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Breathtaking pics from Isro's Mangalyaan

Breathtaking Images from Isro's Mangalyaan

 


Spectacular 3D view of Arsia Mons, a huge volcano on Mars

 

ISRO eyes India's first satellite for astronomy study

ISRO eyes India's first satellite for astronomy study

 

AHMEDABAD: After ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) got applause from across the globe, the space agency has now set its eyes on the next major technical achievement - a multisensory astronomy satellite, or Astrosat. A S Kiran Kumar, chairman of ISRO, told the scientists gathered for Gujarat Science Congress at Science City on Saturday, that they hope to achieve new landmarks with the country's first satellite dedicated for astronomy studies.

India ready for own space mission: K Radhakrishnan, former Isro

India ready for own space mission: K Radhakrishnan, former Isro

PANAJI: Human space flight is possible for India according to feasibility studies carried out by the Indian Space Research Organization (Isro), and the body is looking at preparing a crew of humans and robots for the mission, former ISRO chairman K Radhakrishnan said in Panaji on Saturday.

 

Calling human space flight the next logical step, he said the mission is targeting a weeklong journey.

"Human space flight is in our plans. In 2006-07 a feasibility study began on the capability of India to launch a human space flight. The spacecraft will travel 275 to 400 million kilometres around the earth for a week and on its return will launch in the ocean. We found it is feasible," Radhakrishnan told the D D Kosambi Festival of Ideas.

As for the crew, he said, "Robots will do what they are programmed to do and humans have cognitive capability. We are looking at the mix of the two as is the case around the world."

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