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K Sivan said : “We will still be developing things ourselves, but we are looking at accessing some of the technologies, like green propulsion, life-support systems and so on, given the tight schedule. Nothing has fructified so far,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, October 17, 2020 6:18:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “It is not that the programme will only be delayed by four months because industries were shut only for four months. There will be a cumulative impact, as there are processes. There is a cascading effect, we are working on making it happen at the earliest,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “While we are already working with only a partial workforce, in places like Thiruvananthapuram , Bengaluru etc, there are containment zones from where people have not been able to come to labs too,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

K Sivan added : “Slowly, many Covid cases are being reported from various Isro centres. I do not have the accurate number immediately, but there are 60-70 cases from each centre,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “Astrosat has completed its mission lifespan of five years, but all the instruments are working fine and we expect the observatory to remain functional for a few more years,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “ISRO has big plans for space astronomy and exploration. We are going to see the launch of more space science missions starting with the launch of XPoSat, a mission dedicated to studying the X-ray polarisation from cosmic sources. This will be the first polarimetric mission in half a century. This will be followed by the country’s solar mission Aditya-L1,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “AstroSat is the first observatory class satellite dedicated for astronomy and it has delivered excellent results. This includes the discovery of new star forming regions, very fast spinning black holes, and X-ray emissions of binary stars. It has helped in improving global knowledge in cosmology,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “Entire gamut of activities are to be covered by policies and we are going to add Launch vehicle policy, space exploration policy etc. Existing space policies on satcom and remote sensing data policy are also being amended for greater inclusivity and transparency” External link

dnaindia Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Gaganyaan will boost the science and technology capability of the country,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, September 13, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “When space sector reforms were announced by the government there were many misconceptions like it would lead to privatisation of ISRO. It is not. Again and again I’m repeating it is not the privatisation of ISRO,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, August 20, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “There have been many misconceptions like privatisation of ISRO. I want to state that there is no privatisation of ISRO. In fact, the whole mechanism is enabling private people to carry out space activities, which otherwise are done by ISRO,” External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, August 20, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “When space sector reforms were announced by the government there were many misconceptions like it would lead to privatisation of ISRO. It is not. Again and again I’m repeating it is not the privatisation of ISRO,” External link

thehindu Thursday, August 20, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “When space sector reforms were announced by the government there were many misconceptions like it would lead to privatisation of ISRO. It is not. Again and again I’m repeating it is not the privatisation of ISRO,” External link

Hindu Thursday, August 20, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “When space sector reforms were announced by the government there were many misconceptions like it would lead to privatisation of ISRO. It is not. Again and again I’m repeating it is not the privatisation of ISRO,” External link

india Thursday, August 20, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Some reports say new policy changes will allow privatisation of Isro. I am again and again saying Isro is not being privatised. Isro’s activities are instead going up and it’s building up its capacity building and developmental activities. It will facilitate the private sector participation in space activities through announcement of opportunities. But the private sector will have to do its own R&D. Isro will only provide technical knowhow and its expertise” External link

timesofindia Thursday, August 20, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “I want to say again that this won’t mean that Isro is being privatised. That is a misconception and I want to assure you that Isro will continue to work as it has been” External link

timesofindia Thursday, August 20, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said ( about Vikram Sarabhai ) : “Chandrayaan-2 orbiter capturing the image of the crater on Dr Vikram Sarabhai ’s birth centenary this year is a great thing. Though the crater was named after Dr Sarabhai long ago, we wanted our own moon orbiter to capture it and it did it nicely” External link

timesofindia Friday, August 14, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “seven private entities approached us to seek help in space activities. Our consultation on their requests is going on” External link

timesofindia Friday, August 14, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "We've heard nothing from NASA so far on the matter. But yes, the person who had identified Vikram debris earlier has sent us an email about this. Our specialists are looking into the matter, and we cannot say anything at this juncture," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

K Sivan added : "We will have to analyse and see what may have happened. There is nothing concrete now," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "He has sent us the image and we have shared it with our experts for analysis," External link

dnaindia Saturday, August 1, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We will have to analyse and see what may have happened. There is nothing concrete now,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, August 1, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : “There are two aspects. One is space policy and (the other) Space Activities Bill... both are final stages,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, July 5, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "The payload loss in big vehicles is manageable. When it comes to small satellite launch vehicles, such manoeuvres won’t give any payload capability. We selected Kulasekarapattinam because it gives us the benefit of launching straight in the southward direction," "But when it comes to the launch pad, Kulasekarapattinam launch pad will be nothing different from Sriharikota," External link

timesofindia Sunday, June 28, 2020 8:56:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "All this will change with the creation of IN-SPACe, which is a new vertical under Department of Space (DoS) and bring private players on board. Many Indian start-ups have expressed interest in participating in space-based activities. We have not yet received any proposals from big players as yet, but hope to receive soon," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, June 27, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "Isro's projects including Chandrayaan 3 are in progress, but have been delayed due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic," External link

business-standard Saturday, June 27, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : “Under the present situation, ISRO has reached its limit on providing our services due to manpower limitations and we can’t scale up to more than 3 percent market share. That’s why we need private players to get involved and that will also boost market share when they diversify into many services” External link

dnaindia Saturday, June 27, 2020 1:38:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “ISRO would like to help them” External link

financialexpress Friday, June 26, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Space sector, where India is among a handful of countries with advanced space technology, can play a significant role in boosting industrial base of India,” External link

laht Friday, June 26, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “It will be a separate vertical within the Department of Space [DoS] that will make independent decisions for permitting and regulating activities of the private sector,” External link

timesofindia Friday, June 26, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

K Sivan explained : “They can directly apply to IN-SPACE which will evaluate and process … once IN-SPACE gives a decision, it will be binding on ISRO and the private players,” External link

timesofindia Friday, June 26, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “We need to have a mechanism for private players to carry out space activities keeping in mind safety, security, and quality. At present, there is no such mechanism. The new reforms will address these issues,” External link

business-standard Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We believe that private sector can play a larger role than be just supplier of parts and components,” External link

business-standard Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “If the space sector is opened for private parties, the potential of the entire country can be utilised to scale up benefits from space technology. It’ll not only result in the accelerated growth of sector but also enable Indian industry to be an important player in the global space economy,” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:48:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “The government has approved the establishment of an autonomous nodal agency IN-SPACe under the Department of Space (DoS) for taking independent decisions on permitting and regulating the activities of private companies in the space sector. The decision of IN-SPACe will be binding on all stakeholders, including ISRO,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We will process their requirements. Private companies have approached us for using ISRO facilities. We are processing their requests on a fast-track mode,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "IN-SPACe will act as a national nodal agency for hand-holding and promoting private sector in space endeavors," External link

business-standard Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "Department of Space will promote sector space activities to enable it to provide end to end space services, including building & launching of rockets & satellites as well as providing space-based services on commercial basis," External link

ibtimes-in Thursday, June 25, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

K Sivan stated : “Division of Place will advertise sector space actions to help it to present conclude to finish house providers, including building & launching of rockets & satellites as perfectly as giving area-primarily based companies on business foundation,” External link

haveeru Thursday, June 25, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “If the space sector is opened for private parties, the potential of the entire country can be utilised to scale up benefits from space technology. It’ll not only result in the accelerated growth of sector but also enable Indian industry to be an important player in the global space economy,” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “IN-SPACE will be a separate vertical within the Department of Space (DoS) that will make independent decisions for permitting and regulating activities of the private sector . It will have its own legal, technological, activity promotion and monitoring directorates and its Board will comprise members from the private industry, academia and government of India,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

K Sivan added : “They can directly apply to IN-SPACE which will evaluate and process…Once IN-SPACE gives a decision, it will be binding on Isro and the private players. It will take about three to six months for this mechanism to become operational, but the industry need not wait that long. They can approach DoS right away and be assured that their proposals will be processed in a fast track manner,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

