Space PSLV-C54 successfully launched The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in one of its longest missions successfully placed nine satellites, including an Earth Observation Satellite (EOS - 06) in multiple orbits with the help of the space agency’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV- C54). The vehicle took oﬀ precisely at 11.56 a.m. from the ﬁrst launch pad (FLP) at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), SHAR, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. This is the 56th flight of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) and the 24th ﬂight of the PSLV - XL version with 6 PSOM - XLs The eight nano satellites include ISRO Nano Satellite - 2 for Bhutan (INS - 2B) Anand - India’s first private earth imaging satellite. Astrocast (four satellites), Two Thybolt satellites. Notably, EOS - 6 is the Oceansat series’ third generation satellite. IndiaBhutan SAT or ISRO Nano Satellite 2 for Bhutan (INS2B) BhutanSat (aka INS-2B) is the collaborative mission between India and Bhutan. The INS - 2B satellite has two payloads . NanoMx, a multispectral optical imaging payload developed by SAC, APRS Digipeater, which is jointly developed by DITTBhutan and URSC. About the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman – Sreedhara Panicker Somanath Headquarters – Bengaluru, Karnataka Formation - August 15, 1969
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Latest Inventions on Science & Technology ISRO to attempt 200th successful launch of sounding rocket in a row The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will attempt the 200th consecutive successful launch of the Rohini RH200 sounding rocket from Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thumba, Kerala. RH200 is a solid motor powered, expendable rocket capable of climbing up to a height of 70km bearing payloads designed to study the upper atmosphere. Note An RH200 had lifted oﬀ successfully from Thumba for the 199th time in a row in October, 2022. VSSC Director - S. Unnikrishnan Nair. About ISRO Headquarters - Bengaluru, Karnataka. Formed - 15 August 1969 Chairman - Sreedhara Panicker Somanath
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Latest Inventions on Science & Technology First privately developed rocket all set for launch India's first privately developed rocket, Vikram-S, is poised to create history as it undergoes final preparations at the ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) launch pad in Sriharikota for launch between November 12 and 16. It was developed by the Hyderabad based Skyroot Aerospace. The mission was named ‘Prarambh’ (the beginning) — since it is the ﬁrst mission for Skyroot Aerospace. It was unveiled by ISRO Chairman S. Somanath in Bengaluru after the technical launch clearance from the space regulator INSPACe (Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre) Skyroot is set to become the ﬁrst private space company in India to launch a rocket into space, heralding a new era for the space sector which was recently opened up to facilitate private sector participation. About ISRO Headquarters - Bengaluru, Karnataka. Formed - 15 August 1969 Chairman - Sreedhara Panicker Somanath
ISRO announces Young Scientist Programme
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) released the list of provisionally selected candidates for ISRO's 'Young Scientist Programme 2020' or 'Yuva Vlgyani Karyakram 2020'. YUva VIgyani KAryakram (YUVIKA) 2020 Indian Space Research Organisation has launched a special programme for School Children called “Young Scientist Programme” “YUva VIgyani KAryakram” from the year 2019. The second session of the programme is scheduled to be held during the month of May 2020. The Program is primarily aimed at imparting basic knowledge on Space Technology, Space Science and Space Applications to the younger ones with the intent of arousing their interest in the emerging areas of Space activities. The program is thus aimed at creating awareness amongst the youngsters who are the future building blocks of our Nation. ISRO has chalked out this programme to “Catch them young”.
ISRO to launch GISAT-1 on March 5
GISAT-1, the country’s first earth imaging satellite in a geostationary orbit, will be launched on the evening of March 5 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said that its medium-lift GSLV launcher numbered F10 would orbit the 2,275-kg spacecraft. GISAT-1 will facilitate almost realtime observation of the Indian subcontinent under cloud-free conditions and at frequent intervals.
ISRO launch 10 EO satellites in 2020-21
The country will send up an unusually large number of 10 earth observation (EO) satellites during 2020-21, according to the latest annual report of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for 2019-20. The plan includes new categories, such as the first Geo Imaging Satellite, GISAT-1. In comparison, only three communication satellites and two navigation satellites are planned for the coming financial year starting April. The plan mentions 36 missions, which include both satellites and their launchers. ISRO was recently given a budget of nearly `13,480 crore for the next fiscal. The upcoming EO satellites include radar imaging satellites RISAT-2BR2, RISAT1A and 2A, Oceansat-3 and Resourcesat-3/3S.
ISRO Technology Park
Aim to provide thrust to space science across the country, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced a list of new projects including an incubation centre in Trichy, Tamil Nadu and a space research facility in Kanyakumari. It features sophisticated telescopes, from India's first launched satellite, to rocket to existing satellites. Currently, Kolkata has such a sophisticated facility. Steps have been taken to make this center of Kanyakumari an important regional center.
Dr Jitendra Singh launched ISRO’s Bhuvan Panchayat V 3.0 Web portal
Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, MoS PMO (Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office), Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space launched the Bhuvan Panchayat Version V 3.0 web portal in Antariksh Bhavan Bengaluru, Karnataka to support Gram Panchayat Development planning in the country. The Minister released the technical documents related to SISDP(Space Based Information Support for Decentralised Planning Update) - Update Project. About Bhuvan Panchayat V 3.0 web portal: The web portal has been developed by National Remote Sensing Center (NRSC), Hyderabad, Telangana.
First ‘industry-made’ PSLV in 2022
The first Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)fully built by the industry will be rolled out in 2022. The PSLV will be manufactured by the industry as a whole product, The ISRO has announced plans to outsource the PSLV to the industry so that it can focus on other research areas and important missions. The first developmental flight of the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) is expected in April. This mission will be carried out from Sriharikota. The process of acquiring 2,300 acres at Kulasekharapattanam in southern Tamil Nadu for establishing a launch facility for the SSLV is in progress
Vyom Mitra, first Indian ‘woman’ to ride to space
“Young woman” named Vyom Mitra will ride to space in the first test flight of the human space mission, Gaganyaan. The ISRO unveiled its first ‘woman’ astronaut to an international gathering here on Wednesday. Seated at a desk in a uniform and sporting her name on a custom-made ISRO identity badge, Vyom Mitra created a sensation as she introduced herself to ISRO Chairman K. Sivan and Principal Scientific Adviser K. Vijay Raghavan at the symposium on human space flight. Two trial flights without crew will take place with a humanoid — the first around December 2020 and the second around July 2021. Vyom Mitra is the result of a year-long toil of the ISRO Inertial Systems Unit, Thiruvananthapuram. The ISRO will send the human-resemblingmodel in a space capsule around the end of 2020 or early 2021 to study how she and later real astronauts respond to living outside earth in controlled zero-gravity conditions. She can detect and give out warnings if environmental changes within the cabin get uncomfortable to astronauts and change the air condition.
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