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PM congratulates ISRO


September 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota, Sep 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday congratulated scientists and engineers of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the successful launch of an Indian rocket carrying two ... Read more...

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ISRO’s 100th mission a milestone: PM (Lead)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota, Sep 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday described ISRO's 100th space mission as "a milestone" following the successful launch of its rocket carrying two foreign satellites.ISRO's 100th ... Read more...

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Indian space agency scores a perfect 100! (Second Lead)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 9 (IANS) An Indian rocket Sunday successfully launched into orbit two foreign satellites, marking Indian space agency ISRO's 100th mission in the presence of Prime ... Read more...

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More smart Indians opting to be space scientists: ISRO


July 15th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mysore (Karnataka), July 15 (IANS) More and more smart graduates and research scholars across India are opting for an exciting career in space science, as evident from thousands of ... Read more...

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Risat-1 catapults India into a select group of nations (Second Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), April 26 (IANS) On an early Thursday morning, an Indian rocket successfully launched into orbit a microwave Radar Imaging Satellite (Risat-1) from the spaceport here in ... Read more...

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Indian rocket being fuelled for Risat-1 launch


April 25th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) With 5.47 a.m. Thursday set for the blast-off of the Indian rocket carrying a remote sensing/earth observation satellite - Radar Imaging Satellite (Risat-1) - into ... Read more...

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New ISRO centre to control spy satellite launch


April 9th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 9 (IANS) The Indian rocket that will carry the 1,850 kg indigenous surveillance satellite - Radar Imaging Satellite (Risat-1) - to the skies this month will be ... Read more...

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I am ready for an inquiry, says Madhavan Nair


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 2 (IANS) Former ISRO chairman G. Madhavan Nair reiterated Friday that he had done no wrong in the controversial Antrix deal and was ready to face an ... Read more...

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Space department denies information to ex-ISRO chief (Lead)


March 1st, 2012 - 4:01 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 1 (IANS) The Department of Space (DoS) has declined to provide key documents sought by former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman G. Madhavan Nair to know ... Read more...

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Space department declined my RTI plea: Ex-ISRO chief Nair


March 1st, 2012 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 29 (IANS) The department of space has declined to provide documents on the basis of which the government debarred former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman G. ... Read more...

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Scientist resigns over blacklisting of ISRO stalwarts (Second Lead)


February 24th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 25 (IANS) Eminent scientist Roddam Narasimha, the seniormost member of the Space Commission, has resigned to protest the blacklisting of former Indian space agency chairman G. Madhavan ... Read more...

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Scientist resigns over blacklisting of ISRO stalwarts (Lead)


February 24th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 24 (IANS) Eminent Scientist Roddam Narasimha, the seniormost member of the Space Commission, has resigned to protest the blacklisting of former Indian space agency chairman G. Madhavan ... Read more...

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Eminent Indian space scientist quits in protest


February 24th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 24 (IANS) Eminnet scientist Roddam Narasimha, the seniormost member of the Space Commission, has resigned to protest the blacklisting of former ISRO chairman G. Madhavan Nair and ... Read more...

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Antrix case against Devas’ arbitration adjourned (Lead)


February 9th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 9 (IANS) A local court Thursday adjourned the case of the Indian space agency's commercial arm, Antrix Corporation, seeking injunction against Devas Multimedia Services Ltd. proceeding ... Read more...

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‘Scientists should be accountable’


February 6th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 6 (IANS) India's scientific community should learn to deal with public accountability while doing business with the private sector to avoid a repeat of the controversial Antrix-Devas ... Read more...

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Spectrum will be sold only through auction: Pilot


February 6th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 6 (IANS) The Indian government has decided that spectrum (radio waves) would hereafter be sold only through auction and not on first-come-first-serve basis, Minister of State ... Read more...

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Devas deal cancelled for national security: Minister


February 6th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 6 (IANS) The central government cancelled the Antrix Corporation-Devas Multimedia deal for reasons of national security and not for purported loss of revenue in sale of spectrum, ... Read more...