K Sivan added : “So far Isor has been doing all of this...Opening up of the space sector means the potential of the entire country can be leveraged. This will not only result in an accelerated growth of the sector but also enable India to generate large scale employment in the technology sector,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “Our plan is to take the humanoid in the unmanned flights. Whether we will launch two unmanned missions next year will depend on the emerging situations, we will have to decide based on what happens in the coming months. If Covid effects continue further, we may have to revisit some of our plans further,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “The configuration will be the same as Chandrayaan-2. We are working out details of various systems,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “Our plan is to take the humanoid in the unmanned flights. Whether we will launch two unmanned missions next year will depend on the emerging situations ... if Covid effects continue further, we may have to revisit some of our plans further,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:31:00 AM EAT

K Sivan added : “The configuration will be the same as Chandrayaan-2. We are working out details of various systems,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:31:00 AM EAT

K Sivan told : "We had already announced that opportunity for private people to carry out technology development in Gaganyaan. We will take it to other areas also. As per government direction, we want to allow private people to participate, allow them to do their space activity," External link

news18 Monday, May 18, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "The training will resume once the lockdown is over. There is a likely delay, but we hope to be able to make up for lost time," External link

news18 Monday, May 18, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "For Chandrayaan 3, we have to see and discuss how far we can do this. Definitely we will allow them (private companies) to do whatever possible," External link

news18 Monday, May 18, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “If you look at it in terms of value, we’ve indigenised nearly 90%, and only about 9% is imported. These are just carbon carbon fibre and electronics. We’ve started fabricating in our own lab,” External link

timesofindia Friday, March 6, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Slowly, we are picking up in production of such things in our own industry. But still, when you look at the total electronics used, we depend heavily on foreign sources, and this has to change” External link

timesofindia Friday, March 6, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Crew escape system is a very important aspect of Gaganyaan as it helps deal with any exigency during travel or stay of the astronauts. We have to be able to safely shift the crew away from any incident and bring them back to safety. For this, we need to do multiple tests like the pad abort test (PAT) or in-flight test,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 29, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “The propulsion will be on top of the crew module so that it enables to pull the crew away by lifting the module and take them to a safe place,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 29, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

K Sivan added : “The satellite will be ready by mid-year but then we have a lot of tests to be done. The experimental launch may happen towards the end of this year,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, February 19, 2020 7:04:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “The space station is a long-term project. We are working on it, but the immediate focus is on big missions like Chandrayaan-3, Aditya-L1, Gaganyaan, and other satellite launches,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, February 19, 2020 7:04:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said ( about Vikram Sarabhai ) : “This award will always be special to me as it recognises my efforts to make India a self-reliable nation; this coincides with Isro’s idea, which is to be self-reliable in space technology. I thank HK Firodiya Foundation for giving me the honour to receive this award. It is not my sole efforts that has brought me here, to this position, hence, I thank my family, my Isro colleagues and all those who supported me in my career. Today, we have realised fully the vision of Dr Vikram Sarabhai, as we are taking up extremely challenging space missions like Mission Mangal and Chndrayaan Mission,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, February 7, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “It is not just my sole effort that has brought me here. I would like to thank my parents, teachers and Isro colleagues who have shaped me as a person as well as my career. I received my education from government schools in Tamil medium and government colleges. I have faced numerous challenges in my career. In my younger days, I learned about rocket science in PSLV project under the guidance of G Madhavan Nair. Even though Isro had a humble beginning, today we have realised the vision of Dr Vikram Sarabhai,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 25, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "The first unmanned mission will be in December, and it may spill over into next year. The second unmanned mission will be six months later, by June 2021. The aim is to conduct a manned mission before August 2022," External link

news18 Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "In zero-gravity conditions, legs are not relevant. Mobility is not envisaged. But launch posture it can have, and after that it can come to a normal posture," External link

news18 Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "As Chandrayaan-3 will have only a lander and rover, the lunar spacecraft will cost Rs 610 crore, including Rs 360 crore for the launch rocket," External link

siliconindia Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "The four pilots will be trained in our crew and service module to operate it for simulations. Three of them will be finally selected for the 7-day space mission in the earth's lower orbit," External link

siliconindia Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

K Sivan asserted : "Gaganyaan will be a historic mission for the country as three Indian astronauts will fly in a space module designed and developed indigenously," External link

siliconindia Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

K Sivan added : "The humanoid project has almost completed," External link

mid-day Thursday, January 23, 2020 6:38:00 AM EAT

K Sivan added : “The two unmanned flights will let us determine whether everything is working well, the environment in the modules remains under control, and it is safe for humans. Like any programmes, after two successful test flights we will undertake the operational flight,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Our Prime Minister announced Gaganyaan programme as a national goal to demonstrate human spaceflight capability before the 75th anniversary of India’s independence in 2022. It is a very ambitious target. However, this decision was taken knowing that Isro has already developed and demonstrated key technologies (required),” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Our short term goal is to ensure two unmanned and a manned spaceflight in December 2021. We have the goal of sustaining the human spaceflight programme and continued presence of humans in space on a new space station. As more and more nations come up with space programmes, one space station may not be sufficient to meet the global aspirations. Inter-planetary missions are also on Isro’s agenda in the long term,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

K Sivan added : "The humanoid project has almost completed," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 22, 2020 5:25:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "Human Spaceflight and Exploration - Present Challenges and Future Trends," External link

economictimes Wednesday, January 22, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “It will be simulating exactly the human functions there [in space]. It will check whether the system is right. This will be very useful to simulate, as if a human is flying,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, January 22, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Many systems will need to be tested before the unmanned flight planned for this year, which we are planning for this year and among them will be the air-drop tests on crew escape module and we will also begin the crew training,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "The first unmanned mission will be in December, and it may spill over into next year. The second unmanned mission will be six months later, by June 2021. The aim is to conduct a manned mission before August 2022," External link

news18 Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "In zero-gravity conditions, legs are not relevant. Mobility is not envisaged. But launch posture it can have, and after that it can come to a normal posture," External link

news18 Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "It will be simulating exactly the human functions there (in space). It will check whether the system is right. This will be very useful to simulate, as if a human is flying," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “It will be simulating exactly the human functions there (in space). It will check whether the system is right. This will be very useful to simulate, as if a human is flying,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "Human Spaceflight and Exploration - Present Challenges and Future Trends," External link

economictimes Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Human Spaceflight and Exploration - Present Challenges and Future Trends,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "Human Spaceflight and Exploration - Present Challenges and Future Trends," External link

news18 Wednesday, January 22, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “New science will emerge from Gaganyaan and enhance our capabilities,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, January 22, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “One ISS [the International Space Station put up by multiple countries] may not be enough. Regional ecosystems will be needed and Gaganyaan will focus on regional needs: food, water and energy security,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, January 22, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “From employment to security (food, energy and so on), most countries have similar goals, and these partnerships can help meet those goals. Benefits from possible spin-offs are aplenty,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, January 22, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said ( about Rakesh Sharma ) : "4 astronauts have been short-listed and they will go to Russia for training by this month-end. In 1984, Rakesh Sharma flew in a Russian module, but this time the Indian astronauts will fly in an Indian module from India. We all know that scientific discoveries, economic development, education, tech development & inspiring youth are coming goals for all nations. Human space flight provides perfect platform to meet all these objectives " "Gaganyaan Mission is not just about sending a human to space, this mission provides us with opportunities to build a framework for long term national and international collaborations & cooperation," External link

dnaindia Wednesday, January 22, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "From employment to security (food, energy and so on), most countries have similar goals, and these partnerships can help meet those goals. Also, benefits from possible spin-offs are aplenty. It is in this backdrop that Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Gaganyaan," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "New science will emerge from Gaganyaan and enhance our capabilities. A true national project that will include everyone not just Isro will ensure that we achieve these goals," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "One ISS ( International Space Station ) may not be enough. Regional ecosystems will be needed and Gaganyaan will focus on regional needs: Food, water, energy security," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “Many systems will need to be tested before the unmanned flight planned for this year, which we are planning for this year and among them will be the air-drop tests on crew escape module and we will also begin the crew training,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “ISRO is satisfied with the efforts of Qualcomm Technologies Inc. towards incorporating NavIC and we urge OEMs to leverage it for future handset launches in India,” External link

