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Ex-ISRO Chief Kasturirangan Pitches for Strategic, Sustainable Space Program

Former Indian Space Research Organisation chief K. Kasturirangan has called for a strategic plan in Indian research program that can be wholly indegenous with fewer imported technologies. Addressing students at Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT), the former space scientist who headed ISRO for nine years as chairman from 1994 to 2003, said long-term sustainability is key to India’s progress ...

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ISRO gets Gandhi Peace Prize 2014

ISRO has been chosen for the award of Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2014, in addition to the Indira Gandhi award announced last year and host of other honours and awards for its successful Mangalyaan or Mars Orbiter Mission. The MOM made India the first Asian country to enter the Martian sphere of influence – and at a very ...

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ISRO Mars Mission to Orbit Red Planet 6 Months More Than Expected: Minister

ISRO’s Mangalyaan Mission orbiting Mars is likely to operate for six more months owing to its reserve energy, said Minister of Science and Technology Jitendra Singh in a reply to an unstarred question in the Lok Sabha. The reserve propellant onboard the MoM is 37-kg that can energise the mission orbiting Mars since September 2014, making India proud member of ...

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ISRO Mars Orbiter Mission Team Selected for 2015 Space Pioneer Award

After Times ranking of mars Mission among the top 10 scientific achievements of the year 2014, Indian government’s laurels and awars notwithstanding, now the team has been named winner of the 2015 Space Pioneer Award in the Science and Engineering category. The award will be presented at the National Space Society’s 2015 International Space Development Conference (ISDC) to be held ...

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