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Second unmanned mission: July 9-16 is Chandrayaan-2 launch window

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch the country’s second unmanned mission to the moon, the indigenously developed Chandrayaan-2, between July 9 and July 16 2019 this year on board a powerful Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV)-Mark III rocket from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, 80 km north of Chennai. The Rs 800 crore […]

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Chandrayaan-2 Will Land On Moon On Sept 6 As ISRO Hopes To Make India Only 4th Country To Do So

India is likely to have a date with history and destiny on September 6 2019, when Chandrayaan-2 will land on Moon. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said it’s mulling to launch Chandrayaan-2, India second lunar mission between 9 and 16th of July. The sources, however, hinted that a lot of work is still pending […]

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India’s first solar mission in 2020: ISRO chairman

Kanyakumari: India’s first mission to study the sun, Aditya-L1, will be launched in the first half of next year, chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Dr K Sivan told reporters at Sarakkalvilai in Kanyakumari district. “There are still a lot of things that are to be learnt about the sun,” Sivan said. According to […]

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Young Scientist Programme (Yuvika-2019) Inaugurated

Dr K Sivan, Chairman, ISRO inaugurated the Young Scientist Programme (Yuvika-2019) through video mode from ISRO Headquarters, Bengaluru on May 13, 2019. A total of 110 students representing every State and Union Territory of India are participating in this programme. The participating students will attend the two weeks residential training programme at four centres/units of […]

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India Successfully Launches Earth Observation Satellite

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C46) successfully launched its RISAT-2B Earth Observation (EO) satellite from Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC). PSLV-C46 lifted-off at 5:30 IST from the First Launch Pad and injected RISAT-2B into a orbit of 556 kilometers (km), about 15 minutes and 25 seconds after lift-off. After separation, solar arrays of RISAT-2B were deployed […]

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Largest liquid Hydrogen storage tank flagged off

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Secretary, DOS & Chairman, Dr. K Sivan, flagged off the shipment of India’s largest liquid Hydrogen storage tank at VRV Asia Pacific production plant at Sri City in Chittoor district. Addressing the gathering, Dr. Sivan congratulated the VRV and other teams for indigenously realising such an advanced version of the […]

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India’s largest ever ‘eye in the sky’ will take on its neighbours

India is upgraded its spy satellite system by launched another ‘eye in the sky’ on May 22. The South Asian country’s new addition will be able to pierce through clouds, and capture ‘the real picture’ of its borders, amidst intensifying geopolitical tensions. The Radar Satellite (RISAT) 2BR1 is the latest addition to the RISAT series […]

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Indian Navy’s ‘INS Vela’ of Project 75 Submarine Launched

Indian Navy’s fourth stealth Scorpene class Submarine Vela of Project 75 was launched at the Kanhoji Angre Wet Basin of Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) here. Post the launch, the submarine is set to commence sea trials. The submarines are being built at Mazagon Dock Limited, with the main collaborator being M/s Naval group, France. The […]

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Indian Air Force plans to buy advanced ‘bunker buster’ version of Spice-2000 bombs

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is planning to buy an advanced version of the Spice-2000 bomb, which can be used to reduce enemy buildings and bunkers to rubbles in no time. It is to be noted that Spice-2000 bomb was used by IAF’s Mirage-2000 fighter jets in the airstrikes on Jaish-e-Mohammad terror camp at Balakot […]

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Hyper-sonic BrahMos 2 is becoming a distant dream for Indian Armed forces?

Russian-Indian joint venture Brahmos Aerospace was supposed to work on the development of hypersonic BrahMos 2 cruise missile which was later renamed as BrahMos 2K, K standing in memory for Kalam but the program development which has been in talks from 2011 onwards is yet to see the light of the day, makes many wonder, […]

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