Sunday, 27 November, 2022
TopicIndia Space Programme

Topic: India Space Programme

More satellites, startups & revenue by 2025: Report sees big growth in Indian space industry

Report by Indian Space Association & EY provides projections for space economy up to 2025 & makes policy recommendations for govt aimed at helping industry become self-sustaining.

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.

On Camera

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Apple revolutionised smartwatch. Then came the budget wave and more—AmazFit, Fitbit to Samsung

The Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 are good options for fitness fiends who want a smartwatch for fitness tracking only, while Garmin is great for extreme sports enthusiasts.
Representative image | Reuters

GameFi is revolutionising global NFT market. Here’s how crypto regulations could shape it

GameFi is the intersection of gaming and finance in an environment driven by use of blockchain, non-fungible tokens and smart contracts.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.