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India to design, build reusable rocket for global market, says ISRO Chairman S Somanath
India

India to design, build reusable rocket for global market, says ISRO Chairman S Somanath

India have to bring it down to USD 5,000 or even USD 1,000 per kg. Only way to do that is to make the rocket reusable. Today in India we don't have reusable technology yet in launch vehicles (rockets), the Chairman said

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

Cabinet approves transfer of 10 in-orbit communication satellites to NSIL
India

Cabinet approves transfer of 10 in-orbit communication satellites to NSIL

The Union Cabinet has also approved increasing the authorised share capital of NSIL from Rs 1,000 crore to Rs 7,500 crore

ISRO and Bhutan's Dept of telecom signs contract to jointly develop a small satellite
India

ISRO and Bhutan's Dept of telecom signs contract to jointly develop a small satellite

Kamboj said the joint development was envisioned during the state visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Thimphu in 2019.

What Space Activities Bill will mean for private players in space domain in India
India

What Space Activities Bill will mean for private players in space domain in India

The Space Activities Bill will help create an ecosystem to encourage more private participation in the indigenous production of space technologies, services and devices

ISRO plans to gradually offload most activities via NSIL, INSPACe to industry, focus on advanced research
India

ISRO plans to gradually offload most activities via NSIL, INSPACe to industry, focus on advanced research

The space agency plans to share its technologies and give private players access to ISRO facilities in the coming years.

Union Budget 2021: DoS granted funds for ISRO's Chandrayaan 3, Gaganyaan launch, deep ocean mission
India

Union Budget 2021: DoS granted funds for ISRO's Chandrayaan 3, Gaganyaan launch, deep ocean mission

FM says four Indians are in Russia undergoing astronaut training as part of the joint partnership between ISRO and Roscosmos.

Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) 2019: BJP's man in J&K retains all berths from previous term, including Development of North East Region
Politics

Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) 2019: BJP's man in J&K retains all berths from previous term, including Development of North East Region

Jitendra Singh took charge on Friday as the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Minister of State for Prime Minister's Office, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy, and Department of Space, on Friday

Govt to form inter-ministerial panel to roll out in-flight mobile services by March, but high charges may act as spoilers
India

Govt to form inter-ministerial panel to roll out in-flight mobile services by March, but high charges may act as spoilers

The government has decided to form an inter-ministerial panel to roll out in-flight and maritime mobile services within three months, official sources said

ISRO, telecom ministry in talks to set up new network of communications satellites
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ISRO, telecom ministry in talks to set up new network of communications satellites

ISRO's GSATs, located 36,000 kms away, cause a time-lag between transmission & reception of signals.

Department of Space to continue with more satellites as it plans to deliver five more in the next fiscal year
India

Department of Space to continue with more satellites as it plans to deliver five more in the next fiscal year

The space department has been tasked to deliver three earth observation space crafts ready for launch; four Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) flights.

Satellite services may be used for broadband connections under Bharat Net Phase II: Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha
News & Analysis

Satellite services may be used for broadband connections under Bharat Net Phase II: Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha

Realising the importance of satcom the government has included it in the second phase of the national broadband network project Bharat Net.

India to launch 25 foreign satellites from 7 countries, including the US
India

India to launch 25 foreign satellites from 7 countries, including the US

India will launch 25 foreign satellites belonging to seven countries, with the USA topping the list in 2016-17, Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.

PAC to take up CAG report on Devas-Antrix deal
India

PAC to take up CAG report on Devas-Antrix deal

The CAG had come down heavily on the Department of Space, particularly on its former Secretary G Madhavan Nair, in the Antrix-Devas deal alleging numerous rules and policies were violated and facts concealed to favour a private company.

Antrix-Devas deal: CAG castigates Department Of Space
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Antrix-Devas deal: CAG castigates Department Of Space

The CAG has come down heavily on the Department of Space, particularly on its former Secretary G Madhavan Nair, in the controversial Antrix-Devas deal alleging numerous rules and policies were violated and facts concealed to favour a private company.

PM hails RISAT-1 launch as 'important milestone' for India
India

PM hails RISAT-1 launch as 'important milestone' for India

The Prime Minister congratulated the ISRO scientists for displaying mastery of the complex launch vehicle technology.

DoS refuses to tell Nair why action was taken against him
India

DoS refuses to tell Nair why action was taken against him

The Department of Space has refused to share details based on which punitive action was taken against former space agency chief G Madhavan Nair and three other retired ISRO scientists.

Did anybody benefit from dropping the Antrix-Devas deal?
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Did anybody benefit from dropping the Antrix-Devas deal?

The two simple questions that the discredited space scientist G Madhavan Nair has asked need clear and specific answers.