When India launches its latest weather satellite on Saturday, it will be using a rocket that has been dubbed the “naughty boy” of the Indian space agency. The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV), which is scheduled to lift off with the INSAT-3DS satellite from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh at 5.35 pm on Saturday, was called “naughty boy” by a former… Continue reading "INSAT-3DS mission to be launched from Sriharikota tomorrow"
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Chandrayaan-3 was a grand success. Now, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is focusing on their next project, Chandrayaan-4. This mission aims to bring back soil samples from the Moon. This will mark India as a frontrunner in space exploration. The Chandrayaan-4 mission, as outlined by Nilesh Desai, Director of the Space Applications Centre (SAC/ISRO), during the 62nd foundation day… Continue reading "Chandrayaan-4 : ISRO to bring back soil samples from the moon"
Prime Minister Narendra Modi added two new goals for India’s space ambitions: to set up an Indian space station by 2035 and to send the first Indian to the Moon by 2040. The space industry in the country was quick to welcome the move, indicating that the new target will not only see heavy investments but also enhance the private… Continue reading "Modi ‘directs’ ISRO to land man on moon by 2040, work towards interplanetary missions"
ISRO chairman S Somanath on Monday said the space agency’s initiative of establishing a second launchpad at Kulasekharapatnam in southern Thoothukudi district was progressing and that it would be ready in about two years’ time. The Tamil Nadu government had already sanctioned 2,000 acres of land in the coastal district for the ambitious project, whereby private rockets can be launched,… Continue reading "Second rocket launch site ready in Kulasekarapattinam: Somnat"
Ten days after the historic landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the lunar surface, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched launched atop the PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) rocket on its first solar mission, Aditya-L1, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 11.50 am on September 2. Aditya L1 is on its four-month-long journey to Lagrange Point 1,… Continue reading "Aditya L1 launch successful as satellite separates from PSLV"
ISRO has announced that India’s first Sun mission, Aditya-L1, is scheduled to take off from Sriharikota on September 2 morning. “PSLV-C57/Aditya-L1 Mission: The launch of Aditya-L1, the first space-based Indian observatory to study the Sun, is scheduled for September 2, 2023, at 11:50 Hrs. IST from Sriharikota,” Isro said in a statement issued on Monday. Last week, HT had reported… Continue reading "ISRO to launch Aditya-L1 on Sept. 2 to study the sun"
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday thanked world leaders for their congratulatory messages on the successful soft landing of Chandrayaan-3 mission on the Moon. Several leaders from Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, Bhutan PM Lotay Tshering, to UAE’s Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, sent their good wishes to the prime minister on ISRO’s achievement. “Thank you @PMBhutan… Continue reading "Chandrayaan 3: Modi thanks world leaders for their wishes"
India’s Chandrayaan-3 moved closer to the Moon on August 20, after the Lander Module (LM) successfully completed its second and final de-boosting operation. With this, the lander has reached an orbit where the closest point to the Moon is 25 km and the farthest is 134 km, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) informed on Sunday. The module will undergo… Continue reading "Chandrayaan-3’s Moon landing date, time announced"
Chandrayaan-3’s lander module is set to make a soft landing on the south pole of the moon on Wednesday. The lander yesterday moved closer to the Moon’s surface and captures a series of pictures. The images, captured after the separation of the Lander Module from the Propulsion Module of the spacecraft, showed the craters on the Moon’s surface that were… Continue reading "Vikram lander near Moon after deboosting"
India’s ambitious third Moon mission’s spacecraft Chandrayaan-3 on Wednesday successfully underwent a fifth and final Moon-bound orbit maneouvre, bringing it even closer to the lunar surface. With this, the spacecraft has completed its lunar-bound maneouvres and it will now prepare for the propulsion module and the lander module separation, ISRO said. “Today’s successful firing, needed for a short duration, has… Continue reading "Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft successfully undergoes final lunar orbit Manoeuvre"