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ISRO Calls off Chandrayaan-2 Launch After Technical Snag, Next Date Soon

With the countdown clock freezing minutes before 2 am, the launch of Chandrayaan-2, India’s second mission to moon, was called off 56 minutes before the scheduled time early Monday morning. The GSLV Mark III carrying the orbiter, lander, and rover was to take off at

Why ISRO’s Chandrayaan-2 Mission to Moon is Full of Challenges: A Detailed Look

As the launch date for India’s second Moon mission nears, the journey of Chandrayaan 2 has already started as its journey from ISRO’s satellite centre in Bengaluru and will be moving towards India’s rocket port situated at Sriharikota. The lift-off is slated for 2:51 AM

10 Things You Should Know About Chandrayaan-2

Chandrayaan 2, India’s second moon-mission, will be launched on 14th Jully 2019. It is expected to land on the Moon on September 6. The total mass of the mission is 3.8 tonnes and has cost Rs 978 crore. Here are 10 most important facts on

Meet The Rocket Women Who Will Again Take India to The Moon

Breaking gender stereotypes, women in the last decade have taken up leadership roles in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. Rocket science, for one, has traditionally been a male stronghold. Women, who contributed to the space progamme of India, were hardly seen or

Months After Balakot Strike, India’s PSLV Rocket Successfully Lifts-Off With Radar Imaging Satellite RISAT-2B

India launched a new “spy satellite” capable of keeping a lookout from space even in cloudy conditions, leaving no room for doubt the next time its armed forces conduct an operation such as the Balakot air strike earlier this year. The Indian Space Research Organisation

India’s 2nd Moon Mission to Be Cheaper than Half of Avengers Endgame’s Budget

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has started to offer details about its most ambitious space mission to date, Chandrayaan 2, in bits and pieces, indicating that the agency is known for cost-effective launches among satellite-makers and may not delay the second lunar mission any

ISRO to Launch Satellite RISAT On May 22

  The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Saturday said the PSLV-C46, on its 48th mission, would launch radar-imaging earth observation satellite RISAT on May 22.The launch, subject to weather conditions, would take place from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, a press release

IAF Fighter Pilots to be main Astronauts for India’s First Manned Space Mission Gaganyaan

  Two or three fighter pilots of the Indian Air Force (AIF) would be the main astronauts for India’s first manned space flight mission, Gaganyaan, director general armed forces medical service (DG-AFMS) Lieutenant General Bipin Puri said here on Saturday.The space mission is likely to

ISRO Postpones Chandrayaan-2 To July After Israel’s Failed Moon Mission

Wary of failure after Israel’s unsuccessful attempt to land on Moon, Chandrayaan-2 has been further postponed to July, an ISRO official said. There were also reports of the Moon Mission’s lander facing minor damage, but the official did not comment on it. “We saw Israel’s

China Can Strike India’s Satellite System Despite ASAT Test: Report

Article Written by Ajai Shukla for Business Standard An analysis of India’s March 27 anti-satellite (ASAT) test concludes that it was directed squarely at China, but would not deter Beijing from interfering with, or damaging, India’s satellite network in wartime. The report by Ashley Tellis,

Isro’s Chandrayaan-2 Mission On Hold After Moon Lander Vikram Damaged During Tests

The Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) second mission to the moon, Chandrayaan-2, has been put on hold yet again. This time, the setback comes from a mishap with the moon lander, which sustained damage during preliminary tests ahead of the original plan to launch in

ISRO Gives IAF Task To Train 10 Astronauts For Gaganyaan

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has finally tasked the Indian Air Force for selection and training of 10 crew members for the country’s first human spaceflight programme or Gaganyaan. Talking to TOI, Isro chairman K Sivan said, “We have fixed all criteria and requirements for

ISRO Sets up Human Space Flight Centre in Bengaluru for Manned Mission Programme

Gearing up for its maiden manned space mission ‘Gaganyaan’, ISRO unveiled its Human Space Flight Centre in Bengaluru on Wednesday, 30 January. The space agency is gearing up for the human space flight programme by 2021-end, that is likely to include a woman astronaut. Gaganyaan

ISRO’s New Year Resolution : To Launch 14 Rockets From Sriharikota

As many as 14 rockets will lift off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota this year, as the Indian Space Research Organisation gears up to launch 32 missions. These rockets will include GSLV Mk III for Chandrayaan-2, which will be the 25th mission from

Another Success For ISRO: Brazil’s Amazonia-1 Satellite To Be Launched On Board PSLV In 2020

After the recent successful launch of a Colombian satellite by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) along with other countries onboard PSLV-C43, another South American country Brazil is getting ready for launching its satellite in 2020. Confirming this to FE Online, a representative of the Brazilian

In a First, ISRO Will Make Dead Rocket stage ‘Alive’ In Space For Experiments

Can a dead rocket in space be anything but debris? Isro believes it might actually be useful. Feted for its frugality and tech savvy, the Indian Space Research Organisation is working on a new technology where it will use the last stage of the PSLV

ISRO Successfully Puts HysIS, 30 Foreign Sats In Orbit

Space agency ISRO’s trusted workhorse rocket PSLV-C43 blasted off from here Thursday carrying India’s earth observation satellite HysIS along with 30 satellites from eight countries. The 28-hour countdown for the launch began at 5.58 AM on Wednesday and the rocket blasted off at 9.58 am

In Less Than Two Weeks, Isro Gears Up For Another Launch, Know About Hysis Satellite

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to launch an observation satellite of earth and 30 other small satellites from eight countries on November 29, 2018. The mission is expected to complete in 112 minutes. The satellite is known as Hyper Spectral Imaging Satellite (HysIS).

SpaceX To Launch 1st Satellite For India On Tuesday

It will be a new chapter in Indian space history at 12.02am (IST) on Tuesday when SpaceX will launch the first satellite from India, ExseedSat-1. The one-kg satellite, developed in Mumbai and integrated in Hyderabad, will be launched on board SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. The

ISRO To Launch More Satellites For Climate Studies, Disaster Management In Next 2 Years

  ISRO is geared up to launch 15 Satellites in the next two years for Climate studies, disaster management and Ocean studies. Inaugurating a media workshop on “Climate Change and Kerala” organised by Press Information Bureau and Kesari Memorial Journalists’ Trust here, VSSC Director Somanath

Rocket Woman: How To Cook Curry And Get a Spacecraft Into Mars Orbit

Can you guide a spacecraft into orbit around Mars and cook for eight people morning and night? Yes, if you get up at 5am, and your name is BP Dakshayani. Here the former head of flight dynamics and space navigation for the Indian space agency

SpaceX Or ISRO, Who’s Winning The Race To Space?

Hello Defence Lovers, India’s premier space agency Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has built a reputation for launching rockets into space at very convenient prices. The consequent effect? A lot of customers from around the world have come flocking to avail India’s economical rocket-launching services and this

Why GSAT-6A Mission Crucial For The Armed Forces?

Hello Defence Lovers, When GSLV Mk-II successfully placed GSAT-6A communication satellite in to orbit on today, it gave Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Indian Armed Forces a shot in the arm. ISRO will be testing certain critical systems that may eventually go into the

ISRO All Set To Create A New Record By Launching 104 Satellites

Hello Defence Lovers, The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is all set to create history by launching a record 104 satellites from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, on Wednesday. PSLV-C37/Cartosat-2 Series Satellite Mission is scheduled to be launched on February 15, 2017