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APJ Abdul Kalam wanted to witness 'Mangalyaan' launch, reveals former ISRO chief Radhakrishnan in his memoir

APJ Abdul Kalam wanted to witness 'Mangalyaan' launch, reveals former ISRO chief Radhakrishnan in his memoir

According to Radhakrishnan, the former president wanted to witness the launch of Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) - India's first interplanetary mission – also known as Mangalyaan, on September 24, 2014 but had to leave Bengaluru with 'childlike reluctance' the day before as he had a university convocation to address.

Police case against former Kerala Speaker for naming rape victim

The Kerala Police on Tuesday registered a case against former Kerala Speaker and CPI-M leader K Radhakrishnan for revealing the personal details of a rape victim, in which party workers, including Municipal Councillor PN Jayanthan are the accused.

US has asked to pause plan to launch commercial American satellites: ISRO

US has asked to pause plan to launch commercial American satellites: ISRO

The United States has asked India to put on "pause" the plan to launch commercial American satellites till the federal government gives a go ahead on mandatory technology exports, ISRO has told a parliamentary panel.

Indian industry to make rockets, satellites: ISRO chief

Indian industry comprising public and private sectors will be allowed to make communication satellites and build rockets over the next five years, a top space agency official said Wednesday.

Another Mars Mission by 2020, says ISRO

Another Mars Mission by 2020, says ISRO

After the success of Mars Orbiter Mission, India could be soon gearing up for a similar scientific mission .

ISRO to conduct experimental flight of GSLV Mk III in December

ISRO to conduct experimental flight of GSLV Mk III in December

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Tuesday said that the experimental test of its Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III or GSLV Mk III will be carried out in mid-December.

Space debris: ISRO chief raises concern over satellites' safety

Space debris: ISRO chief raises concern over satellites' safety

ISRO chairman K Radhakrishnan Tuesday raised concern over the safety of satellites due to space debris and batted for a comprehensive space policy for the country.

GSLV-Mk III expected to be launched in first half of December

GSLV-Mk III expected to be launched in first half of December

The experimental mission of India's Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III) is expected to be launched in the first half of December.

ISRO chief presents Mars' first images to PM Modi

ISRO chief presents Mars' first images to PM Modi

ISRO chairman K. Radhakrishnan Thursday presented to Prime Minister Narendra Modi the first set of images of the Martian surface taken by the Mars Orbiter.

Celebratory mood at command centre after historic Mars feat

Celebratory mood at command centre after historic Mars feat

Nail biting moments gave way to celebratory mood at the command centre of Indian Space Research Organisation here today, as the historic arrival of India's spacecraft in the Martian orbit was announced.

Mangalyaan set for date with Mars, will India make space history?

Mangalyaan set for date with Mars, will India make space history?

A day after successfully test-firing its dormant main engine, scientists of the Indian Space and Research Organisation (ISRO) are all set to ensure India's ambitious Mars Orbiter Mission, which has already traversed 662 million km, enters the orbit of the red planet on Wednesday morning as planned.

India successfully launches second navigation satellite IRNSS 1B

It`s another achievement for India. India has successfully launched its second navigational satellite IRNSS 1B on board PSLV-C24.

India`s own satellite navigation system by 2014 end: ISRO chief

India is expected to have its own satellite navigation system with the launch of three more satellites before the end of this year, said the Indian space agency`s chief Monday.

Mars mission will mark beginning of glorious chapter: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday wished success to the forthcoming Mars Orbiter programme, saying the mission will mark the beginning of a new glorious chapter for India in space explorations.

President Pranab Mukherjee praises ISRO for successful GSLV-D5 launch

President Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for the successful launch of GSLV-D5 and injecting of GSAT-14 communication satellite into the intended orbit.

ISRO plans more GSLVs and experimental Mark III launches

Enthused over its successful launch of GSLV D5 with GSAT-14 communication satellite from Satish Dhawan Space Centre here today, ISRO is planning a series of GSLV launches and an experimental launch of the advanced version GSLV Mark III soon from the spaceport.

We feel we have paid off all our debt to the country: ISRO chief K Radhakrishnan

Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Development 5 (GSLV-D5) with indigenous cryogenic engine has successfully placed GSAT-14 communication satellite on orbit.

Second rocket port depends on satellite size, cost-benefit: ISRO

The Indian space agency will decide on the need for a second rocket launch site after doing a detailed study on the cost-benefit and other aspects like the trend in remote sensing satellites, said its chief Monday.

ISRO to launch German, French, British, Canadian satellites

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), that got global recognition for its successful launch of a mission to Mars, will now launch German, French, British and Canadaian satellites, a top official said.

ISRO to put Mars Mission spacecraft into Martian orbit on Dec 1

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), chief Dr. K. Radhakrishnan on Tuesday said the Indian Mars mission spacecraft will be moved from the earth- centric orbit towards the sun-centric orbit on December 1.