A TRIBUTE TO PROF U R RAO

Prof. U R Rao

Prof. Rao was a versatile space scientist, a technologist par excellence, and a passionate space application protagonist, all rolled into one; with sharp analytical bent of mind and enormous intellectual ability with uncanny knack of grasping the contemporary happenings; and astounding ability to quickly make back-of-the-envelope computations for complex solutions and decision making. While he was a tough task master with deep insight, abundant enthusiasm and indefatigable tenacity, and penchant for speedy action, his ability to instantly connect with his subordinates is an attribute often cited as his best quality with each one of them has one story or other to tell about his personal interactions and experience with him.

Above all, Prof. U.R.Rao was a great Institution builder of global repute, and ranks along with Dr Vikram Sarabhai and Prof. Satish Dhawan as the one who brought the vision and mission focus in the Indian space programme with unstinted commitment to align the goals of the organisation with national development. In this, he had to take in his stride the brunt of the innumerable initial difficulties, obstacles and failures of the satellites and launch vehicles in the experimental and its transition to operational era. He steadfastly brought in high levels of professional competence, mutual respect, and team spirit with trust that became the organisational norm and continues to be the guiding force in defining what is known today as ‘ISRO culture’.

Just a few reflections of his stellar role are brought in the following paragraphs.

ISRO will always remember Prof. U.R.Rao’s abundant energy, dynamism and his sense of urgency and enthusiasm to get the things done on time with professional finesse. His determination and speed in making decisions to achieve the seemingly impossible task of building ARYABHATA, the first satellite, starting from the scratch, within the stipulated time and budget, without any basic infrastructure in place, and with an inexperienced young team was something phenomenal.  ARYABHATA brought into fore his project management and system engineering abilities as well as the faith he had nurtured in his team of scientists and engineers. He proved conclusively that India has the ability to master the high technology and deliver world-class products, if there is a professional leadership that leads from the front, bestowing confidence and encouragement, and posing adequate scientific and technological challenges to the younger generation. In fact, it has become the watch words for all subsequent more complex satellite and launch vehicle missions of ISRO.

Immediately after ARYABHATA, Prof. Rao went on to conceive the experimental remote sensing satellites, BHASKARA 1&2, ROHINI D2 and technology satellites in the SROSS series, which together provided the foundation for the operational Indian Remote Sensing Satellites (IRS) for natural resources & environmental applications; and the experimental communication satellite, APPLE, as first step to boldly embark on ISRO’s ambitious operational Indian National Satellites (INSAT) for communication applications. IRS became a well known global brand, even capturing global leadership and attention as India’s imaging capability made a quantum jump from around 1 Km spatial resolution in BHASKARA 1&2 to better than 1 metre, in the Technology Experimental Satellite (TES) launched in 1999. INSAT series of satellites made India a leading country in the world in providing domestic satellite communication services.  For this immense contribution in building self reliance in satellite technology, Prof. Rao is affectionately called as FATHER OF INDIAN SATELLITE PROGRAMME.

For launch vehicle technology, bestowed with more restrictions and embargos from the developed world, it was always major challenge. Prof. Rao met the brunt of these sanctions during his tenure as Chairman, ISRO. He faced them with immense grit and determination in accelerating the efforts towards operationalising  the  Indian launch vehicle programme in the ASLV, PSLV as well as the GSLV Cryo-engines at various stages in spite of these obstacles and restrictions. Undaunted by the failure of the first two developmental flights of ASLV missions, Prof. Rao provided stellar leadership to the operational PSLV programme and his bold initiatives in the development of indigenous cryogenic technology was legendary. Though the programme got inordinately delayed due to  international sanctions, the cryogenic engines got ultimately developed within the country. With the recent successful launching of GSLV Mark III with indigenous cryogenic engines, Prof. Rao was justifiably happy that all his earlier efforts towards making a self-reliant operational launch vehicle programme, have at last borne fruits. Even today, the launch vehicle community remembers Prof. Rao for his unstinted support and courage during those critical years.

Any Tribute to Prof. U.R. Rao will not be complete if it does not contain his remarkable contribution to space technology applications using satellite remote sensing and satellite communications. The breadth and depth of knowledge and the passion he had for making use of space-based inputs in developmental planning were exemplified when he initiated many bold experiments making India as the leader in carrying out space based applications of direct relevance to the country. Forest cover mapping; Wastelands mapping: Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission;; Flood mapping: National Agricultural Drought Assessment and Monitoring System (NADAMS); and Integrated Mission for Sustainable Development (IMSD)  some of the major initiatives taken up by him with gusto. IMSD was the most significant among them, where Prof. Rao boldly advocated remote sensing as a key element in preparing resource maps and evolving action plans at watershed level, to provide grass-root solutions, epitomising the confluence of scientific knowledge, administrative acumen, and local wisdom towards conserving the land and water resources. His advocacy on IMSD went to the extent of roping in some young enthusiastic district collectors and NGOs from across the country to implement the action plan on the ground. Some of the success stories of IMSD were reported increase in ground water level, increased cropping intensity along with increased return on investment for the poor farmers in the rainfed agricultural areas. No wonder IMSD became the inspirational role model for all the later projects, including its adaptation in the much acclaimed World Bank aided Sujala Watershed Development Programme in Karnataka; and the ongoing Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP). 

Similarly, it was Prof. Rao’s untiring efforts that enabled the major communication revolution in India by the use of the multi-purpose INSAT satellites substantially contributing to long distance telecommunications, introduction of nationwide TV and radio broadcast services and providing round the clock meteorological observations and extensive use by closed user groups for educational, cultural as well as business purposes; besides the weather forecasting and meteorological services.  The bold decision taken by Prof.Rao in 80s to go in for the indigenously built operational INSAT 2 series of satellites after the mixed success of the procured INSAT 1 series of satellites, ensured a quantum jump in the satellite communication applications scenario, paving way for India to have a very large constellation of communication satellites in the INSAT and GSAT series of today. Prof. Rao will be remembered  not only for the development of the space segment, but also a low cost ground segment and applications to meet the exploding requirements from the user community, and he did all these with great professional aplomb. Some of the special steps taken by him during that initial operational INSAT era have since then become large-scale operational applications including applications such as Telemedicine, Tele-education, Village Resource Centres (VRC) and Disaster Management Support in the country reaching the common man with extended outreach activities even to less accessible North-East, and other far flung areas including islands. INSAT and GSAT systems have enabled vast expansion of the applications like Direct to Home (DTH), Satellite News Gathering (SNG), VSAT,  internet services and extensive use of space-based applications in e-Governance and developmental communications applications. 

Besides these societal applications for national development, Prof.Rao’s contribution to the space science missions is phenomenal. Starting with his direct association in the early 60s in the international missions like MARINER-2,  PIONEER-7, 8, & 9; EXPLORER-34 & 41 making his own mark in his chosen area of solar winds, galactic cosmic rays; and later with balloons, sounding rocket experiments, before venturing into our own satellite missions like ARYABHATA, BHASKARA, and ROHINI series of satellites with space science payloads especially to study celestial X-ray and gamma ray bursts.  As Chairman, of the Advisory Committee on Space Sciences (ADCOS) for almost three decades, he led the country’s efforts towards these research areas. Today, thanks to these initiatives of Prof. Rao, the Indian Space Programme encompasses research in areas like astronomy, astrophysics, planetary and earth sciences, atmospheric sciences and theoretical physics. It was due to his untiring efforts that ASTROSAT, India’s first dedicated multi-wavelength astronomy mission came into being to study celestial sources in X-ray, optical, and UV bands simultaneously. CHANDRAYAAN-1 and Mars Orbier Mission (MOM) once again stand testimony to Prof. Rao’s commitment to space science missions, providing both technological and scientific challenges, not only to young engineers who built the spacecraft in record time and mission personnel who ensured the successful complex mission operations, but also the young scientists spread across the country who are analysing the vast amount of data coming from these satellites. It is such a combination of passion, forthrightness and concern for scientific details and technological achievements that kept Prof. Rao very active till the end in all the contemporary space missions of India, like his continued involvement in India’s forthcoming missions like CHANDRAYAAN-2; Mars Rover Mission and the ADITYA mission to Sun as well as the recent discussions on Mission to Venus.  Prof. Rao was particularly very excited about the ADITYA mission and  he ensured that it went through a thorough revamp of its mission objectives including its orbital parameters to make the mission more meaningful and contemporary. Now, thanks to Prof. Rao, ADITYA will become the  first mission from India to be placed in the Lagrangian Point, L1, one of the liberation points in orbital configuration,1.5 million kms from the Earth, where a satellite when placed will have the same angular velocity as that of the earth with respect to Sun and hence, maintain the same position in relation to sun as seen from Earth. There were many scientific issues that were attracting Prof. Rao’s attention like studying the sun’s Chromosphere, the transition region, the corona and its heating problem.  It is rather unfortunate that he could not live to see the realisation of his pet mission.

