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Isro commenced the countdown for the launch of the GSLV-F10/EOS-03 mission today. (Photo via @isro on Twitter)

Isro all set to launch 'eye in the sky' satellite tomorrow, countdown begins

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2021 08:21 AM IST
The GISAT-1 satellite, once in orbit around the Earth, is expected to essentially be India's "eye in the sky", monitoring locations of interest. It will also help India monitor and respond to natural disasters and any other short-term events at an alarming pace, Isro officials indicated.
The NASA logo on the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (AFP)
The NASA logo on the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (AFP)

Nasa slams China over irresponsible standards regarding space debris

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2021 11:17 AM IST
"It is clear that China is failing to meet responsible standards regarding their space debris," Nasa administrator Bill Nelson, a former senator and astronaut who was picked for the role in March, said in a statement after the re-entry of the Long March 5B rocket.
The post was shared on NASA Sun and Space’s Twitter handle.
The post was shared on NASA Sun and Space’s Twitter handle.

NASA shares post on sungrazing comet captured by Parker Solar Probe for the first time. Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON NOV 05, 2020 08:28 AM IST
The Parker Solar Probe was launched back in 2018 with a mission to observe the outer corona of the sun.
NASA’s Christina Koch(Twitter/@Astro_Christina)
NASA’s Christina Koch(Twitter/@Astro_Christina)

US astronaut returns to Earth after longest mission by woman

Almaty, Kazakhstan | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2020 06:56 AM IST
NASA’s Christina Koch touched down at 0912 GMT on the Kazakh steppe after 328 days in space, along with Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency and Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian space agency.
The mission comes over a month after the previous PSLV mission that put in orbit one Indian Earth Observation Satellite along with nine customer satellites. The space agency is planning another PSLV mission soon with commercial satellites.(ANI PHOTO.)
The mission comes over a month after the previous PSLV mission that put in orbit one Indian Earth Observation Satellite along with nine customer satellites. The space agency is planning another PSLV mission soon with commercial satellites.(ANI PHOTO.)

ISRO’s first mission of 2020 to be launched on Friday morning

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 01:39 AM IST
The satellite will enhance television broadcasting, satellite-based news gathering, and direct-to-home services.
The intellectual property rights (patent) generated in the projects will be jointly owned by ISRO and NITK. (Representational image)(Reuters file)
The intellectual property rights (patent) generated in the projects will be jointly owned by ISRO and NITK. (Representational image)(Reuters file)

ISRO sets up academic centre for space in Karnataka

Bengaluru | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2020 02:55 PM IST
The state-run ISRO will provide Rs 2 crore grant annually to NIT for the R&D projects and promotional activities through the year.
Ahead of the space agency’s attempt to make a soft landing on the moon, ISRO chief K Sivan had described the countdown to the final descent as “15 minutes of terror”.(HT PHOTO.)
Ahead of the space agency’s attempt to make a soft landing on the moon, ISRO chief K Sivan had described the countdown to the final descent as “15 minutes of terror”.(HT PHOTO.)

ISRO’s K Sivan explains what he learnt from PM Modi’s hug after failed moon mission

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 10:03 PM IST
Visuals of Prime Minister Modi hugging the ISRO chief in an attempt to console and encourage him after the soft landing on the lunar surface failed had gone viral on social media in September. PM Modi could also be seen patting Sivan as he broke down at the space agency’s headquarters in Bengaluru.
ISRO chief K Sivan addressing a press conference on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
ISRO chief K Sivan addressing a press conference on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)

2020 will be the year of Chandrayaan-3 and Gaganyaan: ISRO chief K Sivan

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 02:14 AM IST
ISRO chief K Sivan also listed the space agency’s achievements in 2019 and what it plans to do this year.
ISROs workhorse launch vehicle PSLV will put one Indian and nine customer satellites in space on Wednesday afternoon.(ANI Photo)
ISROs workhorse launch vehicle PSLV will put one Indian and nine customer satellites in space on Wednesday afternoon.(ANI Photo)

ISRO to launch one Indian, nine customer satellites in space today

Hindustan times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2019 01:09 PM IST
The rocket will take off from the second launch pad at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh at 03:25 pm. This will be the sixth launch of the year, including the big ticket Chandrayaan 2 mission.
Earlier, ISRO had said the rocket launch will be on Nov 25 at 9.28 am.(PTI FILE)
Earlier, ISRO had said the rocket launch will be on Nov 25 at 9.28 am.(PTI FILE)

Isro postpones launch of Cartosat-3 and 13 US satellites to Nov 27

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2019 03:48 AM IST
According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the launch of PSLV-XL variant carrying Cartosat-3 and 13 US nano satellites has been rescheduled for November 27 at 9.28 am.
According to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), its rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-XL variant (PSLV-XL) will put into orbit Cartosat-3 and 13 commercial nanosatellites from the US on November 25.(PTI FILE)
According to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), its rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-XL variant (PSLV-XL) will put into orbit Cartosat-3 and 13 commercial nanosatellites from the US on November 25.(PTI FILE)

