Fake case filed against Nambi Narayanan at behest of ISI to stall ISRO’s cryogenic engine tech: CBI

New Delhi, July 31: Was the false case against former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan and others filed at the behest of the ISI.

The Central Bureau of Investigation which is probing the case said that it suspects that false cases were foisted against the eminent scientists of the ISRO at the behest of the ISI.

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Man behind ‘Aryabhatta’ and renowned Indian scientist U R Rao passes away

Prof U R RaoProfessor Udupi Ramachandra Rao, popularly known as UR Rao, renowned space scientist passed away in Bengaluru today. He was 85. Rao the former ISRO chief and the man behind India’s first satellite Aryabhatta passed away at around 2.30 am on Monday. He was admitted to hospital with a heart ailment earlier this month.

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Spectacular visuals from ISRO of GSLV MK III, India’s Baahubali

GSLV MK-iiiThe Indian Space Research Organisation has released footage from the cameras onboard the GSLV MK III, which placed the GSAT-19 communication satellite in orbit on June 5. The imagery captured from onboard cameras shows the separation of the S200 solid motors, a few minutes after the vehicle blasted off from the second launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.

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ISRO official under scanner for passing information to Pakistan spy

mohd-akhtarNew Delhi, Oct 29: An ISRO official is under the scanner after the Delhi police bust a spying ring being run right out of the Pakistan High Commission.

Mehmood Akthar, the staffer in the high commission at Delhi who was declared non persona grata on Thursday revealed that he had sourced information from an ISRO official.

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Antrix website hack: The real motive

isroThe hacking or the defacing of the website of Antrix Corporation Limited, the marketing arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation appears to be an act of mischief by a cyber army.
While the probe to find the culprits behind the attack is on, it has been made clear that no sensitive data was compromised.Read more

Chandrayaan 2

chandrayaan2The announcement by K Radhakrishnan, chief of the Indian Space Research Organisation about launching Chandrayaan 2 by 2016-17 is an indicator that teething problems regarding the mission have been cleared.

 

Indian Space Research Organisation is all set to go alone on this mission as opposed to the earlier idea of being a joint venture with Russia.

 

Chandrayaan 2 according to ISRO is the second moon mission it is undertaking. ISRO has termed Chandrayaan 1 as a successful mission despite it being recalled prematurely. ISRO said that it had attained its objective. Chandryaan 2 which will be launched by the GSLV is aimed at studying soil and rock samples for on site chemical analysis on the moon. Chandryaan 2 will relay the data to the earth.

 

At first the agreement was to launch this project with Russia. It was agreed that ISRO would provide the launch vehicle GSLV, the Russians would provide the lander. However due to the failure of the Phobos Grant which is a Russian led inter planetary mission, the Russians renewed their inter planetary missions and increased the mass of the moon lander. The Russians told ISRO that it could launch this mission either in 2015 or 2015. ISRO then conducted a meeting and decided that it could realise a lander module on its own and would not been the support of the Russians.

Radhakrishna says that they are confident about this mission. After two successful GSLV launch.

(Story first published on rediff.com)

Mars mission on

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2.38pm

The Rs 450 crore Mars Mission called the Mangalyaan has lifted off from Sriharikota at 2.38 PM. All parameters were normal at the time of the launch.

2.45pm

Over 1000 scientists from the ISRO looked on anxiously as the rocket blasted off with a roaring sound. The first stage was extremely critical for the launch. Scientists heaved a sigh of relief when the first stage of the launch went on smoothly. The satellite has now been exposed to space and this itself has been considered to be a major achievement for ISRO. Continue reading “Mars mission on”