Saturday, 28 May, 2022
TopicIndia Space Programme

Topic: India Space Programme

Rocket Boys charts India’s ‘tryst with destiny’ — one that Bhabha and Sarabhai took forward

SonyLiv's Rocket Boys begins with Nehru's criticism for ‘favouring' Homi Bhabha, whom the PM knew personally. But the show pays a fitting tribute to 'Nehruvian India'.

India’s 1st space think tank takes off, wants to set stage for nation’s own unicorns by 2030

Spaceport SARABHAI, founded by space entrepreneurs and lawyers, plans to focus on enabling a supportive ecosystem for ISRO and private players to function together. 

Biryani, upma and halwa — Gaganyaan menu made by DRDO lab will offer touch of home in space

Defence Food Research Laboratory, a pioneer in developing food products for soldiers at the border, and scientists onboard Antarctic expedition, has finalised menu for Gaganyaan.

ISRO plans to launch Brazilian satellite, 3 Indian payloads on 28 February

ISRO's first mission for 2021 will have Amazonia-1, Brazil's first earth observation satellite, as primary payload and India's Anand, Satish Dhawan satellite and UNITYsat as co-passengers.

Vikram Sarabhai, the father of Indian space programme who was also a connoisseur of arts

Vikram Sarabhai, whose legacy lives on in India’s space programme, died of unknown causes on 30 December 1971 in Kerala. A crater on the Moon is named after him.

Why Indian space start-ups are feeling forced to set up base abroad

India makes a great place for building a space business as a startup. But several local startups are still searching for foreign shores.  

ISRO chief K Sivan defends space programme, says India ‘not at all poor’

Sivan underlines the need to use resources for the common man's benefit, cites the strength of India's economy and stresses on the importance of innovations.

India is a maturing space power, but can rival the US with an independent regulator

Several space start-ups in India are looking to build products & services independent of ISRO. This is the stage where they need certainty in regulation.

Modi govt now eyes revenue from ISRO’s research

Nirmala Sitharaman says New Space India Limited incorporated as new commercial arm of space dept to tap benefits of ISRO’s research and development.

Vikram Sarabhai, India’s space-man torn apart by the loss of Indira Gandhi’s trust

On the death anniversary of Vikram Sarabhai, one of the minds behind India's space programme, we take a look back at his life through his biography by Amrita Shah.

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Representational image of cryptocurrencies | Pizabay

What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.