ISRO to study data in crew module’s `black box’

Chennai, Dec 21 (IANS) Indian space scientists will study the data recorded by around 200 sensors in the dummy crew module that reached the Kamarajar Port near here Sunday, said a senior official of the space agency.“The crew module has around 200 sensors to record various aspects of the flight. Our team at the Vikram Sarabhai […]

India successfully test fires its heaviest rocket

India successfully test fires its heaviest rocket

Typical Parameters of GSLV Mark III  Lift-off weight 630 Tonne  Pay Load 4 Tonne in to Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO)  Height 42.4 metre   Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Dec 18 (IANS) India Thursday moved forward in rocket technology with the successful flight testing of its heaviest next generation rocket and the crew module.Precisely at 9.30 a.m., the […]

Countdown for India’s next gen rocket’s Thursday flight begins

Countdown for India's next gen rocket's Thursday flight begins

Chennai, Dec 17 (IANS) The countdown for the Thursday morning test launch of India’s heaviest and next generation rocket-Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-Mark III) carrying a crew module began at 9 a.m Wednesday, said a senior official of the Indian space agency.Though called a crew module, it will not carry any living being and is being […]

NASA’s Orion success major boost for Mars mission

NASA's Orion success major boost for Mars mission

Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) The US space agency marked a major milestone on its mission to Mars as the Orion spacecraft completed its first voyage to space Friday – travelling farther than any spacecraft designed for astronauts has been in more than 40 years. “Today’s flight test of Orion is a huge step for NASA […]

India successfully tests n-capable Agni-IV missile

India successfully tests n-capable Agni-IV missile

Bhubaneswar, Dec 2 (IANS) India Tuesday successfully test fired its 4,000 km nuclear capable Agni-IV missile from a defence base in Odisha, an official said. The Agni-IV, a strategic missile which can carry a one tonne nuclear warhead, was tested fired at 10.19 a.m. from a launch pad from the Wheeler Island, the Defence Research […]

Satellite may reveal thousands of planets

Satellite may reveal thousands of planets

  New York, Nov 6 (IANS) Gaia, a recently launched European satellite could reveal tens of thousands of new planets, some very unique, within the next few years, shows research.These discoveries could provide scientists with a far better understanding of the number, variety and distribution of planets in our galaxy.It could detect as many as 21,000 […]

Mars’ first images presented to Modi

Mars' first images presented to Modi

New Delhi, Sep 25 ISRO scientists Thursday presented Prime Minister  the first images of the Martian surface taken by Mangalyaan, a statement said. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientists met the prime minister and presented the images, it said. India Wednesday created history by becoming the first country whose spacecraft entered into Mars’ orbit in […]

Mars Orbiter Mission: The 14 ISRO scientists behind Mangalyaan

PM Narendra Modi Greeting ISRO's Mars mission team

Bangalore: The countdown has begun for India’s Mars Orbiter Mission popularly known as Mangalyaan to enter the Martian orbit on September 24. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully test-fired the Mars Orbiter Mission’s main engine on Monday, which was in the sleep mode for 10 months. Mangalyaan is primarily a technological mission and it has […]

Manmohan Singh, Abdul Kalam congratulate ISRO

Manmohan Singh, Abdul Kalam congratulate ISRO

New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Former prime minister Manmohan Singh and former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Wednesday congratulated ISRO for the success of its Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM). “This event marks the culmination of a decade’s worth of hard work. It’s a glowing tribute to the ability of our scientists, and their unfailing efforts in […]

Space feat: Kerala to felicitate ISRO team

Space feat: Kerala to felicitate ISRO team

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 24 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday said the state government will honour ISRO chairman K. Radhakrishnan and his team for the unique achievement of India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM). India earlier in the day created space history by becoming the first country in the world whose Mars mission entered the planet’s […]