Prof. Rao is also credited with the setting up of ANTRIX Corporation in 1992, as a wholly owned Government of India company under the administrative control of Department of Space, to serve as a marketing arm of ISRO, for promotion and commercial exploitation of space products and services, and also to handle the transfer of technologies developed by ISRO to industries. For example, it is through this unique arrangement that ISRO reaches its communication transponders to various Indian users and its IRS satellite data services to many countries in the world. ANTRIX today provides end-to-end solution, ranging from supply of hardware and software systems, as well as, varied space applications, and has an asset of around Rs.2000 crores. This model of ANTRIX set up with a strong umbilical connection to ISRO, is considered to be a unique contribution by Prof. Rao.

Prof.Rao’s continued concern and the boldness with which he spear-headed his many innovative ideas to operationalise the space technology applications of direct societal relevance at the user-end made Indian Space Programme as one of the most visible and the leading proponent of applications-driven space programmes in the world, and many success stories from India were widely acclaimed in international fora as worth emulating by other developing countries. Obviously, his concern for the society transcended beyond the narrow confines of our county’s boundaries and he took abundant interest in reaching out to the other developing countries towards reaping the benefits of space technology for their own teeming masses. As Vice President of International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and the Chairman of the IAF Committee on Liaison with International Organisations and Developing Nations (CLIODN) for more than one and half decades, he conducted along with the United Nations, many Special Current Event Sessions during the Annual Congress of IAF in different parts of the world on various aspects of space applications with case studies and real life examples with concerned experts from different developing countries sharing their experiences in using space technology applications, and the problems faced by them.

It was once again his quest to build capacity in the developing countries in the Asia and the Pacific to optimally integrate space technology applications in development using the experience gained from India that brought the UN affiliated Centre for Space Science Technology Education in the Asia Pacific (UN CSSTEAP) to India against intense competition and associated political pressures and negotiations in the Asia Pacific Region.  UN CSSTEAP in India has since then become the most vibrant centre in the world, bringing laurels to India and Prof. Rao’s pioneering contribution to bring this Centre to India will always be remembered by the country.

With these and many other significant contributions to UN fora, Prof Rao had the unique distinction of being the first one from outside the select group of countries like USA, USSR and Europe to be elected as Chairman of the United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN COPUOS), Vienna in 1997.  Later, he was unanimously elected as the President of International UNISPACE III Conference, held in Vienna in 1999; an honour and prestige for Prof Rao, as well as for India, signifying India’s rise as a global player in space technology applications.

It is no wonder that Prof. Rao, for his life-long contribution to space science, technology and applications had been bestowed with many national and international awards and accolades; elected as fellow of many reputed academies and institutions; awarded honorary doctorates by a number of universities; and his multi-faceted skills and services continue to be sought after, by many government and private bodies (See Table-1 for details). For his lifelong exceptional and distinguished service to the nation, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Vibhushan in 2017.  

Thus, Prof Rao will be remembered for long as an inspirational leader par excellence with forthright views, innovative ideas and speedy actions, which continue to instil enormous confidence in young, aspiring space scientists and technologists in this country with his driving mantra “if others can do, we can do better”.

The illustrious life and legacy of Prof U.R.Rao – of a humble village boy from a poor family from an obscure village near Udupi in Karnataka overcoming all the challenges & obstacles and garnering glory in the frontier space science, technology &  applications, both nationally and internationally;  and instrumental in building a prestigious institution of international standing like ISRO with its unique culture; and rising to the position as its Chairman and attaining international fame; and working tirelessly till his end in harnessing the benefits of space technology applications for national development - should continue to be a motivational force and a role model for many young aspirants in our country and elsewhere for generations to come.

May his soul rest in peace.

Table 1: Accomplishments of Prof. U.R. Rao

Positions held

Post Doctoral Fellow MIT, USA(1961 – 1963)

Asst. Professor at S.W. Centre for Advanced Research, Dallas, Texas(1963 – 1966)

Associate Professor, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad(1966 – 1969)

Professor, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad (1969 – 1972)

Project Director, Indian Scientific Satellite Project, Bangalore (1972 – 1975)

Director, ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore(1975 – 1984)

Chairman, Space Commission/Secretary, Department of Space, Government of India&

Chairman, Bangalore Association for Science Education (1992 -)

Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Bangalore (1984 – 1994)

Dr.Vikram Sarabhai Distinguished Professor of the Department of Space(1994 – 1999)

Chairman, United Nations - Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN-COPUOS)(1997 – 2000)   

Member, Prasar Bharati Board(1997 – 2001)

Member, National Security Advisory Board(1998 – 2001)

Member, Space Commission, Government of India(1981 – 2001)

Chairman, Prasar Bharati Board(2001 – 2002)

President, Centre for Space Physics, Kolkata(2007)

Chairman, Governing Council of Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune (2007 – till date)

Chairman, Karnataka Science & Technology Academy (2005 – till date)

Co-Chairman, Governing Council, National Center for Antarctic & Ocean Research, Goa(1997 – till date)

Chairman, Advisory Committee for Space Science, ISRO(2005 – till date)

Chancellor, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow (2006 – 2011)

Member, Central Board of Directors, Reserve Bank of India (2006 – 2011)

Additional Director, Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note MudranPvt. Ltd., Bangalore (2007 – till date)

Director, Bank Note Paper Mill India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore(2010 – till date)

Chairman, PRL Council, ISRO-DOS(1988 – 2017)

Professional Positions held in International arena

Vice President, International Astronautical Federation (IAF)  (1986-1992)

President, Committee for Liaison with Developing Nations (CLODIN) of IAF(1988-2006)

Chairman, UN-COPUOS (United Nations - Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space)1997-2000

President, UNISPACE-III Conference1999

 

Selected Honours and Accolades

National

2017 Padma Vibhushan by the President of India

1976Padma Bhushan by the President of India

1975 Karnataka Rajyotsava Award, Bangalore

1975 Hari Om Vikram Sarabhai Award

1975 Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award of CSIR for Space Science & Technology

1980 National Design Award

1980 Vasvik Research Award in the Electronic Sciences & Technology

1983 Karnataka Rajyotsava Award, Bangalore

1987 PC Mahalanobis Medal

1993 Om Prakash Bhasin Award in the Energy & Aerospace

1993 Meghnad Saha Medal

1994 P.C. Chandra Puraskar Award

1994 Electronics Man of the Year Award by ELCINA

1995 Zaheer Hussain Memorial Award

1995 Aryabhata Award, Bangalore

1995Jawaharlal Nehru Award from MP Government

1996 SK Mitra Birth Centenary Gold Medal

1997 Yudhvir Foundation Award

1997 Rabindranath Tagore Award- Viswa Bharati University

 

1999 Gujar Mal Modi Award for Science & Technology, New Delhi

2001 Nadoja Award from Kannada University, Hampi

2001 Life Time Contribution Award in Engineering  from INAE, New Delhi

2002 Sir M. Visvesvaraya Memorial Award

2003 Press Bureau of India Award

2005 Bharat Ratna Rajiv Gandhi Outstanding Leadership Award

2007 Life Time Achievement Award of Indian Space Research Organisation

2007 Distinguished Scientist Gold Medal of the Karnataka Science &Technology Academy.

2008 Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Award for 2007-2008 from ISCA

2008 A.V. Rama Rao Technology Award - 2007, AVRA Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad.

2009 Hari Om Ashram Prerit Senior Scientist Award – 2008, PRL, Ahmedabad.

2010 Indian Science Congress Association – General President Gold Medal Award.

2011Sivananda Eminent Citizen Award, Sanathana Dharma Charitable Trust, Visakhapatnam.

