NASA-ISRO mission NISAR faces launch delay as a vital component undergoes a special coating process for temperature control. (NASA/JPL-Caltech) Space 

Launch delay for ISRO’s Nisar mission as crucial component sent back to NASA for thermal precautions

The NISAR mission, a collaboration between NASA and ISRO, has faced a setback, causing a delay in its launch schedule. The mission, which was highly anticipated, is now aiming for a late April launch date. The Earth observation satellite to be launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Center on India’s southeast coast is in the final stages of preparations. A key aspect of mission readiness is the application of a special coating to the satellite’s 39-foot (12-meter) diameter radar antenna reflector. This important contribution by NASA is a component that…

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With Pushpak viman's successful launch, ISRO enters the realm of reusable rockets, aiming to reduce costs and minimize space debris. The craft has been dubbed as Swadeshi space shuttle. (PTI) Space 

ISRO launches Pushpak Viman, a Swadeshi space shuttle, marking a significant move into reusable rocket technology

ISRO has reached a major milestone by successfully launching and landing the Pushpak viman, a winged rocket the size of an SUV that is commonly referred to as the “Swadeshi space shuttle.” The test, which took place in Karnataka, involved the precise landing of the Pushpak viman on a runway after being released from an Air Force helicopter. This achievement represents a significant step forward in India’s efforts to enter the reusable rocket market, indicating a promising development in the country’s space exploration initiatives. ISRO chief S Somanath expressed satisfaction…

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ISRO chief unveils plans for Chandrayaan 4 mission, shares challenges and innovations for India's ambitious lunar exploration venture. (PTI) Space 

ISRO chief discusses challenges and goals for Chandrayaan 4 lunar mission

During a speech at the National Space Science Symposium, ISRO Chief S Somanath discussed the significant obstacles and advancements related to India’s upcoming lunar exploration mission, Chandrayaan 4. Although the mission to collect lunar samples is awaiting approval, Somanath highlighted the intricate challenges that make this project especially difficult. Expressing the ongoing debate in the scientific community, Somanath noted, “Many considerations arise, such as whether to repeat previous missions, collect samples, or pioneer a different mission. This question is still under consideration.” Somanath outlined the key challenges that differentiate the…

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Advanced sensors aboard Aditya-L1 provide crucial insights into solar dynamics with CME detection. (ISRO Facebook) Space 

PAPA detects coronal mass ejections, marking a milestone for ISRO’s Aditya-L1 mission

India’s first solar mission, Aditya-L1, has reached a major achievement with its advanced sensors on board the spacecraft detecting coronal mass ejections (CMEs). The Plasma Analyser Package for Aditya (PAPA), developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), was instrumental in capturing these important observations. PAPA is an energy and mass analyzer designed for in situ measurements of solar wind electrons and ions in the low energy region. With two sensors – the Solar Wind Electron Energy Sensor (SWEEP) and the Solar Wind Ion Composition Analyzer (SWICAR) – PAPA can…

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One of the key upgrades for ISRO's space missions is in the LVM3 (Launch Vehicle Mark-3), its heavy-lift launch vehicle. (ISRO) Space 

ISRO’s ambitious goal to transform space missions through advanced launch vehicles

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), renowned for its economical and dependable space missions, is on the verge of a major advancement with its forthcoming advanced launch vehicles. These advancements hold the potential to increase payload capacities and incorporate reusability, ushering in a fresh era of space exploration and satellite deployment. Before delving into the technical advancements of these launch vehicles, it is important to understand what happens during a satellite launch. The process begins with a rocket that consists of various components such as the payload (satellite), propulsion modules…

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Among the most dramatic events in this cosmic saga are supernovas, stellar explosions of unimaginable scale and power, which seed the universe with the building blocks of planets and life. (ISRO) Space 

A Stellar Journey: ISRO’s XPOSAT Explores the Cosmic Phenomena of Supernovas

“We are composed of starstuff, as the nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, and the carbon in our apple pies all originated from the interiors of collapsing stars.” – Carl Sagan This profound statement by Carl Sagan beautifully captures the essence of our cosmic connection. The stars, those twinkling specks in the night sky, are not just distant suns, but the very vessels in which the recipe for life was cooked. The most dramatic events in this cosmic saga include supernovae, unimaginable…

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ISRO's Aditya L-1 mission is India's first mission to study the Sun. (ISRO) Space 