gpsworld Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “Isro is satisfied with the efforts of Qualcomm Technologies, towards incorporating NavIC and we urge OEMs to leverage it for future handset launches in India. The availability of NavIC across multiple mobile platforms will help enhance the geolocation capabilities of smartphones in the region and bring the benefits of this indigenous solution to Indian consumers for their day-to-day use,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, January 21, 2020 10:43:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "GSAT-30 will provide DTH Television Services, connectivity to VSATs for ATM, stock-exchange, television uplinking and teleport services, Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) and e-governance applications. The satellite will also be used for bulk data transfer for a host of emerging telecommunication applications," External link

business-standard Friday, January 17, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "GSAT-30 will provide DTH Television Services, connectivity to VSATs for ATM, stock-exchange, television uplinking and teleport services, Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) and e-governance applications. The satellite will also be used for bulk data transfer for a host of emerging telecommunication applications," External link

newindianexpress Friday, January 17, 2020 9:36:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "GSAT-30 will provide DTH Television Services, connectivity to VSATs for ATM, stock-exchange, television uplinking and teleport services, Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) and e-governance applications. The satellite will also be used for bulk data transfer for a host of emerging telecommunication applications," External link

mid-day Friday, January 17, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “The astronauts will undergo the physical fitness training in Russia for 11 months, after which they will receive module specific training in India. In that, they will train in the crew and service module designed by us, learn to operate it, work around it, do simulations,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “The food for the astronauts is being developed by DFRL. Apart from that, a number of DRDO labs are helping with various aspects of the mission. The space suit is also being designed; Russian help is being taken for that,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We are designing the mission for three people to go to low earth orbit for seven days. However, whether we send two people or one person and whether they spend seven days in the orbit or one will be decided later on in the mission after the two unmanned flights. Usually, the first flight is very crucial and even countries such as the USA, Russia, and China sent only one person for the first time and for a very short time one orbit, or one day, or even like the USA did only part of the orbit,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “The design for the launch vehicle that will be human-rated has also been completed. This is all on paper; the realisation hasn’t started yet. Once the realisation starts, the first model will come and it will go for qualification then the flight model will be made most likely by December this year. When you are planning a mission with humans, all systems have to be more robust; failure rate has to be low,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Usually, for other missions, the review is done by Isro people, but since humans are involved in the mission, a committee of external experts will review the work,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “This humanoid will basically mimic human functions, will record parameters such as blood pressure, heart rate, etc. This is getting ready. The two unmanned flights will let us ensure whether everything is working well, whether the environment in the modules are controlled, whether it is safe for humans. Like any programme, after two successful test flights, we will undertake the operational flight,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We are targeting the launch for this year but it may spillover to next year,” External link

guardian Tuesday, January 7, 2020 4:39:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We require the IDRSS system when our astronauts are in space. But I would prefer the relay spacecraft to be in place even before we launch the unmanned mission,” External link

Hindu Monday, January 6, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Even though we couldn’t successfully soft land, the orbiter is still functioning and it is going to function for another seven years,” “Chandrayaan-3’s configuration will be almost similar to Chandrayaan-2” External link

taipeitimes Thursday, January 2, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : “When I was emotional, the honourable Prime Minister hugged me. He understood what really happened in my mind. He showed leadership. The hug taught me many lessons. It was great thing that the prime minister himself consoled me. That gave us big relief,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 2, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : “When I was emotional, the honorable Prime Minister hugged me. He understood what really happened in my mind. He showed leadership. The hug taught me many lessons. It was a great thing that the prime minister himself consoled me. That gave us a big relief,” External link

expressindia Thursday, January 2, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "The four pilots have undergone medical tests at the Indian Aviation Medicine of the IAF in Bengaluru and in Russia at the space agency which will train them in all aspects of a manned mission in outer space," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, January 2, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We know where it crashed and where it is located,” External link

dailytimesPK Thursday, January 2, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “The new location is ideal for launching smaller satellites of less than 500 kg in the sun-synchronous orbit,” External link

elevenmyanmar Thursday, January 2, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

K Sivan added : “The smaller satellites will be initially launched from Sriharikota and subsequently to the second launch port when ready with all the facilities,” External link

elevenmyanmar Thursday, January 2, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "The four pilots have undergone medical tests at the Indian Aviation Medicine of the IAF in Bengaluru and in Russia at the space agency which will train them in all aspects of a manned mission in outer space," External link

ibtimes-in Thursday, January 2, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

K Sivan clarified : "For strategic reasons we could not admit Vikram crash landed because its images from the mission's Orbiter did not show that it disintegrated on hitting the lunar surface as it fell in the shadow," External link

siliconindia Thursday, January 2, 2020 10:43:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "I congratulate Subramanian and appreciate his efforts in locating our lander's parts on the moon's surface," External link

siliconindia Thursday, January 2, 2020 10:43:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "The government has approved Chandrayan-3, the project is ongoing. The land acquisition for a second spaceport has been initiated and the port will be in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu," External link

outlookindia Thursday, January 2, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "In 2019 our strategy mainly was the expansion program, we wanted to expand ISRO horizontally. The second strategy adopted in 2019 was the capacity building sn outreach program. The third one is reduction of the physical work in ISRO. We have also constituted Gaganyan advisory committee," External link

outlookindia Thursday, January 2, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "We brought the high school children to ISRO to train them for two weeks on space, Science and technology. Another major activity we initiated is that we want the PSLV to be produced by the industry," External link

outlookindia Thursday, January 2, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "We are targeting the launch for this year but it may spillover to next year," External link

phys Thursday, January 2, 2020 9:57:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "We had good progress in 2019 as regards Gaganyaan. And many of the designs were completed and astronauts' selection process is over. Now, four astronauts identified for training purpose.. that process is also completed," External link

mid-day Thursday, January 2, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “The Chandrayaan-3 mission has been approved. All the preparation activities on the mission are going on smoothly. The configuration of Chandrayaan-3 would be almost similar to Chandrayaan-2, but it would not have an Orbiter,” External link

expressindia Thursday, January 2, 2020 7:39:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "We are targeting the launch for this year but it may spillover to next year," External link

island Thursday, January 2, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “Even though we couldn’t successfully soft land, the orbiter is still functioning and it is going to function for another seven years,” “Chandrayaan-3’s configuration will be almost similar to Chandrayaan-2” External link

msn-uk Thursday, January 2, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “Even though we couldn’t successfully soft land, the orbiter is still functioning and it is going to function for another seven years,” “Chandrayaan-3’s configuration will be almost similar to Chandrayaan-2” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, January 2, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “We are targeting the launch for this year but it may spillover to next year,” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, January 2, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “We have made good progress on the Gaganyaan mission this year. Many of the designs have been completed. The selection process for the astronauts is over, now the training for the four astronauts identified is planned for the third week of January this year,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 1, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “This is the year of Chandrayaan 3,” “The work on the mission is progressing smoothly and India will again attempt a soft landing on the lunar surface within the year,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 1, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Soon, our mobile phones will have NaVIC along with GPS,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 1, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "We had good progress in 2019 as regards Gaganyaan. And many of the designs were completed and astronauts' selection process is over. Now four are identified for training purpose..that process is also completed," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 1, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “They are all from the Indian Air Force. Now the training of astronauts will begin in the third week of January in Russia,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 1, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We are sending humanoid to simulate the (impact) on humans,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 1, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We are expecting the launch of (Chandrayaan-3) in the next 14-16 months. Mostly it would be shifted to the next year,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 1, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We always learn from failures. In Chandrayaan-2, we couldn’t accomplish the soft landing. We want to demonstrate the soft landing technology, which means it (Chandrayaan-3) is a repetition of Chandrayaan-2,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 1, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "We are looking at more than 25 missions this year" External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 1, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "We are targeting the launch for this year but it may spillover to next year," External link

msn-uk Wednesday, January 1, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "We are targeting the launch for this year but it may spillover to next year," External link

irishsun Wednesday, January 1, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "We are targeting the launch for this year but it may spillover to next year," External link

polandsun Wednesday, January 1, 2020 4:06:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "We are targeting the launch for this year but it may spillover to next year," External link

voanews Wednesday, January 1, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "We are targeting the launch for this year but it may spillover to next year," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, January 1, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "Work is going on smoothly for Chandrayaan-3," External link

