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.

28 Feb 2020


Sorry Xiaomi, this Realme phone already offers ISRO's 'NavIC' tech

A few days ago, Xiaomi India MD Manu Kumar Jain announced that an upcoming phone under the company's Redmi sub-brand will use ISRO's own NavIC navigation system.

22 Jan 2020


Meet Vyommitra, the robot that will go on Gaganyaan mission

In a matter of months, ISRO plans to conduct the first flight scheduled for its 'Gaganyaan' mission - the effort to send Indians into space.

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

Narendra Modi

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.

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.

16 Sep 2019

Delhi High Court

In letter to 'jailed' father Chidambaram, Karti mocks PM Modi

Karti Chidambaram, in a two-page letter addressed to his father and former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on the latter's 74th birthday, criticized the current government.

13 Sep 2019


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


Meet the team of ISRO scientists behind the Chandrayaan-2 mission

India's historic attempt to make a soft landing on the moon's unexplored south pole remained unsuccessful as ISRO lost contact with the Chandrayaan-2 Vikram lander.

07 Sep 2019


Amid Chandrayaan heartbreak, remembering what Dr. Kalam said about failures

From enthusiasm to somber, India, and more importantly, the scientists at ISRO, went through a lot last night.

07 Sep 2019


After Chandrayaan-2 goes off-script, Modi consoles emotional ISRO chief

India stayed up last night to witness history being scripted as Chandrayaan-2 mission neared climax.

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


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.

12 Jun 2019

Indian Air Force

Gaganyaan space mission: IAF to select 'vyomanauts' within 2 months

In a couple of months, the Indian Air Force will select 10 potential candidates for the country's first-ever manned space mission - the Gaganyaan.

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.

19 Dec 2018


ISRO launches "Angry Bird" satellite to boost defense communication capabilities

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully launched the GSAT-7A military communications satellite to boost the defense forces' communication capabilities, particularly the Indian Air Force.

05 Dec 2018

Space News

ISRO's heaviest, 'most powerful' satellite launched, will increase internet speed

Less than a week after ISRO launched the HysIS satellite, ISRO's heaviest satellite, the GSAT-11, has been put into orbit.

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.

17 Sep 2018

ISRO Satellite Launch

Two UK satellites successfully launched by ISRO

On Monday, ISRO's PSLV-C42 blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota and injected two UK satellites into a "very precise orbit" 583km above Earth.

07 Sep 2018


Is the Gaganyaan mission a politically motivated vanity project?

On August 15, PM Narendra Modi announced, to the world's surprise and, ironically, to ISRO's surprise, that India would send its astronauts to space by 2022.

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.

13 Aug 2018


ISRO plans to launch its TV channel for Indian kids

In a bid to promote a scientific mindset and temper among young Indians, ISRO is set to launch its own TV channel.