Isro to launch Cartosat-3, 13 nanosatellites from US

Chennai | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 06:55 AM IST
Cartosat-3 satellite is a third generation agile advanced satellite having high resolution imaging capability. The satellite will be placed in an orbit of 509 km at an inclination of 97.5 degrees.
India’s ambition to send men to the deep sea in a submersible vehicle appears to be one step closer to fruition with ISRO successfully developing a design for its crew module, a sphere shaped capsule. (Representative Image)(ANI Photo)
India’s ambition to send men to the deep sea in a submersible vehicle appears to be one step closer to fruition with ISRO successfully developing a design for its crew module, a sphere shaped capsule. (Representative Image)(ANI Photo)

Isro develops sphere-shaped capsule for deep sea mission

Chennai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 06:05 AM IST
Interacting with journalists on the sidelines of the silver jubilee celebrations of the National Institute of Ocean Technology here, the top official said that designing the sphere (intended to be built using titanium) involved complex technology.
The space agency had got support from the entire nation, despite it losing communication with the lander ahead of the touchdown, with people from all walks of life praising ISRO and its scientists for the achievement.(HT FILE)
The space agency had got support from the entire nation, despite it losing communication with the lander ahead of the touchdown, with people from all walks of life praising ISRO and its scientists for the achievement.(HT FILE)

Isro tweets thank you for support to Chandrayaan 2 after losing contact with lander

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 11:56 PM IST
Prime Minister Modi, who had flown down to Bengaluru to watch the planned touchdown of Vikram, had told ISRO scientists not to get dejected and disheartened and said the country was proud of them.
Karnataka, Sep 07 (ANI): Scientists monitor, as Vikram Lander begins its descent on the south pole of the moon, at ISRO office in Bengaluru on Saturday. ()(ANI Photo)
Karnataka, Sep 07 (ANI): Scientists monitor, as Vikram Lander begins its descent on the south pole of the moon, at ISRO office in Bengaluru on Saturday. ()(ANI Photo)

Isro confirms orbiter located Vikram lander

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2019 01:11 AM IST
Scientists lost communication with the lander on September 7 at about 1.53 am, just 2.1km off the moon’s surface as it was descending for a soft landing.
ISRO chief N Sivan. (PTI Photo)
ISRO chief N Sivan. (PTI Photo)

‘First of all, I am an Indian’: ISRO chief Sivan wins hearts with his reply

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 02:24 AM IST
People took to Twitter to show respect for presenting the national identity first.
Without any communication, even if the lander and the rover, Pragyan, are intact, they will not be able to transmit any scientific data back to Earth. (Photo @isro)
Without any communication, even if the lander and the rover, Pragyan, are intact, they will not be able to transmit any scientific data back to Earth. (Photo @isro)

Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram spotted, but no link yet

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 07:25 PM IST
ISRO chief Sivan said the lunar orbiter, going around the moon at an altitude of 100km, took a thermal image of the lander on the moon’s surface and that Isro was trying to re-establish communication with it.
Merely 2.1 km above the lunar surface, lander Vikram lost contact.(PTI Photo)
Merely 2.1 km above the lunar surface, lander Vikram lost contact.(PTI Photo)

Chandrayaan 2 Moon Landing: After silence of lander Vikram people tweet ‘proud of Isro’ in support

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 07:35 AM IST
People, from all over the nation, are still extending their support towards the space agency who worked hard on Chandrayaan 2 mission.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation from ISRO Control Centre here on Saturday morning.. (Reuters File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation from ISRO Control Centre here on Saturday morning.. (Reuters File Photo)

PM Modi to address nation at 8 am after moon lander loses contact

Bengaluru | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 06:50 AM IST
The address comes after ISRO lost communication with ‘Vikram’ lander of Chandrayaan 2 moments before it was preparing to make a soft-landing on the south pole region of the Moon.
**EDS: VIDEO GRAB** Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with students after connection with the Vikram lander was lost during soft landing of Chandrayaan 2 on lunar surface, in Bengaluru, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.(PTI)
**EDS: VIDEO GRAB** Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with students after connection with the Vikram lander was lost during soft landing of Chandrayaan 2 on lunar surface, in Bengaluru, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.(PTI)

‘Study well, work hard’, PM Modi cheers students at space centre amid gloom

Bengaluru | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 06:29 AM IST
In response, some of them told the Prime Minister that they would say the mission was almost a success but for the loss of contact with Vikram while it was descending to land on the lunar surface.
Rahul Gandhi said the missionhad laid the foundation for many more path-breaking and ambitious Indian space forays.(ANI)
Rahul Gandhi said the missionhad laid the foundation for many more path-breaking and ambitious Indian space forays.(ANI)

