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ISRO to launch GISAT-1 on March 5

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced that geo imaging satellite, GISAT-1 will be launched on March 5. The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F10) will launch the satellite from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. The 2275-kg world-class earth observation satellite GISAT-1 will be placed in the geosynchronous transfer orbit.

G Narayanan named Chairman of New Space India Ltd

Renowned space scientist G Narayanan has been named the Chairman of New Space India Ltd (NSIL), Indian Space Research Organisation’s newly formed commercial entity. Prior to this assignment, G Narayanan was serving as the Deputy director at the Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC), an ISRO unit in Thiruvananthapuram. New Space India Ltd was set up as ..

‘Vyom Mitra’ unveiled by ISRO

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) recently unveiled the humanoid robot, called Vyom Mitra at the inaugural session of the conference “Human Spaceflight and Exploration — Present Challenges and Future Trends”, held in Bengaluru on Wednesday, 22nd January 2020. This humanoid with feminine features is to be launched into space ahead of the first manned ..

Communication Satellite GSAT-30 launched Successfully

On the early hours of Friday, January 17, 2020, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched the latest communication satellite GSAT-30 from the Kourou Launch Base in French Guiana located in the South American Continent. GSAT-30 was lifted off by the launch vehicle Ariane 5 VA-251, which also carried the EUTELSAT KONNECT satellite ..

Space Astronauts Training for Gaganyaan to Start this Month

Four astronauts who have been shortlisted for the upcoming maiden Indian crewed orbital spacecraft mission ‘Gaganyaan’ will be receiving 11 months training in Russia which is expected to be started by the third week of this month- January 2020 as informed by the Union Minister of State(Independent Charge) for Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra ..

First Indian Data Relay Satellite System (IDRSS) set for 2020 launch

To provide continuous communication support for Astronauts with the mission control during their space travel, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will be putting up a new satellite series or a type of satellite constellation named ‘Indian Data Relay Satellite System (IDRSS)’, it will be similar to the American Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System, ..

Revenue from satellites launched by ISRO under commercial agreements

The Union Minister of State(Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region and Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievance and Pensions, and Minister of State for Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitedra Singh in a written reply to a question at Rajya Sabha on Thursday, 12th December 2019 informed that the India Space Research Organisation (ISRO) ..

National Mission for Clean Ganga awarded

The National Mission for Clean Ganga received the ‘Leadership in Rejuvenation and Protection of Fresh Water System in India’ award in December. The award was conferred at the GeoSmart India conference in Hyderabad. This is the 20th edition of the event and is the largest geospatial event in India. The event is to be conducted ..