World News | Written by Pallava Bagla | Wednesday November 4, 2015
China has for the first time unveiled a model of what would be China's mission to Mars. Called Yinghuo-2, it is likely to be launched in 2020 and will have an orbiter and a lander.
Press Trust of India | Thursday September 24, 2015
MOM aka Mars Orbiter Mission is now expected to last many more years.
India News | Written by Pallava Bagla | Thursday September 24, 2015
Mangalyaan, India's maiden mission to Mars, completed a year in space today and as part of the first anniversary celebrations, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched a 'Mars Atlas' in Bengaluru.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday September 21, 2015
As it prepares to celebrate the first anniversary of its spacecraft's tryst with Mars, ISRO today said the mission to the Red Planet will last for "many years" as there is not much of a "problem" and they have not had any failures so far.
India News | Written by Pallava Bagla | Friday August 14, 2015
Lovely images of Mars - that's the tribute from Mangalyaan for India's Independence Day. It was exactly three years ago that the nation first got to know that India was heading for Mars - from the ramparts of the Red Fort during the speech of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
India News | Written by Pallava Bagla | Monday July 13, 2015
After a hugely successful mission to Mars where India beat China in reaching the Red Planet's orbit, the Indian space agency ISRO is not sitting back on its laurels. It now seeks to foray more into the Solar System with missions being planned for exploring Venus, a revisit to Mars and trip to an asteroid.
Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday June 27, 2015
The 1,340 kg spacecraft was under solar conjunction from June 8 when it went behind the sun and away from the earth due to solar eclipse.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday June 26, 2015
The country's low-cost Mars mission spacecraft that is in a rendezvous with the Red planet for an extended period has enough fuel for it to last "many years", Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman Kiran Kumar said today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday June 8, 2015
Starting today, the country's low-cost Mars mission that is in a rendezvous with the red planet for an extended period will enter the "blackout" phase snapping communication with the satellite.
World News | Press Trust of India | Friday June 5, 2015
NASA may be able to land astronauts on Mars cost-effectively by 2039 if the US space agency takes a stepwise approach that includes a manned trip to the red planet's moon Phobos, scientists say.
India News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday March 24, 2015
India's famously frugal Mars mission has been extended by around six months thanks to a surplus of fuel on board the spacecraft, the country's space agency said.
India News | Written by Pallava Bagla | Tuesday March 24, 2015
India's maiden mission to Mars, Mangalyaan, has successfully completed six months in the Red Planet's orbit - the nominal period for which it was originally designed. The satellite could, however, last a long time in the Martian orbit, thanks to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s frugal ways.
India News | Reported by Pallava Bagla, Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Thursday January 1, 2015
India's maiden mission to Mars, Mangalyaan, today successfully completed 100 days in the orbit of the Red planet.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday December 31, 2014
After spearheading the Indian Space Research Organisation triumphantly through several milestones, its Chairman K Radhakrishnan retired today carrying the crowning glory of the much-hailed India's mission to Mars.
Offbeat | Trinaa Prasad | Friday December 19, 2014
It's been a magical year for sports and entertainment, and a year of things that went 'viral'.
World News | Press Trust of India | Thursday December 18, 2014
The letter also referred to India's Mars Mission
India News | Pallava Bagla & Shyam Balasubramanian (with inputs from agencies) | Sunday November 30, 2014
Just months after achieving the milestone of a successful mission to Mars, India is set to push another frontier in space, by launching a human crew module and then retrieving it from the sea upon re-entry. The crew module will blast off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, on board the GSLV-Mark III, which will be India's heaviest r...
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday November 14, 2014
President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday described Jawaharlal Nehru as "the jewel of India" and said "India is what it is today because of Nehru".
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday October 29, 2014
After the Mars orbiter spacecraft's successful encounter with comet Siding Spring last week, a major hurdle is now over and the satellite is now in a normal phase of the mission to proceed with other experiments, ISRO said today.
India News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Monday September 29, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today gave a large gathering of Indians at New York's Madison Square Garden a statistic to be proud of: "A one-km autorickshaw ride in Ahmedabad takes Rs 10 and India reached Mars at Rs 10 a km."
India News | Pallava Bagla | Sunday September 28, 2014
Who are the men and women behind India's Mars Orbiter Mission? Some 500 world class engineers working on government salaries who dared to dream big.
Reuters | Friday September 26, 2014
Firms are frustrated at what they say is the slow execution of projects and lack of government support, hampering efforts to compete.
India News | Reuters | Friday September 26, 2014
As India celebrated becoming the first Asian nation to reach Mars, S.M. Vaidya, head of business at conglomerate Godrej's aerospace division that made the spacecraft's engine and thruster components, sounded surprisingly downbeat.
India News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday September 25, 2014
A Pakistani explorer expected to become her country's first person in space congratulated India on Thursday on reaching Mars on its maiden attempt.