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Business Line Changemaker Awards 2020 held in New Delhi

During the Business Line Changemaker Awards 2020 at New Delhi, Indian athlete Dutee Chand was awarded Changemaker of the year jointly with ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) for bringing extensive change in society. Dutee Chand is India’s fastest female sprinter with the national record of 11.22 seconds in 100-m dash. At present, she is training ..

GISAT-1

ISRO announced that it would be postponing the launch of the GISAT-1, its first geo imaging satellite, due to technical reasons. About the Satellite GISAT-1 or Geo Imaging Satellite 1 is the first such project of the ISRO. It is to be launched from the 2nd launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at ..

ISRO to conduct second session of YUVIKA

The Indian Space Research Organisation is set to conduct the second session of its Young Scientist Programme for school children called Yuva Vigyani Karyakram (YUVIKA). The programme which was first launched in 2019 by ISRO, aims to inculcate the school children about space theories and technologies. This initiative is expected to promote awareness among the ..

‘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 ..

First Phase of RTIS enabled system commissioned by BEL

To increase the operational efficiency and providing to provide an improved passenger safety, the state-owned aerospace and arms manufacturing company and a leading Public Sector Undertaking (PSU), Bharat Electronics Ltd has commissioned the first phase of the real-time train information system (RTIS) for Indian Railway. RTIS provides real-time information about the position of locomotives to ..

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 ..

GSAT-30 to be launched on Friday, 17th January 2020

The space agency of the Government of India- Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch a communication satellite GSAT-30 from the overseas department of France on the northeast coast of the South America continent, French Guiana on Friday, 17th January 2020. The GSAT 30 satellite that derives its heritage from the earlier INSAT/GSAT satellite series ..