ISRO to launch rocket solely for foreign satellites in September

To compete with rivals in the satellite launch market, Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is gearing up for full-fledged commercial launches from September onwards. A PSLV rocket will be launched in that month solely for foreign satellites. Talking to TOI, Isro chairman K Sivan said…

In first major contract, Isro lets industry make 27 satellites

In the first big contract since its inception, the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has allowed three industries—two private and one government-run firm—to build as many as 27 satellites in the next three years, indicating industry readiness and paving way for the next chapter in…

AI WILL GIVE TEETH TO OUR EXISTING TECHNOLOGY AND MAKE THEM MORE POTENT

Defence Research and Development Organisation’s director general (missiles and strategic systems) and scientific adviser to the defence minister, G Satheesh Reddy has played a key role in the design and development of missile systems, guided weapons, and avionics technologies. In an interaction with Outlook Business,…

Given a national mandate, India could target the first human flight in space within next 6 7 years

Indian Space Research Organisation will turn 50 next year. K Radhakrishnan, Isro’s former head who oversaw the Mars Orbiter Mission (popularly called ‘Mangalyaan’) – which established India as the first country to have a successful mission to Mars in its maiden attempt – gives an…

DRDO GETS MORE FINANCIAL POWERS FOR FASTER DECISION MAKING

To enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of defence research establishments, the Defence Ministry has delegated greater decision making powers in financial clearances to these institutions, an official communique announced on Wednesday. As per the new orders, the Secretary, Defence Research and Development (R&D), can now…

Rustom 2 Drones Set To Be Ready By 2020 With Indigenous Diesel Turboprop engine

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Friday said the Rustom-2 drone would be ready for use in two years. Speaking on the sidelines of the convocation ceremony of the Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) here on Friday, DRDO chairman S Christopher said…

ISRO gets nod for Semi Cryogenic Engine, will boost GSLV’s lift capability by 1 Tonne

The Space Commission has given approval to Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) to develop a semi-croygenic engine, which will increase the lifting capability of its GSLV Mk III rocket by one tonne. Talking to TOI about the new project, Isro chairman K Sivan said, “After…

Deep in the Pentagon, a secret AI program to find hidden Nuclear Missiles

The U.S. military is increasing spending on a secret research effort to use artificial intelligence to help anticipate the launch of a nuclear-capable missile, as well as track and target mobile launchers in North Korea and elsewhere. The effort has gone largely unreported, and the…

Atira Made Composites To Lighten Isro Satellites

Soon, satellites launched by the Indian Space Research Organization (Isro) will be significantly lighter, as several metal parts will soon be replaced by composite textiles, manufactured by the Ahmedabad Textile Industry Research Association (ATIRA).Union minister of textiles, Smriti Irani, on Monday, inaugurated the Vacuum Assisted…

From Cyber Warfare To Anti Satellite Weapons, India Has All Capabilities Defence Research Chief

India’s defence research chief Dr S Christopher has explained the various stages of development of the country’s array of sophisticated weapons and where they stand currently. India already has anti-satellite capability. However, Dr Christopher says any ballistic missile that flies for a 1,000-plus km height…