Indian Space Research Organisation: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Detailed structure and activities of IN-SPACe released

The Department of Space has notified the detailed structure, roles and responsibilities of the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization (IN-SPACe), which will be engaged in the commercialization of the space-related activities in the country. Highlights This is a single-window agency which is going to permit and oversee activities by private sector right from building ..

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 ..