ISRO all set to test Gaganyaan’s crew abort system

  The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is developing a new liquid-propellant rocket to test the crew abort system of India’s human space flight program, the Gaganyaan mission, director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, S Somanath, stated. A crew abort system is important in a manned space mission because it…

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Russia may help India with construction of its 1st manned spacecraft

  India is looking to install Russian-developed equipment for life support and heating systems aboard the Gaganyaan, the spacecraft that will be used for the nation’s first manned space mission, Roscosmos has announced. The contract to review the possibility was signed by the head of Russian space agency Roscosmos subsidiary…

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14 small foreign satellites to launch on next 3 PSLVs

  The PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has bagged new rides for 14 small spacecraft of four international customers. They are being accommodated as minor secondary passengers on the next three PSLV flights, according to Spaceflight, the U.S. company that arranges such flights…

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ISRO’s space shuttle like reusable launch vehicle will attempt its first landing in Karnataka

  The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is finally following in the footsteps of NASA and SpaceX by developing a space program for Reusable Launch Vehicles (RLV) which has been testing since 2016. The RLV program aims to cut down on launch costs by, well, reusing the spacecraft. ISRO's current…

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Qualcomm announces the use of ISRO’s NavIC satellite navigation system in its chipset

  Qualcomm, an American company that makes chipsets for mobile and other telecommunications devices, has announced to support India’s NavIC satellite navigation system. Navigation with India constellation (NavIC) is an India Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) that has been developed by the Indian Space Organisation (ISRO). Tested by Qualcomm: Qualcomm…

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India has it right : Nations either aim for the Moon or get left behind in the Space Race

  India’s Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft has settled into lunar orbit, just before an emotional and nerve-wracking Moon landing attempted on September 7. Had it succeeded India would have joined a very select club, now comprising the former Soviet Union, the United States, and China. As with all previous Moon missions, national…

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