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

India to have its own space station: ISRO

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has said that India is planning to have its own space station. The modalities for it will be worked out after Gaganyaan Mission- India’s first Human Space Flight Programme which is scheduled to be launched by 2022. A space station is a habitable artificial satellite. It is capable of hosting… Continue reading India to have its own space station: ISRO

Chandrayaan-2 most complex mission:ISRO chief Sivan

ISRO Chairman has said that Chandrayaan-2 will be the most complex mission undertaken by ISRO.It is because of the soft landing required near the lunar south pole.On the other hand,the Moon Impact Probe (MIP) on Chandrayaan-1 had not been designed for a soft landing. Chandrayaan-2, India’s second mission to the moon is a totally indigenous… Continue reading Chandrayaan-2 most complex mission:ISRO chief Sivan

Coming, more GSLV satellite launch vehicles

The Union Cabinet has approved ongoing GSLV continuation programme Phase-4 consisting of five GSLV flights during the period 2021-2024.This will enable the launch of 2 tonne class of satellites for (a)Geo-imaging (b)Navigation (c)Data Relay Communication and (d)Space Sciences. The GSLV continuation programme will meet the launch requirements of satellites for providing critical satellite navigation services,data… Continue reading Coming, more GSLV satellite launch vehicles

Young Scientist Programme (Yuvika) – Online Registration

Indian Space Research Organisation has started the online registration process for Young Scientist programme.This program is also called asYUva VIgyani KAryakram(YUVIKA). The Young Scientist Program is primarily aimed at imparting 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… Continue reading Young Scientist Programme (Yuvika) – Online Registration

DRDO satellite that will sniff out enemy radars to be launched on April 1

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch electronic intelligence satellite Emisat of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on 1 April 2019.It will be launched along with 28 third party satellites on board of new variant of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket with four strap-on motors. The 28 international customer satellites are from four… Continue reading DRDO satellite that will sniff out enemy radars to be launched on April 1

ISRO, French space agency seal agreement on maritime security

The French space agency, National Centre for Space Studies (CNES), has signed an agreement with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to set up a maritime surveillance centre in India. The two nations will initially share data from their present space systems and develop new algorithms to analyse them.They will then build a constellation of… Continue reading ISRO, French space agency seal agreement on maritime security

New space company to facilitate Isro tech transfer to industry

The union cabinet approved the setting up of a new company under the Department of Space (DoS), to commercially exploit the research and development work carried out by the various centres of the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro). The new company will be licensed by the DoS/Isro, which will in turn sub-license the technology and… Continue reading New space company to facilitate Isro tech transfer to industry

INDIA’S COMMUNICATION SATELLITE GSAT-31 LAUNCHED FROM FRENCH GUIANA

Indian Space Research Orgnisation (ISRO) successfully launched communication satellite GSAT-31 from French Guiana. It was launched onboard of Ariane-5 rocket from Kourou Launch Base. GSAT-31 is the 40th communication satellite of India with (a) Coverage area: Indian mainland and Island (b) Features:Will support VSAT banking application, for disaster management, e-governance, stock markets, among others (c)The… Continue reading INDIA’S COMMUNICATION SATELLITE GSAT-31 LAUNCHED FROM FRENCH GUIANA

Another orbit: on GSAT29 launch

Another orbit: on GSAT29 launch News: The Indian Space Research Organisation recently successfully launched its latest communication satellite GSAT-29, which was put in its orbit by India’s heavy-lift rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-Mk III). Important Facts: About GSLV MkIII: With a liftoff mass of 640 tonnes, the GSLV MkIII is the heaviest launch vehicle… Continue reading Another orbit: on GSAT29 launch

ISRO invites foreign ‘riders’ to Venus

ISRO invites foreign ‘riders’ to Venus News: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has taken its first step towards its mid-2023-planned mission to Venus by issuing an announcement of opportunity (AO) to the international space community to propose their scientific payloads to be carried on the mission. Important Facts: This AO for space-based experiments to… Continue reading ISRO invites foreign ‘riders’ to Venus

Two international astronauts survive space scare. How well is India prepared?

Two international astronauts survive space scare. How well is India prepared? Article: In the backdrop the recent failure of a Russian rocket launch, the article assesses India’s preparation to launch its human space mission, Gaganyaan Important Analysis: Failure of Russian rocket launch: On October 11 2018, the launch of Russian rocket Soyuz FG failed leading… Continue reading Two international astronauts survive space scare. How well is India prepared?

7 PM Daily Editorials Brief – February 7, 2018 (A challenging year ahead for Indian Space Research Organisation

Read In-depth analysis of all the Editorials here Source : ISRO needs 4 years to catch up with satellite demand: Dr. Sivan Analysis : A challenging year ahead for Indian Space Research Organisation