People | Press Trust of India | Thursday December 8, 2016
Former President APJ Abdul Kalam wanted to witness Mangalyaan mission's launch on September 24, 2014 but had to leave Bengaluru with "childlike reluctance" the day before as he had a university convocation to address, says the then ISRO chief K Radhakrishnan in his memoir.
India News | Written by Pallava Bagla | Saturday November 19, 2016
Just days after finding place on the Rs 2,000 currency note, there's another high for India's Mangalyaan that completed three years in orbit this week.
Press Trust of India | Sunday October 23, 2016
According to Forbes, the total wealth of India's top five billionaires, which stands at a whopping $83.7 billion, is more than the cost of 1,230 Mars Orbiter 'Mangalyaan' Missions and is more than 18 times the cost of hosting the 2016 Rio Olympics.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 11, 2016
Nearly two years after it was launched, 'Mangalyaan' is still functioning well, and with a planned course correction next January to extend its battery life, it would keep going for many years, ISRO chairman AS Kiran Kumar said today.
Press Trust of India | Monday February 29, 2016
India's maiden mission to Mars, Mangalyaan, has opened the eyes of the world on Isro's capabilities at undertaking low cost, high value inter-planetary mission.
India News | Written by Pallava Bagla | Sunday February 28, 2016
The change of heart is complete it seems. Shunned by the American space agency for long, the Indian Space Research Organisation or ISRO is now the subject of exceptional adulation.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday January 31, 2016
With Mangalyaan already an orbiter, putting a lander on Mars would be an interesting prospect and France is ready to work with India on it, says the chief of French Space Agency.
India News | Reported by Pallava Bagla, Edited by Shuchi Shukla | Tuesday January 26, 2016
India's next mission to Mars will have a French connection and the two countries could together attempt to put a lander on the red planet.
India News | Written by Pallava Bagla | Saturday January 2, 2016
India's Mars Mission, Mangalyaan, sent a special message to Earth on New Year. It was accompanied by a special New Year gift for "earthlings".
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.
World News | Press Trust of India | Thursday October 15, 2015
Under criticism that its well developed space programme focussed more on the Moon while the US and India stole a march over China by branching out into outer space with voyages to Mars, Chinese space experts are now planning missions deeper into the solar systems.
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.
Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 22, 2015
Mangalyaan launch first anniversary will be celebrated on Thursday.
Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday August 18, 2015
The images taken by Mars Colour Camera (MCC) reflects the Ophir Chasma terrain, part of the Valles Marineris.
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.
Press Trust of India | Saturday July 11, 2015
Isro's launches include GSLV-Mark II next month and three more navigational satellites before March 2016.
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.
Press Trust of India | Tuesday June 9, 2015
The US National Space Society presented the award in recognition of accomplishing a Mars mission in the first attempt.
Indo-Asian News Service | Monday June 8, 2015
"Orbiter has entered into a 15-day blackout period, as the Earth is blocked by the Sun from the Red Planet till June 22."
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.
Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday March 24, 2015
Isro says that since there is fuel remaining, Mangalyaan's mission has been extended for another six months
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 | Written by Pallava Bagla | Friday March 6, 2015
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) celebrated the festival of colours Holi by releasing breathtaking colour images of the Red Planet taken by Mangalyaan's Mars Colour Camera.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday January 19, 2015
India's maiden Mars mission 'Mangalyaan' and 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan' are among the themes of the cultural performances at the Republic Day parade this year.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday January 14, 2015
ISRO's Mars Mission team has won the prestigious 2015 Space Pioneer Award in the science and engineering category in recognition of achieving the rare feat in its very first attempt.
NDTV Correspondent | Tuesday January 13, 2015
Isro was given the award by the US-based National Space Society (NSS) in the science and engineering category.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday January 13, 2015
India's Mars Orbiter programme team has won the 2015 Space Pioneer Award in the science and engineering category from the US based National Space Society (NSS), the society said.
Indo-Asian News Service | Friday January 2, 2015
The Mars Orbiter was inserted in Martian orbit September 24, 2014 and is in good health.