Kailasavadivoo Sivan: News

02 Aug 2020


Indian techie claims Chandrayaan-2 rover intact, even moved a bit

In a major surprise, a Chennai-based techie has claimed that the rover element of ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 mission survived the harrowing crash-landing on the Moon last year.

22 Jan 2020

Jitendra Singh

Gaganyaan mission: 4 selected astronauts will be trained in Russia

The four astronauts selected by ISRO for the highly-anticipated Gaganyaan mission - the project that aims to send three Indians into space in an Indian module - are heading to Russia for training.

ISRO launches GSAT-30 satellite: What it can do?

ISRO's first satellite of 2020, the GSAT-30, has been successfully launched by Arianespace, the world's first commercial launch service provider.

01 Jan 2020

Jitendra Singh

Chandrayaan-3 approved; 4 astronauts identified for Gaganyaan: ISRO chief

Indian Space Research Organization chief K Sivan on Wednesday announced that the space agency's third lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3, has been approved by the Centre.

03 Oct 2019


Soon, ISRO will take first step to build space station

India plans to have its own space station by 2030.

22 Sep 2019


#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Vikram Lander update, Google for India, OnePlus TV, more

The third week of September was a tad quiet but did witness some interesting launches, including that of Motorola's first-ever line of TVs.

21 Sep 2019


No communication with Vikram Lander, says ISRO chief

K Sivan, the Chairman of Indian Space Research Organization, has confirmed that the space agency hasn't been able to establish contact with the Vikram Lander of Chandrayaan-2.

Kumaraswamy blames PM Modi for bringing 'bad luck' to Chandrayaan-2

Former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy stoked controversy on Thursday by blaming Prime Minister Modi for bringing "bad luck" to the scientists of Indian Space Research Organization.

12 Sep 2019


Vikram Lander was 400-meters away from Moon before losing contact

As ISRO races against time to make contact with the Vikram Lander of Chandrayaan-2, a report has revealed that the robotic contraption was much closer to its destination before losing communications.

09 Sep 2019


Vikram lander is in one piece, confirms ISRO official

The Chandraayan-2 setback hasn't been able to hamper the spirit of ISRO. The scientists are going all-out to establish contact with Vikram lander, which was supposed to land smoothly on the moon.

Chandrayaan-2: Vikram lander found on moon's surface, says ISRO-chief

In a major development, ISRO Chief and Chandrayaan-2 head honcho K Sivan said on Sunday that the space organization has found Vikram lander on the surface of the moon, and that orbiter clicked its thermal image.

08 Sep 2019


ISRO will contact Chandrayaan-2's Vikram Lander for next 14 days

Hours after Chandrayaan-2 Lander went silent during descent on the Moon, K Sivan, the Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization, has said that their scientists have not given up hope on the mission.

07 Sep 2019


#Chandrayaan2: In major heartbreak, Vikram lander loses communication with ISRO

As a billion Indians waited with bated breath to witness the touchdown of Vikram lander onto the Moon, it lost contact with ISRO.

14 Aug 2019


Chandrayaan-2 leaves Earth's orbit; enters lunar trajectory, moving towards Moon

Nearly 23 days after its launch on July 22, Chandrayaan-2 left the earth's orbit at 2:21 am on Wednesday, heading towards Moon in a straight path which is 3.84 lakh km away.

24 Jul 2019

Hindu College

Meet K Sivan, the farmer's son who became ISRO Chairman

A week after the launch of Chandrayaan-2 was called-off, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) swiftly got into action mode, and successfully completed the launch this Monday.

03 Jul 2019


Five of the most famous and successful alumni of IIT-Bombay

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the country's premier engineering institutes and a dream destination for engineering aspirants.

13 Jun 2019


India plans to build its own space station: ISRO Chairman

Days after NASA said it would open the International Space Station for tourists, India has announced that it will build its own space station.

12 Jun 2019


India's second moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, will launch on July 15

After years of planning and development, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is finally ready to launch Chandrayaan-2, India's second mission to the Moon.

06 Feb 2019


GSAT-31, India's latest communication satellite, launched successfully from French Guiana

India's latest communication satellite GSAT-31 was successfully launched by European launch services provider- Arianespace's rocket from French Guiana in the early hours today.

22 Jan 2019


Soon, ISRO could start launch-on-demand service with new rocket

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is working on a small rocket, one that would be used for a launch-on-demand service.