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Ex-ISRO chief slams Antrix-Devas probe reports


February 5th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 5 (IANS) Former Indian space agency chief G. Madhavan Nair Sunday slammed the twin probe reports on the multi-billion dollar Antrix-Devas spectrum deal, saying they were "one-sided ... Read more...

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Murmurs of witch-hunt as parts of Devas reports released


February 5th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 5 (IANS) With ISRO making public only parts of two reports into the controversial Antrix-Devas deal, murmurs of witch-hunt against the four retired scientists is gaining ground.The ... Read more...

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Panel shows Devas deal was not wrong: Ex-scientist


February 5th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 5 (IANS) A former space scientist blacklisted by the government from holding any government job over the Antrix-Devas deal said Sunday that the report by a two-member ... Read more...

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NASA films far side of moon


February 2nd, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) Rare and spectacular video footage of the far side of the Moon has been captured by a NASA spacecraft, The Telegraph reported Thursday.One whole face of ... Read more...

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Space tech to get rid of painful kidney stones


February 1st, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) Space scientists are harnessing ultrasound to not only detect painful kidney stones but also to get rid of them through a process called "twinkling artifact".The risk ... Read more...

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ISRO to release reports on Antrix-Devas deal


January 31st, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 31 (IANS) Indian space agency chief K. Radhakrishnan Tuesday indicated he will soon release reports of two committees on the controversial Antrix-Devas deal, which led to the ... Read more...

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PM should probe ISRO blacklisting order: Former chairman (Interview)


January 29th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 29 (IANS) Stung by a government order debarring him and three other reputed space scientists from occupying official posts, former Indian space agency chairman G. Madhavan Nair ... Read more...

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Space scientists shocked over ex-ISRO chief’s outburst


January 26th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Chennai, Jan 25 (IANS) Even as the state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) maintained discreet silence, space scientists in this tech hub Wednesday expressed shock and dismay at the ... Read more...

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ISRO mum on Nair’s outburst, scientists dismayed


January 25th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Chennai, Jan 25 (IANS) The state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Wednesday declined to comment on the outburst of its former chairman G. Madhavan Nair on the space agency ... Read more...

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Move to ban from government jobs improper: Madhavan Nair


January 25th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 25 (IANS) Former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief G. Madhavan Nair Wednesday described as "improper" the government's move to bar four space scientists, including him, from ... Read more...

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Quadrantids meteor shower to kick off 2012


January 3rd, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jan 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Expectant space watchers are closely looking out for the first visible meteor shower of the year. On Wednesday, astronomers say clear skies will present the perfect ... Read more...

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President unveils new rocket launch facility


January 2nd, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 2 (IANS) President Pratibha Devisingh Patil Monday unveiled a new rocket launch facility and its mission control centre at India's spaceport near Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.After dedicating ... Read more...

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Asteroid 2005 yu55 to pass close to Earth today


November 8th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Nov 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists say an asteroid will pass very closely by earth on Tuesday (8th of November 2011) but it is not expected to collide with the planet. The ... Read more...

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India primes for weather rocket blast-off Oct 12


October 6th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 6 (IANS) India is priming to fire into orbit Oct 12 a satellite designed to help study climatic and atmospheric changes in the tropics, the country's space ... Read more...

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NASA launches Jupiter probe


August 5th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Florida, Aug 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) NASA will on Friday launch a spacecraft in a mission to unravel the mystery of Jupiter. The spacecraft which is dubbed Juno is expected to reach Jupiter ... Read more...

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Three women scientists involved in satellite project


July 16th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) July 15 (IANS) Three women space scientists are playing an important role for the successful functioning of India's latest communication satellite GSAT-12, launched Friday from the ... Read more...

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Indian astronaut to walk on Moon in 2025: Kalam


June 1st, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 1 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Wednesday hoped an Indian astronaut would walk on the Moon in 2025 and on Mars by 2035."I believe an Indian ... Read more...

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India’s new satellite beams high quality images


May 9th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 9 (IANS) India's latest advanced remote sensing satellite Resourcesat-2 has beamed high quality images distinctly showing the northern and western regions of the country, the space agency ... Read more...

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