Hindu Wednesday, January 1, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We are targeting the launch for this year but it may spill over to next year,” External link

tribune Wednesday, January 1, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "We had good progress in 2019 as regards Gaganyaan. And many of the designs were completed and astronauts' selection process is over. Now, four astronauts identified for training purpose.. that process is also completed," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 1, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We are targeting the launch for this year but it may spillover to next year,” External link

ngrguardiannews Wednesday, January 1, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "We are targeting the launch for this year but it may spillover to next year," External link

afp-en Wednesday, January 1, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We know where it crashed and where it is located,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, January 1, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We have made good progress on Chandrayan-2, even though we could not land successfully, the orbiter is still functioning, it is going to function for the next 7 years to produce science data,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, January 1, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We had good progress on Gaganyaan in 2019, many of the designs were completed. Four astronauts have been identified for the training purpose. The training for the astronauts who are from the Indian Air Force will be planned in the third week of January which will take place in Russia,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 1, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Just like last year, this year is also going to be an eventful year for ISRO. This year is going to the year of Chandrayan-3 and Gaganyaan. We have planned another satellite for this year i.e. GSAT 20. Many targets have been planned for 2020. For Gaganyan many systems need to be tested before flight. Crew training is another major activity that is going to happen this year,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 1, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "We are looking at more than 25 missions this year" External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 1, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "Work is going on smoothly for Chandrayaan-3," External link

Hindu Wednesday, January 1, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "Chandrayaan-3 will have a lander, rover and a propulsion module. The government has approved the project and we have formed the project team. Work is going on smoothly," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 1, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “The government has approved Chandrayan-3, the project is ongoing. The land acquisition for a second spaceport has been initiated and the port will be in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 1, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “The selection process is complete. Four astronauts have been identified for the training, which will begin from the third week of January,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 1, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “Last year, PSLV also completed its 50th launch and two new variants of the launch vehicle were used. Now, we are moving towards the industry manufacturing the launch vehicles and the newly created New Space India Limited is working on it,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 1, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “Soon, our mobile phones will have NaVIC along with GPS,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 1, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “Many systems will be tested before the flight, including human rating of the propulsion modules and the crew escape system,” External link

news18 Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “We made good progress in Chandrayaan-2, even though we could not land it. The orbiter can go for three years and produce data,” External link

news18 Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "The government has approved Chandrayan-3, the project is ongoing. The land acquisition for a second spaceport has been initiated and the port will be in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "In 2019 our strategy mainly was the expansion program, we wanted to expand ISRO horizontally. The second strategy adopted in 2019 was the capacity building sn outreach program. The third one is reduction of the physical work in ISRO. We have also constituted Gaganyan advisory committee," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "We brought the high school children to ISRO to train them for two weeks on space, Science and technology. Another major activity we initiated is that we want the PSLV to be produced by the industry," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "Chandrayaan-3 will have a lander, rover and a propulsion module. The government has approved the project and we have formed the project team. Work is going on smoothly," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "We are looking at more than 25 missions this year" External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “All the activities related to Chandrayaan-3 are going on smoothly,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “We had orbiter-lander-rover configuration in Chandrayaan-2. In Chandrayaan-3, we will have landing and rover with propulsion module,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “In 2019, our strategy was focused on expansion. We wanted to expand ISRO’s capacity for missions. So we have acquired land in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi for a second space port,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “We had good progress on Gaganyaan in 2019. The training for four astronauts has been planned in third week of January,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "A PSLV will be used to carry the spacecraft, for which work is on," External link

xinhuanet_en Sunday, December 29, 2019 4:50:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : “For the Gaganyaan mission, we will require some changes to be made and those modifications will be carried out at Sriharikota,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, December 15, 2019 8:04:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said ( about Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre ) : “Today, ISRO had a historic mission and I am extremely happy to declare that the 50th PSLV successfully injected RSAT 2BR1 and nine customer satellites precisely into orbit. Along with the 50th mission of PSLV, this mission was another major milestone for ISRO. It is the 75th launch from Satish Dhawan Space Centre. In the last 26 years, the PSLV has flown in five variations and carried 52.7 tonne to spaces, of which 17% of the mass belongs to customer satellites,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:57:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “The PSLV has visited almost all the places in the space. It has launched a satellite in an inclined orbit, it has launched a satellite in the polar orbit, it has launched a satellite in GTO (geosynchronous transfer orbit), it has sent a satellite to moon, it has sent a satellite to Mars, and now we are going to send a satellite to the sun,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:57:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "I am extremely happy to declare that 50th PSLV rocket had injected the RISAT-2BR1 and nine customer satellites into precise orbit" External link

business-standard Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

K Sivan added : "I am extremely happy to declare that PSLV's 50th flight successfully injected RISAT-2BR1 in a 576km orbit. Along with the 50th flight, this mission has another milestone: It is the 75th launch from Sriharikota”. He said PSLV was a “wonderful project” led by “exemplary leaders” starting with Dr Srinivasan who had conceptualised and configured the vehicle. In 26 years, PSLV has had five variants. It initially had an 850kg capability which was later enhanced to 1.9 tonne. “The versatile vehicle has so far carried 52.7tonne payload in which 17% mass were customer satellites," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, December 11, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : “Our own orbiter had located Vikram Lander,” External link

msn-uk Thursday, December 5, 2019 7:00:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "Our own orbiter had located Vikram Lander, we had already declared that on our website, you can go back and see," External link

outlookindia Wednesday, December 4, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "Our own orbiter had located Vikram Lander, we had already declared that on our website, you can go back and see," External link

ibtimes-sg Wednesday, December 4, 2019 4:44:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "Our own orbiter had located Vikram Lander, we had already declared that on our website, you can go back and see," External link

asianage Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:16:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "Our own orbiter had located Vikram Lander, we had already declared that on our website, you can go back and see," External link

business-standard Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “Area-wise, the launch centre in Tamil Nadu will be smaller than SHAR,” External link

timesofindia Monday, December 2, 2019 1:18:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “We have our hands full. We have 13 missions up to March – six launch vehicle missions and seven satellite missions,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, November 27, 2019 8:53:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “When I graduated, my parents and family members were happier than I was. Even today, they remember my graduation day. The same will be for all of you too. So let me congratulate all the parents who have supported you to see you here,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, November 4, 2019 8:34:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “Let me assure that Isro will pull all its experience, knowledge and technical prowess to set things right and demonstrate soft landing in near future. And Chandrayaan-2 is not the end of story,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 3, 2019 1:21:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “On the technology part yes, we could not achieve soft landing, but all the systems functioned until 300m from Moon’s surface. Very valuable data is available to set things right,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 3, 2019 1:21:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said ( about Vikram Sarabhai ) : “Starting a space programme in a country like India in the 1960’s was one big crazy idea. But Dr. Vikram Sarabhai foresaw the potential of space technology in transforming India,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 3, 2019 1:21:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “In this fast-changing world, there is no upper limit on aspirations and expectations, and petty distractions are the biggest obstacles to success. Focusing on the right things is the key to success. You all must have heard a lot about motivation, stress, and leadership, but not much attention is paid to the role that focus plays in your career and life,” External link

Hindu Saturday, November 2, 2019 11:14:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Very valuable data is available to us to set things right. Let me assure you, ISRO will pull all its experience, knowledge and technical prowess to set things right and demonstrate soft landing in the near future” External link

