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GSLV MkIII-M1 Successfully Launches Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft

India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV MkIII-M1, successfully launched the 3840 kg Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft into an earth orbit today (July 22, 2019). The spacecraft is now revolving round the earth with a perigee (nearest point to Earth) of 169.7 km and an apogee (farthest point to Earth) of 45,475 km.  Today’s flight marks the first operational flight […]

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First Meeting of Gaganyaan National Advisory Council

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Chandrayaan-2: ISRO gears up for ‘most complex’ moon mission on July 15

India’s second sojourn to the moon, Chandrayaan-2, would be launched on July 15, Indian Space Research Organisation announced, as it is all set for the most complex mission ever undertaken by it.  Under the nearly Rs 1,000 crore mission, the landing on the moon near the South Pole would be on September 6 or 7 […]

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