Indian Space Research Organisation

Indian private sector to be co-traveller in India's space journey, says Union Minister Jitendra Singh

Jitendra Singh said this is also a part of the Narendra Modi-led government's 'AtmaNirbhar' roadmap towards self-reliant India.

Oct 12, 2020, 00:36 AM IST

N95 masks may be most effective at stopping COVID-19 spread, say researchers

The researchers noted that airborne transmission by respiratory aerosol droplets produced during coughing and sneezing is the dominant mode of spreading for infectious diseases such as COVID-19.

Aug 27, 2020, 17:34 PM IST

Chandrayaan-2 orbiter completes 4400 orbits around moon; ISRO says orbiter will function for 7 years

While the orbiter was meant to stay operational for one year, ISRO says that it has enough fuel for remaining in orbit for seven years.

Aug 20, 2020, 22:25 PM IST

Chandrayaan-2 completes one year on moon orbit, all instruments performing well: ISRO

Chandrayaan-2 was successfully inserted into the lunar orbit on August 20, 2019.

Aug 20, 2020, 20:54 PM IST

PSLV's Vikas Engine: An unfailing tribute to Dr Vikram A Sarabhai

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket, is undoubtedly among the most successful and consistent rockets in the world among the sub-1.5ton payload to Low-earth orbit or polar orbits. But one lesser-known facet beyond the enviable success rate of this rocket is its second-stage engine - Vikas.

Aug 12, 2020, 21:59 PM IST

Visionary, scientist, industrialist, institution builder: Remembering Vikram Sarabhai on his 101st birth anniversary eve

“I pay more than Rs 4 crore in taxes, you can assume that my money, paid as tax, is being used for the space programme,” Dr Vikram Sarabhai, among India’s top scientists, institution-builders and industrialists had reportedly said, half-jokingly in the 1960s. This was during the initial phases of discussion pertaining to the budget of the Indian Space Programme.

Aug 11, 2020, 20:14 PM IST

Chandrayaan-2 data to be released from October; all 8 payloads performing well: ISRO on 1st anniversary of launch

The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was inserted into the lunar orbit on August 20, 2019. 

Jul 21, 2020, 21:36 PM IST

ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission captures image of Phobos, Mars' biggest moon

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Friday shared an image of Mars' closest and biggest moon, Phobos, captured by India's Mars Orbiter Mission. 

Jul 03, 2020, 21:52 PM IST

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

Centre's decision to open space sector to private firms will benefit India, says ISRO chief K Sivan

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Sivan on Thursday (June 25) welcomed the Centre's decision to open up the space sector to private companies, saying that the move will put India in a new league.

Jun 25, 2020, 13:45 PM IST

Private sector can use ISRO facilities, other relevant assets to improve their capacities

Private companies to be provided level playing field in satellites, launches and space based services.

Jun 09, 2020, 22:15 PM IST

ISRO's telecommunication satellite GSAT-30: All you need to know about its features

After a flight lasting 38 minutes 25 seconds, GSAT-30 separated from the Ariane 5 upper stage in an elliptical Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit. 

Jan 17, 2020, 12:55 PM IST

Work has begun on Chandrayaan-3 mission, confirms ISRO chief K Sivan

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chief K Sivan on Wednesday (January 1) said that the Centre has approved the Chandrayaan-3 mission and ISRO scientists are currently working on this ambitious project.

Jan 01, 2020, 12:15 PM IST

ISRO launches radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2BR1 and nine customer satellites by PSLV-C48

RISAT-2BR1 weighs about 628 kg and will be placed into an orbit of 576 km at an inclination of 37 degrees. ISRO states that the RISAT -2BR1 would be used for agriculture, forestry and disaster management. 

Dec 11, 2019, 15:47 PM IST

ISRO prepares to launch RISAT-2BR1 surveillance satellite at 3:25 PM on December 11

Besides launching RISAT -2BR1, ISRO will also launch nine foreign satellites as co-passengers of the Indian satellite using Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) at 3:25 PM on Wednesday (December 11).

Dec 11, 2019, 07:33 AM IST

ISRO veterans recall workhorse rocket PSLV’s journey ahead of its 50th launch

The rocket’s primary payload will be an Indian Radar imaging earth observation satellite (RISAT-2BR1) weighing about 628 kg, which will be placed into a 576 km orbit. ISRO states that the RISAT -2BR1 would be used for agriculture, forestry and disaster management.

Dec 10, 2019, 21:51 PM IST

ISRO gets ready to launch RISAT-2BR1 surveillance satellite on December 11

The RISAT-2BR1 is the second satellite in the RISAT-2B series and the launch of this satellite by ISRO will boost the capability of Indian security agencies to carry out the surveillance of earth from the space.


Dec 04, 2019, 19:55 PM IST

ISRO once again made India proud, says PM Narendra Modi on Cartosat-3's successful launch

The launch took place from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh at 9.28 am. Taking to Twitter, asserted that the space agency has once again made the nation proud.

Nov 27, 2019, 13:44 PM IST

ISRO launches PSLV-C47: All you need to know about Cartosat-3

After the successful launch, ISRO chief Dr K Sivan expressed his happiness. He said, "I am happy that PSLV-C47 injected precisely in the orbit with 13 other satellites. Cartosat-3 is highest resolution civilian satellite; We have 13 missions up to March- 6 large vehicle missions and 7 satellite missions." 

Nov 27, 2019, 13:26 PM IST

ISRO successfully injects Cartosat-3 spacecraft, 13 other satellites into respective orbits

The 13 other satellites were also successfully placed in their designated orbits. "PSLV-C47 successfully injects Cartosat-3 spacecraft into orbit. 13 commercial satellites from USA successfully placed in their designated orbits," tweeted ISRO.

Nov 27, 2019, 09:28 AM IST