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Mission Gaganyaan: India's first mission to send humans to space runs into trouble
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Mission Gaganyaan: India's first mission to send humans to space runs into trouble

Mission Gaganyaan aims to take a crew of three astronauts to an orbit 400 km above the Earth's surface. The project was conceived in 2007. It was formally started in 2018 and Rs 10,000 crore was allocated for it

India’s first private space launchpad, Agnikul, is set to give the aerospace industry a major boost
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India’s first private space launchpad, Agnikul, is set to give the aerospace industry a major boost

The Agnikul launchpad (ALP) and the Agnikul mission control centre (AMCC) are the two parts of the privately built launch facility and has been built inside ISRO’s campus at Sriharikota.

ISRO achieves another breakthrough, launches Oceansat-3, 8 other satellites into orbit
India

ISRO achieves another breakthrough, launches Oceansat-3, 8 other satellites into orbit

ISRO launched the PSLV C54/EOS06, also known as Oceansat-3, with a PSLV-XL rocket. Along with the OceanSat-3, 8 nano satellites were also launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh

Rocket Boys: The team behind Vikram-S, India’s first private rocket
India

Rocket Boys: The team behind Vikram-S, India’s first private rocket

India launched its first privately made rocket, Vikram-S. And this was possible because of two men who dared to dream. Now in their early 30s, Pawan Kumar Chandana and Naga Bharath Daka quit ISRO and started Skyroot Aerospace, the start-up which developed the suborbital vehicle

New ‘Prarambh’: The successful launch of Vikram-S, India’s first private rocket, and its significance
India

New ‘Prarambh’: The successful launch of Vikram-S, India’s first private rocket, and its significance

Hyderabad-based Skyroot Aerospace launched India’s first privately made rocket, Vikram-S on a suborbital flight, from ISRO’s Sriharikota launchpad amid cheers and applause. The 'Prarambh' mission breaks the years-long monopoly of ISRO and paves way for more companies to join the space sector

Vikram-S to be launched between 12 and 16 November: Why India’s first private rocket mission is a big deal
Explainers

Vikram-S to be launched between 12 and 16 November: Why India’s first private rocket mission is a big deal

Skyroot Aerospace will launch Vikram-S, India’s first privately developed rocket, into space as part of its ‘Prarambh’ mission. The launch is significant as rockets in the country so far have been the domain of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

Landmark day for India's space programme, says Home Minister Amit Shah on successful launch of broadband satellites
India

Landmark day for India's space programme, says Home Minister Amit Shah on successful launch of broadband satellites

The Home Minister said that India stepped into a new era of self-reliance with the successful launch of its heaviest rocket LVM3

Countdown for launch of 36 satellites on ISRO's heaviest rocket LVM3 begins tonight
India

Countdown for launch of 36 satellites on ISRO's heaviest rocket LVM3 begins tonight

The launch of 'LVM3 - M2/OneWeb India-1 Mission' is scheduled at 0007 hours IST on October 23 (midnight of October 22). OneWeb is a private satellite communications company

Chandrayaan-2 finds abundance of sodium on moon for first time: ISRO
India

Chandrayaan-2 finds abundance of sodium on moon for first time: ISRO

An interesting aspect that widens the interest in this alkali element is its presence in the wispy atmosphere of the moon, a region so thin that the atoms there rarely meet

Mission Mangal: A look back at Mars Orbiter craft's laurels as it reaches end of life
India

Mission Mangal: A look back at Mars Orbiter craft's laurels as it reaches end of life

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) confirmed Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) or Mangalyaan has ‘attained its end of life’. Launched on 5 November 2013, Mangalyaan was India’s first interplanetary mission. Built for a six-month mission, it lasted for eight years

Mission Mangalyaan comes to an end; Mars Orbiter craft non-recoverable, says ISRO
India

Mission Mangalyaan comes to an end; Mars Orbiter craft non-recoverable, says ISRO

The Mars orbiter craft lost communication with the ground station after a long eclipse in April 2022, which caused propellant exhaustion. The craft, without the fuel, couldn't achieve the desired height for sustainable power generation

With low fuel and battery drained beyond safety level, Mission Mangalyan may be nearing its end
India

With low fuel and battery drained beyond safety level, Mission Mangalyan may be nearing its end

Sources at the ISRO say that the satellite battery is designed to handle an eclipse duration of only about one hour and 40 minutes, but a recent over-seven hours eclipse exhausted all the fuel on board

Indian space sector has potential to touch 8% of global space economy
India

Indian space sector has potential to touch 8% of global space economy

The new space policy, which India is expected to unveil soon, will promote and facilitate the private sector playing a key role in the space sector, Pawan Kumar Goenka, chairman of the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre

ISRO demonstrates new technology, can be used for Mars, Venus landing; make space habitat for human space flight mission
India

ISRO demonstrates new technology, can be used for Mars, Venus landing; make space habitat for human space flight mission

The new technology with Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator (IAD) was test flown in a 'Rohini' sounding rocket from Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station (TERLS)

Out of this World! All you need to know about Yaanam, world's first science documentary in Sanskrit
India

Out of this World! All you need to know about Yaanam, world's first science documentary in Sanskrit

The 44-minute-long Sanskrit documentary, based on the autobiography of ISRO’s former Chairman Dr K Radhakrishnan, revolves around the success of India's Mangalyaan mission. The documentary, directed by national award winning director Vinod Mankara, premiered on 21 August in Chennai

Boeing 787 aircraft exempted from GAGAN augmentation system compliance till 2025: Ministry of Civil Aviation
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Boeing 787 aircraft exempted from GAGAN augmentation system compliance till 2025: Ministry of Civil Aviation

GAGAN provides lateral and vertical guidance as an aircraft approaches the runway for landing. It provide GPS signal corrections, giving better position accuracy

How Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Toulouse rejuvenated Indo-French space alliance
India

How Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Toulouse rejuvenated Indo-French space alliance

French scientists viewed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit as a sign of high respect for the space science industry and as assurance that the Indo-French collaboration in space sciences can advance ambitious programmes

Space Jam: What is SPARK, ISRO's new virtual museum?
Exclusives

Space Jam: What is SPARK, ISRO's new virtual museum?

SPARK is ISRO's virtual space park that offers visitors with a 360-degree immersive experience. The one-of-its-kind museum allows users to navigate through the impressive landscape and visit satellite galleries, launch vehicle galleries as well as read about India's pioneers in space research

Some good news: How Chandrayaan-2 brings cheer after ISRO's SSLV failure
India

Some good news: How Chandrayaan-2 brings cheer after ISRO's SSLV failure

On the heels of the heartbreaking news of the SSLV failure came a sliver of hope as ISRO’s Chandrayaan-2 delivered a scientific discovery. It has found that there is a plasma density in the moon’s ionosphere, which opens new possibilities in understanding the lunar dark side environment

WATCH: ISRO's maiden SSLV mission carrying student satellite AzaadiSAT suffers 'data loss' in terminal stage
India

WATCH: ISRO's maiden SSLV mission carrying student satellite AzaadiSAT suffers 'data loss' in terminal stage

ISRO' small-lift launch vehicle SSLV-D1 carrying earth observation satellite EOS-02 and student satellite AzaadiSAT - lifted off from Sri Harikota in Andhra Pradesh