Tag: ISRO

Chennai Engineer Helps NASA Spot Vikram Lander Debris

Almost three months after India lost contact with Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander, a NASA satellite orbiting the Moon has found debris of the crashed lander with the help of a Chennai engineer. On Monday, December 2, the US space agency NASA announced that the Vikram Lander was found by NASA Moon Mission’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). … Continued

Another Feather In ISRO’s Cap, Launched 310 Foreign Satellites In 20 Years

After the successful launch of CARTOSAT-3, along with 13 US nano-satellites on November 27, the Indian Space Research Organisation’s total count of the launching foreign satellites in the last 20 years has reached 310. Isro’s newly formed commercial arm NewSpace India ltd has a big role in the achievement. The most memorable foreign satellite launch from … Continued

ISRO To Launch Cartosat-3, Two Other Satellites To Enhance Border Security

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on November 18 announced that it will launch Cartosat-3 and two other satellites to strengthen its border security. ISRO is all set to launch all these three surveillance satellites in phases in November and December 2019. ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-XL rocket variant (PSLV-XL) will put into orbit Cartosat-3 and … Continued

10 Days Remaining! ISRO’s Best Efforts To Restore Communication With Vikram Lander Continue

As the Vikram Lander continues to remain on the lunar surface for four days now, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is making all possible efforts to establish communication with the lander. #VikramLander has been located by the orbiter of #Chandrayaan2, but no communication with it yet. All possible efforts are being made to establish … Continued

ISRO Senior Staff Suffer Pay Cuts As Central Govt Decides To Discontinue ‘Additional’ Increments

The Central government decision to discontinue ‘additional’ increments, has brought disappointment to thousands of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) senior staff members, including scientists and engineers as they have suffered pay cuts.  The two additional increments given to engineers/scientists of grade SD, SE, SF and SG are discontinued effect from July 1, 2019, says an … Continued

Chandrayaan 2 100% Successful, Says Scientist As ISRO Tries To Re-Establish Contact With Vikram Lander

Isro has been able to find the location of the Vikram lander which lost communication after descending to an altitude of 2.1 km from the lunar surface. The orbiter in the lunar orbit clicked the thermal images of the lander on the surface of the moon. Isro chief K Sivan told India Today on Sunday, … Continued

A Farmer’s Son To ISRO Chief, Story Of K Sivan’s Phenomenal Journey

There’s a lot of buzz around the Chadrayan 2 mission and for enough reason. Press statements of the ISRO Chief K Sivan along with the PM offering warm consolation went viral across all news and social media platforms. But one never wondered, who is this chief and how did he become the ‘rocket man’. K … Continued

Chandrayaan 2 Moon Landing: India Is With You, PM Modi Tells ISRO Chief After Loss Of Contact With Vikram Lander

A wave of disappointment gripped the ISRO’s command centre as the contact with the Vikram lander was lost at an altitude of 2.1 km after successful descent. PM Modi who was in Bengaluru to witness the historic moment consoled the ISRO chief K Sivan who broke down in his arms  while the PM was about … Continued

Remembering Vikram Sarabhai, The Father Of Indian Space Research

August 12, 2019, marks 100th birth anniversary of Indian physicist Vikram Sarabhai who is known as the father of the Indian Space Research Organisation. Sarabhai’s vision continues to be a guiding force for the Isro scientists who are engaged in ground-breaking research. Let us know more about the life and times of Vikram Sarabhai. Childhood … Continued

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