ISRO’s Aditya L-1 Mission: Exemplifying Accuracy and Financial Prudence

With meticulous planning and execution, the Aditya L-1 mission by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has set a new precedent in space exploration, showcasing innovation and cost-effectiveness. This pioneering mission, India’s first dedicated to studying the Sun, has redefined the boundaries of what can be achieved. ISRO embarked on a mission unprecedented in its history: placing a satellite in a halo orbit around Lagrange Point 1 (L1) – a place in space that has no physical reference whatsoever and is navigated solely by mathematical calculations and software algorithms. This…

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ISRO jobs: Chairman S Somanath urged IIT Bombay students to join the space agency, as per reports. (ANI) Space 

ISRO employment: Somanath shares inspiring salary journey of IIT students; appeals with sincerity

The Chairman of ISRO, S Somanath, expressed his desire to have more IITians join the organization during his speech at Techfest, the annual science and technology festival of IIT Bombay. Somanath encouraged the students to contribute to India’s space missions and assist in the development of the nation by becoming a part of ISRO. Address by ISRO Chairman at IIT Bombay According to reports, the ISRO chairman would also shed some light on ISRO’s future space missions, including the Gaganyaan mission, India’s first space flight program, and the launch of…

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ISRO XPoSat launch date: ISRO will launch its first X-ray Polarimeter Satellite on January 1, 2024. (ISRO) Space 

ISRO’s XPoSat prepared for launch: Groundbreaking x-ray polarimeter satellite ready for D-day

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to launch the X-ray Polarimeter Satellite (XPoSat) on January 1, marking a significant step in understanding the mysteries of the universe. This mission, India’s first dedicated polarimeter, seeks to investigate the complex behavior of bright astronomical X-ray sources found in extreme environments. Rising at 9:10 a.m., XPoSat will propel the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) into low Earth orbit. This mission includes two state-of-the-art payloads and promises groundbreaking revelations that will further our understanding of the vast astronomical universe. The primary payload,…

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Jaishankar praises India's strategy of maximizing opportunities and minimizing risks in technology for development. (PTI) News 

Jaishankar states that India’s Chandrayaan-3 mission received admiration from various regions across the globe.

On Friday, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar expressed admiration for the accomplished soft landing of India’s ambitious Chandrayaan-3 mission on the lunar south pole, which garnered praise from a significant portion of the global community. India’s strategy is to maximize opportunities and minimize risks as technology has huge potential for dizzying development, he said at the event. “I was at the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) meeting with the Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) when Chandrayaan-3 (mission) successfully landed on the moon,” the former bureaucrat said. “I can’t…

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ISRO set to launch the first module of India's space station by 2028, with a vision for full operation by 2035. (Pexels) Space 

ISRO Chief S Somanath unveils plans for launch of Indian Space Station in 2028

S Somanath, the Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), announced on Friday that the first module of the Indian Space Station will be launched by 2028. This announcement was made during the 6th Bharatiya Vigyan Sammelan event held at Science City in Ahmedabad, which was organized by Vijnana Bharati. Somanath provided details about the roadmap for this pioneering project. India’s space station launch by 2028 “The goal is clear: by 2028, our goal is to launch the first module. However, due to the limitations of our current LVM-3…

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ISRO to develop an environmental control and life support system for the Gaganyaan mission. (ISRO) Space 

Somanath states that ISRO will create ECLSS for Gaganyaan mission due to unsuccessful attempts to acquire it from other nations.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced that it will develop its own environmental control and life support system (ECLSS) for the Gaganyaan mission, after failing to obtain it from other countries. The Gaganyaan project aims to demonstrate India’s human spaceflight capability by sending a crew into orbit and safely returning them to Earth. ISRO Chairman S Somanath stated that the agency initially expected to acquire the ECLSS knowledge from other nations, but no country was willing to provide it. As a result, ISRO has decided to develop the…

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After historic success of Chandrayaan-3 mission, ISRO is looking to send an Indian astronaut to the Moon by a certain date. (PTI) Space 

ISRO aims to land an Indian astronaut on the Moon by 2040 following the success of the Chandrayaan-3 mission.