Hindu Saturday, November 2, 2019 11:14:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "We are working on a plan of action on how to go ahead for Vikram Lander's landing," External link

economictimes Saturday, November 2, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “You all have heard about Chandrayaan-2 mission. On the technology part – yes, we could not achieve soft landing, but all the systems functioned until 300m from Moon’s surface. Very valuable data is available to set things right. Let me assure that ISRO will pull all its experience, knowledge and technical prowess to set things right and demonstrate soft landing in near future,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, November 2, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “You all have heard about Chandrayaan-2 mission. On the technology part yes, we could not achieve soft landing, but all the systems functioned until 300m from Moon’s surface. Very valuable data is available to set things right. Let me assure that ISRO will pull all its experience, knowledge and technical prowess to set things right and demonstrate soft landing in near future,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, November 2, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “You need not be the topper; you need not have excellent grades. All you need is focus by eliminating distractions and time-wasting activities,” External link

expressindia Saturday, November 2, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “You all have heard about Chandrayaan 2 mission. On the technology part — yes, we could not achieve a soft-landing, but all the systems functioned until 300m from the Moon’s surface. Very valuable data is available to set things right. Let me assure that ISRO will pull all its experience, knowledge and technical prowess to set things right and demonstrate soft landing in near future,” External link

india Saturday, November 2, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "We are working on a plan of action on how to go ahead for Vikram Lander's landing," External link

business-standard Saturday, November 2, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “The committee is still examining and we are planning a future course of action,” External link

Hindu Saturday, November 2, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Chandrayaan 2 is not the end of the story. Our plans on Aditya L1 solar mission and the human space flight programme are on track. A large number of advance satellite launches are planned in the coming months. SSLV will make its maiden flight sometime in December or January. The testing of a 200-tonne semi-cryo engine is expected to begin shortly. Work is on to provide NAVIC signals on mobile phones, which will open the path to developing a large number of applications for societal needs,” External link

Hindu Saturday, November 2, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "You all have heard about Chandrayaan-2 mission. On the technology part – yes, we could not achieve soft landing, but all the systems functioned until 300m from Moon's surface. Very valuable data is available to set things right. Let me assure that ISRO will pull all its experience, knowledge and technical prowess to set things right and demonstrate soft landing in near future," External link

asianage Saturday, November 2, 2019 2:26:00 PM EAT

K Sivan added : “We are also planning to set up space research centres at Guwahati, Jaipur, Varanasi, Kurukshetra, Patna and Kanyakumari. The centres will focus on research and give a platform to the talented youths across the country to come up with bright ideas and do research on those ideas for developing space technologies,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:42:00 AM EAT

K Sivan clarified : “98% success rate for the Chandrayaan-2 mission” External link

timesofindia Sunday, September 29, 2019 11:49:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "The space is risky. There are no knowns, known- unknowns and unknown-unknowns. There is concept of acceptable risk and unacceptable risk," External link

business-standard Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:05:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "As per the prime minister's announcement, we have to achieve this success by 2022," External link

economictimes Thursday, September 26, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

K Sivan added : "Maybe after the committee submits the report, we'll work on the future plan. Necessary approvals and other processes are required. We are working on that," External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, September 26, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “As per the prime minister’s announcement, we have to achieve this success by 2022,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 26, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "As per the prime minister's announcement, we have to achieve this success by 2022," External link

economictimes Thursday, September 26, 2019 4:14:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “It’s working and continuously sending pictures. It still has some time to go,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, September 25, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "It's working and continuously sending pictures. It still has some time to go," External link

business-standard Tuesday, September 24, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "It's working and continuously sending pictures. It still has some time to go," External link

news18 Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "We could not establish any communication with the lander (Vikram) yet. The project was developed in two parts - science and technology demonstration. We achieved total success in science objective while in technology demonstration, the success percentage was almost full. That's why the project can be termed as 98 per cent successful" External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, September 24, 2019 6:03:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "We could not establish any communication with the lander (Vikram) yet. The project was developed in two parts - science and technology demonstration. We achieved total success in science objective while in technology demonstration, the success percentage was almost full. That's why the project can be termed as 98 percent successful" External link

spacedaily Tuesday, September 24, 2019 9:33:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "We could not establish any communication with the lander (Vikram) yet. The project was developed in two parts - science and technology demonstration. We achieved total success in science objective while in technology demonstration, the success percentage was almost full. That's why the project can be termed as 98 per cent successful" External link

siliconindia Monday, September 23, 2019 10:15:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "We could not establish any communication with the lander (Vikram) yet. The project was developed in two parts - science and technology demonstration. We achieved total success in science objective while in technology demonstration; the success percentage was almost full. That's why the project can be termed as 98 per cent successful" External link

asianage Monday, September 23, 2019 9:45:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "We could not establish any communication with the lander (Vikram) yet. The project was developed in two parts - science and technology demonstration. We achieved total success in science objective while in technology demonstration, the success percentage was almost full. That's why the project can be termed as 98 per cent successful" External link

news18 Sunday, September 22, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “By December 2020, we will have our first unmanned mission of human space plane. The second unmanned human space plane, we target for July 2021,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, September 22, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

K Sivan added : “As Gandhiji said local problems need local solutions,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, September 22, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

K Sivan remarked : "The orbiter was designed for only a year but due to optimal mission operations, the orbiter's life has increased to seven-and-a-half-years. This means that scientists will receive 7.5 times the data expected. I will say Chandrayaan 2 is a huge success. This will also result in the mapping of the entire lunar surface in great precision," External link

mid-day Sunday, September 22, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

K Sivan added : "We could not have established any communication with the lander yet. Chandrayaan-2 had two important objectives science and technology demonstration. We achieved total success in science objective while in the technology demonstration, the success percentage was almost full. That's why the project can be termed as 98% successful," External link

dnaindia Sunday, September 22, 2019 3:52:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "Orbiter continues to perform scheduled science experiments to complete satisfaction. There are eight instruments in the orbiter and each instrument is doing exactly what it meant to do," External link

dnaindia Sunday, September 22, 2019 3:52:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "By December 2020, we will have our first unmanned mission of human space plane. The second unmanned human space plane, we target for July 2021," External link

firstpost Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

K Sivan added : "As Gandhi ji said local problems need local solutions," External link

firstpost Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We could not establish any communication with Vikram lander yet. The project was developed in two parts - science and technology demonstration. We achieved total success in science while in technology demonstration, the success percentage was almost full. That’s why the project can be termed as 98% successful,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:27:00 PM EAT

K Sivan added : "By December 2020, we are going to have the first unmanned mission of human spacecraft," External link

business-standard Saturday, September 21, 2019 9:26:00 PM EAT

K Sivan remarked : "The orbiter was designed for only a year but due to optimal mission operations, the orbiter's life has increased to seven-and-a-half-years. This means that scientists will receive 7.5 times the data expected. I will say Chandrayaan 2 is a huge success. This will also result in the mapping of the entire lunar surface in great precision," External link

irishsun Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

K Sivan remarked : "The orbiter was designed for only a year but due to optimal mission operations, the orbiter's life has increased to seven-and-a-half-years. This means that scientists will receive 7.5 times the data expected. I will say Chandrayaan 2 is a huge success. This will also result in the mapping of the entire lunar surface in great precision," External link

dnaindia Saturday, September 21, 2019 6:27:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "By December 2020, we will have our first unmanned mission of human space plane. The second unmanned human space plane, we target for July 2021," External link

business-standard Saturday, September 21, 2019 6:22:00 PM EAT

K Sivan added : "As Gandhiji said local problems need local solutions," External link

business-standard Saturday, September 21, 2019 6:22:00 PM EAT

K Sivan remarked : "The orbiter was designed for only a year but due to optimal mission operations, the orbiter's life has increased to seven-and-a-half-years. This means that scientists will receive 7.5 times the data expected. I will say Chandrayaan 2 is a huge success. This will also result in the mapping of the entire lunar surface in great precision," External link

business-standard Saturday, September 21, 2019 6:22:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Chandrayaan-2 orbiter is doing very well. Each of the eight instruments in the orbiter is doing exactly what we wanted. This mission was 98% successful. Our next priority is Gaganyaan,” External link

aa-en Saturday, September 21, 2019 4:50:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We have not been able to establish communication with the lander yet. As soon as we receive any data, necessary steps will be taken,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, September 21, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

K Sivan noted ( about Vikram Sarabhai ) : “Starting a space programme in a country like India in 1960s was a big crazy idea. But Vikram Sarabhai foresaw the potential of space technology in transforming India,” External link

