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Russia will train four Indian astronauts for manned Gaganyaan mission

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief, K Sivan, announced on Wednesday a four member team who would commence training for the ambitious manned mission ‘Gaganyaan’ from the third week of January in Russia. ISRO chief added that the work for Chandrayaan-3 and Gaganyaan was going on simultaneously. Sivan also congratulated the Chennai based techie […]

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India’s surveillance satellite RISAT-2BR1 successfully put in orbit

India’s most advanced surveillance satellite was placed into orbit on Wednesday from Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota. The radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2BR1 was launched by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on board the PLSV-C48 rocket. The rocket had nine foreign satellites on board the rocket that was on its 50th mission. The 44.4 metre tall […]

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NASA pinpoints crash site of Vikram Lander on the lunar surface

NASA has pinpointed the location of the crashed Vikram Lander from the Chandrayaan-2 mission. The agency posted pictures of the crash site that were taken from an orbiting satellite. The before/after images clearly show the point of impact as well as the scattering of debris. https://twitter.com/NASA/status/1201597561720725506 NASA credits the finding of the Vikram Lander to […]

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ISRO successfully launch earth imaging, mapping satellite CARTOSAT-3 and 13 other nano satellites for the United States

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched its earth imaging and mapping satellite CARTOSAT-3 along with 13 other nano-satellites from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota. The space agency had planned for the launch of CARTOSAT-3 satellite, ninth in the series, from the second launch pad at spaceport of Sriharikota at 09.28am on […]

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NASA finds no evidence of Chandrayaan-2 lander in latest flyby images

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft who was capturing images during the latest flyby found no evidence of Chandrayaan-2 lander. The U.S. space agency now suspects if the lander was hidden in shadows of the moon or if is now outside of the search area. The Chandrayaan-2 lander, Vikram attempted a soft landing on September […]

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Man marries PhD student by posing as astronaut of NASA, ISRO scientist

A Delhi man posed as an ISRO [Indian Space Research Organisation] scientists to dupe a PhD student and marry her. The man met the woman and her family, showed them fake IDs, said he has even worked with the DRDO and is set to join Nasa where he will become an astronaut. This trick worked, […]

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NASA fails to pinpoint the crash site of Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander

New pictures from a NASA spacecraft show the targeted landing site of the Vikram rover, but failed to pinpoint its precise location. The images shared by NASA were taken at dusk, and were not able to locate the lander. Chandrayaan-2 was due to touch down at the lunar South Pole on 7 September, over a […]

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India puts GSAT-31 in orbit

India launched its third satellite for the year, the GSAT-31 from French Guiana. The GSAT-31 weights 2535 kilograms and is a communication satellite. The GSAT-31 reached the it’s orbit around the earth in the 42nd minute from Ariane Launch Complex at Kourou. “GSAT-31 has a unique configuration of providing flexible frequency segments and coverage. It will […]

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Indian In Space By 2022

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is preparing for a ₹10,000 crore programme to send Indian origin astronauts into space. The ambitious Gaganyaan project by ISRO will send 3 Indian astronauts to space in  the year 2022, for 7 days. ISRO’s Gaganyaan will help India become the fourth nation to independently send humans to space. ISRO […]

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India’s heaviest satellite in orbit

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched the GSAT-11 satellite also called the “Big Bird from the French space port of Kourou in South America. The satellite, launched at 2.07 am (IST), will help provide satellite-based internet to remote places where cable-based internet cannot reach. The satellite, weighing 5,854 kg, is the heaviest Indian-made […]

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#ISRO Successfully Fired #GSAT29 In Orbit

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched the GSAT-29. A sophisticated communications satellite GSAT-29 from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. This would be the 33rd communication satellite launched by India. The satellite weighs 3,423 kg and will help provide internet connectivity, especially to remote areas of Jammu and Kashmir and North-eastern India. The satellite also carries a […]