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Space flights, nuclear power and a missile shield 17.8.2017 FrontLine: Cover Story
India’s achievements in space, marked by missions to the moon and Mars; its nuclear power programme; and the range of missiles in its armoury were made possible by the visionary zeal of scientists such as Vikram Sarabhai and Homi J. Bhabha and the commitment of the political leadership to building a scientific temper. By T.S. SUBRAMANIAN
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AU bags 3 research projects 17.8.2017 Hindu: Home
The Department of Meteorology and Oceanography, Andhra University bagged three research projects worth ₹1 crore. Principal investigator K.V.S.R. Prasad said the three projects from Space Applications ...
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Pictures from space 11.8.2017 Hindu: Home
A fascinating account of how the earliest imaging systems were built
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Isro lines up 21 rockets, to launch 70 satellites in 5 years 11.8.2017 Business Standard: News Now
India's space agency has lined up over 21 rocket launches, including the second test flight of its heaviest rocket the Geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV) MK-III, which will be carried out over a period of the next three-four years.The outlay is part of the Rs 8,658.74 crore sanctioned by the government for Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) to build and launch 31 rockets, including 15 PSLVs, 13 GSLV's and three GSLV MK-IIIs. So far Isro has successfully built and launched 10 vehicles under the agreement."Isro's launch vehicles are being used for launching national satellites towards meeting the earth observation, communication, navigation and scientific needs of the country. The excess capacity has been used to launch satellites of other countries," said Jitendra Singh, Minister of State at the Prime Minister's office early this week. The Space Commission, which runs Isro, is under the direct oversight of the Prime Minister. The plan to launch the next 21 rockets ..
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ISRO prepares for spare navigation satellite launch by August-end 11.8.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
The 1.4-tonne satellite will be launched from the state-run Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) spaceport at Sriharikota off the Bay of Bengal in Andhra Pradesh, about 80 km northeast of Chennai.
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India to launch spare navigation satellite August-end 10.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
India will launch its eighth navigation satellite this month-end as a spare or back-up for its constellation in the geo-orbit, a top space agency official said on Thursday.
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China's quantum satellite sends unbreakable signals from space 10.8.2017 Latest News
Lays the foundation for building a hack-proof global quantum communication network
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Brick by brick: Satellite images could identify slave labour in India 3.8.2017 DNA: Money
Researchers in England are hoping to help root out modern day slavery in northern India by using detailed satellite imagery to locate brick kilns - sites that are notorious for using millions of slaves, including children. A team of geospatial experts at the University of Nottingham use Google Maps and dozens of volunteers to identify potential sites of exploitation and report them to authorities. "The key thing at the moment is to get those statistics right and to get the locations of the brick kilns sorted," said Dr Doreen Boyd, a co-researcher on the 'Slavery from Space' project. "There are certainly activists on the ground that will help us in terms of getting the statistics and the locations of these brick kilns to (government) officials." Anti-slavery activists said the project could be useful in identifying remote kilns or mines that would otherwise escape public or official scrutiny. "But there are other, more pressing challenges like tackling problematic practices including withheld wages, lack ...
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New SHAR facility to boost launch capability 3.8.2017 TOI: Home
The satellite launch capability of Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) will soon get a boost as the country’s solitary launchpad centre at Sriharikota-based Satish Dhawan Space Centre will get a second vehicle assembly building by the end of this year.
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Operational Satellites 2.8.2017 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi, August 2: The currently operational 42 satellites are being utilised to meet the requirements of resources monitoring, infrastructure planning, enabling weather forecasting, disaster management support, location based services, host of societal applications, including the demands of satellite communication. To ensure continuity of services and to meet further requirements in these areas, a plan is in place to suitably augment the space infrastructure.