11 Jan 2019


ISRO to send astronauts, including women, to space by 2021

On Friday, ISRO chief K Sivan said that the space agency had set a target of sending Indian astronauts, including women, to space by December 2021, as part of its ambitious human spaceflight project, the Gaganyaan mission.

23 Sep 2018


Moon mission 'Chandrayaan-2', a calculated risk: ISRO Chairman Sivan

Though Chandrayaan-2, ISRO's moon mission, is a "calculated risk" undertaken despite knowing that 50% of such launches have failed, it'll land at a spot where no country has gone before, said K Sivan, ISRO Chairman.

18 Sep 2018


ISRO plans to launch 18 missions in next six months

With the continuing success of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) missions, ISRO has decided to take it up a notch and plans to launch 18 missions in the next six months, virtually one every two weeks.

29 Aug 2018


Gaganyaan Mission: ISRO will send 3 Indians to space

A couple of weeks after PM Modi promised a manned spaceflight, ISRO chief K Sivan has come up with a roadmap.

28 Aug 2018


Work on human space mission began in 2004: ISRO chief

India's space agency ISRO began work on developing critical technologies to send humans to space way back in 2004 but the project was not on the "priority list", its chief K Sivan said today.

15 Aug 2018


ISRO chief: India can achieve manned spaceflight by 2022

Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's promise of sending an Indian to space by 2022, ISRO chairman K Sivan has said that the space agency can fulfil it.

15 Aug 2018

Narendra Modi

#IndependenceDay: Modi promises Indian will go to space by 2022

Giving his fifth Independence Day speech from Red Fort, before India goes to elections next year, PM Narendra Modi said we will send an Indian to space by 2022.

12 Aug 2018


No privatization plans, but will take private-players' help: ISRO Chairman

ISRO Chairman K Sivan has dismissed controversial allegations of him attempting to privatize ISRO.

23 Apr 2018


ISRO is working on testing orbital re-entry of reusable vehicle

Though it's currently focusing on Chandrayaan-II, readying it for an October launch, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), is also planning a major experiment as a follow-up to the successful testing of the reusable launch vehicle technology demonstrator (RLV-TD).

ISRO bracing up for busy year, 'Chandrayaan-2' among lined-up missions

ISRO Chairman K Sivan on Thursday said the space agency was bracing up for a busy year during which it has lined up several missions, including its important "Chandrayaan-2".

12 Apr 2018

ISRO Satellite Launch

With successful IRNSS-1I launch, ISRO completes India's own GPS

The ISRO successfully launched the IRNSS-1I satellite from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, this morning, thus completing its NavIC system, India's own GPS.

Possible to retrieve GSAT-6A, ISRO says after losing contact

ISRO scientists are probing why contact with the GSAT-6A was lost, but say power failure is the most likely cause.

23 Mar 2018


Chandrayaan-2 launch postponed to October: ISRO Chief

The launch of India's second lunar mission "Chandrayaan-2", slated for next month, has been postponed to October as the experts have suggested some tests, the ISRO Chairman K Sivan said.

03 Mar 2018


ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 mission to launch in October instead of April

According to media reports, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is likely to launch its second lunar mission, called Chandrayaan-2, to the moon's South Pole only in October.

20 Feb 2018


ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 mission to cost less than the movie 'Interstellar'

The Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) upcoming lunar mission, called Chandrayaan-2, to the moon's South Pole will be cheaper than the Hollywood movie Interstellar.

05 Feb 2018


ISRO's Chandrayaan-2: World's first mission to land near Moon's south-pole

ISRO is set to launch the much-anticipated Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission around April this year from Sriharikota.

22 Nov 2017


ISRO's new mini-PSLVs will take just three days to assemble

ISRO is determined to take India's status even higher in the global space program.

23 Oct 2017

ISRO Satellite Launch

After IRNSS-1H failure, ISRO to resume satellite launches with Cartosat

ISRO is gearing up for its next project: the launch of Cartosat along with 30 nano satellites of foreign countries in December.

21 Jun 2017


Mangalyaan: India's Mars Orbiter Mission completes 1000 Earth days

India's first Mars Orbiter 'Mangalyaan', launched in Nov'13, has completed 1,000 Earth days in the Martian orbit on 19 June stated ISRO.