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Last Updated: 2010-03-04T12:03:07+05:30
ISRO's ATV In a major boost to the space program, ISRO has successfully tested its Advanced Technology Vehicle which will one day carry Indians to outer space. According to an ISRO press release, the rocket successfully flew at a velocity of more than Mach 6 for seven seconds. “The successful ...

Last Updated: 2009-09-17T09:16:21+05:30
Oceansat-2 Oceansat-2, ISRO’s latest satellite is scheduled for launch this Spetember 23. It will aid in the identification of prospective fishing spots and in coastal zone studies.
The satellite will be launched from by ISRO’s own launch platfrom, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle or ...

Last Updated: 2009-09-07T11:25:57+05:30
Chandrayaan I Satellite
ISRO has until now denied allegations that the Chandrayaan-I mission that came to an abrupt end weeks before was not a failure. However, in recent developments ISRO has revealed that it was indeed a failure.

ISRO said that the moon orbiting satellite’s orbit was raised from 100 to 200km ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-30T11:05:37+05:30
G. Madhavan Nair ISRO and Ahmedabad-based Scanpoint Geomatics Ltd will develop an integrated geographic information system and image processing software (IGiS) to analyse satellite pictures and data.
It is a perfect option for geographical information system (GIS), image processing and its integration with ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-28T17:44:35+05:30
 Images Of Total Lunar Eclipse By Chandrayaan Chandrayaan-1, India's first lunar mission, has captured the shadow of the moon on the earth's surface during the July 22 total solar eclipse.
The images were captured by the special terrain mapping camera (TMC) on board the spacecraft.
"Chandrayaan tracked the movement of ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-21T12:40:56+05:30
Amstron, Collins & Aldrin The US President, Barack Obama, welcomed the crew of Apollo 11 to the White House on Monday to mark the 40th anniversary of their journey to the moon and called the three men "genuine American heroes."
Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-07T16:28:19+05:30
Chandrayaan II Rover Schematic Following the successful launch of Chandrayaan-I lunar mission, ISRO is set to launch the second mission in the year 2013 according to ISRO chairman G. Madhavan Nair.

Chandrayaan-I involved the launch of a satellite that orbited around the moon. The mainstay of the second mission is a Moon ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-07T13:14:11+05:30
Pulsars Astronomers have discovered 16 pulsars in the space through NASA’s Fermi telescope. A pulsar is the spinning and magnetized core left behind when a big star explodes. 
 “Fermi has truly unprecedented power for discovering and studying gamma-ray pulsars,” said Paul Ray ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-03T16:04:20+05:30
First Person view of Martian Surface New findings from the scientists at the University of Arizona-led Phoenix Mars Mission believe that water once flowed and the Red Planet was once habitable.

The scientists have published their findings today which states that the planet may have once supported simple forms of life. Apparently, ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-02T16:20:55+05:30
An Artist's Representation of a Black-Hole 290 million light-years away from our planet, a magnificently bright stellar object could just be a new type of black-hole. Christened the HLX-1, it could be the best candidate to prove the existence of a certain class of black-holes.

A black-hole is a point in space-time where the space-time ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-01T14:38:26+05:30
OCEANSAT-2 The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will be launching its second ocean monitoring satellite in August, along with six European nano satellites.

Satish, ISRO's director (Publications and Public Relations), said that 952-kg OCEANSAT-2 would be an in-orbit replacement to OCEANSAT-1 and ...

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