Department of Space

COVID-19 will not affect India’s first human space mission 'Gaganyaan', says Union Minister Jitendra Singh

About Chandrayaan-3 Lunar mission, Jitendra said, "As of today, it is planned for launch next year. This mission will involve a lander, rover and a propulsion system to carry the modules to move but it would not have orbiter as the previous orbiter is fully operational."

Jun 29, 2020, 22:29 PM IST

In-flight voice calling, internet access on phone will soon be possible as govt notifies rules

Indian and foreign airlines and shipping companies operating in the country can provide in-flight and maritime voice and data services in partnership with a valid Indian telecom licence holder.

Dec 16, 2018, 13:24 PM IST

In Jaitley's Budget, Space department tasked to deliver 3 earth observation, 2 communication satellites

The Department of Space has been allocated Rs 8,936.97 crore in the Budget for various space-related projects. It has also been tasked to achieve certain targets - deliver three earth observation, two communication satellites - next fiscal.

Feb 04, 2018, 11:09 AM IST

ISRO to launch last series of INRSS satellite next month

Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State in the PMO that looks after the Department of Space, said the last satellite of the IRNSS series will be launched on April, 28, 2016.

Mar 31, 2016, 22:40 PM IST

ISRO to contest damages in Devas-Antrix deal

In a belated response, state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday said it would contest the damages an international arbitration court awarded to its commercial arm for cancelling a satellite contract in 2011 with a multimedia services provider.

Oct 01, 2015, 00:14 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi to address meet on use of space technology in governance today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a special session of a 'day-long' national meet here on Monday.

Sep 07, 2015, 09:14 AM IST

DoS mulls changes in satellite communications policy: Govt

The Department of Space (DOS), overseen by the Prime Minister's Office, is contemplating bringing changes in norms, guidelines and procedures for implementation of policy framework for satellite communications in India, the Parliament was informed Wednesday.

Aug 12, 2015, 22:44 PM IST

Budgetary allocation for Dept of Space may be hiked: Govt

The budgetary allocation for the Department of Space for 2015-16 is proposed to increase by 27 percent more than the revised estimate allocation during the previous financial year, the government Wednesday said.

Mar 11, 2015, 23:16 PM IST

India to test flight reusable rocket soon

India will conduct a test flight of a reusable launch vehicle by the second quarter of this year to reduce the cost of satellite launches, union minister Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday.

Mar 04, 2015, 20:59 PM IST

Department of Space gets Rs 6000 crore in budget

The government has allocated Rs 6000 crore for the Department of Space in the Union Budget for 2015-16, with a major thrust on Launch Vehicle Technology projects.

Feb 28, 2015, 19:40 PM IST

Free satellite capacity to AP Govt: CAG raps ISRO, Centre

The CAG has rapped ISRO and the Department of Space for incurring a revenue loss of Rs 19.16 crore by providing free communication satellite capacity to Andhra Pradesh Government in violation of the Centre's decision to charge all such users.

Nov 28, 2014, 21:30 PM IST

Parliamentary panel questions efficacy of satellites during disasters

Citing Uttarakhand calamity, Parliamentary Committee questioned efficacy of country`s satellite communication in disaster management, saying efforts of Department of Space remain "far from adequate".

Feb 06, 2014, 22:44 PM IST

India to launch 1st navigational satellite in June

India plans to launch its first navigational satellite in June, a top official of the Department of Space (DoS) said today.

Mar 16, 2013, 15:39 PM IST

Bangalore all set to host largest air show in Asia

Aero India, the largest air show in Asia and one of the world`s most important military aviation exhibitions, is all set to kick-start at Yelahanka Air Force Station here, from February 6 to 11.

Feb 04, 2013, 19:04 PM IST

Par panel pulls up Dept of Space for delay in key missions

A Parliamentary panel has pulled up the Department of Space for delays in its headline missions of human spaceflight and sending satellites to moon and Mars.

May 20, 2012, 11:02 AM IST

CAG castigates Dept of Space on Antrix-Devas deal

The CAG has come down heavily on the Department of Space, particularly on its former Secretary G Madhavan Nair, in the controversial Antrix-Devas deal alleging numerous rules and policies were violated and facts concealed to favour a private company.

May 15, 2012, 15:08 PM IST

Antrix-Devas deal: CAG report slams DoS

The CAG report on the Antrix-Devas deal was tabled in the Parliament on Tuesday.

May 15, 2012, 14:03 PM IST

Former ISRO chiefs mum on Antrix-Devas reports

Former chiefs of ISRO chose to keep mum on the findings of two reports based on which punitive action has been taken against 4 space scientists.

Feb 05, 2012, 19:38 PM IST

DOS getting clearances for releasing panel reports on deal

The Department of Space is in the process of getting clearances for release of reports of two committees on the controversial Antrix-Devas deal on the basis of which former ISRO chief G Madhavan Nair and three other scientists were barred from holding any government posts.

Jan 31, 2012, 13:29 PM IST

PM-appointed team completes probe on Antrix-Devas deal

A high-level committee, appointed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, has completed its probe into alleged irregularities in the controversial S-Band spectrum deal between Devas Multimedia and Indian Space Research Organisation’s commercial arm Antrix Corporation.

Nov 13, 2011, 21:53 PM IST