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Mars Mission under attack

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Thiruvananthapuram: Expectedly, former ISRO chairman G. Madhavan Nair calling the upcoming Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) a “publicity stunt” has been controversial.
MOM is ISRO’s first interplanetary mi

Isro scores perfect 100

In a copybook launch on an overcast Sunday morning, Isro’s workhorse PSLV placed in orbit France’s SPOT 6 satellite and the Japanese spacecraft PROTIERES, some 18 minutes after a perfect lift-off from

Isro scientists on cloud 9

The textbook launch of PSLV-C21 rocket from the spaceport here on Sunday is important not just because it is the 100th space mission for the Indian Space Research Organisation, but also since it reite

PSLV launch, a milestone in space exploration: PM


Prime Minister Manmohan Singh congratulated the scientists for the successful launch of PSLV placing in orbit France’s SPOT 6 satellite and the Japanese spacecraft PROTIERES. “I am delighted at havin

Manmohan Singh to witness historic PSLV launch


The stage is all set for Isro’s 100th mission. The launch of the PSLV-C21 from Sriharikota at 9.51 am on Sunday will be a historical and memorable occasion for the Indian Space Research Organisation.

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.

PSLV: Isro set to rake in over $20 mn

When Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) workhorse, Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), blasts off next Sunday, space scientists will have many reasons to celebrate — including one that will

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

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 set for launch

An Indian rocket carrying the Indo-French tropical weather satellite Megha-Tropiques and three other smaller satellites is all set for launch on Wednesday. It is expected to launch its 50th satellite

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