ISRO working on important technologies for human space flight

December 16, 2016

The government in its written reply to Rajya Sabha has stated that the Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO, is at present working on important technologies for human space flight. For the space flight programme, the flight suit has already been developed and the life support system and the crew...

Cabinet approves cooperation between ISRO and USGS for Exchange and use of U.S. Land Remote Sensing Satellite Data

December 15, 2016

The Union Cabinet has approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and United States Geological Survey (USGS) for Cooperation in the exchange and use of U.S. Land Remote Sensing Satellite Data. The MoU between the two agencies was signed on 9th July 2016...

ISRO signs deal for first privately built satellite

December 14, 2016

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has signed a contract with a consortium of six companies to deliver the country’s first industry-built spacecraft by late 2017. The contract includes assembly, integration and testing (AIT) of two spare navigation satellites. The work to build the spacecraft will begin in January...

ISRO signs contract to build 2 satellites

December 11, 2016

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has signed its first contract with an association of six companies for an industry-built spacecraft. The contract involves assembly, integration and also testing i.e. AIT of the two spare navigation satellites in 18 months. The contract was signed between M. Annadurai, the director of...

ISRO places Resourcesat-2A in orbit

December 7, 2016

Indian Space Research Organisation has successfully launched remote sensing satellite Resourcesat-2A in the orbit. Resourcesat-2A was launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota by a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C36. The 1.2 tonne satellite was launched at 10:25pm. A XL version of the rocket was used in 38th...

Former ISRO chief MGK Menon passes away

November 23, 2016

An acclaimed physicist and ex-ISRO chief, MGK Menon passed away at the age of 88 years. He became the director of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) at the age of 35 years and the chairman of ISRO in 1972. Menon, a recipient of Padma awards, including the Padma...