Hindu Saturday, September 21, 2019 3:43:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "We have not been able to establish communication with the lander yet. As soon as we receive any data, necessary steps will be taken," External link

news18 Saturday, September 21, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "Chandrayaan-2 orbiter is doing very well. There are 8 instruments in the orbiter and each instrument is doing exactly what it's meant to do. Regarding the lander, we have not been able to establish communication with it. Our next priority is Gaganyaan mission," External link

business-standard Saturday, September 21, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Chandrayaan-2 orbiter is doing very well. Each of the eight instruments in the orbiter is doing exactly what we wanted. This mission was 98% successful. Our next priority is Gaganyaan,” External link

yenisafak-en Saturday, September 21, 2019 2:51:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Chandrayaan 2 Mission comprises a very big size science component and a small technology demonstration component which include soft-landing near south pole of the moon. The bulk of experiments carried out in the inter-planetary science is in the orbiter. Initially, the life of orbiter was only one year, but due to optimum mission operations, the life of orbiter has increased to 7.5 years. Now, scientists would receive 7.5 times data more than is expected. It is really a huge success,” External link

Hindu Saturday, September 21, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Gaganyaan is extremely important for India as it would boost science and technological capabilities of the country. By 2020 December, we would have first unmanned mission of human space flight. And the second human unmanned space flight, we targeting July 2021. By December 2021, the first Indian will be carried by our own rocket. ISRO is working on that,” External link

Hindu Saturday, September 21, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Chandrayan 2 Mission comprises a very big size science component and a small technology demonstration component which include soft-landing near south pole of the moon. The bulk of experiments carried out in the inter-planetary science is in the orbiter. Initially, the life of orbiter was only one year, but due to optimum mission operations, the life of orbiter has increased to 7.5 years. Now, scientists would receive 7.5 times data more than is expected. It is really a huge success,” External link

thehindu Saturday, September 21, 2019 2:20:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Gaganyaan is extremely important for India as it would boost science and technological capabilities of the country. By 2020 December, we would have first unmanned mission of human space flight. And the second human unmanned space flight, we targeting July 2021. By December 2021, the first Indian will be carried by our own rocket. ISRO is working on that,” External link

thehindu Saturday, September 21, 2019 2:20:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "Chandrayaan-2 orbiter is doing very well. There are 8 instruments in the orbiter and each instrument is doing exactly what it's meant to do. Regarding the lander, we have not been able to establish communication with it. Our next priority is Gaganyaan mission," External link

mid-day Saturday, September 21, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "We have not been able to establish communication with the lander yet. As soon as we receive any data, necessary steps will be taken," External link

timesofindia Saturday, September 21, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : “Chandrayaan-2 orbiter is doing very well. There are eight instruments in the orbiter and each instrument is doing exactly what it is meant to do,” External link

asianage Saturday, September 21, 2019 1:37:00 PM EAT

K Sivan added : "Regarding the lander, we have not been able to establish communication with it. Our next priority is 'Gaganyaan mission'," External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, September 21, 2019 1:17:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Chandrayaan2 orbiter is doing very well. Each of the eight instruments in the orbiter is doing exactly what we wanted. This mission was 98 per cent successful. Our next priority is Gaganyaan,” External link

news18 Saturday, September 21, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : “We could not have established any communication with the lander yet. The project was developed in two parts - science and technology demonstration. We achieved total success in science objective while in technology demonstration, the success percentage was almost full. That’s why the project can be termed as 98 per cent successful,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:45:00 AM EAT

K Sivan told : “We could not have established any communication with the lander yet. The project was developed in two parts - science and technology demonstration. We achieved total success in science objective while in technology demonstration, the success percentage was almost full. That’s why the project can be termed as 98 per cent successful,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:55:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "Payloads of the orbiter are operational, have started sending images and scientists have to go through them," External link

news-yahoo-in Friday, September 20, 2019 1:05:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : “The IIST is designing a satellite along with California Institute of Technology,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 12, 2019 5:00:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "The IIST is designing a satellite along with California Institute of Technology," External link

timesofoman Thursday, September 12, 2019 3:51:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "Vikram lander descent was as planned and normal performance was observed up to an altitude of 2.1 km. Subsequently, the communication from the lander to the ground centre was lost" External link

newindianexpress Thursday, September 12, 2019 12:40:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "Vikram lander descent was as planned and normal performance was observed up to an altitude of 2.1 km. Subsequently, the communication from the lander to the ground centre was lost" External link

newindianexpress Thursday, September 12, 2019 12:41:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “We have already done 90%-95% of the technology demonstration,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, September 10, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "This is Mission Control Centre. Vikram Lander descent was as planned and normal performance was observed up to an altitude of 2.1 km. Subsequently, communication from lander to the ground stations was lost . Data is being analyzed," External link

firstpost Tuesday, September 10, 2019 5:30:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "The last portion was not executed the right way, in that phase only we lost the link with the Lander, and could not establish communication subsequently. Right now the communication is lost. We will try to establish a link for the next 14 days," External link

outlookindia Monday, September 9, 2019 11:29:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Efforts to establish contact with Vikram are being made,” External link

financialexpress Monday, September 9, 2019 3:03:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "The last portion was not executed the right way, in that phase only we lost the link with the Lander, and could not establish communication subsequently. Right now the communication is lost. We will try to establish a link for the next 14 days," External link

outlookindia Monday, September 9, 2019 2:04:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "Subsequently the communication from the lander to ground station was lost. The data is being analyzed," External link

clickondetroit Monday, September 9, 2019 12:20:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We’ve found the location of lander Vikram on lunar surface and orbiter has clicked a thermal image of the lander. But there is no communication yet. We are trying to have contact. It will be communicated soon,” External link

elevenmyanmar Monday, September 9, 2019 8:17:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “Vikram lander’s descend was normal and as planned till 2.1 km. Subsequently, communication with Vikram lander was lost. Data is being analysed,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 9, 2019 8:09:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "Yes, we have located the lander on the lunar surface. It must have been a hard-landing" External link

mid-day Monday, September 9, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "We are extremely happy (the PMs address as well as nation rallying behind ISRO). It has boosted the morale of our people" External link

mid-day Monday, September 9, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "We've had the image and we are analysing the data," External link

timesofindia Monday, September 9, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "At this moment we don't have any information about that yet. Also, we are still trying to re-establish a communication link" External link

timesofindia Monday, September 9, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "If we go to a 50km orbit the resolution would be even better. But at this point no final decision has been taken and the 7.5 years of life for the orbiter presents us with an opportunity, for the first time, to map the whole of Moon using such good cameras" External link

timesofindia Monday, September 9, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "As of today we don't have enough...We are yet to find anything conclusive, we are still analysing the information. But yes, we are looking into all these angles" External link

timesofindia Monday, September 9, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “We have found the location of the Vikram lander on the lunar surface and the orbiter has clicked a thermal image of the lander. We are trying to establish contact. It will be communicated soon,” External link

financialexpress Monday, September 9, 2019 5:25:00 AM EAT

K Sivan told : “Yes, we have located the lander on the lunar surface. It must have been a hard-landing” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, September 9, 2019 12:37:00 AM EAT

K Sivan told : "We are trying to have contact. It will be communicated soon," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, September 8, 2019 11:49:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "Yes, we have located the lander on the lunar surface. It must have been a hard-landing" External link

newindianexpress Sunday, September 8, 2019 11:49:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "We are extremely happy (the PMs address as well as nation rallying behind ISRO). It has boosted the morale of our people" External link

newindianexpress Sunday, September 8, 2019 11:49:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "At this moment, we don't have any information about that. Also, we are still trying to re-establish a communication link" External link

timesofindia Sunday, September 8, 2019 11:20:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We have found the location of Vikram lander on lunar surface and orbiter has clicked a thermal image of the lander,” “But there is no communication yet. We are trying to have contact” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, September 8, 2019 11:00:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : “Because there is extra fuel available in the orbiter, at present, we estimate the orbiter life to be seven-and-a-half-years. The seven-and-a-half years would mean the high-resolution camera whose swath was small, will be able to completely cover the entire globe of the Moon due to the long duration,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 8, 2019 8:47:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We've found the location of #VikramLander on lunar surface and orbiter has clicked a thermal image of Lander. But there is no communication yet. We are trying to have contact. It will be communicated soon” External link

dnaindia Sunday, September 8, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "Yes, we have located the lander on the Lunar surface. It must have been a hard-landing," External link

firstpost Sunday, September 8, 2019 8:28:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "Vikram Lander descent was as planned and normal performance was observed up to an altitude of 2.1 km. Subsequently, communication from the lander to ground stations was lost," External link

firstpost Sunday, September 8, 2019 8:28:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "We are trying to have contact. It will be communicated soon," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, September 8, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "It must have been a hard landing," External link

standard Sunday, September 8, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "We have found the location of Lander Vikram on lunar surface and orbiter has clicked a thermal image of Lander," External link

dnaindia Sunday, September 8, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : “We are extremely happy [with PM’s address as well as nation rallying behind ISRO]. It has boosted the morale of our people,” External link

thehindu Sunday, September 8, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : “We are extremely happy [with PM’s address as well as nation rallying behind ISRO]. It has boosted the morale of our people,” External link

