Sidharth MP

The author is Chennai-based reporter with Wion

Opinions/Stories

Indian space industry must supply to global market, gain greater exposure, say experts

The need for India’s space industry to tap into the global market has been stressed. There is also a demand for creation of a common platform to exhibit the capabilities of Indian space…

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ISRO’s new series of heavy-lift rockets to carry between 5-16 tonnes to GTO

Speaking at a virtual event organised by ISRO and CII, N Sudheer Kumar, Director, Capacity Building Programme Office, ISRO, revealed that variants of this new fleet of heavy-lift rockets would be…

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Australia, Netherlands keen to collaborate with ISRO

ISRO would also be launching two satellites that are meant to provide communications, tracking support for its human-carrying spacecraft known as IDRSS(Indian Data Relay System Satellites).

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Indian private sector ready to support country in achieving space-goals: ISRO chief  Dr K Sivan

On the enthusiastic participation of private players after the 2020 Space reforms, Dr Sivan said that over 40 applications and proposals from private players were under various stages of…

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Global Space economy $447 billion, India’s share less than 2%, Pvt sector can drive growth, say Officials

India’s share of the $447bn space economy is only around 2 per cent. With India having brought in reforms in the space sector in 2020, the contribution and participation of the private sector are…

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Over 2200 live, endangered tortoises rescued from Thailand-bound cargo

As per the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) Appendix 1, these tortoises are an endangered species and are covered under Schedule IV of the Wildlife Protection Act…

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Chandrayaan-2: India’s orbiter validates earlier finding of water on the lunar surface

The initial evidence for surface water came from the NASA-provided Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) experiment carried on the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft. While this payload from NASA also detected…

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ISRO mission failure shows the need for higher reliability in India’s GSLV Cryogenic Engine

Towards the end, the final engine takes the satellite to its determined orbit and accomplishes the mission. The latest failure of India’s GSLV rocket’s Cryogenic engine(third and final stage)…

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ISRO’s EOS-3 satellite launch on GSLV Mk2 rocket fails 350 seconds after launch

This is the fourth failure of the GSLV Mk2 variant of ISRO (which can lift about 2.5 tons to space). The earlier failures were in July 2006, April 2010 and December 2010.

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How this Indian Zoo saved its lions from the clutches of Delta COVID-19 variant 

According to the Deputy Director of Arignar Anna Zoological Park (AAZP), all 13 lions tested negative for COVID-19 on July 23rd. The Zoo near the Southern Indian metropolis of Chennai had housed…

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Bangladeshi patient undergoes successful 3rd transplant in India; healthy with 5 kidneys

According to Dr. Saravanan, the major challenges in the surgery were that the four existing kidneys (two natural and two transplanted) could not be removed owing to the risk of excessive bleeding…

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No need to restrict breastfeeding before or after COVID-19 vaccination: Experts

Experts emphasised the need to have front-line community workers assist and counsel women and families to clear any myths and misconceptions that may exist in regard of infant care amid the…

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Remembering R Aravamudan, the Pioneer of aerospace radars and tracking in India

Aravamudan rose to serve the organization as Director Satish Dhawan Space Centre(spaceport), Sriharikota, and the ISRO Satellite Centre, Bengaluru. 

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Hockey Goalkeeper Sreejesh’s Father sold a family cow to afford a Hockey Kit; son returns with Olympic bronze 

On Sreejesh’s childhood, his father says that the boy had secured good scores in school, despite having focussed intensely on sports. Another stark contrast in Sreejesh’s personality as opposed to…

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Tamil Nadu: Despite third wave risk, government plans to open schools

Claiming that the health experts had advised so, the government says it plans to resume physical classes for students of classes 9 to 12, from September 1.

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