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The push will aim to provide reliable, secure and cost-effective connectivity for governmental and commercial communication.(Reuters file photo)

Europe launches space program to boost secure connections

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 04:09 PM IST
The commission said it was currently carrying out a feasibility study to specify the project’s scope and associated costs.
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Planned to land on the South Pole of the Moon, Chandrayaan-2 was launched on July 22.(ISRO/Twitter)
Planned to land on the South Pole of the Moon, Chandrayaan-2 was launched on July 22.(ISRO/Twitter)

Chandrayaan-2 captures image of crater on Moon; ISRO names it after Vikram Sarabhai

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 11:23 PM IST
The statement said the Sarabhai Crater, captured in 3D images, shows that it has a depth of around 1.7 kilometres taken from its raised rim and the slope of crater walls is between 25 to 35 degrees.
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President Ram Nath Kovind congratulated the country on the eve of the 71st Republic Day in his address to the nation(ANI/Twitter)
President Ram Nath Kovind congratulated the country on the eve of the 71st Republic Day in his address to the nation(ANI/Twitter)

‘Youth shouldn’t forget Gandhi’s message of Ahimsa’: President on the eve of Republic Day

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 02:02 AM IST
Republic Day 2020: The President listed several government programmes and said they had helped in empowering the citizens of the country and taking them out of poverty.
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The HRD ministry will select around 60 children, 30 of whom have shown excellence in science related fields and another 30 in areas related to the performing arts.(GETTY IMAGES.)
The HRD ministry will select around 60 children, 30 of whom have shown excellence in science related fields and another 30 in areas related to the performing arts.(GETTY IMAGES.)

For PM’s innovative learning scheme, HRD ministry to zero in on 60 talented kids

By Amandeep Shukla | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2019 12:22 AM IST
The ambitious new scheme that aims to hone the skills of the brightest Indian students in classes IX to XII will be launched from the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Bangalore headquarters on October 10, a senior government official said.
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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

By Press Trust of India | Bengaluru
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.
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On September 8, ISRO said the lander was spotted on the lunar surface by camera on-board of the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter. Vikram had a hard-landing.(PTI)
On September 8, ISRO said the lander was spotted on the lunar surface by camera on-board of the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter. Vikram had a hard-landing.(PTI)

Isro now has just a week to establish contact with moon lander Vikram

By Press Trust of India | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 10:44 PM IST
Lander Vikram, with rover Pragyan housed inside it, lost communication with ground-station early on September seven during its final descent, just 2.1 kms above the lunar surface, minutes before the planned touch-down on the Moon.
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Renowned physicist Vikram Sarabhai is considered the father figure of India’s space programme. He is also lauded for initiatives such as establishing reputable institutions and developing nuclear power.(Illustration: Gajanan Nirphale)
Renowned physicist Vikram Sarabhai is considered the father figure of India’s space programme. He is also lauded for initiatives such as establishing reputable institutions and developing nuclear power.(Illustration: Gajanan Nirphale)

Vikram Sarabhai: Pioneer of Space Programme

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 03:54 PM IST
This physicist is considered the father figure of India’s space programme. He is lauded for initiatives such as establishing reputable institutions and developing nuclear power.
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Google on Monday celebrated the 100th birthday of Dr Vikram Sarabhai - father of the Indian space programme “with a Doodle”(Google/Screengrab)
Google on Monday celebrated the 100th birthday of Dr Vikram Sarabhai - father of the Indian space programme “with a Doodle”(Google/Screengrab)

Google Doodle celebrates Vikram Sarabhai’s 100th birthday

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 01:00 PM IST
The Sarabhai family was an important and rich Jain business family. His father Ambalal Sarabhai was an affluent industrialist and owned several mills in Gujarat.
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Photo for representation (PTI)
Photo for representation (PTI)

More scientific missions needed, but budget a key consideration, say experts

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2019 07:03 AM IST
India’s space station will be an extension of the Gaganyaan mission — the human spaceflight programme — and will help in carrying out microgravity and biological experiments. It is likely to weigh 20 tonnes, much less than ISS’s 419 tonnes.
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The small rocket, designed to be deployed quickly and from mobile launch sites such as a ship, carried seven satellites, including one that measures sea-surface winds to forecast typhoons.(Reuters)
The small rocket, designed to be deployed quickly and from mobile launch sites such as a ship, carried seven satellites, including one that measures sea-surface winds to forecast typhoons.(Reuters)

China launches rocket from ship at sea for first time

By Reuters | Beijing, China
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 12:20 PM IST
China has made its space programme a top priority in recent years as it races to catch up with the United States and become a major space power by 2030.
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K. Sivan, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), in Bengaluru, India. ISRO believes the human spaceflight will be a game-changer for the Indian space programme.(Bloomberg)
K. Sivan, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), in Bengaluru, India. ISRO believes the human spaceflight will be a game-changer for the Indian space programme.(Bloomberg)

Human spaceflight is a worthwhile investment

UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2019 07:47 AM IST
An investment in human spaceflight is an investment in future; it can inspire an entire generation of students into pursuing science.
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Sunita Williams (pictured) previously logged 321 days in orbit on two stays aboard the space station, most recently returning to the earth in 2012.(HT/File Photo)
Sunita Williams (pictured) previously logged 321 days in orbit on two stays aboard the space station, most recently returning to the earth in 2012.(HT/File Photo)

Sunita Williams among nine astronauts named by NASA for new human space programme

By Press Trust of India | Houston (United States)
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2018 11:31 PM IST
Eight active NASA astronauts and one former astronaut-turned-corporate crew member will launch on Boeing CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Dragoncapsules to the International Space Station beginning in 2019.
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