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.

Mars Orbiter: 4th orbit raising manoeuvre falls short of target

India`s Rs 450 crore Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) seemed to have suffered a hiccup Monday morning when its orbit was being raised for the fourth time.

Indian Mars mission leader criticised over temple visit

The head of India`s space agency, basking in plaudits after the launch of the country`s first voyage to Mars, was brought down to earth Thursday by criticism of his decision to seek divine blessing for the mission.

ISRO justifies Rs 450 crore Mars mission

Asserting that its Rs 450- crore mission to Mars was not a wrong priority, Indian Space Research Organisation Tuesday said all the country`s space programmes are "people-centric" and every rupee has been accounted for.

Preparations in full swing for December 15 GSLV mission

Even as ISRO successfully launched the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), preparations are in full swing for flight-testing of GSLV with indigenous cryogenic engine, a key step to boost the country`s confidence in terms of its self-reliance in launch capability, on December 15.

Mars Orbiter Mission: As it happened

India is set to launch its first mission to the Red Planet on Tuesday.

India`s first spacecraft to Mars successfully put into Earth`s orbit

India`s first mission to Mars blasted off Tuesday from the launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here in Andhra Pradesh, beginning a 300-day journey to study the Martian atmosphere.

Indian scientists in Mars mission

The following are the Indian scientists who have made the Mars Orbiter Mission possible:

ISRO chief seeks divine blessings for Mars mission

Ahead of India`s maiden mission to Mars, ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishnan Monday offered worship at the hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara near here.

Not engaged in space race with China: ISRO

Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman K Radhakrishnan does not believe the November 5 `desi` Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) will fuel a space race with China which has not yet attempted such a venture to the red planet.

Preparations on for launch of Mars Orbiter Mission

Preparations are afoot in Sriharikota for the launch of Mars Orbiter Mission Mangalyaan on PSLV C25, ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishnan said.

ISRO to focus on R&D, industries` space pie to be scaled up

Industries` contribution to India`s space programme would be significantly scaled up as ISRO looks to focus predominantly on Research & Development.