Hindu Sunday, September 8, 2019 5:50:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "Yes, we have located the lander on the lunar surface. It must have been a hard-landing" External link

timesofindia Sunday, September 8, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "We are extremely happy (the PM's address as well as nation rallying behind Isro). It has boosted the morale of our people" External link

timesofindia Sunday, September 8, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "We are extremely happy (the PMs address as well as nation rallying behind ISRO). It has boosted the morale of our people" External link

news18 Sunday, September 8, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "We've found the location of Vikram Lander on lunar surface& orbiter has clicked a thermal image of Lander. But there is no communication yet. We are trying to have contact. It will be communicated soon" External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, September 8, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "Yes, we have located the lander on the lunar surface. It must have been a hard-landing" External link

nampa Sunday, September 8, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We have found the location of Vikram lander on lunar surface and orbiter has clicked a thermal image of the lander,” “But there is no communication yet. We are trying to have contact” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, September 8, 2019 3:35:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We have found the location of Vikram Lander on lunar surface and the orbiter has clicked a thermal image of the lander. But there is no communication yet. We are trying to have contact,” External link

news18 Sunday, September 8, 2019 3:34:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We’ve found the location of lander Vikram on lunar surface and orbiter has clicked a thermal image of the lander. But there is no communication yet. We are trying to have contact. It will be communicated soon,” External link

nationmultimedia Sunday, September 8, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : “Yes, we have located the lander on the lunar surface. It must have been a hard-landing,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, September 8, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "We are extremely happy (with PM's address as well as nation rallying behind ISRO). It has boosted the morale of our people," External link

news18 Sunday, September 8, 2019 2:42:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "We have found the location of Lander Vikram on lunar surface and orbiter has clicked a thermal image of Lander," External link

business-standard Sunday, September 8, 2019 2:39:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "Vikram lander's descend was normal and as planned till 2.1 km. Subsequently, communication with Vikram lander was lost. Data is being analysed," External link

business-standard Sunday, September 8, 2019 2:39:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "Vikram Lander descent was as planned and normal performance was observed up to an altitude of 2.1 km. Subsequently, communication from the lander to ground stations was lost," External link

business-standard Sunday, September 8, 2019 2:39:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "We are extremely happy (with PM's address as well as nation rallying behind Isro). It has boosted the morale of our people," External link

timesofindia Sunday, September 8, 2019 2:36:00 PM EAT

K Sivan added : “ISRO is trying to establish contact with the lander. It will be communicated soon,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, September 8, 2019 1:44:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "Yes, we have located the lander on the Lunar surface. It must have been a hard-landing," External link

nampa Sunday, September 8, 2019 1:27:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "We are trying to have contact. It will be communicated soon," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, September 8, 2019 1:17:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "We have found the location of Lander Vikram on lunar surface and orbiter has clicked a thermal image of Lander," External link

mid-day Sunday, September 8, 2019 1:17:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We’ve found the location of Vikram Lander on lunar surface and orbiter has clicked a thermal image of Lander. But there is no communication yet. We are trying to have contact. It will be communicated soon” External link

india Sunday, September 8, 2019 1:12:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : “The orbiter has clicked a thermal image of lander. But there is no communication yet. We are trying to establish contact,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 8, 2019 12:28:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “It will be a terrifying moment for us. Everybody’s eyes would be glued to their consoles. The telemetry parameters will keep telling us that we are going in the right direction, but at the same time, there will be a lot of anxiety about what will happen in the next moment,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 8, 2019 12:28:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “The current situation is that there is no communication with the lander but we will be trying to re-establish contact with it for the next 14 days,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, September 8, 2019 12:14:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “If you look in totality, the Chandrayaan 2 mission’s success is very much close to 100%,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, September 8, 2019 12:14:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "Vikram lander's descend was normal and as planned till 2.1 km. Subsequently, communication with Vikram lander was lost. Data is being analysed," External link

business-standard Sunday, September 8, 2019 11:33:00 AM EAT

K Sivan disse : "As comunicações da estação lunar para a estação terrestre foram perdidas" External link

atarde Saturday, September 7, 2019 4:12:00 AM EAT

K Sivan disse : "As comunicações da estação lunar para a estação terrestre foram perdidas" External link

bemparana Saturday, September 7, 2019 4:11:00 AM EAT

K Sivan dijo : “Las comunicaciones entre la sonda y la estación en tierra se perdieron” External link

wsoctv Saturday, September 7, 2019 3:32:00 AM EAT

K Sivan anunciou : "A descida da nave correu normalmente até à altitude de 2,1 quilómetros. Depois a comunicação com a estação perdeu-se. Estamos a analisar os dados" External link

tsfPT Saturday, September 7, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

K Sivan déclaré : "L'objectif de cette mission est de garder en permanence un oeil sur le Soleil sans aucune perturbation. L'Aditya-L1 a pour but d'observer la couronne solaire" External link

french-news Friday, June 14, 2019 3:27:00 AM EAT

K Sivan déclaré : "Sur le long terme, nous prévoyons d'avoir une station spatiale indienne, notre propre station spatiale" External link

afp-fr Thursday, June 13, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT



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Madhavan Nair said ( about K Sivan ) : "Certainly when you are dealing with a very complex system, failures are not uncommon. But we have to learn from those failures and correct for the future" "I will totally agree with Dr. Sivan on 98 per cent success rate of Chandrayaan-2 mission" External link

business-standard Tuesday, September 24, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Pallava Bagla says ( about K Sivan ) : “It's only the brave hearted space agencies that do missions to other planets". Wishing you clear skies and wide eyes. BENGALURU, INDIA - AUGUST 26: Dr K Sivan, widely known as the Rocket Man of India, is a 62 year old home grown aerospace engineer, currently Chairman of the Indian space agency and head of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) stands next to Corbis via Getty Images. At 4.25 P.M. Eastern Time on Friday, September 6, India will Whether its daring Chandrayaan-2 mission is a success or not remains to be seen. However, its lander, called Vikram, and its rover, named Pragyan, are just a taster of what the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has planned for the exploration of space in the coming decade. Next up comes a landmark mission to put Indian ‘gaganaut’ astronauts into low-Earth orbit, balloons on Venus, and even an attempt to land on Mars. Gaganyaan: Indian spaceflight (2022) August 15, 2022. The 75th anniversary of India's independence’s from the U.K is ISRO’s target date to put three Indian astronauts into orbit for the first time. Its Gaganyaan ("Orbital Vehicle") mission will put as many as three Indian 'Gaganauts' into space. "India calls it human spaceflight rather than 'manned' spaceflight because it plans to send a woman,” External link

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K Sivan said : “We will still be developing things ourselves, but we are looking at accessing some of the technologies, like green propulsion, life-support systems and so on, given the tight schedule. Nothing has fructified so far,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, October 17, 2020 6:18:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “It is not that the programme will only be delayed by four months because industries were shut only for four months. There will be a cumulative impact, as there are processes. There is a cascading effect, we are working on making it happen at the earliest,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “While we are already working with only a partial workforce, in places like Thiruvananthapuram , Bengaluru etc, there are containment zones from where people have not been able to come to labs too,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

