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Down… but not out
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Down… but not out

September 7, 2019

Last night, many who were waiting for that moment of glory and pride were left screaming “Vikram yellidiyappa…” as the Moon Lander lost communication with the ground station of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).  While Vikram remains incommunicado leaving many disheartened, it has reignited enthusiasm and curiosity among Indians, both young and old, about Space…

Mysuru’s contribution to Chandrayaan-2 Mission
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Mysuru’s contribution to Chandrayaan-2 Mission

July 27, 2019

Mysuru: Mysore Polymers and Rubber Products Ltd. (MYPOL), a Mysuru-based company started in 1982 under the leadership of C.D. Nagarajan, Executive Chairman, has added one more feather to its cap of achievements.  MYPOL has supplied ‘Linear Rubber Bellow’ a very critical part used for ‘Heat-Shield separation’ in the recent ‘Chandrayaan-2’ mission. This critical part was…

Retd. Scientist’s talk on ISRO captivates students
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Retd. Scientist’s talk on ISRO captivates students

July 23, 2019

Mysuru: The Department of Science of MICA PU College hosted an information exchange session by C.D. Prasad, retd. Scientist and Engineer, ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation), as a part of the guest lecture series under its MIST programme at the College premises recently. The session captivated the students’ attention with information on INCOSPAR Club started…

Chandrayaan 2 launch called off
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Chandrayaan 2 launch called off

July 15, 2019

Sriharikota: India’s second unmanned mission to the Moon, named Chandrayaan 2, has been put on hold citing technical issues, and a revised countdown is to be announced shortly. The launch was scheduled from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota at 2.51 am today.  Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had entrusted the job of carrying…

Renowned ISRO scientist Shivakumar passes away
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Renowned ISRO scientist Shivakumar passes away

April 14, 2019

Bengaluru: Renowned Space Scientist and former Indian Space Research Organisation Satellite Centre (ISAC) Director S.K. Shivakumar, who was also Karnataka Science and Technology Council Chairman, passed away here yesterday. Padma Shree awardee Shivakumar was associated with the ISRO for over two decades and had contributed immensely to the planning and analysis of several Indian satellite…

ISRO to put military satellite Microsat-R into space today
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ISRO to put military satellite Microsat-R into space today

January 24, 2019

Chennai:  The first mission of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) this year is to put Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO’s) Microsat-R Satellite, an imaging satellite and Kalamsat, into the outerspace tonight. The satellites will be carried onboard Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-44 which will be launched around 11.37 pm tonight from the…

ISRO team to study landslides in Kodagu
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ISRO team to study landslides in Kodagu

August 22, 2018

Madikeri: A team from Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is scheduled to reach Kodagu today to study the massive landslides that has ravaged the district. Landslides of such a magnitude have never occurred in Kodagu and it is for the first time that the district is reeling under widespread devastation. The ISRO team will study…

Revisiting ISRO spy case
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Revisiting ISRO spy case

July 13, 2018

This case is only the tip of the iceberg exposing the cause for country’s staggering industrial growth and scientific research Last Tuesday, I was reading the Point of View column of T.J.S. George titled “Why ISRO ‘Spy Case’ Is Important” and I was moved to tears both for ISRO Scientist Nambi Narayanan and my own…

Why ISRO ‘Spy Case’ is important
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Why ISRO ‘Spy Case’ is important

July 10, 2018

By T.J.S. George India’s biggest achievement since independence is its march to leadership ranks in space technology. In June last year, the national space organisation, ISRO, put into space a rocket as heavy as 200 fully grown elephants, making it a major player in the satellite launch industry alongside the US, France and Russia. The…

Indians in space
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Indians in space

October 2, 2017

By Girija Madhavan The romance of space is always beguiling. Exploring the “Final Frontier” in science-fiction, television or films, foreshadowed the “Space Tourism” some millionaires experienced recently. The launch by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) of 104 Nano Satellites in one operation drew admiration; but the failure of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, after…

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