‘You are inspiration to every Indian,’ Rahul Gandhi tweets as political parties stand united with Isro

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 06:16 AM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind congratulated Isro’s Chandrayaan 2 mission team for showing exemplary courage
Suspense hangs over the fate of India’s first moon lander Vikram as the communication link seems to be broken just before the final touchdown. Handout via REUTERS
Suspense hangs over the fate of India’s first moon lander Vikram as the communication link seems to be broken just before the final touchdown. Handout via REUTERS

Communications from lander Vikram lost: ISRO

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 03:01 AM IST
ISRO Chairman K Sivan was seen engaged in intense discussions with some scientists. Soon he announced that the Vikram lander descent was as planned and normal performance observed upto altitude of 2.1 km.
Muthayya is the director responsible for the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (Isro’s) Rs 978 crore project from start to finish and Ritu Karidhal is the mission director coordinating the injection of Chandrayaan-2 into orbit.(ANI Photo)
Muthayya is the director responsible for the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (Isro’s) Rs 978 crore project from start to finish and Ritu Karidhal is the mission director coordinating the injection of Chandrayaan-2 into orbit.(ANI Photo)

What makes Isro’s Chandrayaan-2 mission so special

New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 06:33 PM IST
The scientist says the right kind of support will help women who want to pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
Chandrayaan 2 lander Vikram is all set to land on the moon on September 7.(Reuters Photo)
Chandrayaan 2 lander Vikram is all set to land on the moon on September 7.(Reuters Photo)

Chandrayaan 2 completes final de-orbital operations, all set for moon landing

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 05:29 PM IST
Chandrayaan 2: According to the Indian space agency ISRO, Vikaram’s second de-orbital operations began at 3.42 am using the on-board propulsion system and was completed in nine seconds.
Moon lander Vikram got separated from its mother spacecraft Chandrayaan-2.(ISRO Photo)
Moon lander Vikram got separated from its mother spacecraft Chandrayaan-2.(ISRO Photo)

Chandrayaan 2 lander put in lower orbit, one manoeuvre left before moon landing

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 01:20 AM IST
Chandrayaan 2: The propulsion system on-board the indigenously developed lander was fired for the first time today.
India’s second moon mission ‘Chandrayaan-2’ left the earth’s orbit early on Wednesday(AP)
India’s second moon mission ‘Chandrayaan-2’ left the earth’s orbit early on Wednesday(AP)

Chandrayaan-2 leaves earth’s orbit, moving towards moon

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 10:54 AM IST
The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft is expected to reach the moon’s orbit on August 20 and land on lunar surface on September 7.
India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, GSLV MkIII-M1, successfully launched the 3,840-kg Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft into the earth’s orbit on July 22.(AP Photo)
India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, GSLV MkIII-M1, successfully launched the 3,840-kg Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft into the earth’s orbit on July 22.(AP Photo)

Chandrayaan-2’s journey to moon, after leaving earth’s orbit, to start Wednesday

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 04:52 PM IST
According to ISRO, the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft is expected to reach the moon’s orbit on August 20 and land on the lunar surface on September 7.
Isro shared five images of Earth as viewed by Chandrayaan2, till now.(Twitter/ISRO)
Isro shared five images of Earth as viewed by Chandrayaan2, till now.(Twitter/ISRO)

Isro tweets Earth’s images as viewed by Chandrayaan2. Twitter can’t keep calm

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 04:51 AM IST
India’s space agency, Isro, took to Twitter to share the images of Earth as viewed by Chandrayaan2.
The post went viral attracting more than 14,000 ‘likes’ from people(Screengrab)
The post went viral attracting more than 14,000 ‘likes’ from people(Screengrab)

Isro’s tweet evokes nostalgia in people. Do you want to join the ride?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 01:02 PM IST
Recently, Isro took to Twitter and asked a question that has now sent many on a walk down memory lane
The success of Chandrayaan-2 has brought a huge relief for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientists after they postponed the launch on July 15 following a technical glitch in the rocket.(PTI)
The success of Chandrayaan-2 has brought a huge relief for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientists after they postponed the launch on July 15 following a technical glitch in the rocket.(PTI)

On Chandrayaan-2 launch by Isro, a message from NASA

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2019 08:27 PM IST
India on Monday successfully launched its second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 on board its powerful rocket GSLV-MkIII-M1 from the spaceport in Sriharikota to explore the unchartered south pole of the celestial body by landing a rover.
GSLVMkIII-M1 had successfully injected Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft into earth orbit. (ISRO/PTI Photo)
GSLVMkIII-M1 had successfully injected Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft into earth orbit. (ISRO/PTI Photo)

How mood changed at Isro, from furrowed brows to wide smiles

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2019 06:08 PM IST
The launch of India’s moon mission from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh at 2.43 pm was the second attempt after the first bid on July 15 had to be aborted with an hour to go before the launch due to a technical glitch.
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