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India, France Working On Third Joint Space Mission: ISRO Chairman 

ISRO Chairman K Sivan on March 19 stated India and France are working on their third joint space mission. Terming France as “the biggest partner of India in space," Sivan said that many French companies were keen to benefit from the Centre’s space reforms. Besides ISRO and French space agency CNES’ earth observation satellite mission and thermal imaging satellite TRISHNA, the countries are working on India’s OCEANSAT-3 and regional navigation… read-more

Sat, 20 Mar 2021 - 05:56 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: ISRO, Space, K Sivan, France, CNES, NavIC, OCEANSAT-3

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ISRO Chief K Sivan Says Chandrayaan-3 Mission Postponed To 2022

ISRO Chief K Sivan has confirmed that launch of mission Chandrayaan-3 has been postponed from late 2021 to 2022. About the mission, Sivan said Chandrayaan-3 will use the same orbiter which was launched with Chandrayaan-2 because of the identical configuration. ISRO, with Chandrayaan-3, will follow its aim of exploring the unchartered territory of Moon's South Pole. The ISRO Chief added that the agency is also working on unmanned mission '… read-more

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 - 10:10 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: ISRO, Chandrayaan-2, Chandrayaan-3, moon, K Sivan

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ISRO Rejects Nepotism Claims, Says Recruitment Followed Due Process

ISRO's Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre in Thiruvananthapuram's Valiamala has reiterated that appointment of its chairman K Sivan's son Sidharth S was done through due process. Earlier on February 13, the Central Vigilance Commission received a complaint over alleged irregularities and nepotism in Sidharth's hiring process. However, without mentioning Sidharth's name, LPSC has assured that the recruitment process complied with all necessary… read-more

Mon, 15 Feb 2021 - 11:40 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: ISRO, Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre, K Sivan, Sidharth S, Nepotism

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ISRO Lends Its Testing Facility To Pvt Players First Time In 50 Years

Opening its facilities to private players for the first time, ISRO has allowed Tamil Nadu-based Space Kidz India and Bengaluru’s Syzygy Space Technologie to test their satellites. The firms will conduct tests at Sriharikota spaceport and Thiruvananthapuram rocket centre. Moreover, ISRO is also assisting a collaborative academia project, UNITYsat. Reportedly, the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre is reviewing 26 other… read-more

Fri, 12 Feb 2021 - 11:10 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: ISRO, K Sivan, Agnikul Cosmos, Skyroot Aerospace, Space Kidz India, Syzygy Space Technologies

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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

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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

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Agnikul Signs Deal With ISRO For Accesing Facilities, Expertise

To encourage private players in the space sector, a non-disclosure agreement has been signed between Agnikul Cosmos Pvt Ltd and the ISRO on December 3. Reports suggest that the contract would provide the Chennai-based rocket company with all necessary access to ISRO's facilities and technical expertise for future projects. Agnikul is a start-up located within the campus of IIT Madras. Interestingly, this is the first agreement signed after… read-more

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 - 03:31 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Indian Space Research Organisation, Agnikul Cosmos, Chennai, K Sivan

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ISRO Chairman Addresses New Space Reforms Over Webinar

ISRO Chairman and Secretary, K Sivan, addressed the space sector reforms through a webinar on "Unlocking of India's Potential in Space Sector" on August 20. Sivan said that "the reforms are not aimed at privatising ISRO". He further stated that the draft is almost finalized regarding the proposed space activity bill and will soon be sent for the approval of Union Cabinet (UC).

Fri, 21 Aug 2020 - 10:13 AM / by Shivam Chandrashekhar Kulkarni

Tags: ISRO, K Sivan, Space

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