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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)


The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the primary space agency of the Indian government. ISRO is amongst the six largest government space agencies in the world, along with NASA, RKA, ESA, CNSA and JAXA. Its primary objective is to advance space technology and use its applications for national benefit.

Dr K Radhakrishnan is the current Chairman of ISRO. In September 09, ISRO's Chandrayaan-1, the India's first lunar mission becomes the first to revealed the presence of large quantities of water on the surface of the Moon, a discovery that is a significant boost for India in its space race against China.

ISRO facilities

Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, India is an important launch pad facility for ISRO.

Launch of Oceansat-2 in September 2009

As scheduled, ISRO has successully launched Oceansat-2, six European satellites in 1,200 seconds with the help of its most trusted Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV- C-14) from the launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Nellore on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 11.51 AM. President Pratibha Patil, Vice President Mohd Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and others congratulated the scientists for the success.

List of ISRO Chairmen

Timeline

2012

Woman arrested for trying to enter with fake ID

On 24 September 2012, a 44-year-old woman has been arrested for carrying a fake ID and trying to enter a meeting at the ISRO headquarters in Bangalore. She has been sent to jail till October 6. Her ID card enabled her to stay for two days at the official ISRO guest house, for two days earlier this month. The police says she did not access any crucial information or documents.

ISRO, on 12 December 2012, informed the Parliament that is planning to accomplish 10 space missions in 2013. Minister of State in the PMO V Narayanaswamy told the Lok Sabha that eight of these 10 planned missions are planned by September 2013.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in News

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission to Benefit from India’s Growth in Space
India and Bangladesh have agreed to move forward on bilateral cooperation in two high technology areas – nuclear field and space – at the recently held third round of the India-Bangladesh foreign ministers’ Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meeting

Innovation for India Awards Recognises the Best Innovations in the Country

SES Increases Reach to 276 Million TV Homes Worldwide
SES (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) has announced that it has further increased its reach in 2012, driven by strong gains, especially in India and Germany. SES now reaches 276 million TV homes worldwide, over 17 million homes more than in 2011.

Countdown begins for the launch of ISRO's PSLV-C21
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to witness the historic launch

India integral part of high-ranking space countries: ISRO chief
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K. Radhakrishnan has said that India is amongst the highest space ranking countries.

IAF targets 42 aircraft squadrons in next five-year plan
The Indian Air Force has expressed to achieve the target of 42 aircraft squadron over the next five-year plan as against the current inventory of 34.

PM congratulates scientists on successful launch of RISAT-1
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Thursday congratulated Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientists for the successful launch of the Radar Imaging Satellite-1 (RISAT-1) from Sriharikota island in Andhra Pradesh.

ISRO successfully launches RISAT-1
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday successfully launched the Radio Imaging Satellite -1 (RISAT-1) from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

Scientists express happiness over successful test launch of Agni-V
The Indian scientific community on Thursday basked in the glory of the successful test-firing of the 5,000 km range Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V.

Ex-ISRO chief Nair ready to face inquiry, points out similarities with previous incident
Former chief of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Madhavan Nair here on Friday said he was ready to face an inquiry regarding his controversial role in the Antrix-Devas deal and added that he could gauge similarities with the previous incident that was reported in the media during 1990s.

Govt. assures justice for scientists in Antrix-Devas spectrum deal
Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), V. Narayanasamy, on Thursday assured that the government would give justice to scientists involved in the controversial Antrix-Devas spectrum deal.

Nair's second letter to PMO asks for 'comprehensive' review into Antrix-Devas deal
Former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief G. Madhavan Nair has written a second letter to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) asking for a 'comprehensive' review of the controversial Antrix-Devas spectrum allocation.

Madhavan Nair regrets Roddam Narasimha's resignation
Former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief G Madhavan Nair has expressed his unhappiness over top scientist Roddam Narasimha's decision to resign.

