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27-Nov-2019 Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh)

India''s PSLV rocket lifts-off with Cartosat-3 and 13 US satellites

India''s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-XL (PSLV-XL) rocket carrying advanced earth observation satellite Cartosat-3 and 13 US nano satellites lifted off from the second launch pad of the rocket port here on Wednesday.At about 9.28 a.m. the 44.4 metre tall, weighing...

07-Sep-2019 Bengaluru

Narendra Modi Lauds the efforts of India’s Space Scientists

Even as the Chandrayan 2 Mission lost its communication with the Control Centre at the ISRO headquarters, Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was witnessing the descent of the Chandrayan 2 along with the ISRO Scientists at Bengaluru said “India is proud of our...

26-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Chandrayaan-2 successfully performs 2nd orbit raising task: ISRO

Indias second moon spacecraft Chandrayaan-2 put into earth orbit on July 22, on Friday successfully completed its second earth bound orbit raising maneuver, ISRO said.It was "performed successfully today (July 26, 2019) at 0108 hrs (IST) as planned, using the...

24-Jul-2019 Chennai

Chandrayaan-2 to reach moon by August 20 : ISRO

India's second moon spacecraft Chandrayaan-2 put into earth orbit on July 22, is scheduled to reach the Moon by August 20, the Indian space agency said on Wednesday.The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said that the first-earth bound orbit raising manoeuvre...

22-Jul-2019 Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh)

GSLV MkIII-M1 Successfully Launches Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft

India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV MkIII-M1, successfully launched the 3840 kg Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft into an earth orbit today. The spacecraft is now revolving round the earth with a perigee (nearest point to Earth) of 169.7 km and an apogee...

22-Jul-2019 Lucknow

From stars to moon: Meet Chandrayaan-2 Mission Director

As soon as Chandrayan 2 soared up into the skies, a rent of cheer tore through the roof of a house in Lucknow.The house in Rajajipuram, where Ritu Karidhal Srivastava, the mission director of Chandrayan-2, lived, is suddenly...

22-Jul-2019 Chennai

ISRO's space odyssey, a timeline

From the days of having a church as control room, the bishop's house as office and a bicycle as ferry and naked eyes to track the smoke plume at Thumba in Kerala and converting a toilet into a satellite data receiving centre...

22-Jul-2019 Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh)

India's tryst with destiny: 'Bahubali' puts Chandrayaan-2 into orbit

India's second lunar mission was on track as its 'Babubali' GSLV rocket successfully put the moon spacecraft -- Chandrayaan-2 -- into the orbit in a copy book style on Monday afternoon.The Rs 375 crore, heavy lift GSLV-Mk III rocket slung the Rs 603 crore, 3.8...

13-Jul-2019 Chennai

Moon landing is tricky and challenging

Moon landing, the main part of India's second lunar mission --Chandrayaan-2 -- is not like an aircraft taking off from one airport and landing in another.From the blasting off of the India's heavy lift rocket, Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle - Mark...

13-Jul-2019 Chennai

Women power, powers Chandrayaan-2

A good measure of women's power is powering India's Rs 978 crore second moon mission, the Chandrayaan-2, with the Project Director and the Mission Director also being women."Nearly 30 per cent of the members working on the Chandrayaan-2 mission will be...

13-Jul-2019 Chennai

Countdown for `Bahubali' to fly with Chandrayaan-2 to begin on Sunday

The countdown for the July 15 early morning lift-off of India's heavy rocket nicknamed the `Bahubali' carrying Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft is expected to begin on Sunday, said a top official of the Indian space agency."It will be a 20-hour countdown which is...

29-May-2019 Tiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu)

ISRO sets up space tech incubation centre at NITT

The National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli, on Wednesday said the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan inaugurated, remotely from Bengaluru, a Space Technology Incubation Centre (S-TIC) at the institute.In a statement the...

22-May-2019 Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh)

India puts RISAT-2B surveillance satellite into orbit

India on Wednesday successfully placed into orbit radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2B, the third in the RISAT series -- after RISAT-2 and RISAT-1.A total of about 5,000 visitors viewed the early morning launch from the viewers gallery here.The...

