Seven IAF pilots sent to Russia for India’s first space manned mission

  The Indian Air Force has shortlisted 12 potential astronauts for India’s first manned space mission, the Gaganyaan project. Of them, seven pilots have been sent to Russia for training, the PTI quoted an IAF officer as saying. The officer, speaking on condition of anonymity, told PTI that the rest…

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ISRO’s NavIC set to be commercialised by Antrix

  The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and its older commercial arm Antrix Corporation Ltd. are poised to commercialize India’s regional navigation satellite system, NavIC, with Antrix recently floating two separate tenders to identify industries that can develop dedicated NavIC-based hardware and systems. NavIC (Navigation in Indian Constellation) is the…

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Design For Deep Sea Vehicle’s Crew Module Completed By Space Agency ISRO

  India's ambition to send men to the deep sea in a submersible vehicle appears to be one step closer to fruition with ISRO successfully developing a design for its crew module, a sphere-shaped capsule. "The design for the manned submersible's sphere has been successfully developed by ISRO. Now it…

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Working on Vikram Lander’s second landing on Moon’s south pole, says ISRO chief

  The Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) chief, Kailasavadivoo Sivan on Saturday weighed in on the second landing attempt of Vikram lander on Moon’s south pole after the first could not find success. Replying to the media’s query if ISRO would attempt another landing on Moon’s south pole, Sivan replied, “Definitely”.…

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India’s upcoming Space Station Likely To Have Space For Three

  The Indian Space Station, which the Indian Space Research Organisation plans to put in place in five to seven years, will have space for three astronauts, sources told TOI. The space station will be an extension of the human spaceflight program Gaganyaan. TOI has learned that the initial designs…

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Smart dragon rocket – China’s new rockets target ISRO’s market share

Highlights China Rocket unveiled a slew of solid-fuelled rockets codenamed ‘Smart Dragon’ (SD) and liquid-propellant rocket Tenglong a few days ago China’s move is timed with the upcoming test-launch of India’s mini-PSLV rocket or small satellite launch vehicle (SSLV) by the year-end Keeping an eye on the growing satellite launch…

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