Kiran Kumar on lack of funding: ‘Don’t have resources to cater to long-term research’
India’s space agency needs to at least double the number of operational satellites in the coming days, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman AS Kiran Kumar said.
The space agencies of Japan and India, JAXA and ISRO, could collaborate on future lunar missions, said the ISRO chief in a joint statement.
Speaking on the sidelines of the 24th meeting of the Asia Pacific Regional Space Agency forum, ISRO chairman A S Kiran Kumar and JAXA director Naoki Okumura said that the two agencies have begun exploring the possibility of combining forces for a joint lunar mission.
ISRO SAC recruitment 2017: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has called for applications to various posts including junior research fellowship, research associate, technical assistant, scientific assistant and technicians.
Raman Research Institute (RRI) in Bengaluru has joined hands with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) to develop the quantum technologies that ISRO’s satellites would need to establish such a network.
The ISRO has started flight integration activity for the Chandrayaan-2, and scientists are currently carrying out tests for the lander and the rover that will explore the moon.
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will set up a research centre in Guwahati for start ups, academicians, environmentalists and entrepreneurs.
“The satellite is undergoing tests. It is expected to be launched in January 2018,” the senior ISRO official added. GSAT-11 along with GSAT-19 and GSAT-20 (to be launched by end of 2018) will usher in an age of high-speed internet in India.
The court passed the directions after taking cognisance of the CBI charge sheet filed in the matter. The CBI had earlier informed the court that sanction to prosecute the former public servants had been obtained from the authorities concerned.
Scientists, using data from an instrument which flew aboard India’s Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, have created the first map of water trapped in the uppermost layer of the Moon’s soil, which may prove useful to future lunar explorers.
As a result of the heat shield not separating the 1,425 kg navigation satellite IRNSS-1H got stuck inside it resulting in the failure of the around Rs 250 crore mission.
According to Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre K. Sivan, the pyro elements in the rocket which enable separation of the heat shield have to be probed. The exact cause of the mission’s failure can only be determined once the officials conclude their study.
The IRNSS-1H was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre — the Sriharikota High Altitude Range (SHAR) — in Andhra Pradesh at 7 pm Thursday on board ISRO workhorse PSLV but the rocket lost velocity after the heat shield failed to separate at the requisite height.
The Indian Express explains what went wrong with the launch of IRNSS-1H, and what it was meant to do