22-Apr-2019 Mumbai

12 more nuclear plants in India soon: K.N. Vyas

India will soon have 12 more nuclear plants soon to improve the power situation and ensure there is a free flow of uninterrupted power supply for both industries and residential use, a statement issued on Monday here quoted Secretary of the Department of Atomic...

01-Apr-2019 Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh)

ISRO puts Emisat, 28 foreign satellites into orbit

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday put Emisat -- an electronic intelligence satellite for the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) -- and 28 other foreign satellites into orbit in a copybook style.With Monday's launch,...

01-Apr-2019 Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh)

India puts Emisat, 28 foreign satellites in orbit

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday put the Emisat, an electronic intelligence satellite for the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), and 28 other foreign satellites into orbit in a copy book style.With Monday's launch,...

27-Mar-2019 New Delhi

A-SAT technology gives India big edge in space warfare

India on Wednesday made its way into an elite club of "space super powers" as its anti-satellite missile A-SAT successfully targeted a live satellite on a low earth orbit in just three minutes.So far only three countries - the US, Russia and China -- had this...

11-Mar-2019 Pokhran

Twin Success for Guided PINAKA

Defence Research and Defence Organisation (DRDO) today successfully test fired the Guided PINAKA from Pokhran ranges. The weapon system is equipped with state-of-the-art guidance kit comprising of an advanced navigation and control system. In both the missions,...

08-Feb-2019 Chandipur, Odisha

Successful Flight Test of SFDR

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested the second indigenously developed ‘Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR)’ propulsion based missile system from ITR, Chandipur, Odisha today. Ground booster, separation of ground booster...

25-Jan-2019 Sriharikota

PSLV-C44 successfully launches Microsat-R and Kalamsat-V2

India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C44) successfully injected Microsat-R and Kalamsat-V2 satellites into their designated orbits. The PSLV-C44 lifted off at 23:37 Hrs (IST) on January 24, 2019 from the First Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre...

18-Jan-2019 New Delhi

Launch window for Chandravaan-2 is March 25 - April 30 : Dr K Sivan

The launch window for Chandravaan-2 is March 25 - April 30 this year, said Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Dr K Sivan, while addressing a press conference here today. He said that ISRO has planned 32 missions this year. Elaborating on...

01-Jan-2019 Bengaluru

ISRO launches Samwad with Students on New Year Day

As part of the enhanced outreach programme of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), a new platform named “Samwad with Students” (SwS) was launched in Bengaluru today. Through the SwS initiative, ISRO aims to constantly engage youngsters across India...

19-Dec-2018 Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh)

GSLV-F11 successfully launches GSAT-7A

Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F11) successfully launched the communication satellite GSAT-7A from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota today.The GSLV-F11 lifted off from the Second...

29-Nov-2018 Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh)

India's PSLV rocket successfully puts HysIS satellite into orbit

India on Thursday put into orbit its own Hyper Spectral Imaging Satellite (HysIS) -- an earth observation satellite -- in text book style.The Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle Core Alone (PSLV CA) rocket variant lifted off with 31 satellites -- the HysIS...

29-Nov-2018 Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh)

India increasing production of solid fuel boosters for rockets

The Indian space agency is increasing the production of its solid boosters to power more number of rockets that it is planning to send up carrying satellites, the agency said.According to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), its Solid Propellant...

26-Sep-2018 Kalaikunda

Successful Flight Test of Astra BVR Air-to-Air Missile

Astra, the indigenously developed Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM), was successfully test fired by the Indian Air Force from Su-30 aircraft, today from Air Force Station, Kalaikunda. The missile successfully engaged a manoeuvring target with...

16-Sep-2018 Ahmednagar (Maharashtra)

Second Flight Test of MPATGM Successful

Indigenously developed Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM), was successfully flight tested for the second time from the Ahmednagar range today. All the mission objectives have been met. The two missions on 15 and 16 September 2018 have been successfully...

