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Indian Space Research Organisation: India's national space agency
The Indian Space Research Organisation is the national space agency of the Republic of India, headquartered in Bengaluru. It operates under Department of Space (DoS) which is directly overseen by the prime minister of India while chairman of ISRO acts as executive of DoS as well. ISRO is the primary agency in India to perform tasks related to space based applications, space exploration and development of related technologies. It is one of six government space agencies in the world which possess full launch capabilities, deploy cryogenic engines, launch extraterrestrial missions and operate large fleets of artificial satellites.

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PM Modi, Prez Kovind pay tribute to Abdul Kalam on his 89th birth anniversary [Video]

PM Modi, Prez Kovind pay tribute to Abdul Kalam on his 89th birth anniversary

Nation on Thursday remembered former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on his 89th birth anniversary. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Kalam and said his life journey gives strength to millions...

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Experts from other fields can become astronauts in post-Gaganyaan missions: Programme director

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Isro plans ways for insurance sector to render services in space domain

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'Chandrayaan-3' moon mission to be launched early next year, won't include orbiter this time

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Chandrayaan-3: Isro to create Moon craters 200km from Bengaluru

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro), which is looking to launch Chandrayaan-3 next year will be creating artificial Moon craters in Ullarthi Kavalu, Challakere, some 215km from Bengaluru,..
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Why Isro plans to bring ‘Moon craters’ to Karnataka

Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro), which is looking to launch Chandrayaan-3 next year, will be creating artificial Moon craters in Ullarthi Kavalu, Challakere, some 215km from Bengaluru, later..
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Chandrayaan-2 orbiter completes 4400 orbits around moon, ISRO says it will function for 7 yrs

While the orbiter was meant to stay operational for one year, ISRO says that it has enough fuel for remaining in orbit for seven years. ISRO has said that the spacecraft is healthy and performance of..
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Isro to allow startups to test launcher systems at its facilities: Chief Sivan


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Chandrayaan-2 completes a year around Moon, adequate fuel for 7 more years: Isro

India's second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 completed one year in orbit around the moon on Thursday and all instruments are currently performing well and there is adequate onboard fuel to keep it..
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Communication satellites on embargo list is good, Isro will help private sector: Sivan


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Space activities bill submitted to PMO, Cabinet nod soon; Isro is not being privatised: Sivan

Setting at rest a misconception that Isro is being privatised, space agency chairman K Sivan said: “Some reports say new policy changes will allow privatisation of Isro. I am again and again saying..
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Gaganyaan: Unmanned space mission planned for Dec 2020 likely to be delayed

Hit by disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic, the launch of India's unmanned space mission under the first leg of Gaganyaan, planned for December 2020, is likely to be delayed, sources said. It..
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ISRO shares image of moon crater captured by Chandrayaan-2, names it 'Vikram Sarabhai'

he Sarabhai Crater is around 250 to 300 kilometres east of the crater where the Apollo 17 and Luna 21 Missions had landed.
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Chandrayaan-2 captures image of crater on Moon; ISRO names it after Vikram Sarabhai


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IISc, Isro develop space bricks for lunar habitation


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PSLV's Vikas engine: Veteran ISRO scientist's tribute to Vikram Sarabhai

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'Visionary scientist, industrialist, institution-builder': Remembering Vikram Sarabhai on his 101st Anniversary

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Chandrayaan-2 rover intact? Isro probing Nasa images; Chennai techie tips off agency


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Mystery of Chandrayaan 2: Vikram lander, Pragyan rover spotted? Techie awaits ISRO, NASA nod on debris lost in space

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Isro will allow private sector to set up own launchpad at Sriharikota: K Sivan


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Cabinet approves new National Education Policy, HRD ministry renamed as Education Ministry

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the new National Education Policy (NEP) and renamed the HRD Ministry as Education Ministry, officials said. A panel led by former Indian Space Research..
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Unfavourable laws, policies hinder private participation in India's space journey

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Chandrayaan-2 data to be released globally from Oct: ISRO

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Space policy, Space Activities Bill in final stages: ISRO chairman

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7 yrs after launch, Mars orbiter still active, captures image of Red planet’s biggest moon

In another spatial breakthrough, the Mars colour camera onboard the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) of Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has captured the image of Phobos, the closest and biggest..
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'Received requests from Indian start-ups': ISRO Chairman Dr. K Sivan on Space opening up to private sector

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Exclusive: 'Private players welcome in India's space journey', says ISRO chief K Sivan

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IN-SPACe to be ISRO's extended arm to encourage private participation in space sector

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ISRO congratulates NASA, SpaceX on historic launch of Dragon spacecraft

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