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Satellite man 1.8.2017 FrontLine: Other
Prof. U.R. Rao (1932-2017) was the architect of Aryabhata, the first satellite that India built, and a key figure in ISRO’s rise to international recognition. By T.S. SUBRAMANIAN
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'Space technology harnessed for communication, edn' 1.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) Chairman A S Kiran Kumar said, besides contributing to the overall development of the nation, Isro has been educating the people, especially the youth and children for a better tomorrow. He was delivering the Sardar Panikkar Memorial Lecture on 'Development of Scientific Spirit Among Children, hosted by the Regional Institute of Education (RIE), under the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), to mark its 55th Foundation Day, here on Tuesday. He said, "Space technology is being harnessed for communicating effectively to make education universal. Every student has some interest to learn and has the ability to think and rethink. So, every individual needs an ideal platform to learn. A pro-active approach towards learning makes good students. Hence, they should be exposed to research and development." EDUSAT programme Starting from the EDUSAT programme, a tele-education programme, launched in 2004, the Isro chief listed out the initiatives of ...
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NASA unveils stunning images of massive Antarctic Iceberg 30.7.2017 DNA: Evolutions
As Antarctica remains shrouded in darkness during the Southern Hemisphere winter, NASA's Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) on Landsat 8 satellite captured a new snap of the 5,800 square kilometre iceberg that split off from the Antarctic Peninsula's Larsen C ice shelf on July 10-12.
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NASA unveils stunning images of massive Antarctic iceberg 30.7.2017 Hindu: Home
The calving of the iceberg left the Larsen C Ice Shelf reduced in area by more than 12%
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Former ISRO chairman UR Rao passes away 25.7.2017 The Assam Tribune
Former ISRO chairman UR Rao passes away
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Udupi Ramachandra Rao, the man who made India's satellite dreams take off 25.7.2017 Business Standard: Today
Despite his busy schedule as working engineer and administrator, he never lost touch with academia
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From an Udupi village till ISRO 24.7.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Prof U R Rao, internationally renowned space scientist who made original contributions to the development of space technology in India and its extensive application to communications and remote sensing of natural resources, had his origin in the village of Muduadmaru in Admaru in Ucchila. U R Rao was born in Admaru. His parents were Lakshminarayana Acharya and Krishnaveni Amma. He had his primary education in Adamaru. He completed his secondary education from the Christian High School, Udupi. He completed his BSc in the Government Arts and Science College, Anantpur, MSc from Benaras Hindu University and PhD at Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad under the guidance of Dr Vikram Sarabhai. The family of U R Rao left the temple town when he was young. They went to Ballari in 1944 as Rao's father was a cook. The family originally resided in Muduadmaru and after the high school education of U R Rao, the family house was sold. The father of the scientist had returned to Korangrapadi and remained as ...
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Pioneer in space 24.7.2017 BusinessLine - Science
UR Rao, one of the leading stars of India’s space programme, passed into history on Monday morning. He was 85.During the mid-1980s, his was one of the most visible faces in the Indian media, especial...
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'Must do it' philosophy helped UR Rao become a pioneer of India’s space programme 24.7.2017 TOI: India
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Rao - A pioneer who put India in the big league of Space 24.7.2017 deccanherald.com
From Indias first satellite to the proposed solar mission, Prof Udupi Ramachandra Rao played a stellar role in shaping key space programmes that put the country in the big league of space. An internationally acclaimed space scientist, Rao was credited for his original contributions to the development of space technology in India and its extensive application to communications and remote sensing of natural resources. He left his own imprint in the development of space science in the country by serving as a link between generations of technologists and scientists. Rao was associated with almost all space programmes of ISRO, from the first Indian satellite Aryabhata in 1975 to the mission to the Moon (Chandrayan-1) to Mars Orbiter Mission (Mangalyan) in one capacity or the other. He was also involved with the proposed Aditya mission to the Sun. Rao was currently serving as Chairman of the Governing Council of the Physical Research Laboratory at Ahmedabad and the chancellor of the Indian Institute of ...
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