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ISRO: India's national space agency
The Indian Space Research Organisation is the national space agency of India. It operates as the primary research and development arm of the Department of Space (DoS), which is directly overseen by the Prime Minister of India while the Chairman of ISRO also acts as the executive of DoS. ISRO is primarily responsible for performing tasks related to space-based operations, space exploration, international space cooperation and the development of related technologies. ISRO is one of the six government space agencies in the world that possesses full launch capabilities, can deploy cryogenic engines, can launch extraterrestrial missions and operate a large fleet of artificial satellites. ISRO is one of the four government space agencies to have soft landing (uncrewed) capabilities.

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ISRO chief S Somanath diagnosed with cancer on the day of Aditya-L1 launch | Oneindia News [Video]

ISRO chief S Somanath diagnosed with cancer on the day of Aditya-L1 launch | Oneindia News

On the historic day of India's Aditya-L1 mission launch into space, an unforeseen personal challenge emerged for the Chief of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), S Somanath. Just as the..

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Gaganyaan Mission: Comprehensive Guide to India's Maiden Human Spaceflight | Oneindia News [Video]

Gaganyaan Mission: Comprehensive Guide to India's Maiden Human Spaceflight | Oneindia News

Join us as we delve into the intricacies of ISRO's ambitious Gaganyaan Mission. From its inception to the ongoing progress and the exciting path forward, we cover it all. Get insights into what's..

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Gaganyaan Mission: ISRO successfully tests cryogenic engine for human spaceflight mission | Oneindia [Video]

Gaganyaan Mission: ISRO successfully tests cryogenic engine for human spaceflight mission | Oneindia

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has achieved a significant milestone in the human rating of its CE20 cryogenic engine, a vital component powering the cryogenic stage of the human-rated LVM3..

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ISRO's weather satellite INSAT-3DS lifts off from Andhra's Sriharikota; launch successful | Oneindia [Video]

ISRO's weather satellite INSAT-3DS lifts off from Andhra's Sriharikota; launch successful | Oneindia

In a remarkable achievement, the INSAT-3DS meteorological satellite was successfully launched aboard a Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle (GSLV) rocket from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, this..

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ISRO set to launch weather monitoring satellite INSAT-3DS | Know all about the mission | Oneindia [Video]

ISRO set to launch weather monitoring satellite INSAT-3DS | Know all about the mission | Oneindia

In a significant step forward for India's space exploration efforts, ISRO is all set to launch its meteorological satellite, INSAT-3DS. The launch is scheduled to take place at 5:35 pm this Saturday..

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Aditya-L1's Historic Move: Entering Halo Orbit- ISRO to Fire Engines | Oneindia News [Video]

Aditya-L1's Historic Move: Entering Halo Orbit- ISRO to Fire Engines | Oneindia News

Join us for a momentous occasion as ISRO's Aditya-L1 spacecraft is set to enter the halo orbit today. At 4 PM, engines will roar to life in this historic move. Stay tuned for live updates and exclusive..

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ISRO Chief S Somnath diagnosed with cancer on Aditya L-1 launch day

ISRO chief was diagnosed with cancer on the day of India's solar mission Aditya-L1 launch.
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ISRO successfully launches INSAT-3DS, India's weather satellite; Chairman Somanath says 'I am happy to...'

This mission aims to continue the critical services currently offered by the operational INSAT-3D and INSAT-3DR satellites.
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Isro achieves first pulsar observation from XPoSat payload


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Insat-3DS satellite sent to spaceport, launch soon

Isro concludes vital tests on the Insat-3DS satellite at the UR Rao Satellite Centre, marking progress in India's climate observatory initiative. The satellite, geared towards bolstering meteorological..
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Isro gears up for launch of meteorological satellite, flags it off to Sriharikota spaceport


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Isro's women scientists centre of attraction at Republic Day parade

Isro's women scientists, who have been behind successful space missions including the Moon soft-landing and Aditya-L1 program, made their debut at the Republic Day Parade. The tableau showcased..
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75th Republic Day parade: Isro's tableau highlights lunar and solar missions, women scientists, and space history


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Isro deploys key sensors on Aditya-L1

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HEIs need to wake up to rising demand for space technology courses

Indian institutes are struggling to meet the rising demand for space technology courses despite the increased popularity of ISRO's accomplishments and the Chandrayaan programme. The recent..
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Small sats to Mars, IIST working on 70 projects

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) has at least 70 research projects underway, in collaboration with Isro centers, DST, DBT, DRDO, Max Planck Institute, etc. IIST has specialized..
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ISRO satellites show what Ayodhya Ram Mandir site looks from space, check pic

