India needs to ramp up space hardware capacity: Kiran Kumar

A top space scientist today said India will miss out on capturing a share of the international satellite and rocket market if it did not ramp up its hardware production capacity big time. Continue Reading

ISRO all set to launch GSAT-7A onboard GSLV-F11 19 December

Preparations are on for the launch of the country’s 35th communication satellite GSAT-7A onboard the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV-F11 on 19 December, the Indian Space Research Organisation said Monday. Continue Reading

ISRO to launch two satellites as part of manned mission

ISRO Chairman K Sivan said the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) would be launching two satellites under the Indian Data Relay Satellite System (IDRSS), as part of the its manned mission. Continue Reading

Ending year with cheer

After scripting back-to-back success stories in space with successful launches in the recent weeks, ISRO has made another crucial announcement, that it would launch GSAT 7A, a military communication satellite for the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Navy, 19 December with its Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mk II) rocket. Continue Reading

HysIS satellite excellent space asset to India, says ISRO chief

SRO chairman K Sivan said today once again Indian scientists have shown their excellence as the PSLV injected the HysIS precisely into a 636-km orbit. Continue Reading

Need to promote space research in varsities: Kerala Guv

Kerala Governor P Sathasivam, Thursday stressed the need to have a more flexible and encouraging policy to involve universities also in space research. Continue Reading

ISRO to outsource PSLV, SSLV to private firms

ISRO and its commercial wing Antrix said they are willing to outsource manufacturing of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) and the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) so that the space agency could focus on the proposed human space programme. Continue Reading