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World’s largest solar telescope planned near Ladakh’s Pangong lake


PTI India is expected to start building the world’s largest solar telescope on the icy heights of Ladakh to study the sun’s atmosphere and understand the formation of sun-spots and their decay process. The Rs 300-crore project is expected to come up at either Hanle or Merak, which is very near to the Ladakh’s Pangong [...]

India’s Mars Mission Set to Take-off in November


IBTimes Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) official has said that the Country’s first ever Mars mission is expected to take-off in November this year. If the mars mission is successfully launched, India will join the elite club of five countries comprising of the U.S., Russia, Europe, Japan and China. India’s mars mission project christened as [...]

Mars mission scaled down, will have less experimental payload


PTI India’s bid to explore Mars will be a scaled down affair with the space agency flying experimental payload of less than 15 kg as against 25kg planned originally. The Mars Orbiter Mission, expected to be launched in mid-October this year, will carry five experimental payloads with a total weight of 14.49 kg. The Methane [...]

GISAT set for 2016-17 launch: ISRO chairman


TNN/TOI In an exclusive interview to TOI, ISRO chairman K Radhakrishnan speaks about the increasing number of commercial launches by the space agency, entrusting private players with the task of building rockets and satellites and on the formation of a consortium to build PSLV for 21 consecutive launches by 2017. How does increasing the number [...]

ISRO planning 10 space missions in 2013


IANS The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to accomplish 10 space missions in the next one year, parliament was informed Wednesday. Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office V. Narayanasamy told the Lok Sabha that eight of these are planned by September 2013 and the remaining two by 2013-end. The missions are [...]

Indian rocket successfully launches Risat-1 satellite


IANS On an early Thursday morning, an Indian rocket successfully launched into orbit a microwave Radar Imaging Satellite (Risat-1) from the spaceport here in Andhra Pradesh, around 80 km from Chennai. The indigenous Risat-1, with a life span of five years, would be used for disaster prediction and agriculture forestry and the high resolution pictures [...]

ISRO getting ready for climate research satellite Megha-Tropiques launch


Economictimes Indian Space Research Organisation has set in motion preparations for launch of Megha-Tropiques, an advanced weather and climate research satellite, on board PSLV from Sriharikota spaceport next month-end. “Preparations are underway for launch of the satellite in September end”, sources in the Bangalore-headquartered space agency told PTI today. ISRO and French National Space Centre [...]

ISRO to flight test indigenous cryogenic state next June


PTI Indian Space Research Organisation will flight test its indigenously developed cryogenic engine onboard a Geo-Synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle by mid-2012. “Our target is to launch the GSLV (D5) by June 2012 with indigenously developed cryogenic engine. Currently, a series of ground testing are on,” ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishnan told reporters here. Speaking after the [...]

India to join International Space Station


© NDTV The ISRO has said that India has finally been invited to partner in the gigantic global effort – the International Space Station (ISS). In an exclusive interview to NDTV’s Pallava Bagla, ISRO Chairman Dr K Radhakrishnan confirmed that India would initially be contributing instruments but, as of now, there were no plans to [...]

PSLV-C17 to launch GSAT-12 on July 15


PTI Preparations are in full swing for the July 15 launch of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C17) carrying India’s communication satellite GSAT-12. GSAT-12 with a mass of 1410 kg at lift-off, has 12 Extended C-band transponders, the Indian Space Research Organisation said in a statement. PSLV-C17 would inject GSAT-12 into an elliptical Transfer Orbit [...]

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