologies such as demonstration of 6m S-Band Unfurlable Antenna, handheld ground terminals and network management techniques.

Mar 23, 2018, 12:43 PM IST
Chandrayaan-II: India's second moon mission cheaper than Hollywood movie 'Interstellar'

Chandrayaan-II: India's second moon mission cheaper than Hollywood movie 'Interstellar'

The cost of Chandrayaan-II is INR 800 crore – much cheaper than the cost of Hollywood's 2014 sci-fi blockbuster 'Interstellar', that cost a whopping INR 1,062 crore ($165 million).

Feb 20, 2018, 16:09 PM IST
Chandrayaan-II landing site identified; rover to spend 14 days on lunar surface: ISRO chief

Chandrayaan-II landing site identified; rover to spend 14 days on lunar surface: ISRO chief

ISRO chairman Dr K Sivan said that they have identified two locations for the landing.

Feb 05, 2018, 10:30 AM IST
India's historical moment: ISRO marks milestone with launch of 100th satellite along with 30 others

India's historical moment: ISRO marks milestone with launch of 100th satellite along with 30 others

The co-passenger satellites comprise one Microsatellite and one Nanosatellite from India as well as 3 Microsatellites and 25 Nanosatellites from six countries, namely, Canada, Finland, France, Republic of Korea, UK and USA. 

Jan 12, 2018, 09:17 AM IST
ISRO begins 28-hour countdown for launch of its 100th satellite

ISRO begins 28-hour countdown for launch of its 100th satellite

Tomorrow's launch also marks the first launch for ISRO in 2018 following the unsuccessful mission of navigation satellite IRNSS-1H last year.

Jan 11, 2018, 12:22 PM IST
Save the date! ISRO to launch 31 satellites on January 12

Save the date! ISRO to launch 31 satellites on January 12

The rocket launch would take place from ISRO's spaceport located at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

Jan 08, 2018, 14:43 PM IST
ISRO to develop rockets that can be assembled in just three days

ISRO to develop rockets that can be assembled in just three days

The manufacturing cost of a launch vehicle is generally in the range of Rs 150 crore to Rs 500 crore across the world.

Nov 22, 2017, 09:58 AM IST
ISRO to launch Cartosat-2 with 28 co-passenger satellites in December

ISRO to launch Cartosat-2 with 28 co-passenger satellites in December

The launch will be keenly watched and monitored as it comes after PSLV failed to deploy a spare navigation satellite on August 31.

Oct 31, 2017, 08:42 AM IST
Will resume launches by November or December, says ISRO chief AS Kiran Kumar

Will resume launches by November or December, says ISRO chief AS Kiran Kumar

The state-run space agency will schedule its next launch mission after a committee studying the cause of the failure submits its report soon.

Sep 16, 2017, 13:46 PM IST
Heat shield that caused ISRO's latest satellite failure to make return in two months

Heat shield that caused ISRO's latest satellite failure to make return in two months

Satellites are housed atop the rocket and covered by a heat shield or payload fairing, which protects them from getting burnt when the rocket crosses the atmosphere.

Sep 05, 2017, 16:20 PM IST
Another mega event? ISRO announces Friday launch of earth observation satellite, 30 nanosatellites!

Another mega event? ISRO announces Friday launch of earth observation satellite, 30 nanosatellites!

The 30 satellites will together weigh 243 kg and the total weight of all the 31 satellites, including Cartosat, is about 955 kg, ISRO said. 

Jun 20, 2017, 19:30 PM IST
Save the date! ISRO announces launch schedule of GSLV Mark-III – India's heaviest rocket

Save the date! ISRO announces launch schedule of GSLV Mark-III – India's heaviest rocket

 The GSLV-MK III-D1 is a three-stage vehicle with two solid motor strap-ons, a liquid propellant core stage and a cryogenic stage (C25).

May 30, 2017, 22:13 PM IST
It's official! ISRO set to add another feather to its cap with Venus mission

It's official! ISRO set to add another feather to its cap with Venus mission

The proposed orbit is expected to be around 500 x 60,000 km around Venus and is likely to be reduced gradually over several months to orbit closer to the planet, the report said.

Apr 22, 2017, 11:08 AM IST

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