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Two international astronauts survive space scare. How well is India prepared?

The Indian Space Research Organisation is preparing to become the fourth country to launch a human into space — after Russia, the US and China.

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Kerala CM gives Rs 50 lakh compensation to ex-ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan

It was alleged that Nambi Narayanan was involved in transferring confidential documents on India’s space programme to foreign countries. He had to spend close to two months in jail before the CBI concluded the allegations against him were false.

Pune: Students, researchers to get access to 834 data sets from AstroSat

For two years now, IUCAA has been operating an AstroSat Science Support Cell dedicated to channel and allocate satellite observation time to users.

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India’s PSLV rocket successfully puts into orbit two UK satellites

The PSLV rocket preciously placed two of our customer satellites in 583 km orbit. The success will give added energy for industry to make PSLV.

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How fake spy case against Nambi Narayanan, D Sasikumar set ISRO back many years

While Nambi Narayanan was arrested on November 30, 1994, Sasikumar was arrested on November 21, 1994. Both spent 50 days in jail and were allegedly tortured by police, who alleged that the scientists were involved in espionage.

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Beyond spy scandal: Nambi Narayanan pioneered liquid propulsion engine

India had been using Russian-made cryogenic engines to power its earlier GSLVs. It is only now that it has been able to master the technology and started using indigenous cryogenic engines in its rockets.

Thanks but no thanks, Murakami said too in a cryptic response to his nomination.

Space opera

The Isro case leaves behind an important caution about national security, and a precedent for securing compensation.

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ISRO to launch three more satellites for bandwidth connectivity

Speaking to reporters after the successful launch of two UK satellites by Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) here on Sunday, ISRO Chairman K Sivan said: “The ISRO will launch three more satellites, which together will provide international level bandwidth speed.”

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What is ISRO’s PSLV-C42 mission?

ISRO mentioned that NovaSAR is intended for forest mapping, land use, and ice cover monitoring as well as flood and disaster monitoring while S1-4 is a high-resolution satellite that shall be used for surveying resources, environment monitoring, urban management, and disaster monitoring.

I’m tired of taking flak for other’s mistakes: Imran Khan

Actor Imran Khan on being reluctant on camera and his new short film about India’s Mars Mission.

ISRO places two United Kingdom Earth observation satellites in orbit

The two satellites of UK-based Surrey Satellite Technologies Ltd (SSTL), both weighing 889 kg, were launched as per a commercial arrangement between the company and ISRO’s commerical wing – Antrix Corporation Ltd.

ISRO's high-end GSLV Mk III is the rocket designated for India’s first human space flight in 2022. (ISRO)

ISRO tweaking rocket to make it safe for human space flight

The rocket, which has undergone one experimental and one developmental flight until now, is expected to undergo 10 flights, including two in an unmanned human space launch vehicle form, before launching humans into space in 2022.

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Countdown begins for PSLV lift-off with two UK satellites

Two satellites aboard the PSLV belong to Surrey Satellite Technologies Ltd (SSTL), UK, under commercial arrangement with Antrix Corp Ltd, the commercial arm of ISRO.

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ISRO to launch two earth observation satellites tomorrow: All you need to know

The foreign satellites, meant for forest mapping and flood and disaster monitoring among other uses, would be released into the Sun-synchronous orbit at a height of 583 km

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ISRO spy case: Nambi Narayanan awarded Rs 50 lakh compensation, committee to look into ‘erring’ police personnel

The bench of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud set up a committee headed by one of its former judges to “find out ways and means to take appropriate steps against the erring” police personnel.