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President confers Gandhi Peace Prize on ISRO

AMN / President Pranab Mukherjee today conferred the Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2014 on Indian Space Research Organization, ISRO at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The prize was received by ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Mukherjee said, Science and Technology is a key driver for shaping the … Continue reading President confers Gandhi Peace Prize on ISRO

Govt ropes in ISRO for electric transportation system

The Union Transport Ministry in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO will work on developing cost-effective battery technologies to make electric buses economically viable. A transport ministry official said in Delhi that it will also help in cutting down on the carbon emissions especially in the urban areas. He said, it has been … Continue reading Govt ropes in ISRO for electric transportation system

PM meets 30 eminent scientists from various top institutions

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met 30 eminent scientists from various top institutions across the country. Mr Modi appreciated the work done by the scientists and called upon the scientific community to work towards solving the problems faced by India, including in the emerging critical areas of energy and water. An official release said, … Continue reading PM meets 30 eminent scientists from various top institutions

ISRO successfully test-fires GSLV-Mark III

India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, GSLV-Mark III project aimed at carrying four-tonne payloads, including future manned missions, has got a boost with ISRO successfully test-firing the first indigenous high-thrust cryogenic rocket engine for more than its full duration. ISRO yesterday confirmed that the test was conducted at its Propulsion Complex at Mahendragiri in southern Tamil … Continue reading ISRO successfully test-fires GSLV-Mark III

Sunita Williams among 4 chosen by NASA to fly first commercial space vehicle

A Indian-origin Sunita Williams is among four “veteran” astronauts picked by NASA to fly the first commercial space vehicles, a part of the space agency’s ambitious plan of human landing on Mars by 2030. According to NASA, Williams, 49, accompanied by Robert Behnken, Eric Boe and Douglas Hurley, will train and prepare for commercial space … Continue reading Sunita Williams among 4 chosen by NASA to fly first commercial space vehicle

ISRO set for biggest commercial launch with PSLV rocket

Indian Space Research Organization – ISRO is gearing up for its heaviest and biggest commercial launch of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C-28 tonight. It is scheduled to put into orbit five satellites belonging to the UK firms at 9.58 pm from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikotta, India’s spaceport. The PSLV-C-28 is decked with … Continue reading ISRO set for biggest commercial launch with PSLV rocket

C-DOT to Launch Broadband Products

AMN C-DOT, the premier R&D institute of the Department of Telecommunications, Govt. of India, has developed indigenous technologies attuned to the sensitive needs of Indian landscape aim at the digital convergence of rural and urban India with a vast potential for building the citadels of “Digital India”. The following 4 products are to launched by … Continue reading C-DOT to Launch Broadband Products

Unmanned American Falcon-9 rocket explodes after launch

An unmanned American Falcon-9 rocket has broken apart in flames minutes after lifting off from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Debris from the SpaceX vehicle tumbled out of the sky into the Atlantic Ocean. The rocket, which had 18 straight successes prior to Sunday’s flight, was in the process of sending a cargo ship to the … Continue reading Unmanned American Falcon-9 rocket explodes after launch

HAL delivers Chandrayaan-2 structure to ISRO

Defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has delivered ‘Orbiter Craft Module Structure’ of Chandrayaan-2, India’s second lunar exploration mission, to ISRO Satellite Centre in Bangaluru. Chandrayaan-2, an advanced version of the previous mission, consists of an Orbiter, Lander and Rover configuration. India had successfully launched Chandrayaan-1 on October 22, 2008. HAL Chairman and Managing Director … Continue reading HAL delivers Chandrayaan-2 structure to ISRO

China invents first electric plane

The world’s first electric passenger aircraft BX1E to gain an airworthiness certificate has been produced by China. Chinese official media reported, the BX1E has a 14.5-meter wingspan and a maximum payload of 230 kgs. According to media reports, the aircraft can fly at an altitude of 3,000 meters. The charging is completed within two hours, … Continue reading China invents first electric plane

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