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First Meeting of Gaganyaan National Advisory Council

By | August 5, 2019

Today, June 8, 2019, the first meeting of Gaganyaan National Advisory Council was held at ISRO Headquarters, Bengaluru chaired by Dr. K Sivan, Secretary, Department of Space. The meeting was attended by Dr K Kasturirangan, Honorary Distinguished Advisor, ISRO, Prof K VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Advisor to Government of India,Dr B N Suresh, Honorary Distinguished Professor, […]

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HAL Spearheads Efforts to Boost Private Participation in ALH Civil Manufacturing

By | August 5, 2019

HAL organized a workshop of Indian private players to boost manufacturing of upgraded ALH Dhruv (Civil version) under ToT. The workshop was chaired by Dr Ajay Kumar, Secretary, Defence Production in the presence of Mr. R. Madhavan, CMD, HAL here today. HAL is the Design Authority and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of ALH-Dhruv. The upgraded […]

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IndSpaceEx: Tri-Services To Hold First Of Its Kind Two-Day Simulated Space Warfare Exercise From Tomorrow

By | August 5, 2019

After the Anti-Satellite (A-SAT) test in March 2019, India will now hold a first-of-its-kind two-day space warfare exercise beginning tomorrow, The New Indian Express has reported. The simulated exercise, named ‘IndSpaceEx’ will be conducted at the Integrated Defence Headquarters (IDH) in New Delhi with experts from the three services – Army, Air Force and Navy along with DRDO […]

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ISRO ties up with Russian agency to select, train Indian astronauts

By | August 5, 2019

Almost two months after Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Indian Air Force (IAF) signed an agreement to select and train the crew of India’s maiden manned space mission, Gaganyaan-1, the country’s premier space agency has signed a contract with Russia’s Glavkosmos for selection support, medical examination and space training of Indian astronauts. The […]

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ISRO looks for a name to stamp on lunar surface after Chandrayaan-2 mission lands on Moon

By | August 5, 2019

India’s Moon mission Chandrayaan-2 was quite a feat. However, it was a disappointment when India’s Moon mission to the unexplored south polar region of Earth’s natural satellite was called off due to a technical snag. Chandrayaan-2 was supposed to launch early morning on July 15 2019, but a technical glitch forced the Indian Space Research […]

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Chandrayaan-2 to enter moon’s orbit by Aug 20, a week earlier than planned

By | August 5, 2019

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has said that the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft is scheduled to reach the moon’s orbit by August 20, 2019. The GSLV MKIII M1 rocket successfully placed the Chandrayaan–2 spacecraft into a highly elliptical orbit of 170 x 45475 km on July 22, 2019. The first earth-bound orbit raising manoeuvre for the Chandrayaan-2 […]

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And the CSIR award goes to… its chief

By | August 5, 2019

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has given away one of its prestigious awards to its former director general a month after his retirement, triggering murmurs of protests within the CSIR family. Scientists described it as a probable case of ‘conflict of interest’ that needs to be probed. In 2018, the council presented […]

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PMKVY to launch skills programmes on aerospace, agriculture

By | August 5, 2019

The Skill Development Ministry will launch training programmes on two new sectors – aerospace engineering and smart agriculture – on July 15, to coincide with the World Youth Skills Day. With the modernisation of the air force and the growth in the aviation sector, there is an increased need for trained workers in the sector. […]

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First prototype of Brahmos-NG to be ready by 2024

By | August 5, 2019

The first prototype of the Brahmos-NG, a lighter sleeker variant of the Indo-Russian cruise missile, will be fielded in 2024. A top official of the Brahmos Aerospace, the Indo-Russian joint venture company which manufactures the missile, told India Today TV that the missile was currently under development between NPO Mashinostroyeniya and Defence Research and Development […]

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