Archive For The “Technology” Category

ISRO Plans Its First Overseas Ground Base At North Pole

Two years after China opened a ground station at the North Pole, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has drawn up plans to set up what will be its first overseas ground station in the region, primarily to augment the Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) operations that are crucial not just for civilian needs like disaster […]

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CECRI’s research draws Boeing, global players

The Central Electro-Chemical Research Institute (CECRI) at Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, one of the 38 Government-owned research laboratories under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), is getting assignments from a marquee customer — Boeing. Boeing approached CECRI four years ago after seeing a research paper by S Mohan, chief scientist. The aircraft manufacturer asked […]

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ISRO developing vehicle to launch small satellites

IT has been a steady climb up the rungs of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the low-profile Dr K Sivan, who took over from Mr A.S. Kiran Kumar as its Chairman on January 12. Dr K Sivan was earlier Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram. He first came into the limelight on […]

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ISRO opens first of its six planned incubation centres: eyes import substitution in key electronic components

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) opened the first of its six planned Technology Incubation Centres at Agartala, a strategic move aimed at leveraging the huge untapped potential of academia-industry partnerships. The space agency will allocate Rs 2 crore to build the necessary facilities for the incubation centre, to be set up at the National […]

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Indigenously developed Air-to-Air Missile Astra successfully test fired

A pre-induction trial of India’s indigenously developed beyond visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) ‘Astra’ was successfully conducted over Bay of Bengal near Chandipur in Odisha, defence sources said. The missile was fired from a fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force in the afternoon and targeted an unmanned aerial vehicle ‘Banshi’ which it successfully engaged, […]

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India will fly its first small rocket next year: ISRO Chairman

The Indian space agency expects to fly its first small rocket with a carrying capacity of about 500-700 kg sometime next year, according to a top official.  “The developmental work for our small rocket that can carry satellites weighing around 500 kg is on. The first flight of the small rocket is expected to happen […]

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India conducts successful Exo-Atmospheric Interceptor Missile test at night

India successfully conducted an interceptor missile test off the Odisha coast, achieving a major milestone in developing a two-layer Ballistic Missile Defence system, defence sources said.  The interceptor was launched from Dr Abdul Kalam Island, earlier known as Wheeler Island of the Integrated Test Range (ITR), at about 8.05 pm, the sources said.  This Prithvi […]

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Smaller anti-tank missile to follow Nag’s success

For a country that has developed intercontinental ballistic missiles, the failure to develop a 4 km range missile to destroy battle tanks is a conundrum.  Last year, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) completed the development of the Nag, the last of its Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) missiles that began in 1983. […]

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India :- Building Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft

India’s effectiveness as a major power and a rising great power depends greatly on its ability to project deterrence and influence from its military power. Modern military capability is critically dependent on the nation’s aerospace capability, which is demonstrated through the nation’s ability to design, develop and manufacture its own fighter aircraft, with most of […]

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India seeks Russia’s help for Gaganyaan mission to put man in space by 2022

India has sought cooperation from Russia in specific areas of its manned space programme — life-support systems, crew modules and training of astronauts — to fulfil its mission of putting an Indian in space by 2022, according to officials familiar with the development. India plans to complete Gaganyaan, the country’s first manned space mission, in […]

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