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Centre appoints Lokpal search panel; Prasar Bharti chief, ex-SBI head included as members

Former SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya, Prasar Bharati chairperson A Surya Prakash and ISRO head AS Kiran Kumar have been appointed as members.

Sep 27, 2018, 19:56 PM IST

ISRO can deliver better with more resources: AS Kiran Kumar

According to Kiran Kumar, his journey included working on latest projects, bringing in new capabilities to the country in space segment and infrastructure, and addressing issues related to observation, communication and navigation.

Jan 16, 2018, 18:05 PM IST

Need to double number of operational satellites: ISRO chief

Currently, India has 42 operational satellites for different purposes including communication, navigation and research.

Nov 20, 2017, 19:21 PM IST

Designed to last 6 months, India's Mangalyaan completes 3 years in Mars orbit

The country had on September 24, 2014 successfully placed the Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft in the orbit around the red planet, in its very first attempt, thus breaking into an elite club.

Sep 26, 2017, 13:01 PM IST

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

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

What was the reason behind ISRO's August 31 launch failure? Officials study PSLV's flight data

The exact cause of the mission's failure can only be determined once the officials conclude their study.

Sep 03, 2017, 13:02 PM IST

ISRO looking for association to enhance PSLV capacity, says ISRO chief AS Kiran Kumar

With the consortium, ISRO plans to increase the number of PSLVs so that the frequency of launches can match the number of launch vehicles, ISRO chief said.

Aug 21, 2017, 19:39 PM IST

ISRO to take forward cooperation agreement with Israel in space tech, says chief AS Kiran Kumar

ISRO and the Israel Space Agency (ISA) had signed a cooperation agreement during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Jewish state last month.

Aug 21, 2017, 18:13 PM IST

Two moon missions find their way into ISRO's space agenda in early 2018!

The first one will be the Chandrayaan-2 mission, an advanced version of its previous 2018 mission with the objective of deeper lunar surface probe, and the second mission will be an initiative by Team Indus – a group of space enthusiasts that wants to unfurl the tricolour on the moon's surface as part of a global lunar competition.

Jul 30, 2017, 12:21 PM IST

Post successful PSLV-C38/Cartosat-2 launch, ISRO announces next mission scheduled for later this month!

Addressing the media after flagging off ISRO's workhorse rocket, the PSLV-C38, he said that ISRO was all set for the launch of GSAT-17 and there is more lined up for the future.

Jun 23, 2017, 15:08 PM IST

India to avoid foreign rockets to launch communication satellites: ISRO chief

According to AS Kumar, there will be one more developmental flight of 640 ton GSLV Mk III, with a capacity to lift four ton satellites, before it graduates to operational mode.

Jun 05, 2017, 21:47 PM IST

ISRO preps for maiden launch of heaviest rocket that could take Indians into space 'if all goes well'

This heavy lift rocket is capable of placing up to 8 tons in a low Earth orbit, enough to carry India's crew module.

May 28, 2017, 09:17 AM IST

ISRO conferred 2014 Indira Gandhi Peace Prize for historic Mars mission

The Prize was presented by former Prime Minister and IGMT trustee, Dr Manmohan Singh, in the presence of Mrs Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson of the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust (IGMT), and was received by Shri AS Kiran Kumar, Chairman, ISRO on behalf of ISRO.

May 19, 2017, 10:38 AM IST

GSLV Mark-III to be launched in first week of June; We are getting ready, says ISRO Chairman

GSLV Mark-III would be a powerful launch vehicle built to lift heavy communications satellites to space.

May 12, 2017, 18:41 PM IST

ISRO elevates space program, decides to increase frequency of launches to 12 per year!

ISRO is trying to increase its capacity to deliver by scaling up the frequency of launches by building more satellites, lowering the cost of access to space and also to do heavier satellite launches.

Apr 23, 2017, 14:54 PM IST

ISRO announces launch of South Asia Satellite on May 5; Pakistan's name dropped

Formerly named 'SAARC Satellite', the satellite's name was later changed to 'South Asia Satellite', after Pakistan was dropped from the list of nations taking part in the project.

Apr 14, 2017, 19:54 PM IST

Chandrayaan 2 mission: India may launch its second mission to Moon in first quarter of 2018, says ISRO chief

SRO will develop an engine that will help in the controlled landing on the moon. The mission is currently planned for the first quarter of 2018.

Mar 02, 2017, 10:54 AM IST

India has the capabilities to develop a space station, says ISRO chief

Kumar said ISRO was also mulling tying up with the industry to enhance the country's satellite launching capability.

Feb 21, 2017, 09:21 AM IST

ISRO successfully conducts cryogenic engine-D stage test

The Indian Space Research Organsisation (ISRO) on Friday successfully carried out its indigenously developed cryogenic engine-D stage test at its liquid propulsion complex at Mahendragiri in the district.

Feb 17, 2017, 21:00 PM IST