ISRO prides itself on successfully launching missions on shoe-string budgets and the space station programme may be no different. The agency could take a closer look at achieving frugality by drawing on technology designed by the domestic marketplace.
For the first time, ISRO is aiming for landing on the moon’s South Pole, where no one has ventured so far.
The ambitious project will be an extension of the Gaganyaan mission.
It took our space scientists close to 25 years and 11 test flights along with more than 200 tests of its components to finally fully-operationalize the GSLV-MkIII.
According to K Sivan, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the launch strategy is similar to that of Chandrayaan-1, which was launched in 2008 and was the first to discover water on the moon.
Close to 620 companies have worked together to make the aircraft and launch vehicle.
As the 25-hour countdown which began Tuesday concluded, the agency's trusted workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C46) blasted off at 5.30 am from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here on its 48th mission, carrying the 615 kg satellite.
Principal scientist of Chandrayaan-1, Jitendra Goswami, talks about his experience in the first mission, and what we can all expect from the next.
Online registration to watch the take-off would start five days before the launch.
The function of this rover will be to carry out scientific experiments on the surface of the Moon.
ISRO has kept the launch window for the mission onboard GSLV MK-III rocket from July 9 to July 16 with an expected Moon landing on September 6, Sivan told reporters here.
He further slammed the Congress for coining the phrase ‘Hindu terror’ after the Samjhauta Express blast, saying Hindus of the country are demanding justice.
Only three other countries - the US, Russia and China - have anti-satellite missile (ASAT) capabilities.
India's EMISAT satellite and 28 foreign nano satellites were on Monday successfully launched on board ISRO's trusted workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.
The EMISAT satellite is aimed at electromagnetic measurement.
India shot down one of its satellites in space on March 27 with an anti-satellite missile to demonstrate this complex capability, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced, making it only the fourth country to have used such a weapon.
"And we are all proud that we have taken the next step in the space, a very critical, crucial and probably a very difficult step to have taken successfully," he said.
Deflecting attention from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who announced in an address to the nation that India had demonstrated anti-satellite missile capability by shooting down a live satellite, the Congress and several of its leaders focused on giving credit to India's space scientists.
Under Gaganyaan, India's first human spaceflight programme, a three-member crew of Indian astronauts will be sent to space.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched the GSAT-31 from the spaceport in French Guiana today. Here are a few facts about the satellite
Blasting off from Ariane Launch Complex at Kourou, a French territory located in northeastern coast of South America at at 2.31 am (IST), the Ariane-5 vehicle injected GSAT-31 into the orbit in a flawless flight lasting about 42 minutes.
The satellite with a mission life of 15 years will provide continuity to operational services on some of the in-orbit satellites and augment the Ku-band transponder capacity in Geostationary Orbit, the space agency said.
Narayanan (77) was awarded the prestigious Padma award this Republic Day.
The ISRO said it would take about 90 minutes for the fourth stage to reach the desired orbit.
After launching the two satellites, the fourth stage of PSLV-C44 will be converted into a platform for experiments in space