In the pictures shared by NRSC, we can see the 2.7-acre Ram Temple site under construction, and a closer look is provided using the Indian Remote Sensing series of satellites.
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Isro provides space view of Ram Mandir

Ahead of the grand opening of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, Isro provides an aerial view of the temple and the holy city. Isro's National Remote Sensing Centre has uploaded a satellite view of Ram Mandir,..
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How does Ayodhya's Ram Temple look from space? Indigenous satellites give a glimpse

Isro's National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) has released the initial images of the Ram Mandir in anticipation of its significant consecration event scheduled for January 22. These images, taken by..
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NASA’s LRO pings Vikram, opens door to new style of locating targets on Moon

NASA successfully transmitted and reflected a laser beam between its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and Isro's Vikram lander on the Moon's surface. The LRO pointed its laser altimeter instrument..
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Tests on India’s own space station by next year: Isro chief S Somanath

Isro plans to test the Bharatiya Antariksha Station next year and launch the first module by 2028. The space agency is in talks with industry partners. Isro also plans to launch a mission to Venus in..
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Want to put up first 'Bharatiya Antariskha Station' by 2028 using existing launcher capability: Isro chairman Somanath

India plans to establish the Bharatiya Antariksha Station by 2028, which will serve as a laboratory for experiments. By 2035, the aim is to have research institutions and scientific establishments..
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Nigar Shaji: Smiling woman who led Aditya-L1 mission

The Indian Space Research Organization (Isro) is leading a complex scientific mission to put India's first solar observatory, Aditya-L1, at the Langrang point. Isro's project director for this mission..
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'Yet another landmark': PM Modi hails Aditya-L1 feat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed Isro scientists for putting India's Aditya-L1 in the halo orbit, while President Droupadi Murmu congratulated space scientists for the mission. Project director..
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India basks in Sun's glory as Aditya reaches vantage point

After her date with the Moon last year, India on Saturday placed a solar space observatory at a vantage point some 1.5 million km from Earth to study the Sun. Without solar energy, life on Earth as we..
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Understanding sun is important for world, not India alone: Isro chief after Aditya-L1 enters final orbit

Soon after Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) placed the Aditya-L1 spacecraft into its final destination orbit, Isro chief S Somanath said that the crucial mission is not just India's alone but..
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'India creates yet another landmark' says PM Modi as ISRO's Aditya-L1 reaches destination travelling 15 lakh kms

PM Modi applauded the country's scientists, and said 'India creates yet another landmark. India's first solar observatory Aditya-L1 reaches it destination.'
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Meet Nigar Shaji, the woman behind ISRO's ambitious Aditya L1 mission

Joining ISRO in 1987, Shaji worked in several areas in the space agency, including in communication, satellite, design, and control systems.
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Aditya-L1 to reach vantage point today, here’s all you need to know

In addition to reaching its final destination, Isro needs to track the spacecraft's position and perform periodic manoeuvres to maintain its intended orbit. Lagrange Points L2, L3, L4, and L5 are other..
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ISRO successfully tests futuristic fuel cell-based power system for a proposed space station

On January 1, PSLV-C58 launched the PSLV Orbital Experimental Module, or POEM, to conduct space testing of the "100W class Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell based Power System (FCPS)."
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Isro tests futurist fuel cell system that could power space station

Isro Friday said it has successfully tested a futuristic fuel cell based power system that could help power the proposed space station while also holding the potential for significant societal..
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ISRO set to place Aditya-L1 in its final orbit on this day; check details

Equipped with seven instruments to study the Sun and solar storms, Aditya-L1 aims for a planned five-year mission, leveraging L1's unobstructed view of the Sun.
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Isro to put Aditya-L1 into its final destination tomorrow; spacecraft to join 4 others


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Isro's ambitious plans: Uncrewed Gaganyaan mission could take off ahead of abort tests in 2024

Isro plans to carry out an uncrewed mission as part of Gaganyaan before the scheduled abort tests on the test vehicle. The first uncrewed mission may happen earlier than the test vehicle abort tests...
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Space PSU NSIL to launch GSAT-20 on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 this year

India’s Space PSU NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro), will launch a high-throughput satellite on Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket — the..
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ISRO heralds 2024 with satellite to study black holes in space, here's everything you need to know

The mission objective includes measuring the polarisation of X-rays in the energy band 8-30 keV emanating from about 50 potential cosmic sources, to carry out long-term spectral and temporal studies of..
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After US, India second country to send dedicated satellite to study black holes

