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Students expected from 45 countries for 8-week course. Chief says ISRO will launch satellites that meet quality standards
Ahead of ISRO’s Chandrayaan 2 launch later this year, and the planning for Mangalyaan 2 mission underway, there is global talk on going back to the moon. ISRO’s budding planetary exploration programme’s budget might eventually have to prioritise one over the other. What offers more? ThePrint asks: Should India lead the way and set up a colony on the moon or focus on Mars instead? Taxpayers would invest in long-term space tech when current tech shows societal benefit Rachana Reddy Space engineer and previously worked with Indian space programme As much as I often dream of watching Earth-rise from a lunar colony or hiking in the Valles Marineris, I believe India should, in the short-term, focus on maximising the social potential of its already existing space technology know-how before investing into space exploration. ISRO had indeed taken up a multitude of initiatives towards social development even with its limited budget of $1.4 billion that accounts for only 0.05 per cent of...
A Bangladeshi satellite in the vicinity could offer stiff financial competition to India when it comes to providing satellite-based services to other south Asian nations.
Scientist Nambi Narayanan in Ready to Fire: How India and I Survived the ISRO Spy Case writes about being accused of selling top-secret data to foreign nationals and his acquittal.
The assembly, integration and testing for IRNSS-1I was done by a consortium of private companies led by defence equipment supplier in Bengaluru.
ISRO chairman says efforts are underway to establish contact with the communication satellite which lost link during the third phase of putting it into orbit.
In the Valley of death: 12 militants, 4 civilians, and 3 jawans have been killed in Kashmir encounters. These numbers haunt the front pages of all major dailies
The satellite’s engine was to be fired three times to place it in the correct orbit, but contact was reportedly lost after the second firing on 30 March
The GSLV features an improved engine and the communication satellite payload will provide improved connectivity to remote areas.