ISRO is preparing to continue its achievements with the Chandrayaan-3 mission, which successfully landed the Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover on the moon. The research conducted during this mission has provided valuable information about the composition of the Moon and has paved the way for future lunar landings. The mission lasted for 14 days and resulted in the discovery of various elements in the lunar soil, including aluminium, calcium, iron, chromium, titanium, sulphur, manganese, silicon, and oxygen. This significant finding was made at the South Pole of the Moon, now…

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Know what ISRO's Chandrayaan-4 mission will look like - from the technology to objectives, know it all. (ISRO twitter) Space 

India’s ISRO plans to explore new frontiers in space research with Chandrayaan-4 mission

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has showcased an exceptional capability to surpass mission objectives, particularly with the Chandrayaan-3 mission, in the realm of space exploration where careful planning typically guides the course of action. There was a time when ISRO’s GSLV Mk II saw 4 failures and 2 partial failures out of a total of 16 launches, and cartoons depicted ISRO’s efforts in a humorous way, showing established space forces in the “ELITE SPACE CLUB” and a character called “INDIA” knocking around. at the door with the bull. However,…

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ISRO jobs: There are 54 vacancies for the ISRO technician posts, know how to apply. (ISRO) Space 

Learn how to apply online for ISRO technician positions

Are you interested in working with the prestigious Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)? Imagine the excitement of being involved in upcoming space missions like Chandrayaan-4 and Gaganyaan. Well, now you have the opportunity to join ISRO as they are currently recruiting for 54 vacancies. If you are passionate about India’s space exploration journey, you can apply for various ISRO jobs, specifically focusing on technician positions. To be eligible, you must be aged between 18 and 35. Each technician position has specific educational requirements, so make sure you meet the criteria…

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NASA and ISRO collaborate to train two Indian astronauts - one set to fly to the ISS in 2024. (Pexels) Space 

ISRO Astronauts to Receive NASA Training for 2024 ISS Mission to Advance Indian Space Exploration

NASA has taken a major step towards global cooperation in space exploration by revealing its participation in the training of two Indian astronauts. One of them is set to travel to the International Space Station (ISS) for a week-long mission in late 2024. This announcement was made by NASA Administrator Bill Nelson during his current tour of various cities in India, where he is working to strengthen the collaborative endeavors between NASA and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), engaging with political leaders and officials. A joint effort towards the…

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The SWIS instrument of the Aditya-L1 mission has effectively measured solar wind ions, focusing on protons and alpha particles. (ANI) Space 

Uncovering the Secrets of Solar Wind: ISRO’s Aditya-L1 Mission Begins!

India’s first solar mission, the Aditya-L1 mission, is focused on uncovering the enigmas surrounding the sun. In a recent development, it has reached a noteworthy milestone by commencing observations of solar wind. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced the successful activation of the Aditya Solar Wind Particle Experiment (ASPEX) payload. To learn more about this recent accomplishment, click here. Aditya-L1 observations of the solar wind were initiated ISRO said that the satellite’s Aditya Solar Wind Particle Experiment (ASPEX) payload has started operations and is functioning normally. ISRO also…

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XPoSat carries two scientific payloads designed for simultaneous studies of temporal, spectral, and polarization features of bright X-ray sources, ISRO says. (Representative image) (AFP) Space 

Explore the New Horizons with ISRO’s XPoSat Mission!

India is preparing to take a major step forward in space-based X-ray astronomy as it prepares to launch its inaugural X-ray polarimeter Satellite (XPoSat). Led by ISRO, this mission seeks to study the polarization of powerful X-ray sources, and in doing so, ISRO is poised to set a new standard in the realm of astronomy. To learn more about ISRO’s XPoSat mission, click here. X-ray Polarimetry Satellite (XPoSat) mission The X-ray Polarimeter Satellite (XPoSat) is designed to be observed from Low Earth Orbit (LEO) at an altitude of about 650…

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According to Joseph, India’s potential mission to send a man on the Moon by 2040 will attract substantial investments from private companies into the space sector. (ISRO) Space 

Ready for Liftoff: ISRO to Launch Humans to the Moon by 2040 and a Space Station by 2035!

India is making significant progress in its space endeavors, with a focus on various space missions and international partnerships. The country is elevating its global standing in the realm of space exploration. During the Bengaluru Tech Summit (BTS-2023), Victor Joseph, the associate scientific secretary of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), shed light on the agency’s current efforts to send an Indian astronaut to the Moon and provided updates on the Gaganyaan mission. An Indian man on the moon by 2040? According to a report in The New Indian Express,…

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The recent NASA and ISRO collaboration involves the launch of a remote sensing satellite named NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR). (PTI) Space 

Explore the Intergalactic Projects of NASA and ISRO: NISAR Mission to Astronauts!

India and the United States are preparing to engage in an unprecedented joint effort in space exploration, signifying a momentous achievement in their space alliance. The declaration followed a meeting between NASA Chief Bill Nelson and Union Minister Jitendra Singh in New Delhi. The latest collaboration between NASA and ISRO entails the deployment of a remote sensing satellite called NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) in the initial quarter of the forthcoming year. Additionally, ISRO and NASA will collaborate on numerous other projects. NISAR satellite NISAR satellite will be launched by…

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