 

 

 

 

International

 

1973 Group Achievement Award by NASA, USA

1975 Medal of Honour by Academy of Sciences, USSR

1991 Yuri Gagarin Medal of USSR

1992  Allan D Emil Award on International Cooperation (International Astronautical Federation)

1994 Frank J Malina Award (International Astronautical Federation)

1996  Vikram Sarabhai Medal of COSPAR

1997  Outstanding Book Award of the International Academy of Astronautics for book on ‘Space Technology for Sustainable Development’

 

2000  Eduard Dolezal Award of International Society of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ISPRS)

2004  Space News magazine names him as one of the Top 10 International personalities in Space

2005  Theodore Von Karman Award of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA).

2013  Inducted into Satellite Hall of Fame in Washington by Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI)

2016  IAF Hall of Fame Award by International Astronautical Federation (IAF)

 

Hon. Doctorates

D.Litt. (Hons. Causa) from:

2001   Kannada University, Hampi

D.Sc (Hons. Causa) from:

1976  Mysore  University, Mysore

1976 Rahuri  University, Rahuri

1981  Calcutta  University, Calcutta

1984  Mangalore University, Mangalore

1992  University of Bologna, Italy

1992  Banaras Hindu University, Banaras

1992  Udaipur University, Udaipur

1993  SV University, Tirupathi

1994  JN University,  Hyderabad

1994  Anna University, Madras

1994  Roorkee University, Roorkee

1995  Punjabi University, Patiala

1997   Shri Shahuji Maharaj University, Kanpur

1999  Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad

2002  Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut

2005  UP Technical University, Lucknow

2006   Visvesvaraiah Technical University, Belgaum

2007 Indian Institute of Technology,  Delhi

2010  Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune

2012  National Institute of Technology, Agarthala

2013 Bangalore University, Bangalore

2013  Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar

 

Fellowships

Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences

Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy

Fellow of National Science Academy

Fellow of Third World Academy of Sciences, Trieste

Fellow of the International Academy of Astronautics

Fellow of World Academy of Arts & Sciences, USA

Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering

Fellow of the Astronautical Society of India

 

Hon. Fellow of the Aeronautical Society

Distinguished Fellow, Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers

Hon. Fellow,  Indian National Cartographic Association

Fellow , Broadcasting and Engineering Society of India

Hon. Fellow,  Aero Medical Society of India

Distinguished Fellow, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad

 

Books authored

U. R. Rao, K. Kasturirangan, K. R. Sridhara Murthi and Surendra Pal (Editors): "Perspectives in Communications", World Scientific, (1987). 

U. R. Rao, M G Chandrasekhar, and V Jayaraman: "Space and Agenda 21 - Caring for Planet Earth", Prism Books Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, (1995).

U. R. Rao:"Space Technology for Sustainable Development", Tata McGraw-Hill Pub., New Delhi (1996)

U. R. Rao:“India’s Rise as a Space Power”, Foundation Books, Cambridge University Press India Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, (2014).

