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India's Mars satellite clears key launch test

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Bengaluru: India's launch preparations for the ambitious Rs 450 crore Mars orbiter mission achieved a major milestone with the successful thermo-vacuum test of the spacecraft with its payloads (scien

Mars mission not just for pride, we mean business, says ISRO

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Bengaluru: As India prepares to launch its Rs 450 crore mission to Mars this year, a top space official says the country's first martian odyssey - that has attracted some criticism - is not just for

Star trek begins with Mars: Isro chief


Bengaluru: When India launches its orbiter to Mars in October-November 2013 it will be the precursor to a partnership with space-faring majors which are planning exploratory expeditions to the red pl

Not locked in a space war with China, says ISRO


ISRO on Sunday denied it is locked in a space war with China and said its Mars Mission was aimed at learning more valuable lessons as a scientific community.

ISRO gets ready for historic 100th mission


The Indian Space Research Organisation is preparing for its 100th mission in September with the commercial launch of two foreign satellites from the spaceport of Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

India all set to give go ahead for Mars mission

India is all set to give the go-ahead for an ambitious mission to Mars, expected in November next year, a top Space Department official said here on Saturday.

"A lot of studies have been done on the

ISRO mulling hiving off satellite production to industry


As it prepares for Moon and Mars missions, ISRO is planning to hive off production of communication satellites and polar satellite launch vehicles (PSLV) to the industry.

The space agency is ke

Nair demands probe into Radhakrishnan's role in scrapping deal


Accusing ISRO chairman K. Radhakrishnan of misleading government on the controversial Antrix-Devas deal, his predecessor G. Madhavan Nair on Sunday pressed the Centre to order a probe into his role in

Nothing personal in action against scientists: ISRO chief

A day after a high-level panel report found 'serious' administrative and procedural lapses on the part of former ISRO chief G Madhavan Nair and three other scientists in the Antrix-Devas deal, space a

GSAT-8 launched, PM congratulates scientists

India's advanced communication satellite GSAT-8, which is aimed at augmenting direct to home TV broadcast services, was on Saturday successfully launched by Arianespace from Kourou in French Guiana.

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