Even though the US blocked the transfer of cryogenic technology to India towards the end of the Cold War, ISRO has much to gain today from working closely with the West and with NASA.
During 2016, ISRO signed cooperative agreements with the French, Emirati, Japanese, American, Vietnamese, Afghan and Russian space agencies, and the US Geological Survey.
If nanosatellites are the future, why is ISRO not designing any of its own? And other questions about a ‘record-breaking’ launch that has reignited widespread chest-thumping.
The second mission to Mars is tentatively slated for a 2021-2022 timeframe and, per existing plans, it may involve putting a rover on the surface of the red planet.
We know India’s ineffective legislation protects the cheapness of labour – but how do we know ISRO isn’t inadvertently profiting from it?
A new video is at times a worm’s eye view and at others the big picture of how ISRO pieced together a mission to Mars – narrated by three women who were a part of it all.
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The instrument samples methane, carbon dioxide and atmospheric properties in a way that doesn’t allow for the methane data alone to be extracted.
TeamIndus was founded in 2010 to become the first private entity from India to put a rover on the moon by 2017. How is it faring?
India and France’s collaboration on space research has been symbiotic from the very outset and now spans across Europe, Asia and South America.
India’s goal should be to create more ISRO-like, R&D-driven organisations in other areas that develop important strategic and commercial products.
The next Mars mission will likely be launched in March 2018, have a less elliptical orbit around the red planet and could weigh seven times more than the first mission.
It’s from the instrument called MENCA, whose designs are based on the CHACE instrument on board the Chandrayaan-1 mission to Earth’s moon in 2008.
We are sitting on a host of possibilities for generating multiplier effects across academia and industry, and benefit the country over a longer timespan, but aren’t taking advantage of them to the fullest.
India’s Mars Orbiter Mission has now been at it for almost one year, having slipped into a highly elliptical orbit around the Red Planet on September 24, 2014. While the primary mission ended after six months, the orbiter has been allowed to continue — which it has quite healthily, taking intermittent pictures […]
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The latest images show Tyrrhenus Mons, one of the oldest volcanoes on Mars, and the oddly shaped Pital Creater
Almost 40 years after the launch of Aryabhata, the Indian Space Research Organisation successfully placed another satellite into orbit, this time around Mars – becoming the world’s first space agency to have done so in its debut attempt. There are many similarities between the April-1975 launch of Aryabhata, India’s first satellite, and the September-2014 […]