No vendetta against Nair, says ISRO chief Radhakrishnan
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Radhakrishnan on Monday said that there has been no vendetta behind blacklisting his predecessor G Madhavan Nair and three other scientists in connection with the controversial Antrix-Devas deal.

ISRO Chief Radhakrishnan says 'nothing personal' against predecessor Nair
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chief K Radhakrishnan on Monday said that he had nothing personal against his predecessor, G Madhavan Nair, who has been indicted along with three other scientists on the Antrix-Devas deal.

Ex-ISRO chief Nair says Pratyush Sinha Report does not reveal facts accurately
Former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief G. Madhavan Nair on Sunday said the ISRO committee's report on the Antrix-Devas deal was one-sided and had not brought out facts accurately.

ISRO makes crucial report Antrix-Devas deal public
An Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) committee indicted former ISRO chief G Madhavan Nair and three other senior scientists late on Saturday night for acts of commission in Antrix-Devas deal.

Space scientists back former ISRO chief Madhavan Nair over govt. ban row
Senior scientists extended strong solidarity with the former chief of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), G. Madhavan Nair, on Tuesday, criticising the government for barring him and three other scientists from holding any state appointments.

Ex-ISRO chief Nair writes to Manmohan Singh over job ban
Former chief of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), G Madhavan Nair, on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to review the government's decision to ban him and three other former ISRO scientists from government jobs in the wake of the controversial S-spectrum deal.

Ex-ISRO scientists slam government, support Nair on Antrix-Devas deal
Former colleagues and top scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have criticized the UPA II government alleging ineptitude in the handling of investigations related to the Antrix-Devas deal, and also raised questions about the authority and credibility of the report submitted by current ISRO chairman Dr. K Radhakrishnan.

Antrix-Devas deal row: ISRO is bigger than any individual, says Kalam
Former President Dr. AP.J. Abdul Kalam on Wednesday said the controversy surrounding the clash between former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman G. Madhavan Nair and his successor K Radhakrishnan will not tarnish the image of the organisation, and added that it would continue to grow in stature.

Antrix-Devas deal: ISRO chairman behind move against me, says predecessor Nair
After the Department of Space barred him and three other space officials from occupying any government position for their alleged role in the Antrix-Devas deal, former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman G Madhavan Nair today accused his successor K Radhakrishnan of being behind the move.

Indigenous Indian space technology at par with others
At an event hosted by a private college to commemorate the launch of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-18, Associate Director of Thiruvananthapuram based Vikram Sarabhai Space Center, John P Zachariah said that indigenous Indian space technology is at par with others around the globe.

IIT students' satellite 'Jugnu' to be launched into space
A satellite built by students of IIT Kanpur, 'Jugnu', was launched with the latest version of India's indigenous Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday.

ISRO's PSLV C-18 launched successfully
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) PSLV C-18 was successfully launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on Wednesday.

Dr. Farooq Abdullah Urges the Nation to Transform the Promise of Boundless and Clean Energy into reality on TERI’s Foundation Day
Outlining India’s achievements in the field of renewable energy, Dr

India to launch communication satellite GSAT-12 on July 15
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch communication satellite GSAT-12 on July 15, Chairman K. Radhakrishnan said today in Bangalore.

Indo-Russian ties too deep to be affected by MiG-35 deal rejection: Kadakin
Russia's Ambassador to India, Alexander M. Kadakin, has said that the Indian Government's decision to reject his country's MiG-35 fighter jets would not affect bilateral ties between the two countries.

Manmohan Singh congratulates space department for launch of GSAT-8
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Saturday congratulated the Department of Space for the successful launch of communication satellite GSAT-8.

India launches communication satellite GSAT-8 successfully
India's advanced communication satellite, GSAT-8, was on Saturday successfully launched by the Ariane-V launch vehicle of Arianespace from Kourou, French Guiana.

Continua Health Alliance to Launch Continua-India at International Telemedicine Congress 2011

'Andhra Birla' Harischandra Prasad dead
Mullapudi Harischandra Prasad, popularly called Andhra Birla dies at a corporate hospital

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