ISRO carries out series of cryogenic engine development tests

After successful test of the high thrust cryogenic engine recently, a series of development tests on the engine are being carried out to validate the performance and to prove its design, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has said.

'ISRO should become economically viable, earn more revenue'
'ISRO should become economically viable, earn more revenue'

Claiming that commercial wings of space research organisations around the world were growing at a rapid speed, ISRO Chairman AS Kiran Kumar on Friday said ISRO should become more economically viable and earn more revenue by exploiting its space programmes commercially.

India to launch six more satellites in 2015-16
India to launch six more satellites in 2015-16

India will launch six more satellites -- two communication satellites, three navigation satellites and a space science satellite -- during 2015-16, parliament was informed on Thursday.

 India to launch heavy satellite by December next year
India to launch heavy satellite by December next year

With the successful testing of indigenous cryogenic engine, India has attained the capability of putting heavy satellites in orbit and the first one is expected to be launched by December next year, government told the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

ISRO plans to probe asteroids with DAWN-like spacecraft
ISRO plans to probe asteroids with DAWN-like spacecraft

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is now planning to do research on asteroids, a mission similar to NASA's DAWN spacecraft, according to ISRO chairman A S Kiran Kumar.

Contemplate about nation's problems: ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair advises students

Former ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair on Sunday advised the students to contemplate about the nation's problems and make efforts to address them along with acquiring knowledge.

India role model in space science benefiting common man: Ex- ISRO Chief
India role model in space science benefiting common man: Ex- ISRO Chief

Former ISRO chairman K. Radhakrishnan has said India is the "role model" in the world in harnessing space research and explorations for the benefit of the common man.

Chandrayan-2 will be completely indigenous: ISRO chief

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman AS Kiran Kumar on Wednesday said the 'Chandrayan-2', which would be developed in the next two to three years, would be completely indigenous.

IRNSS-1D's health normal: ISRO

India's fourth navigation satellite IRNSS-1D has been positioned at its assigned orbit and is in "normal" health, Indian Space Research Organisation said Saturday.

M Annadurai takes charge as Director of ISRO Satellite Centre
M Annadurai takes charge as Director of ISRO Satellite Centre

Senior scientist Dr M Annadurai has taken over as the new Director of the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Satellite Centre (ISAC) here.

ISRO working on ion propulsion system for satellites
ISRO working on ion propulsion system for satellites

The Indian space agency is looking at the possibility of having ion propulsion system to power its future satellites, said a senior space scientist on Saturday.

Multi-object tracking radar ready for trials

The indigenously designed Rs.245 crore multi-object tracking radar (MOTR) is ready to undergo trials, said a senior space scientist here on Saturday.

SAARC satellite's configuration to be finalised soon: ISRO

The configuration of SAARC satellite will be finalised soon and it launched within 18 month, said the Indian space agency chief on Saturday.

India close to have its own satellite navigation system

India successfully put its fourth navigation satellite into orbit in copy book style on Saturday, bringing the country a step closer to having its own satellite navigation system.

President, PM congratulate ISRO for successful satellite launch

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated Indian scientists on the successful launch of the country's fourth navigation satellite.

ISRO gets Gandhi Peace Prize 2014
ISRO gets Gandhi Peace Prize 2014

The Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2014 has been awarded to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), it was announced on Friday.

Countdown for launch of ISRO's navigation satellite IRNSS-1D progressing smoothly
Countdown for launch of ISRO's navigation satellite IRNSS-1D progressing smoothly

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Friday announced the countdown for the launch of India's fourth navigation satellite IRNSS-1D is progressing smoothly.

India may launch two more navigation satellites this year
India may launch two more navigation satellites this year

India is expected to launch at least two more navigation satellites this year and one more in 2016 so as to offer satellite navigation services in the middle of next year, said Indian space agency officials.

Countdown begins for launch of ISRO's navigation satellite IRNSS-1D
Countdown begins for launch of ISRO's navigation satellite IRNSS-1D

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday announced the countdown for the launch of India's fourth navigation satellite IRNSS-1D began at 5.49 am.

India's Mars Orbiter Mission extended by another 6 months
India's Mars Orbiter Mission extended by another 6 months

India's Mars Orbiter Mission's (MOM) life has been extended by another six months, a senior official said on Tuesday.