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ISRO To Adopt 100 Atal Tinkering Labs To Foster Science, Research

Aiming to promote research and innovation in fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and space technology, the ISRO plans to adopt 100 Atal Tinkering Labs. Initiated with NITI Aayog, the project will help in building interest towards science among grade 6-12 students. ISRO Chairman K Sivan said that project-based learning would help to develop research attitude in students at a tender age. Moreover, the program has been… read-more

Mon, 11 Jan 2021 - 07:45 PM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: ISRO, STEAM, Atal Tinkering Labs, Niti Aayog, chairman, Atal Innovation Mission

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Tapan Misra

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ISRO Scientist Tapan Mishra Bounces Twice From Being Poisoned

Sharing a Facebook post, Tapan Misra, ex-director of ISRO's Space Application Centre, Ahmedabad claimed that he escaped espionage attacks. He claims of being poisoned with deadly Arsenic Trioxode in May 2017, and with gaseous poison in July 2019. Tapan alleged a gang behind targeting scientists and institutions in the country. However, he didn’t blame any organization, the ISRO’s senior advisor also did not rule out any insider trying to gain… read-more

Wed, 06 Jan 2021 - 12:18 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: ISRO, Tapan Misra, SAC

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ISRO Satellites To Be Powered With Environment-friendly Fuels

ISRO chief K Sivan has said that upcoming satellites and rockets of the space research organisation will be powered by "non-hazardous" and environment-friendly fuel. Indian Space Research Organization is chalking out plans to use hydrogen peroxide as a fuel for its future space endeavours including 'Gaganyaan'. Besides, it is also eyeing to use electric propulsion and green fuel - LOX/Methane - to minimise the environment degradation. 

Sun, 03 Jan 2021 - 01:06 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: ISRO, eco-friendly, K Sivan, Space

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ISRO Chairman K Sivan Gets Extension Until 2022 As Secretary

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K Sivan has been granted a year extension to his term as the chairman at ISRO. Sivan took charge at ISRO on January 14, 2018 and will continue till January, 2022 as a  chairman and secretary at the department of space. Moreover, senior scientists S Somnath and Kunhikrishnan have been recommended as the Chairman of IN-SPACe, which functions under the the department of space.

Thu, 31 Dec 2020 - 12:15 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: ISRO, K Sivan, Department of Space, IN-SPACe

Courtesy: The Times of India

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ISRO Starts Training Bhutan Engineers For 2021 Satellite Launch

To assist Bhutan in developing a satellite, the ISRO began the phase-wise training for four Bhutanese engineers. While the Phase-1 will focus on theoretical and technical aspects, the final phase will aid the development of INS-2E satellite. To be launched in 2021, Bhutan will use the satellite to trace its natural resources and help in disaster management. Earlier, the tie-up was announced during PM Narendra Modi's 2019 Bhutan visit.

Mon, 28 Dec 2020 - 08:24 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: ISRO, Bhutan, Satellite, India, Space, Disaster Management

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India Launches 42nd Communication Satellite CMS-01; 2nd In Pandemic

Amidst the pandemic, the ISRO has launched India's 42nd communication satellite CMS-01 on December 17. The satellite is expected to provide services covering the Indian mainland, the Andaman-Nicobar Islands, and Lakshadweep in the Extended-C Band of the frequency. Moreover, the satellite will be the latest addition to India's series of communication satellites, following the GSAT and INSAT. Interestingly, this is the second satellite launched… read-more

Thu, 17 Dec 2020 - 04:40 PM / by Sakshi Amrutkar

Tags: ISRO, Communication Satellite, Covid-19

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File photo of a PSLV launching.

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ISRO To Launch 42nd Communication Satellite CMS-01 Into Orbit

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is set to launch its 42nd communication satellite CMS-01 on December 17. The satellite will be aiming to provide Extended-C Band frequency services extensively covering Andaman-Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands besides mainland India. As per the ISRO, the satellite aboard the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C50) will take off at 3:41 pm (IST) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.

Sat, 12 Dec 2020 - 01:06 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: ISRO, Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, Communication Satellite, Satish Dhawan Space Centre

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Human Space Mission

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ISRO Delays India's First Human Space Mission 'Gaganyaan' By 1 Year

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has postponed its first human space mission ‘Gaganyaan’ by one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the first manned-mission has been planned in December 2021, ISRO had scheduled two unmanned flights in December 2020 and July 2021. However, ISRO Chairman K.Sivan said that the launch might be rescheduled to 2021 or 2022. Moreover, he added Chandrayaan-3 project is in development.

Mon, 07 Dec 2020 - 05:00 PM / by Sakshi Amrutkar

Tags: Gaganyaan, Chandrayaan-3, Human Space Mission, ISRO, K Sivan

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

India's Venus mission

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Sweden To Get On Board India's Venus Mission "Shukrayaan"

Extending their collaboration for space exploration, Sweden has joined India for the latter's Venus orbiter mission "Shukrayaan". Under this project, Sweden will be sending its satellite named Venusian Neutrals Analyzer through India's GSLV Mk II rocket. The 2500-kg satellite will study the atmosphere and exosphere of Venus. Klas Molin, Swedish ambassador to India, stated, "The new Venus mission means that the collaboration between IRF and … read-more

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 - 08:31 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: ISRO, Sweden, Earth, Satellite

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 India to launch a deep ocean mission

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India To Dive Deeper Into Ocean For Exploring Underwater Resources

The Ministry of Earth Sciences secretary M Rajeevan said that India was likely to launch a "Deep Ocean Mission" in the next 3-4 months to explore the possibilities of underwater resources. The official informed that the required permissions were secured for the mission. With an estimated cost of over Rs 4,000 crore, the "futuristic and game-changing” mission aims to strengthen India's presence in the Indian Ocean.

Sun, 22 Nov 2020 - 07:15 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Technology, India, ISRO, Tech-Gaint

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