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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, ..

Kailasavadivoo Sivan awarded with Tamil Nadu government’s Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Award

On the occasion of the 73rd Independence Day 2019, ISRO Chairman Dr Kailasavadivoo Sivan has been honoured with the Dr A P J Abdul Kalam award by the Tamil Nadu government. However, Dr. Sivan could not receive the award at the Independence Day celebrations at Fort St. George but he is expected to collect the ..

ISRO ties up with BHEL for production of space-grade lithium-ion cells

ISRO has signed a Technology Transfer Agreement (TTA) with Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) to transfer the technology for the manufacture of space-grade Li-Ion cells. The TTA was signed at ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru on 23rd March 2018 in the presence of Dr K. Sivan, Chairman of ISRO, and Atul Sobti, Chairman & Managing Director ..

K Sivan to be new Chairman of ISRO

Dr. K Sivan will be the new Secretary of the Department of Space, and Chairman of the Space Commission and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Sivan is popularly known as the “Rocket Man” for his significant contribution in the development of cryogenic engines for India’s space programme. Currently, he is director of the Vikram ..