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

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.

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

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.

Meet Vyommitra, the robot that will go on Gaganyaan mission

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.

Gaganyaan mission: 4 selected astronauts will be trained in Russia

22 Jan 2020

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?

17 Jan 2020

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.

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

01 Jan 2020

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.

Soon, ISRO will take first step to build space station

03 Oct 2019

Soon, ISRO will take first step to build space station

India plans to have its own space station by 2030.

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

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

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.

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

16 Sep 2019

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Vikram lander is in one piece, confirms ISRO official

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

08 Sep 2019

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.

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

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.

Chandrayaan-2 mission a huge step forward for India: US

08 Sep 2019

Chandrayaan-2 mission a huge step forward for India: US

A day after India's ambitious mission to the Moon, Chandrayaan-2 failed to complete landing on the lunar surface, the United States has congratulated and supported India on its efforts.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Here's when Chandrayaan-2 will land on the Moon, make history

06 Sep 2019

Here's when Chandrayaan-2 will land on the Moon, make history

The day has finally come!

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

India plans to build its own space station: ISRO Chairman

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.

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

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.

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

12 Jun 2019

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

05 Dec 2018

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.

Two UK satellites successfully launched by ISRO

17 Sep 2018

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.

Is the Gaganyaan mission a politically motivated vanity project?

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.

Gaganyaan Mission: ISRO will send 3 Indians to space

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.

ISRO chief: India can achieve manned spaceflight by 2022

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.

ISRO plans to launch its TV channel for Indian kids

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.

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

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.

ISRO to launch its heaviest satellite on November 30

06 Aug 2018

ISRO to launch its heaviest satellite on November 30

A day after ISRO announced a delay in the Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission, it has announced that the launch of its heaviest satellite, the GSAT-11, will take place on November 30, from the European spaceport in French Guiana.

Government approves Rs. 11,000cr for ISRO's PSLV, GSLV programmes

07 Jun 2018

Government approves Rs. 11,000cr for ISRO's PSLV, GSLV programmes

In a huge boost to India's space programme, the Union Cabinet, chaired by PM Modi, on Wednesday committed Rs. 10,911cr to ISRO for building and launching 30 PSLV, and 10 GSLV Mk-III rockets between 2019 and 2024.

ISRO releases footage from camera onboard GSAT-6A

30 Mar 2018

ISRO releases footage from camera onboard GSAT-6A

In another exemplary achievement, ISRO successfully put the communication satellite GSAT-6A into the orbit on Thursday.