ISRO launches XPoSat; here is what it is expected to do
The mission will study the origin of cosmic rays in the universe as well as the nature and role of black holes in the evolution of galaxies
Chandrayaan 2 lunar landing: Isro loses contact with lander Vikram
Lander performed as planned up to 2.1 km above the lunar surface during its descent
Space Race 2.0: Are we aliens?
There is a theory that says life could have intergalactic origin
ISRO tests Reusable Launch Vehicle- Technology Demonstrator
Reusable technology is expected to bring down costs of space missions significantly
Why does India plan to send humanoids to space?
ISRO wants to send humanoids because it wants to test its space module before they are used by humans. A humanoid with the necessary sensors …
`Student satellites are more than lab experiments'
D V A Raghava Murthy, director, Earth Observations Systems, was the project director of Small Satellite Projects at ISRO Satellite Centre between …
As the West toasted men on the moon, Algeria held a party to a post-imperial world
There are no such plans for a 50th anniversary event this year, as Algeria goes through its latest period of political unrest after almost 60 …
Space Race 2.0: Journey so far
Humans have mapped the solar system. A few probes have even gone interstellar, but beyond that we have snapshots of galaxies, quasars and black …
Obituary: U R Rao laid foundation for self-reliance in satellite building
The former chairman of ISRO passed away on July 24 at 85 years old
As ISRO launches Chandrayaan-3, here’s its predecessor’s story
Chandrayaan 2 detected noble gas Argon-40 on the Moon; it also mapped a possible Lunar lobate scarp which meant that the Moon is still warm …
Cutting-edge tech at low cost behind India’s first private rocket
Down To Earth catches up with Pawan Kr Chandana, co-founder of Skyroot Aerospace, whose Vikram-S became the first privately made rocket to …
India's navigation system will not depend on US for accuracy in time
ISRO’s indigenous regional navigation positioning system will be based on the Indian clock system instead of the US
Despite PM Modi’s assurance, land degradation, desertification increasing
Some 29.7 per cent of India’s land is degraded, according to a new ISRO atlas
India to get real time forest fire alert system
Forest Survey of India's new programme also tracks big fire incident
ISRO’s new space company gets its first order
American space rideshare company Spaceflight bought payload slot on the first commercial launch of ISRO’s newest rocket, Small Satellite …
Chandrayaan-2 in orbit, now focus on Sept 7 moon landing
The satellite will, in the next 23 days, burn its internal thrusters six times raising its height
India to send manned mission to space within 40 months
This feat has only been achieved by three countries till now—the United States, Russia and China
'ISRO's nanosatellites can become a global system for navigation'
ISRO's navigation system can prove to be more accurate and economical than current ones
Where are the heroes?
Book>> Destination Moon by Pallav Bagla and Subhadra Menon Harper Collins New Delhi 2008, Rs 195
Simply Put: Spacing out Budget
Economic survey 2022: India saw 47 new space start-ups
At present, India accounts for only about 2% of global space economy
Why no debate on independence of research?
There was no discussion on how promoting PPP model will affect independence of research
‘There is a fundamental joy in exploring our universe, but it comes with great responsibility’
In a week when India created history with Chandrayaan-3, Down To Earth spoke to biologist Jyotsna Dhawan, daughter of the late Dr Satish Dhawan, …
A year around the moon
India’s second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, completed one year in orbit around the moon August 20, 2020. Space agency ISRO said it has …