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What ails ISRO?

Newsroom24x7 Diary   We are convinced that if we are to play a meaningful role nationally, and in the community of nations, we must be second to none in the application of advanced technologies to the real problems of man and society – Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Recently Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had a success

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Antrix-Devas case and PCA: BIPA with Mauritius needs to be relooked at

Lalit Shastri The termination of Antrix-Devas Agreement leading to Arbitration by the PCA under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and BIPA brings us to the core issue. Such bilateral agreements to promote and protect investments need to be re-looked at and revised with ex post facto effect. There cannot be bilateral agreements between countries that provide

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Process is on to offer Ka-band services without auction: Is it a backdoor deal?

Lalit Shastri A few weeks ago an innocuous notice appeared on the ISRO/Department of Space Website. The notice referred to an application dated 1 July 2016 filed by one Jupiter Satellite India Limited for securing an Indian orbital slot at 104 degrees East longitude to provide Ka-band services for broadband beams covering the Indian mainland

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Losing contact with GSAT-6A puts ISRO authorities in dock

Lalit Shastri Giving a giving a go-bye to quality assurance, to increase launch frequency appears to be the main reason why Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO’s) GSAT-6A mission ended in failure. Two days after India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F08) launched GSAT-6A Satellite into Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) on March 29, 2018, the authorities confirmed

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Role of MHA and the Y category security cover for serving and retired ISRO chiefs

Lalit Shastri Serving and retired ISRO chiefs are getting Y category security cover each at a cost of about Rs. 60 to 70 lakh per year. Their security cover, includes one car plus one escort car and this facility is being extended to them for life. Former ISRO chiefs K. Kasturirangan, G. Madhavan Nair, K.

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Desi GPS: Space Application Centre lacks priority at great cost to the nation

Lalit Shastri The successful launching of a series of satellites in India’s ambitious navigation satellites system (NavIC) by ISRO notwithstanding, those running and administering India’s space programme owe an explanation to the nation and they will have to tell the people of this country why there has been so much delay in making the desi

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PSLV-C40 successfully launches Cartosat-2 series satellite along with 30 co-passenger satellites

Newsroom24x7 Staff Sriharikota: PSLV-C40/Cartosat-2 Series Satellite Mission was launched today, [12 January, 2018 at 09:29 Hrs (IST)] from SDSC SHAR. Cartosat-2 Series Satellite is the primary satellite carried by PSLV-C40. This remote sensing satellite is similar in configuration to earlier satellites in the series and is intended to augment data services to the users. The

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Indian astronomers get an insight into Crab nebula pulsar

Dr T V Venkteswaran New Delhi: A star spectacularly exploded about 7500 years ago. Situated at about 6500 light years away, the dazzling light from the explosion reached the earth during 1054 CE. The luminosity of the explosion was brighter than million suns, and was hence even visible in day light to the wonderment Chinese astronomers. They

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Seven defining S&T contributions that have impacted every Indian

Dinesh C Sharma New Delhi: As India completes 70 years of its independence, it is time to introspect at the contribution of science and technology to national development. Several scientific and technological developments have touched the lives of common people in the last seven decades, though limelight is often hogged by achievements in fields like space

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Mega science projects: India poised to join league of global scientific leaders

Dr T V Venkateswaran New Delhi: Shedding its hesitant and cautious approach of the past with regard to participating in global mega science projects, India has taken bold steps in recent years to join international scientific quests. The Science Technology and Innovation policy of 2013 envisages positioning India among the top five global scientific powers

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India’s monster rocket lifts off with GSAT-19

Newsroom24x7 Staff Srikarikota: India created history with the successful launch of GSLV Mk III-D1/GSAT-19 from the Second Launch Pad at SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota today, June 05, 2017 at 17:28 Hrs (IST). GSLV-Mk III is capable launching 4 ton class of satellites to Geosynchronous Transfer orbit (GTO). It is a three-stage vehicle with two solid motor

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ISRO sets world record: PSLV-C37 launched with 104 satellites

Newsroom24x7 Staff Sriharikota: A world record was set by ISRO today when India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its thirty ninth flight (PSLV-C37), launched the 714 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation and 103 co-passenger satellites together weighing about 664 kg at lift-off into a 505 km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO). PSLV-C37 was launched from the First Launch

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PSLV-C35 successfully launches 8 Satellites into two different orbits in a single flight

 Newsroom24x7 Staff Sriharikota: In its thirty seventh flight (PSLV-C35), ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched the 371 kg SCATSAT-1 Satellite along with seven co-passenger satellites today morning (September 26, 2016) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. This is the thirty sixth consecutively successful mission of PSLV. The total weight of all the eight

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ISRO: GSLV-F05 successfully launches INSAT-3DR

Newsroom24x7 Staff Sriharikota: The launch of GSLV-F05, the tenth flight of India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV), successfully took place from the Second Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR (SDSC SHAR), Sriharikota today afternoon. The high-point of the GSLV-F05 flight is the launch of the INSAT-3DR, an advanced weather satellite, weighing 2211 kg into a

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