Isro ushered in the New Year with the successful launch of XPoSat (X-ray Polarimeter Satellite), India's first satellite to conduct research on black holes and other celestial objects. Workhorse PSLV..
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Mallikarjun Kharge hails Isro's successful launch of its maiden X-Ray Polarimeter Satellite

The Congress on Monday hailed Isro's successful launch of its maiden X-Ray Polarimeter Satellite with party president Mallikarjun Kharge hoping that such triumphant missions will inculcate scientific..
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Aditya-L1 set to reach its destination on January 6: ISRO chief Somnath

India's Aditya-L1 solar mission is set to reach its L1 point on January 6 after successful manoeuvres. ISRO has 12-14 missions scheduled for 2024. The Gaganyaan mission will have two abort missions,..
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Isro’s XPoSat: India is the second country to launch satellite to study X-ray polarisation

After the successful launch, Isro’s Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre director V Narayanan said XPoSat is the second satellite in the world launched to study X-ray polarisation. NASA’s Imaging X-ray..
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Isro's PSLV-C58 Xposat mission successful; satellite set to study X-ray emissions from black holes and other celestial objects


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ISRO XPoSat mission: India launches satellite to study black holes

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched the X-ray Polarimeter Satellite (XPoSat) on its first space mission of 2024.
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ISRO to launch XPoSat today: Know aim of 2024's first space mission

The launch comes after the success of its Gaganyaan Test Vehicle D1 mission in October.
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Isro to kick off New Year with Jan 1 launch of XPoSat to study black hole, neutron stars

ISRO to launch X-ray Polarimeter Satellite (XPoSat) on January 1. XPoSat will study 50 brightest sources in space including pulsars, black hole X-ray binaries, and neutron stars. It will be India's..
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Isro plans 50 AI-based surveillance satellites

India's space agency plans to develop a fleet of 50 AI-based surveillance satellites in five years. These satellites will gather geo-intelligence and enhance border surveillance. The current satellite..
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India planning to launch 50 satellites for intelligence gathering in five years: Isro chief


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Solar spacecraft Aditya-L1 will reach L1 point on January 6: Isro chairman

India’s maiden solar spacecraft Aditya-L1 will reach its destination, the Lagrangian point (L1), on January 6, Isro chairman S Somanath has disclosed. The L1 point is located 1.5 million km from the..
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ISRO's big update on India's first solar mission Aditya L-1, here's what you need to know

India's maiden solar mission Aditya-L1 will reach its destination, the Lagrangian point (L1) which is located 1.5 million km from the Earth on January 6.
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First astronaut on Moon by...: ISRO chief Somanath sheds light on space plans post Chandrayaan-3 mission

The Bengaluru-based space agency is currently working on the country's maiden manned mission, 'Gaganyaan', which aims to send astronauts into Low Earth Orbit and bring them back safely to earth.
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IAF goes full throttle to turn into an 'aerospace power'

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is undergoing a transformation to become the Indian Air and Space Force (IASF) in order to enhance its capabilities in the aerospace domain. The IAF has formulated a new..
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ISRO lines up an LVM3, six PSLV, three GSLV launches in 2024

ISRO plans six PSLV missions, three GSLV launches, and one commercial mission of Launch Vehicle Mark-3 in 2024. Additionally, ISRO will launch a technology demonstration satellite on the third..
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PM Modi congratulates Isro for bring back propulsion module, calls it ‘technology milestone’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates Isro for bringing back Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft's propulsion module from the lunar orbit to Earth's orbit, calling it a technology milestone. Isro..
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India's first space station unit can be up in just 5 years; 2047 roadmap has multiple lunar missions, Moon tourism on cards

Isro aims to build a space station by 2028 and is confident in achieving this target. The space agency is also planning for lunar missions, including Chandrayaan-4, 5, 6, and 7, in different phases...
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Isro gears up to bring Lunar samples on Chandrayaan-4; Key docking experiment in 2024

Isro's successful propulsion module (PM) experiment for Chandrayaan-3 has boosted plans for Chandrayaan-4, which aims to bring back Moon samples. Isro chairman S Somanath revealed that the next mission..
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Chandrayaan-3 Propulsion Module moved from Lunar orbit to Earth's orbit

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) conducted a unique experiment by moving the Propulsion Module (PM) of Chandrayaan-3 from an orbit around the Moon to an orbit around Earth. The primary..
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Isro brings back Chandrayaan-3 Propulsion Module to Earth Orbit, shows off tech to return from Moon

ISRO successfully returns the Chandrayaan-3 Propulsion Module (PM) to Earth's orbit after surpassing lunar mission objectives. The mission aimed to showcase a soft landing near the lunar south polar..
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