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Jul 02, 2017 Deployment of both the Solar arrays and two antenna reflectors have been successfully completed by 16:15 hrs IST.
Jul 02, 2017 The third and final orbit raising operation of GSAT-17 Satellite has been successfully carried out by LAM Engine firing for 492 sec from 08:51 hr IST on July 02, 2017
Jul 01, 2017 The second orbit raising operation of GSAT-17 Satellite has been successfully carried out by LAM Engine firing for 2896 sec from 11:03 hr IST on July 01, 2017.
Jun 30, 2017 The first orbit raising operation of GSAT-17 Satellite has been successfully carried out by LAM Engine firing for 5912 sec from 04:38 hrs IST on June 30, 2017.
Jun 29, 2017 GSAT-17 successfully launched by Ariane-5 VA-238 from Kourou, French Guiana
Jun 27, 2017 NRSC Team gets Award for GeoMGNREGA by MORD
Jun 24, 2017 PSLV-C38 / Cartosat-2 Series Satellite Mission - Message from President
Jun 23, 2017 PSLV-C38 / Cartosat-2 Series Satellite Mission: All 31 Satellites separated successfully
Jun 23, 2017 PSLV-C38 / Cartosat-2 Series Satellite Mission: Cartosat Seperated, NIUSAT Seperated,
Jun 23, 2017 PSLV-C38 / Cartosat-2 Series Satellite Mission: Fourth stage engine shut off
Jun 23, 2017 PSLV-C38 / Cartosat-2 Series Satellite Mission: Fourth Stage performance is normal
Jun 23, 2017 PSLV-C38 / Cartosat-2 Series Satellite Mission: Third stage separated.Fourth Stage Engine ignited
Jun 23, 2017 PSLV-C38 / Cartosat-2 Series Satellite Mission: Coasting operation normal
Jun 23, 2017 PSLV-C38 / Cartosat-2 Series Satellite Mission: Third stage action completed. Coasting phase initiated
Jun 23, 2017 PSLV-C38 / Cartosat-2 Series Satellite Mission: Third stage performance normal
Jun 23, 2017 PSLV-C38 / Cartosat-2 Series Satellite Mission: Second Stage Engine Shutoff, Third stage ignited
Jun 23, 2017 PSLV-C38 / Cartosat-2 Series Satellite Mission: Heat shield separated
Jun 23, 2017 PSLV-C38 / Cartosat-2 Series Satellite Mission: First Stage Seperated, Second Stage performance normal
Jun 23, 2017 PSLV-C38 / Cartosat-2 Series Satellite Mission: First Stage Seperated, Second Stage Ignited
Jun 23, 2017 PSLV-C38 Lift off Normal
Jun 23, 2017 Mission Director has authorised Vehicle Director for launch. Automatic Launch Sequence (ALS) program initiation authorised by Vechicle Director and ALS started for launch of PSLV-C38/Cartosat2 Series Satellite mission at 09:17 hr IST
Jun 23, 2017 Propellant filling operations of Second Stage (PS2) are completed. Countdown is progressing normally.
Jun 22, 2017 Propellant filling operations of Second Stage (PS2) are in progress
Jun 22, 2017 Mobile Service Tower (MST) withdrawal to parking end is completed. Preparations for propellant filling operation of Second Stage (PS2) are in progress
Jun 22, 2017 Propellant filling operation of fourth stage (PS4) of PSLV-C38 is completed
Jun 22, 2017 Propellant filling operation of fourth stage (PS4) of PSLV-C38 is under progress
Jun 22, 2017 The 28 hr countdown operation of PSLV-C38/Cartosat2 Series Satellite Mission has started on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 05:29 hr IST
Jun 21, 2017 Mission Readiness Review (MRR) committee and Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) have cleared the 28 hr countdown of PSLV-C38/Cartosat-2 Series Satellite mission for Thursday, June 22,2017 starting at 05:29 hr IST
Jun 13, 2017 GSLV Mk III-D1/GSAT-19 Message from President
Jun 10, 2017 West and East reflectors of GSAT-19 have been successfully deployed by 18:47 hr IST. Three axis stabilisation of GSAT-19 has been achieved by 19:42 hr IST
Jun 10, 2017 South and North solar arrays of GSAT-19 have been successfully deployed by 16:15 hr IST
Jun 10, 2017 The fourth and final orbit raising operation of GSAT-19 Satellite has been successfully carried out by LAM Engine firing for 488 sec from 07:59 hr IST on June 10, 2017
Jun 10, 2017 The third orbit raising operation of GSAT-19 Satellite has been successfully carried out by LAM Engine firing for 3469 sec from 09:55 hr IST on June 09, 2017
Jun 08, 2017 The second orbit raising operation of GSAT-19 Satellite has been successfully carried out by LAM Engine firing for 5538 sec from 15:44 hr IST on June 07, 2017.
Jun 08, 2017 The first orbit raising operation of GSAT-19 Satellite has been successfully carried out by LAM Engine firing for 116 sec from 14:03 hr IST on June 06, 2017.
Jun 05, 2017 GSLV Mk III-D1 Successfully launches GSAT-19
Jun 05, 2017 GSLV Mk III-D1/GSAT-19 Mission: GSAT-19 separated and injected into orbit successfully.
Jun 05, 2017 GSLV Mk III-D1/GSAT-19 Mission: Cryogenic Stage Performance is Normal
Jun 05, 2017 GSLV Mk III-D1/GSAT-19 Mission: L110 Separated Successfully. C25 Ignition confirmed.
Jun 05, 2017 GSLV Mk III-D1/GSAT-19 Mission: L110 Ignited. Vehicle Peformance is Normal
Jun 05, 2017 GSLV Mk III-D1/GSAT-19 Mission Lift off Normal
Jun 05, 2017 Mission Director has authorised Vehicle Director for launch. Automatic Launch Sequence (ALS) program initiation authorised by Vehicle Director and ALS started for launch of GSLV Mk III D1 / GSAT-19 mission at 17:17 Hrs IST
Jun 05, 2017 GSLV Mk III-D1/GSAT-19: Propellant filling operations of cryo stage are completed
Jun 05, 2017 Propellant filling operations of L110 (Second Stage) of GSLV Mk III D1 are completed
Jun 04, 2017 Propellant filling operations of L110 (Second Stage) of GSLV Mk III D1 are under progress. Countdown is progressing normally.
Jun 04, 2017 The 25 and half hr countdown operations of GSLV Mk III D1 / GSAT-19 mission started today, Sunday, June 04, 2017 at 15:58 hr IST
Jun 02, 2017 Mission Readiness Review (MRR) committee and Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) have cleared the 25 and half hr countdown of GSLV MkIII D1 / GSAT-19 mission for Sunday, June 04,2017 starting at 15:58 hr IST
Jun 01, 2017 AstroSat CZTI and the search for X-ray counterparts to gravitational wave sources
May 29, 2017 GSLV Mk III-D1/GSAT-19 Mission is scheduled to be launched on June 05, 2017 at 17:28 Hrs (IST) from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota
May 18, 2017 ISRO Receives Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2014
May 09, 2017 GSLV-F09 / GSAT-9 - Message from President
May 08, 2017 Deployment of East and West reflectors have been successfully completed at 08:15 hr IST and 09:30 hr IST, respectively on May 08, 2017
May 08, 2017 The third orbit raising operation of South Asia Satellite has been successfully carried out by LAM Engine firing for 445.8 sec from 06:51:52 hr IST on May 08, 2017
May 07, 2017 Orbit Determination results from the second LAM firing are: apogee X perigee height was changed to 35858 km X 28608 km. Inclination is 0.755deg. Orbital period is 20hr 58min.
May 07, 2017 The second orbit raising operation of South Asia Satellite has been successfully carried out by LAM Engine firing for 3529.7 sec from 09.30 hr IST on May 07, 2017
May 06, 2017 The first orbit raising operation of South Asia Satellite has been successfully carried out by LAM Engine
May 05, 2017 India Successfully launches South Asia Satellite, GSAT-9
May 03, 2017 Announcement of Opportunity (AO) soliciting proposals for third AO cycle observations
Mar 07, 2017 Message from J&K Governor on PSLV-C37 Misson
Feb 27, 2017 A minor fire incident happened with the stored waste propellant at Sriharikota.
Feb 27, 2017 PSLV- C37 / CARTOSAT- 2 Series Satellite - Message from President
Feb 26, 2017 PM @narendramodi mentiones the accomplishments of @isro during #MannKiBaat
Feb 18, 2017 ISRO Successfully Tests its Cryogenic Stage (C25) for GSLV MkIII for the Flight Duration
Feb 15, 2017 PSLV-C37 Lift off and Onboard Camera Video
Feb 15, 2017 PSLV C37 / Cartosat-2 Series Mission - Third Stage Performance is Normal
Feb 15, 2017 PSLV C37 / Cartosat-2 Series Mission - Second Stage Seperated. Third Stage Ignited.
Feb 15, 2017 PSLV-C37 / Cartosat 2 Series Mission - Heat Shield Seperated
Feb 15, 2017 PSLV C37 / Cartosat-2 Series Mission - Lift Off Normal
Feb 15, 2017 Mission Director has authorised Vehicle Director for launch. Automatic Launch Sequence (ALS) program initiation authorised by Vehicle Director and ALS started for launch at 09:16 Hrs IST