16-Jul-2018 Bhubaneswar

Successful Test Firing of Brahmos to Validate Service Life Extension

BrahMos, the supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired at 1017 hrs today, from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Balasore, Odisha. The test-firing conducted from a Mobile Autonomous Launcher was part of service life extension programme for Indian...

03-Jun-2018 Sriharikota

Agni-5 missile Successfully Tested

The long range ballistic missile Agni 5  is successfully flight tested at 0945 hrs today from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island (Wheeler Island). All the Radars, Electro Optical Tracking Stations and Telemetry Stations tracked the vehicle all through the course...

12-Apr-2018 Sriharikota

PSLV-C41 successfully launches IRNSS-1I navigation satellite

In its forty third flight, ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C41 successfully launched the 1,425 kg IRNSS-1I Navigation Satellite today from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota.PSLV-C41 lifted off at 0404 hrs (4:04 am) IST, as planned,...

12-Apr-2018 Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh)

Indian rocket successfully lifts off with navigation satellite

India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket lifted off successfully with navigation satellite IRNSS-1I from the rocket port here early on  Thursday.The PSLV-XL version, standing 44.4 metres tall and weighing 321 tonnes, rose up into the skies at...

01-Apr-2018 Bengaluru

India loses contact with GSAT-6A satellite

In a setback for its space programme, India on Sunday said it lost contact with its communication satellite GSAT-6A, which was launched on board the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) on March 29."After the successful long-duration firings,...

29-Mar-2018 Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh)

With GSAT-6A launch, India's both controversial satellites up in orbit

India's latest communication satellite GSAT-6A, successfully placed in orbit on Thursday, was once embroiled in controversy like its predecessor GSAT-6, launched in 2015.The two satellites, weighing two tonnes, became a subject of controversy, as 90 per cent...

29-Mar-2018 Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh)

India successfully launches GSAT-6A communication satellite

India on Thursday successfully launched the GSAT-6A satellite that would provide mobile communication facilities, using its heavy rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F08), in a copy book style.The GSLV-MkII rocket slung the satellite in a...

18-Jan-2018 Odisha

Successful Fifth Flight Test of Agni-5 Ballistic Missile

Long Range Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile, Agni-5, was successfully flight tested for its full range today at 0953 hrs from Dr Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha. This was the fifth test of the Missile and the third consecutive one from a canister on a road...

12-Jan-2018 Sriharikota

PSLV successfully launches 31 satellites in a single flight

ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its forty second flight, successfully launched the 710 kg Cartosat-2 Series Remote Sensing Satellite along with 30 co-passenger satellites today from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. This flight is designated...

28-Dec-2017 Chennai

A year of mixed fortunes for Indian space sector

The year 2017 could be said to be one of mixed fortunes for the Indian space agency as it launched the much-awaited four-tonne rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mk III (GSLV-Mk III); put into orbit 104 satellites in a single mission; sent up...

05-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Akash missile tested with indigenous radio frequency seeker

Surface-to-air missile Akash was successfully test fired on Tuesday with an indigenous radio frequency seeker, an official said.The missile was successfully launched from the Launch Complex-III at Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Odisha around 1.40 p.m. "The radars,...

22-Nov-2017 Kochi

ISRO, CMFRI join hands to help identify fishing zones

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will now help Kochi-headquartered Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) to identify potential fishing zone (PFZ) in the seas surrounding the subcontinent.The project named 'Samudra' is aimed at...

17-Nov-2017 Bangalore

Soon, India-Japan to jointly explore the moon

Asserting that the relationship between the space agencies of India and Japan has had a "visible change", the Indian Space Research Organisation chief on Friday said the countries are working towards a joint lunar mission soon."We are looking at a possible joint...

31-Aug-2017 Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh)

Indian rocket fails to launch navigation satellite

It was a black Thursday for Indian space programme as it suffered a serious setback after its workhorse rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) failed to deliver India's eighth navigation satellite in its intended orbit.The 1,425 kg Indian Regional...

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