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Work on ISRO-NASA Joint Satellite NISAR to Detect Earthquakes Underway, to be Launched in 2021

The joint NASA and ISRO project to make NISAR – the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite – at a cost of 1.5 billion dollars, possibly be the world’s most expensive Earth imaging satellite, is progressing to become a reality soon. NISAR will be a two frequency RADAR, with an L-band 24 centimetre RADAR and another S-band 13 centimetre one. S-band ...

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ISRO to Launch Joint Satellite NISAR with NASA

ISRO has announced that NISAR, a joint earth observation satellite with NASA, will be launched in six years. ISRO chiarman AS Kiran Kumar told media after the successful launch of GSAT-6 onboard GSLV-D6 that the next commercail satellite with the US will be carried by the GSLV Mark II in 2021. “Currently we are working on it,” he said. NISAR ...

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ISRO Plans Chandrayaan 2, Mangalyaan 2 and Sukrayaan-1 after Successful Cryogenic Rocket Tests

Venus or Sukra planet will soon have an ISRO spacecraft greeting in its orbit if Indian Space Research Organisation is able to create another milestone with its deep space exploration mission. Not falling for the age-old saying that men are from Mars and women are from Venus, ISRO first visited the nearest object Moon before eyeing the Mars, which has ...

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After Successful Moon and Mars Missions, ISRO Eyes Venus but Why?

Indian space agency ISRO is planning to send a probe mission to Venus, which is in our neighbourhood besides being the planet of love, wealth and prosperity for the human race since ages. Indian Space Research Organisation has successfully carried out mission to Moon called Chandrayaan-1 and another breakthrough mission to Mars called Mangalyaan so far. While the Chandrayaan-2 mission ...

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ISRO to Launch Re-usable Satellite Launch Vehicle in September, Confirms Kiran Kumar

ISRO Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar said the next big launch of a re-usable space shuttle test mission will be launched in September, bringing down the cost of satellite launch to one-tenth the current cost. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), which had tested its cryogenic rocket engines and capsule earlier, will take up the first test mission for re-usable vehicle ...

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Mangalyaan Faces 14-Day Blackout on Mars, NASA’s MAVEN Too

Beginning today, ISRO’s Mangalyaan or Mars Orbiter Mission will face “blackout” with snapped up communication from the satellite and NASA’s MAVEN too will face similar situation as the Red Planet will pass behind the Sun in what is called “Solar Conjunction” for 14 days. The solar conjunction, that occures every 26 months, will make NASA’s rovers Curiosity and Opportunity remain incommunicado ...

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ISRO to Launch GSAT-6 in August for Strategic S-Band Communications Satellite: Kiran Kumar

India’s space agency ISRO will launch the most-advanced ever communications satellite for strategic purpose to use the S-Band that can connect anybody with a satellite phone anywhere in the country. The GSAT-6 was originally designed for Devas Multimedia Services Ltd for $300 million but the government had cancelled the deal in 2011 made by ISRO arm Antrix and reserved the ...

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ISRO Scientists Throng Tirupati Seeking Blessings Ahead of IRNSS-1D Launch

Keeping faith in god, Indian space agency ISRO scientists have hurriedly paid a visit to Lord Venkateshwara (Balaji) on Friday, March 27, as the countdown for the launch of IRNSS-1D began. The scene emulating what ISRO’s former chairman K.Radhakrishnan ushered in by visiting Tirupati before the Mangalyaan mission and several other liftoffs, is no surprise in the temple town that ...

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