Isro’s MOM captures image of the biggest moon of Mars

News: The Mars Colour Camera(MCC) onboard ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission has captured the image of Phobos, the closest and biggest moon of Mars. Facts: Phobos: It is the closest and biggest moon of Mars and is largely believed to be made up of carbonaceous chondrites.  Significance: Phobos is nearing Mars at a rate of six… Continue reading Isro’s MOM captures image of the biggest moon of Mars

ISRO’s Young Scientist Programme 2020

News:Indian Space Research Organization(ISRO) has opened the registrations for the ISRO Young Scientist Programme or Yuva Vaigyanik Karyakram (YUVIKA) 2020. Facts: About YUVIKA Programme: Aim:To impart basic knowledge on Space Technology,Space Science and Space Applications to the younger ones with the intent of arousing their interest in the emerging areas of Space activities. Under the… Continue reading ISRO’s Young Scientist Programme 2020

Isro signs pact with astrophysics institute to set up optical Telescopes

News:The Indian Space Research Organization has signed a pact with Indian Institute of Astrophysics to establish an optical telescope under Project NETRA. Facts: About Project NETRA: Project NETRA is an early warning system in space to detect debris and other hazards to Indian satellites. Under the project,the ISRO plans to put up many observational facilities:… Continue reading Isro signs pact with astrophysics institute to set up optical Telescopes

ISRO Sets Up Space Technology Cells In IITs, IISc And Other Colleges

News:The Indian Space Research Organization has decided to set up five Space Technology Cells at the premier institutes in order to carry out research activities. Facts: About Space Technology Cells: The Space Technology cells are being established under the RESPOND Programme.The Technology cells will consist of professors and scholars associated with the institute.  Under the… Continue reading ISRO Sets Up Space Technology Cells In IITs, IISc And Other Colleges

Pradhan Mantri Innovative Learning Programme (PMILP)- ‘DHRUV’

News:Union Human Resource Development Minister will launch the Pradhan Mantri Innovative Learning Programme- ‘DHRUV’ from Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) on 10th October,2019. Facts: About the Pradhan Mantri Innovative Learning Programme- ‘DHRUV’: The programme is named DHRUV after the Pole Star with the same name.Every student selected under this programme will be called as ‘Dhruv Tara’.… Continue reading Pradhan Mantri Innovative Learning Programme (PMILP)- ‘DHRUV’

Project NETRA

News:The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has initiated the ‘Project NETRA. Facts: About Project NETRA: NETRA stands for Network for Space Object Tracking and Analysis. It is an early warning system in space to detect space debris and to safeguard India’s functional satellites in low-earth orbits. Under NETRA,ISRO plans to put up many observational facilities… Continue reading Project NETRA

ISRO, DRDO join hands for Gaganyaan project

News:Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) and Defence Research Development Organisation(DRDO) has signed MoUs to jointly develop systems that will aid and enhance the Gaganyaan project. Facts: About Gaganyaan project: Gaganyaan is India’s first Human Space Flight Programme to be launched by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) by 2022. The programme will make India the fourth nation… Continue reading ISRO, DRDO join hands for Gaganyaan project

ISRO announces Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award

ISRO has announced its Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Awards in Space Science,Technology and Research. The award aims to recognize and reward journalists who have actively contributed towards the field of space science, applications and research. The nominations are open to all Indians who have a good experience in journalism.The articles published from 2019 to 2020 will… Continue reading ISRO announces Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award

Isro to set up new centre to protect Indian satellites from space debris

Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has set up the Space Situational Awareness Control Centre in Bengaluru. The control centre would host a range of activities related to the protection of Indian space assets from (a)inactive satellites (b)pieces of orbiting objects (c)near earth asteroids and (d)adverse space weather conditions. It would also assimilate the tracking data… Continue reading Isro to set up new centre to protect Indian satellites from space debris

ISRO for 1st time opens its laboratories for Indian school students

The Indian Space Research Organization(ISRO) has opened its laboratories for Indian school students to undergo training this year. The training module has been devised as part of its new Young Scientists Programme or Yuva Vigyanik Karyakram(YUVIKA). The Young Scientist Program is primarily aimed at imparting basic knowledge on Space Technology,Space Science and Space Applications to… Continue reading ISRO for 1st time opens its laboratories for Indian school students