Feb 15, 2017 Real Time System simulation & Data transmission checks Completed. Vehicle Internal Checks Completed. Countdown is progressing normally
Feb 15, 2017 N2O4 tank filling and UH25 tank filling operations of Second Stage (PS2) of PSLV-C37 are completed. Countdown is progressing normally.
Feb 14, 2017 Mobile Service Tower (MST) withdrawal to parking end is completed. Preparations for propellant filling operation of Second Stage (PS2) are in progress.
Feb 14, 2017 Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen (MON-3) oxidiser filling operation of PS4 is completed
Feb 14, 2017 Mono Methyl Hydrazine (MMH) propellant filling operation of fourth stage (PS4) of PSLV-C37 is completed
Feb 14, 2017 The 28 Hrs countdown activity of PSLV-C37/Cartosat2 Series Satellite Mission has started at 05:28 Hrs IST today, Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Feb 13, 2017 Mission Readiness Review (MRR) committee and Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) have cleared the 28 Hrs countdown of PSLV-C37 Launch
Feb 10, 2017 PSLV-C37 / Cartosat -2 Series Satellite Mission is scheduled to be launched on February 15, 2017 at 9.28 Hrs IST from SDSC SHAR Sriharikota
Jan 26, 2017 ISRO Successfully Tests C25 Cryogenic Upper Stage of GSLV MkIII
Dec 15, 2016 PSLV-C36 / RESOURCESAT-2A - Message from President
Dec 07, 2016 PSLV-C36/RESOURCESAT-2A: Solar panels deployed successfully
Dec 07, 2016 PSLV-C36 Successfully launches RESOURCESAT-2A
Dec 07, 2016 PSLV-C36/RESOURCESAT-2A: Fourth Stage Performance is Normal
Dec 07, 2016 PSLV-C36/RESOURCESAT-2A: PS3 stage Seperated. PS4 stage Ignited.
Dec 07, 2016 PSLV-C36/RESOURCESAT-2A: Second Stage is Seperated, Third stage is ignited
Dec 07, 2016 PSLV-C36/RESOUCESAT-2A: Heat Shield Seperated, Vehicle Performance is Normal
Dec 07, 2016 PSLV-C36/RESOURCESAT-2A: Second Stage Performance is Normal
Dec 07, 2016 PSLV-C36/RESOURCESAT-2A: Air lead Strapon is Seperated
Dec 07, 2016 PSLV-C36/RESOURCESAT-2A: First Stage Seperation normal. Second Stage ignited.
Dec 07, 2016 PSLV-C36/RESOURCESAT-2A: Vehicle Lift of is Normal
Dec 07, 2016 Mission Director has authorised Vehicle Director for launch. Automatic Launch Sequence (ALS) program initiation authorised by Vechicle Director and ALS started for launch of PSLV-C36/RESOURCESAT-2A mission at 10:13 hr IST
Dec 07, 2016 Real Time Simulation Checks and Data Transmission Checks completed. Resourcesat-2A Spacecraft Switched 'ON'. Launch Vechicle internal Checks completed. Countdown is progressing normally.
Dec 06, 2016 N2O4 and UH25 tank filling operations of Second Stage (PS2) of PSLV-C36 are completed by 23:20 hrs. Countdown is progressing normally.
Dec 06, 2016 Mobile Service Tower (MST) withdrawal to parking end is completed. Preparations for propellant filling operation of Second Stage (PS2) are in progress.
Dec 06, 2016 Mono Methyl Hydrazine (MMH) fuel and Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen (MON-3) oxidiser filling operations of fourth stage (PS4) of PSLV-C36 are completed
Dec 05, 2016 The 36 hr countdown activity of PSLV-C36/RESOURCESAT-2A Mission has started at 22.25 hr IST today, Monday, December 05, 2016
Dec 05, 2016 Mission Readiness Review (MRR) committee and Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) have cleared the 36 hr countdown of PSLV-C36/RESOURCESAT-2A mission for Monday, December 05,2016 starting at 22:25 hr IST
Nov 30, 2016 PSLV-C36 / RESOURCESAT-2A is scheduled to be launched on December 07, 2016 at 10:25 hrs from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota
Nov 23, 2016 ISRO/DOS community grieves the passing away of Prof. M G K Menon
Oct 26, 2016 All the planned activities of Station Acquisition Manoeuvres and In-Orbit-Testing (IOT) of GSAT-18 have been successfully completed
Oct 09, 2016 After all the successful deployments on GSAT-18, 3-axis stabilisation using reaction wheels has been achieved at 19:26hr IST on Oct 09, 2016. The performance of subsystems of the spacecraft is normal
Oct 09, 2016 North Solar Array and East Antenna have been successfully deployed
Oct 09, 2016 Solar Array and West Antenna of GSAT-18 have been successfully deployed
Oct 09, 2016 Orbit Determination results from the third LAM firing are: apogee X perigee height was changed to 35802km, 35294km, Inclination is 0.136deg. Orbital period now is 23hr 44m
Oct 09, 2016 Third LAM firing of GSAT-18, for 256.17 sec has been successfully completed on October 9, 2016 starting from 10.21 hr IST
Oct 08, 2016 The Second orbit raising manoeuvre of GSAT-18 has been successfully carried out by LAM Engine firing for sec from 11:29 hr IST on October 08, 2016
Oct 07, 2016 The first orbit raising manoeuvre of GSAT-18 has been successffully carried out by LAM Engine firing for 6040.6 sec from 03:46 Hrs IST on Oct 07, 2016.
Oct 06, 2016 GSAT-18 successfully launched by Ariane-5 VA-231 from Kourou, French Guiana
Oct 05, 2016 Launch of GSAT-18 is postponed by a day to Oct 06, 2016
Sep 29, 2016 A science meet to commemorate one year of AstroSat in orbit
Sep 29, 2016 ISRO receives Priyadarshini Global Award 2016
Sep 29, 2016 GSAT-18 is scheduled to be launched on October 05, 2016 between 02:00 Hrs – 03:15 Hrs (IST) from Kourou, French Guiana by Ariane-5 VA-231
Sep 26, 2016 PSLV-C35 Successfully placed all Satellites into their respective Orbits.
Sep 26, 2016 Pathfinder-1 Satellite is Separated
Sep 26, 2016 ALSAT-2B Satellite is Separated
Sep 26, 2016 ALSAT-1B Satellite is Separated
Sep 26, 2016 PRATHAM and PISAT Satellites are Separated
Sep 26, 2016 NLS-19 Satellite is Separated
Sep 26, 2016 ALSAT-1N Satellite is Separated
Sep 26, 2016 PSLV-C35 Successfully launches SCATSAT-1. Seperation of the remaining 7 satellites expected to occur between 11.25 hr IST and 11.28 hr IST
Sep 26, 2016 PS4 Fourth Stage Engine Shut-off
Sep 26, 2016 PS4 Fourth Stage Performance Normal
Sep 26, 2016 PS4 Fourth Stage Engine Ignited
Sep 26, 2016 PS3 Third Stage is Separated
Sep 26, 2016 PS3 Third Stage Performance Normal
Sep 26, 2016 PS2 Stage Seperated, PS3 Thrid Stage Ignited
Sep 26, 2016 Heat Shield Seperated
Sep 26, 2016 PSLV-C35 PS1 Stage Seperated and PS2 Second Stage Ignited
Sep 26, 2016 Lift-off Normal
Sep 26, 2016 Mission Director has authorised Vehicle Director for launch. Automatic Launch Sequence (ALS) program initiation authorised by Vehicle Director and ALS started for launch at 09:00 hr IST
Sep 26, 2016 UH25 tank filling operations of Second Stage (PS2) are completed. Real time system simulation checks and Launch Vehicle internal checks are completed. Countdown is progressing noramally
Sep 25, 2016 Real time system simulation checks are under progress
Sep 25, 2016 N2O4 tank filling of Second Stage (PS2) is completed. UH25 tank filling operations of Second Stage (PS2) are under progress
Sep 25, 2016 N2O4 tank filling of Second Stage (PS2) is under progress
Sep 25, 2016 Mobile Service Tower (MST) withdrawal to parking end is completed. Preparations for propellant filling operation of Second Stage (PS2) are in progress
Sep 25, 2016 PSLV-C35 / SCATSAT-1 Mission Countdown progressing normally
Sep 24, 2016 MON-3 oxidiser filling operations of PS4 are completed by 18:00 hr IST
Sep 24, 2016 Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen (MON-3) oxidiser filling operation of PS4 are under progress
Sep 24, 2016 MMH Propellant filling operation has been completed by 12:30 hr IST. Preparations for Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen (MON-3) oxidiser filling operation of PS4 are under progress
Sep 24, 2016 Mono Methyl Hydrazine (MMH) propellant filling operation of fourth stage (PS4) of PSLV-C35 is under progress
Sep 24, 2016 The 48 and half hr countdown activity of PSLV-C35/SCATSAT-1 Mission has started at 08:42 hr IST today, Saturday, September 24, 2016
Sep 23, 2016 Mission Readiness Review (MRR) committee and Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) have cleared the 48 and half hr countdown of PSLV-35/SCATSAT-1 Mission
Sep 21, 2016 PSLV-C35 is scheduled to be launched on Monday morning at 9:12 hrs (IST) on September 26, 2016 from SDSC SHAR , Sriharikota
Sep 19, 2016 GSLV-F05 / INSAT-3DR - Message from President
