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Parliamentary panel pulls up Dept of Space for delay in key missions


A Parliamentary panel has pulled up the Department of Space for delays in its headline missions of human spaceflight and sending satellites to moon and Mars.

The panel criticised the Department

Green signal from ISRO for Railway's Internet in train proposal


Surfing the Internet in trains without using data card seems to be a distinct possibility now as the Railways have got the much-awaited clearance from space agency ISRO for using the satellite for the

India to ferry heaviest foreign satellite in August


India will ferry two foreign satellites - French and Japanese - on board its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C21) rocket in August this year for a price, said a senior official.

"The next rocket

Indian rocket being fuelled for Risat-1 launch


With 5.47 a.m. on Thursday set for the blast-off of the Indian rocket carrying a remote sensing/earth observation satellite - Radar Imaging Satellite (Risat-1) - into space, the Indian space agency is

71-hour countdown going on perfectly: ISRO


The countdown for the launch of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, carrying the 1,858 kg RISAT-1, India's radar imaging satellite, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on Thursday, is pr

71-hour countdown commences for RISAT 1

The 71-hour countdown for the launch of 1,858 kg RISAT -1, India's radar imaging satellite, the heaviest one to be lifted by ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle commenced on Monday morning.

"The co

Isro Mars mission planned in 2013

Is there life on Mars? The Indian Space Research Organisation plans find this out by sending Mars Mission in 2013, which will focus on life, climate and geology of the red planet. It will also conduct

CAT grants ISRO ex-chief time to reply

The Kochi bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal on Monday granted time for former ISRO chairman G. Madhavan Nair to file a reply on the government's recent statement against him.

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New ISRO centre to control spy satellite launch


The Indian rocket that will carry the 1,850 kg indigenous surveillance satellite - Radar Imaging Satellite (Risat-1) - to the skies in April will be controlled by the new mission control centre at Sri

G Madhavan Nair misled CAT: Centre


Cracking the whip on former chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) G. Madhavan Nair, the central government has submitted a report before the Central Administrative Tribunal that the ‘s

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