Tag: ISRO

Essence of leadership: Bhagavan Shri Krishna and Prof. Satish Dhawan

Tapan Misra I always cherish a story, narrated by Shri APJ Abdul Kalam, in his autobiography: “Wings of Fire”. He was the Project Director of SLV 3 programme. The first flight of SLV 3 in 1979 failed. As PD he was supposed to face the press who may not always ask pleasant questions. But in

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Chandrayaan-2 and Lander Vikram: It was not a soft landing

Newsroom24x7 Network Bengaluru: As feared, it was not a soft landing as per plan but a hard landing for Lander Vikram after it had lost contact with the Control facility at the ISRO headquarters here on 7 September 2019. According to available information, Lander has been detected by OHRC (On board High Resolution Camera) with

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ISRO, Chandrayaan-2 & need to plug loopholes

Lalit Shastri The ISRO scientists involved in the Chandrayaan-2 Mission deserve every praise. Notwithstanding the failure to soft land the Lander craft on Moon, the scientists involved in the mission deserve a standing ovation for executing one of the most difficult maneuvers during the historic journey of Chandrayaan-2. Chandrayaan-2 Mission was aimed at taking a

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When Chandrayaan-2 Lander stopped sending signals to ISRO Control Centre

Newsroom24x7 Network Bangaluru: Hours after ISRO Chairman Dr K Sivan had announced from the Control Centre at the ISRO headquarters in Bangalore at 2.18 am Saturday that they have lost signals from Chandrayaan- 2 Lander Vikram when it was at an altitude of 2.1 km, Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was present to witness the

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Watch Live Landing of Vikram Lander on Moon on Sep 07, 2019 from 01:10 hrs IST onwards

Newsroom24x7 Network Bengaluru: On the day of landing, 7 September 2019, the Lander (Vikram) will separate from the Orbiter and then perform a series of complex maneuvers comprising of rough braking and fine braking. Imaging of the landing site region prior to landing will be done for finding safe and hazard-free zones. Vikram will attempt

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Tapan Misra’s story and “Mission Mangal”: From Real Life to Reel Life

Tapan Misra narrates, in first person, the story of dedication of very large number of faceless, unassuming ISROites. At a time when the entire world’s focus is on “Mission Chandrayaan 2” , people are also talking about the Akshay Kumar starrer popular film “Mission Mangal”. The story and plot of this film is inspired by

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ISRO announces Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award

Newsroom24x7 Network Bengaluru: As part of centenary year celebrations of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, father of Indian space programme, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has instituted two categories of awards in journalism. ISRO has announced the “Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award in Space Science, Technology and Research” to recognize and reward journalists who have actively contributed towards

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Chandrayaan-2 launch called off due to technical snag

Newsroom24x7 Network Sriharikota: The historic launch of #Chandrayaan2 was called off today after a technical snag was observed in launch vehicle system, 1 hour before the launch. An ISRO tweet at about 3.30 am on Monday 15 July 2019 announced “as a measure of abundant precaution, #Chandrayaan2 launch has been called off for today. Revised

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ISRO gets ready for the delayed launch of Chandrayaan-2

Lalit Shastri When China has established its progress in space exploration by landing Chang’e 4 lunar rover on the far side of moon which has not been explored before, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is busy giving final touches to the much delayed launch of Chandrayaan-2, which was orginally scheduled for 2015 or 2017 but

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PSLV-C43 lifts off with HysIS and 30 co-passenger satellites

Newsroom24x7 Network Sriharikota: Indian Space agency ISRO’s Polar Satellite Vehicle (PSLV), in its 45th flight PSLV-C43, blasted off here today (29 November 2018) carrying India’s earth observation satellite HysIS along with 30 more satellites from eight other countries. The 28-hour countdown for the launch began at 5.58 AM on Wednesday and the rocket blasted off

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ISRO and the Modi Government’s resolve to send an Indian into space by 2022

Lalit Shastri Experts connected with ISRO do not have even an iota of doubt about the capabilities of Indian scientists who have a proven record of trailblazing success and achievements when it comes to the Indian space programme. In his address to the Nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 72nd Independence

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What prevents ISRO to seek Cabinet approval for more Apex scale posts

Newsroom24x7 Network What prevents ISRO from seeking a Cabinet sanction for a number of Apex scale posts and promoting all their Center Directors to that scale and then making a fair and equal selection for the post of Chairman? Accelerated pushes are taken care of in the Merit Promotion Scheme in place which rewards outstanding

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Decline of ISRO

Lalit Shastri Considering the achievement made by India in the field of Space technology, the best approach for the country is to allow only Indian registered satellite system ie., satellites that are coordinated internationally through the Union Government to operate over India. By adopting such approach, Government requirements for critical sectors like the armed forces

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