Sep 17, 2016 First IR Images from INSAT-3DR IMAGER taken today at 09:00 hrs IST
Sep 11, 2016 Orbit Determination results from the third LAM firing are: apogee X perigee height was changed to 35908km, 35326km, Inclination is 0.121deg. Orbital period is 23hr 47m 26sec
Sep 11, 2016 Third LAM firing of INSAT-3DR for 294 sec has been successfully completed on September 11, 2016 starting from 08:31 hr IST
Sep 10, 2016 Second LAM firing of INSAT-3DR, at apogee for 3174sec has been successfully completed
Sep 09, 2016 The first apogee raise maneuver of INSAT-3DR has been successfully carried out.
Sep 08, 2016 GSLV-F05 Successfully launches INSAT-3DR
Sep 08, 2016 GSLV-F05 / INSAT-3DR Mission: Injected INSAT-3DR into orbit
Sep 08, 2016 GSLV-F05 / INSAT-3DR Mission: GS1 Stage Seperated. GS2 Ignited
Sep 08, 2016 Cryo Stage Ignition is authorized
Sep 08, 2016 GSLV-F05 / INSAT-3DR Mission: Cryogenic Ignition confirmed
Sep 08, 2016 GSLV-F05 / INSAT-3DR Mission: GS2 Performance is normal
Sep 08, 2016 GSLV-F05 / INSAT-3DR Mission: Heat Shield Separated
Sep 08, 2016 GSLV-F05 / INSAT-3DR Mission: Lift-off Normal
Sep 08, 2016 GSLV-F05 Mission Director Authorized the Launch
Sep 08, 2016 Launch is rescheduled to 16:50 hr IST Countdown is progressing normally
Sep 08, 2016 Real Time System simulation checks Completed by 08:15 hr IST. Countdown is progressing normally
Sep 08, 2016 N2O4 filling into four L40 Strap-On Stages completed by 03:00 hr IST
Sep 07, 2016 UH25 filling into four L40 Strap-On Stages completed by 21:00hr IST
Sep 07, 2016 Second Stage (GS2) UH25 filling completed by 17:40 hr IST
Sep 07, 2016 Second Stage (GS2) UH25 filling under progress
Sep 07, 2016 Second Stage (GS2) N2O4 filling completed by 13:30 hr IST. Preparations for Second Stage (GS2) UH25 filling are under progress
Sep 07, 2016 Second stage (GS2) N2O4 filling under progress
Sep 07, 2016 Preparations for Second stage (GS2) propellant filling operation are under progress
Sep 07, 2016 The 29 hr countdown operation of GSLV-F05/INSAT-3DR Mission has started at 11:10 hr IST on Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Sep 05, 2016 Mission Readiness Review (MRR) committee and Launch Authorization Board (LAB) have cleared the 29 hr countdown starting at 11.10 hr IST on Wednsday, September 7, 2016 and the launch of GSLV-F05/INSAT-3DR Mission for Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 16.10 hr
Sep 01, 2016 GSLV-F05 / INSAT-3DR Mission is scheduled to be launched on Sept 08, 2016 at 16:10 hrs (IST) from SDSC, SHAR, Sriharikota
Sep 01, 2016 President congratulates ISRO for the successful conduct of Futuristic Rocket Test - Advanced Technology Vehicle (ATV)
Aug 31, 2016 AstroSat observes the high energy X-ray variability of a black hole system
Aug 29, 2016 Remembering IRS-1B which was launched exactly 25 years back
Jun 22, 2016 President of India congratulates ISRO on the successful launch of PSLV-C34
Jun 22, 2016 PSLV-C34 / CARTOSAT-2 Series Satellite Seperated and Injected into Orbit
Jun 22, 2016 PSLV-C34 / CARTOSAT-2 series PS4 Engine Shutdown. Injection Conditions achieved
Jun 22, 2016 PSLV-C34 / CARTOSAT-2 Series PS3 seperated. PS4 Engine Started.
Jun 22, 2016 PSLV-C34 / CARTOSAT-2 Series PS2 Seperated, Third stage performance is normal
Jun 22, 2016 PSLV-C34 / CARTOSAT-2 Series Launch Heat Shield is Seperated. 2nd stage performance is normal
Jun 22, 2016 PSLV-C34 / CARTOSAT-2 Series Lift-off Normal
Jun 22, 2016 PSLV-C34 Mission Director has authorised Vehicle Director for launch. Automatic Launch Sequence (ALS) program initiation authorised by Vehicle Director and ALS started at 09:12 hr IST for launch
Jun 22, 2016 Propellant filling operation of Second stage (PS2) of PSLV-C34 is completed. Vehicle internal checks are in progress. Countdown is progressing normally.
Jun 21, 2016 Propellant filing operation of Second stage (PS2) of PSLV-C34 is under progress.
Jun 21, 2016 Spacecraft health checks and preparations for propellant filling operation of second stage (PS2) of PSLV-C34 are under progress. Countdown is progressing normally.
Jun 20, 2016 Filling of Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen (MON-3) of PS4 is Completed
Jun 20, 2016 Filling of Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen (MON-3) of PS4 is under progress
Jun 20, 2016 Mono Methyl Hydrazine (MMH) filling operation of Fourth stage (PS4) of PSLV-C34 is completed by 12:06 hr (IST). Preparations for filling of Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen (MON-3) of PS4 are under progress
Jun 20, 2016 The 48hr countdown activity of PSLV-C34/CARTOSAT-2 Series Satellite mission has started at 09:26 hr IST today, Monday, June 20, 2016
Jun 19, 2016 Mission Readiness Review (MRR) committee and Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) have cleared the 48 hr countdown starting at 09:26hr IST on Monday, June 20, 2016 and the launch of PSLV-C34/CARTOSAT-2 Series Satellite Mission for Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Jun 16, 2016 PSLV-C34/CARTOSAT-2 Series Satellite Mission : Launch scheduled on June 22, 2016 at 09:25 hrs (IST) from SDSC, SHAR, Sriharikota
Jun 14, 2016 ISRO receives NIQR-GKD Award for Outstanding Organisation
Jun 07, 2016 17th IIRS Outreach Programme on "Geoweb Services and Geoportal applications” being conducted during June 28 - July 15, 2016
May 20, 2016 AstroSat Support Cell (ASC) has been Set up at IUCAA, Pune
May 03, 2016 Orbit Determination results from fourth LAM firing are : apogee X perigee height was changed to 35811 km,35211 km,Inclination is 5.1 deg. Orbital period now is 23 hr 42 min 04 sec
May 03, 2016 India and France jointly released a set of two commemorative postage stamps, highlighting 50 years of space co-operation between the two countries
May 03, 2016 The fourth and the final LAM firing of IRNSS-1G, for 231sec has been successfully completed on 03.05.2016 starting from 01:27hr IST
May 02, 2016 Orbit Determination results from the third LAM firing are: apogee X perigee height was changed to 35813km, 29050km, Inclination is 5.72deg. Orbital period now is 21hr 08m 09sec
May 01, 2016 Third LAM firing of IRNSS-1G, for 1609sec has been successfully completed on 01.05.2016 starting from 06:59:07 hr IST.
May 01, 2016 Orbit Determination results from second LAM firing are:apogee X perigee height was changed to 35803km,7750km,Inclination is 10.77deg.Orbital period now is 13h 03m 35sec
Apr 30, 2016 PSLV-C33 / IRNSS-1G Update : Second LAM firing of IRNSS-1G, at apogee for 1581 sec has been successfully completed on April 30, 2016 starting from 04:52:17 hrs IST.
Apr 30, 2016 PSLV-C33 / IRNSS-1G Update : The first apogee raise maneuver of IRNSS-1G has been successfully carried out for 1147 sec from 13:05 hrs IST on April 29,2016.
Apr 28, 2016 PSLV-C33 / IRNSS-1G Update : Lift off normal
Apr 28, 2016 Mission Director has authorised Vehicle Director for launch. Automatic Launch Sequence (ALS) program initiation authorised by Vehicle Director and ALS started for launch at 12:38 hrs IST.
Apr 28, 2016 Real Time simulation & Data transmission checks completed. Vehicle Internal Checks Completed.
Apr 28, 2016 Propellant (N2O4 and UH25) filling operations of Second Stage (PS2) are completed by midnight. Countdown is progressing normally.
Apr 27, 2016 Mobile Service Tower(MST) withdrawal to parking End is completed.
Apr 27, 2016 Countdown operations are progressing normally. Preparations for Mobile Service Tower (MST) withdrawal and Propellant filling operation of second stage (PS2) are in progress.
Apr 26, 2016 Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen (MON-3) oxidiser filling operation of PS4 is completed.Countdown is progressing normally
Apr 26, 2016 MMH propellant filling operation has been completed. Preparations for Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen (MON-3) oxidiser filling operation of PS4 are under progress.
Apr 26, 2016 Mono Methyl Hydrazine (MMH) propellant filling operation of fourth stage (PS4) of PSLV-C33 is commenced and is under process
Apr 26, 2016 The 51 hr 30 min countdown activity of PSLV-C33/IRNSS-1G Mission has started at 9:20 hr IST today, Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Apr 25, 2016 Mission Readiness Review (MRR) committee and Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) have cleared the 51.5 hr countdown starting at 09:20hr IST on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 and the launch of PSLV-C33/IRNSS-1G Mission for Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 12:50 hr. IST
Apr 12, 2016 Asia Pacific Remote Sensing Symposium held at New Delhi
Mar 30, 2016 IRNSS-1F UPDATE: After successful completion of four station acquisition manoeuvers and In Orbit Testing (IOT) of the spacecraft, IRNSS-1F has been placed in the intended Geo-synchronous orbit
Mar 16, 2016 PSLV-C32 - Message from President
Mar 15, 2016 IRNSS-1F UPDATE: Orbit Determination results from fourth LAM firing
Mar 14, 2016 IRNSS-1F UPDATE: Fourth LAM firing of IRNSS-1F, for 78.8 sec has been successfully completed on 14.3.2016 starting from 11:42:44 hr (IST).
Mar 14, 2016 IRNSS-1F UPDATE: Orbit Determination results from the third LAM firing
Mar 13, 2016 IRNSS-1F UPDATE: Third LAM firing of IRNSS-1F, for 1561 sec has been successfully completed on 13.3.2016 starting from 11:32 hr IST.
Mar 13, 2016 IRNSS-1F UPDATE:Orbit Determination results from second LAM firing
Mar 12, 2016 Second LAM firing of IRNSS-1F, at apogee for 1918.5 sec has been successfully completed on 12.3.2016 starting from 07:57:54 hr IST.
Mar 12, 2016 The apogee raise maneuver of IRNSS-1F has been successfully carried out
Mar 10, 2016 PSLV-C32/ IRNSS-1F: PSLV C32 Successfully Launches IRNSS 1F into the orbit
Mar 10, 2016 PSLV-C32/ IRNSS-1F: Lift off normal!
Mar 10, 2016 PSLV-C32/ IRNSS-1F: Mission Director has authorised Vehicle Director for launch. Automatic Launch Sequence (ALS) program initiation authorised by Vehicle Director and ALS started at 15:48hr IST for launch
Mar 10, 2016 PSLV-C32/ IRNSS-1F UPDATE: The launch time is revised to 16:01 hr (IST) for collision avoidance as per the space debris studies. Countdown status normal.
Mar 10, 2016 PSLV-C32/ IRNSS-1F UPDATE: IRNSS-1F spacecraft switched ON. PSLV-C32 - VEHICLE INTERNAL CHECKS Completed. Countdown status normal.
Mar 10, 2016 PSLV-C32/ IRNSS-1F UPDATE: Real time simulation checks and data transmission checks completed.
Mar 10, 2016 PSLV-C32/ IRNSS-1F UPDATE: UH-25 tank filling operation of second stage (PS2) is completed by 03:00hr (IST)Countdown activities are progressing normally.
Mar 10, 2016 PSLV-C32/ IRNSS-1F UPDATE: N2O4 tank filling of Second Stage (PS2) is completed by 00:15 hrs (IST) of March 10, 2016.
Mar 09, 2016 PSLV-C32/ IRNSS-1F UPDATE: Preparations for N2O4 tank filling of Second stage (PS2) are under progress. PSLV-C32 Mission-Countdown. Progressing status- normal.
Mar 08, 2016 PSLV-C32/ IRNSS-1F UPDATE: Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen (MON-3) oxidiser filling operation of PS4 is completed. Countdown is progressing normally
Mar 08, 2016 PSLV-C32/IRNSS-1F UPDATE: Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen (MON-3) oxidiser filling operation of PS4 is started at 19:00hr (IST)
Mar 08, 2016 MMH propellant filling operation has been completed. Preparations for Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen (MON-3) oxidiser filling operation of PS4 are under progress
Mar 08, 2016 Mono Methyl Hydrazine (MMH) propellant filling operation of fourth stage (PS4) of PSLV-C32 is commenced at 12:30 (IST) and is under progress
Mar 08, 2016 The 54hr 30min countdown activity of PSLV-C32/IRNSS-1F Mission has started at 09:30hr IST today, Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Mar 08, 2016 PSLV-C32/IRNSS-1F UPDATE: Mission Readiness Review (MRR) committee and Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) have cleared the 54 and half hr countdown starting at 09:30hr IST on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 and the launch for March 10, 2016
Mar 02, 2016 Media Registration for PSLV-C32/IRNSS-1F Launch
Feb 28, 2016 Global Albedo Map of Mars
Feb 22, 2016 CE 20 Engine of GSLV MKIII successfully hot tested
Feb 01, 2016 PSLV-C31-Message From President
Jan 24, 2016 IRNSS-1E Update: The fourth and final orbit raising operation has been successfully carried out for 447 sec (~7.45 min) from 22:49 hrs IST on Jan 23, 2016.
Jan 23, 2016 IRNSS-1E Update: The third orbit raising operation has been successfully carried out by firing the LAM engine for 1507 sec (~25 min) from 03:19 hrs IST on Jan 23, 2016.
Jan 23, 2016 IRNSS-1E Update: The perigee raise maneuver has been successfully carried out for 1515.36 sec (~25.5 min) from 01:29 hrs IST on Jan 22,2016.
Jan 21, 2016 IRNSS-1E Update: The apogee raise maneuver of IRNSS-1E has been successfully carried out for 1197 sec (~20 min) from 09:41 hrs IST on Jan 21, 2016. This LAM firing is expected to change apogee X perigee height to 35882kmX320 km
Jan 20, 2016 PSLV-C31/IRNSS-1E Launch Update: PSLV-C31 Successfully Launches IRNSS-1E into the orbit.
Jan 20, 2016 PSLV-C31/IRNSS-1E Launch Update: Lift off Normal
Jan 20, 2016 PSLV-C31/IRNSS-1E Launch Update: Mission Director has authorised Vehicle Director for launch. Automatic Launch Sequence (ALS) program initiation authorised by Vehicle Director and ALS started for launch at 09:19hr IST
Jan 20, 2016 PSLV-C31/IRNSS-1E Update: Countdown is progressing normally. 20 minutes to launch.
Jan 19, 2016 PSLV-C31/IRNSS-1E Update: UH-25 tank filling operation of second stage (PS2) is completed by 22:00hr (IST)
Jan 19, 2016 PSLV-C31/IRNSS-1E Update: N2O4 tank filling of Second Stage (PS2) completed by 18:45hr IST
Jan 19, 2016 PSLV-C31/IRNSS-1E Update: N2O4 tank filling of Second Stage (PS2) is under progress
Jan 18, 2016 Mono Methyl Hydrazine (MMH) propellant filling operation of fourth stage (PS4) of PSLV-C31 is under progress
Jan 18, 2016 The 48hr countdown activity of PSLV-C31/IRNSS-1E Mission has started at 09:31hr IST today, Monday, January 18, 2016
Jan 18, 2016 PSLV-C31/IRNSS-1E Update: Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen (MON-3) oxidiser filling operation of PS4 is completed by 18:15 hr IST. Countdown is progressing normally
Jan 18, 2016 PSLV-C31/ IRNSS-1E update: MMH propellant filling operation has been completed by 13:00 hr IST. Preparations for Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen (MON-3) oxidiser filling operation of PS4 are under progress
Jan 17, 2016 PSLV-C31/IRNSS-1E Update: Mission Readiness Review (MRR) committee and Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) have cleared the 48hr countdown starting at 09:31 Hrs IST on Monday, January 18, 2016
Jan 14, 2016 Book on AstroSat Released - Download the Free Copy
Jan 13, 2016 Media Registration for PSLV-C31/IRNSS-1E Launch
Jan 05, 2016 Vacancy Notification,Advertisement & Application Format for the post of director-PRL
Jan 04, 2016 GSAT-15 Satellite is Operational. The health of spacecraft is normal
Jan 02, 2016 Commissioning of 200 KWp Solar Power Plant at SAC
Dec 31, 2015 PSLV-C29 - Message from President
Dec 30, 2015 PRL-Recruitment Rules for the post of Directer,PRL
Dec 16, 2015 PSLV Successfully Launches Six Satellites from Singapore
Dec 16, 2015 PSLV-C29/TeLEOS-1 Launch Update: Lift-off normal
Dec 16, 2015 PSLV-C29/TeLEOS-1 Launch Update: Mission Director has authorised Vehicle Director for launch. Automatic Launch Sequence (ALS) program initiation authorised by Vehicle Director and ALS started for launch at 17:48hr IST
Dec 16, 2015 PSLV-C29/TeLEOS-1 Launch Update: Mobile Service Tower (MST) withdrawal to Parking End is completed. Propellant (N2O4 and UH25) filling operations of Second Stage (PS2) are completed. Countdown is progressing normally.
Dec 15, 2015 PSLV-C29/TeLEOS-1 Launch Update: Countdown is progressing normally. Live telecast by DD National and Webcast is available from 17:30 Hrs IST, Dec 16, 2015
Dec 14, 2015 PSLV-C29/TeLEOS-1 Launch Update: Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen (MON-3) oxidiser filling operation of PS4 is completed by 15:00 hr IST
Dec 14, 2015 PSLV-C29/TeLEOS-1 Launch Update: Mono Methyl Hydrazine (MMH) propellant filling operation of fourth stage (PS4) has been completed by 10:45 hr IST. Preparations for Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen (MON-3) oxidiser filling operation of PS4 are under progress
Dec 14, 2015 PSLV-C29/TeLEOS-1 Mission Update: The countdown has started at 07:00 hr IST today, Monday, December 14, 2015
Dec 13, 2015 PSLV-C29/TeLEOS-1 mission Update: Mission Readiness Review (MRR) committee and Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) have cleared the countdown
Dec 10, 2015 Launch of PSLV-C29 carrying six satellites of Singapore is scheduled at 6:00 pm on Dec 16, 2015 .
Dec 09, 2015 Media Registration for PSLV-C29/TeLEOS MISSION
Dec 09, 2015 Media Registration for PSLV-C29/TeLEOS-1 MISSION
Nov 26, 2015 Framing of the Recruitment Rules for the post of Director,Physical Research Laboratory,Ahmedabad-Regarding
Nov 25, 2015 GSAT-15 Update: Station acquisition maneuvers for GSAT-15 were completed and s/c is successfully collocated at 93.5 deg E during night of Nov
Nov 20, 2015 Payload (Ku and GAGAN) In Orbit Testing (IOT) is under progress.
Nov 16, 2015 India’s RISAT-1 High Resolution SpotLight (HRS)
Nov 12, 2015 First orbit raising operation of GSAT-15 was successfully completed
Nov 10, 2015 GSAT-15 Launch -Live telecast by DD National is available from 02:30 Hrs IST, Nov. 11, 2015
Oct 27, 2015 Astrosat Soft X-ray Telescope (SXT)views the blazar PKS2155-304
Oct 26, 2015 Astrosat-Switching on of LAXPC Payload
Oct 19, 2015 CZT Imager detects a Gamma-ray Burst
Oct 19, 2015 Scanning Sky Monitor (SSM) Payload onboard AstroSat made Operational – October 12th, 2015
Oct 18, 2015 Astrosat Updates As on 19/10/2015
Oct 16, 2015 Astrosat mission -Scanning Sky Monitor (SSM) payload switched ON
Oct 12, 2015 Astrosat- Message from President
Oct 09, 2015 Presentation By Chairman ISRO on Foundation Dayand Award Ceremony of UAS Bengaluru
Oct 08, 2015 Astrosat-Spacecraft health is normal
Oct 08, 2015 Astrosat-Spacecraft star sensor performance in crossing albedo evaluated for different orientations.
Oct 08, 2015 Astrosat-The SXT and LAXPC regular operations carried out.
Oct 08, 2015 Astrosat-CZTI is pointed towards Cygnus-X1 for whole day and collected data.
Oct 07, 2015 Astrosat-Cadmium Zinc Telluride Imager (CZTI) is operational
Oct 04, 2015 Astrosat-The payloads are working fine.
Oct 04, 2015 Astrosat-Soft X-ray Telescope (SXT) Venting operations are being carried out regularly.
Oct 03, 2015 Astrosat-Cadmium Zinc Telluride Imager (CZTI) was tested and kept in ON state.
Oct 02, 2015 Astrosat-CZTI processing electronics were made ON
Oct 01, 2015 Astrosat-Charged Particle Monitor (CPM) is operational
Oct 01, 2015 Astrosat-LAXPC front-end electronics is made on and is normal.
Oct 01, 2015 Charged Particle Monitor (CPM) is operational
Sep 30, 2015 Charged Particle Monitor (CPM) switched ON and the performance is normal.
Sep 30, 2015 Further modes testing of SSM platform were carried out.
Sep 30, 2015 Soft X-ray Telescope (SXT) Venting operations were carried out
Sep 30, 2015 Scanning Sky Monitor (SSM) electronics was switched ON
Sep 30, 2015 Large Area X-ray Proportional Counter – Processing Electronics (LAXPC-PE) was switched ON
Sep 29, 2015 S/C operations were as planned and went on smoothly.
Sep 28, 2015 PSLV-C30 / ASTROSAT Launch Update: Mission Director has authorised Vehicle Director for launch. Automatic Launch Sequence (ALS) program started at 09:48 hr IST
Sep 28, 2015 PSLV-C30 successfully launches ASTROSAT into the orbit
Sep 28, 2015 PSLV-C30 / ASTROSAT Launch Update: Lift off Normal
Sep 28, 2015 Star sensor tracked and provided correct attitude
Sep 28, 2015 Spacecraft three axis stabilised
Sep 28, 2015 Solar Panel and Scanning Sky Monitor (SSM) were deployed.
Sep 24, 2015 Celebrating one year of Mars Orbiter Mission in Orbit; Release of Mars Atlas
Sep 06, 2015 GSAT-6 update :GSAT 6 has been successfully positioned in its orbital slot
Sep 03, 2015 The GSLV Saga
Sep 01, 2015 GSAT-6 orbit after third orbit raising
Aug 30, 2015 GSAT-6 Update: Third orbit raising operation of GSAT-6 was successfully completed
Aug 30, 2015 GSAT-6 update : Deployment of the unfurlable antenna (UFA) is in progress
Aug 30, 2015 GSAT-6 UPDATE: Deployment of the unfurlable antenna (UFA) is successfully completed
Aug 29, 2015 GSAT-6 UPDATE: Second orbit raising operation of GSAT-6 was successfully completed
Aug 14, 2015 RISAT-1 Hybrid polarimetry image of Mt. Sinabung, Indonesia
Aug 13, 2015 Online registration process for Chennai based media persons to cover GSLV D6 / GSAT 6 launch is open
Jul 25, 2015 First image taken by MCC after MOM comes out of blackout
Jul 10, 2015 PSLV-C28 / DMC3 Update: Propellant filling operations are completed. Countdown operations are progressing normally.
Jul 10, 2015 PSLV-C28 / DMC3 Update: UH-25 propellant filling operation of second stage (PS2) is completed by 09:40hr (IST)
Jul 10, 2015 PSLV-C28 / DMC3 Update: UH-25 propellant filling operation of second stage (PS2) is in progress.
Jul 10, 2015 PSLV-C28 / DMC3 Update: Mobile Service Tower (MST) withdrawal upto parking end and N2O4 propellant filling operation of second stage (PS2) are completed by 07:00 hr (IST)
Jul 09, 2015 PSLV-C28 / DMC3 Update: Countdown operations are progressing normally. Preparations for Mobile Service Tower (MST) withdrawal and Propellant filling operation of second stage (PS2) are in progress.
Jul 08, 2015 PSLV-C28 / DMC3 Update: Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen (MON-3) oxidiser filling operation of Fourth Stage has commenced at 17:45 hr (IST)
Jul 08, 2015 PSLV-C28 / DMC3 update: MON-3, oxidiser filling operation of Fourth Stage (PS4) has been completed
Jul 08, 2015 PSLV-C28 / DMC3 Update: MMH propellant filling operation has been completed.Preparations for Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen (MON-3) oxidiser filling operationof fourth stage are under progress
Jul 08, 2015 PSLV-C28 / DMC3 Update: Mono Methyl Hydrazine (MMH) propellant filling operationof Fourth Stage (PS4) of PSLV-C28 has commenced at 10:10 hr (IST)
Jul 08, 2015 PSLV-C28 / DMC3 Update : The 62 and half hr countdown activity of PSLV-C28/DMC3 Mission has commenced today, Wednesday, July 08, 2015 at 07:28hr (IST). Launch is scheduled at 21:58 hr (IST) on July 10, 2015
Jul 07, 2015 PSLV-C28 / DMC3 Update: Mission Readiness Review (MRR) committee and Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) have cleared the starting of the 62 and half hr countdown of PSLV-C28/DMC3 Mission for tomorrow, Wednesday , July 08, 2015 at 07:28hr IST
Jul 06, 2015 Impact crater located SW of Huygens crater, imaged by Mars Color Camera (MCC)
Jun 09, 2015 Mars Orbiter Spacecraft under ‘solar conjunction’ at Mars
Jun 01, 2015 New Directors for Three Major ISRO Centres
May 01, 2015 MOU Signed Between ISRO's National Remote Sensing Centre and Department of Land Resources
Mar 31, 2015 IRNSS-1D post launch update: Third orbit raising operation of IRNSS-1D is successfully completed.
Mar 30, 2015 IRNSS-1D post launch update: first orbit raising operation of IRNSS-1D is successfully completed
Mar 27, 2015 PSLV-C27/IRNSS-1D countdown operations are progressing normally. Propellant filling operation of second stage (PS2) of PSLV-C27 will be initiated by midnight of today.
Mar 26, 2015 PSLV-C27/IRNSS-1D Mission Update: Mono Methyl Hydrazine (MMH) propellant filling operation of fourth stage (PS4) of PSLV-C27 has been completed. Preparations for Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen (MON-3) oxidiser filling operation are under progress.
Mar 26, 2015 PSLV-C27/IRNSS-1D Mission Update: Mono Methyl Hydrazine (MMH) propellant filling operation of fourth stage (PS4) of PSLV-C27 has commenced at 09:40 hr (IST)
Mar 26, 2015 The 59 and half hour count-down of PSLV-C27/IRNSS-1D Mission has started at 05:49 hr IST on Thursday, March 26, 2015
Mar 25, 2015 Mission Readiness Review committee and Launch Authorisation Board cleared the starting of the 59 and half hour count-down of PSLV-C27/IRNSS-1D mission tomorrow, Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 05:49 hr IST
Mar 23, 2015 Launch of IRNSS-1D by PSLV-C27 on March 28, 2015
Mar 23, 2015 Media Registration for Covering PSLV-C27/IRNSS-1D Launch
Mar 04, 2015 Launch of PSLV-C27 with IRNSS-1D postponed
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Oct 25, 2008 Chandrayaan-1 Spacecraft's Orbit Raised Further
Nov 15, 2007 Indigenous Cryogenic Stage Successfully Qualified