K Sivan added : “Slowly, many Covid cases are being reported from various Isro centres. I do not have the accurate number immediately, but there are 60-70 cases from each centre,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “Astrosat has completed its mission lifespan of five years, but all the instruments are working fine and we expect the observatory to remain functional for a few more years,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “ISRO has big plans for space astronomy and exploration. We are going to see the launch of more space science missions starting with the launch of XPoSat, a mission dedicated to studying the X-ray polarisation from cosmic sources. This will be the first polarimetric mission in half a century. This will be followed by the country’s solar mission Aditya-L1,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “AstroSat is the first observatory class satellite dedicated for astronomy and it has delivered excellent results. This includes the discovery of new star forming regions, very fast spinning black holes, and X-ray emissions of binary stars. It has helped in improving global knowledge in cosmology,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “Entire gamut of activities are to be covered by policies and we are going to add Launch vehicle policy, space exploration policy etc. Existing space policies on satcom and remote sensing data policy are also being amended for greater inclusivity and transparency” External link

dnaindia Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Gaganyaan will boost the science and technology capability of the country,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, September 13, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “When space sector reforms were announced by the government there were many misconceptions like it would lead to privatisation of ISRO. It is not. Again and again I’m repeating it is not the privatisation of ISRO,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, August 20, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “There have been many misconceptions like privatisation of ISRO. I want to state that there is no privatisation of ISRO. In fact, the whole mechanism is enabling private people to carry out space activities, which otherwise are done by ISRO,” External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, August 20, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “When space sector reforms were announced by the government there were many misconceptions like it would lead to privatisation of ISRO. It is not. Again and again I’m repeating it is not the privatisation of ISRO,” External link

thehindu Thursday, August 20, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “When space sector reforms were announced by the government there were many misconceptions like it would lead to privatisation of ISRO. It is not. Again and again I’m repeating it is not the privatisation of ISRO,” External link

Hindu Thursday, August 20, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “When space sector reforms were announced by the government there were many misconceptions like it would lead to privatisation of ISRO. It is not. Again and again I’m repeating it is not the privatisation of ISRO,” External link

india Thursday, August 20, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Some reports say new policy changes will allow privatisation of Isro. I am again and again saying Isro is not being privatised. Isro’s activities are instead going up and it’s building up its capacity building and developmental activities. It will facilitate the private sector participation in space activities through announcement of opportunities. But the private sector will have to do its own R&D. Isro will only provide technical knowhow and its expertise” External link

timesofindia Thursday, August 20, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “I want to say again that this won’t mean that Isro is being privatised. That is a misconception and I want to assure you that Isro will continue to work as it has been” External link

timesofindia Thursday, August 20, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said ( about Vikram Sarabhai ) : “Chandrayaan-2 orbiter capturing the image of the crater on Dr Vikram Sarabhai ’s birth centenary this year is a great thing. Though the crater was named after Dr Sarabhai long ago, we wanted our own moon orbiter to capture it and it did it nicely” External link

timesofindia Friday, August 14, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “seven private entities approached us to seek help in space activities. Our consultation on their requests is going on” External link

timesofindia Friday, August 14, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "We've heard nothing from NASA so far on the matter. But yes, the person who had identified Vikram debris earlier has sent us an email about this. Our specialists are looking into the matter, and we cannot say anything at this juncture," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

K Sivan added : "We will have to analyse and see what may have happened. There is nothing concrete now," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "He has sent us the image and we have shared it with our experts for analysis," External link

dnaindia Saturday, August 1, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We will have to analyse and see what may have happened. There is nothing concrete now,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, August 1, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : “There are two aspects. One is space policy and (the other) Space Activities Bill... both are final stages,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, July 5, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "The payload loss in big vehicles is manageable. When it comes to small satellite launch vehicles, such manoeuvres won’t give any payload capability. We selected Kulasekarapattinam because it gives us the benefit of launching straight in the southward direction," "But when it comes to the launch pad, Kulasekarapattinam launch pad will be nothing different from Sriharikota," External link

timesofindia Sunday, June 28, 2020 8:56:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "All this will change with the creation of IN-SPACe, which is a new vertical under Department of Space (DoS) and bring private players on board. Many Indian start-ups have expressed interest in participating in space-based activities. We have not yet received any proposals from big players as yet, but hope to receive soon," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, June 27, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "Isro's projects including Chandrayaan 3 are in progress, but have been delayed due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic," External link

business-standard Saturday, June 27, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : “Under the present situation, ISRO has reached its limit on providing our services due to manpower limitations and we can’t scale up to more than 3 percent market share. That’s why we need private players to get involved and that will also boost market share when they diversify into many services” External link

dnaindia Saturday, June 27, 2020 1:38:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “ISRO would like to help them” External link

financialexpress Friday, June 26, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Space sector, where India is among a handful of countries with advanced space technology, can play a significant role in boosting industrial base of India,” External link

laht Friday, June 26, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “It will be a separate vertical within the Department of Space [DoS] that will make independent decisions for permitting and regulating activities of the private sector,” External link

timesofindia Friday, June 26, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

K Sivan explained : “They can directly apply to IN-SPACE which will evaluate and process … once IN-SPACE gives a decision, it will be binding on ISRO and the private players,” External link

timesofindia Friday, June 26, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “We need to have a mechanism for private players to carry out space activities keeping in mind safety, security, and quality. At present, there is no such mechanism. The new reforms will address these issues,” External link

business-standard Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We believe that private sector can play a larger role than be just supplier of parts and components,” External link

business-standard Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “If the space sector is opened for private parties, the potential of the entire country can be utilised to scale up benefits from space technology. It’ll not only result in the accelerated growth of sector but also enable Indian industry to be an important player in the global space economy,” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:48:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “The government has approved the establishment of an autonomous nodal agency IN-SPACe under the Department of Space (DoS) for taking independent decisions on permitting and regulating the activities of private companies in the space sector. The decision of IN-SPACe will be binding on all stakeholders, including ISRO,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We will process their requirements. Private companies have approached us for using ISRO facilities. We are processing their requests on a fast-track mode,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "IN-SPACe will act as a national nodal agency for hand-holding and promoting private sector in space endeavors," External link

business-standard Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "Department of Space will promote sector space activities to enable it to provide end to end space services, including building & launching of rockets & satellites as well as providing space-based services on commercial basis," External link

ibtimes-in Thursday, June 25, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

K Sivan stated : “Division of Place will advertise sector space actions to help it to present conclude to finish house providers, including building & launching of rockets & satellites as perfectly as giving area-primarily based companies on business foundation,” External link

haveeru Thursday, June 25, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “If the space sector is opened for private parties, the potential of the entire country can be utilised to scale up benefits from space technology. It’ll not only result in the accelerated growth of sector but also enable Indian industry to be an important player in the global space economy,” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “IN-SPACE will be a separate vertical within the Department of Space (DoS) that will make independent decisions for permitting and regulating activities of the private sector . It will have its own legal, technological, activity promotion and monitoring directorates and its Board will comprise members from the private industry, academia and government of India,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

K Sivan added : “They can directly apply to IN-SPACE which will evaluate and process…Once IN-SPACE gives a decision, it will be binding on Isro and the private players. It will take about three to six months for this mechanism to become operational, but the industry need not wait that long. They can approach DoS right away and be assured that their proposals will be processed in a fast track manner,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

K Sivan added : “So far Isor has been doing all of this...Opening up of the space sector means the potential of the entire country can be leveraged. This will not only result in an accelerated growth of the sector but also enable India to generate large scale employment in the technology sector,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “Our plan is to take the humanoid in the unmanned flights. Whether we will launch two unmanned missions next year will depend on the emerging situations, we will have to decide based on what happens in the coming months. If Covid effects continue further, we may have to revisit some of our plans further,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “The configuration will be the same as Chandrayaan-2. We are working out details of various systems,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “Our plan is to take the humanoid in the unmanned flights. Whether we will launch two unmanned missions next year will depend on the emerging situations ... if Covid effects continue further, we may have to revisit some of our plans further,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:31:00 AM EAT

K Sivan added : “The configuration will be the same as Chandrayaan-2. We are working out details of various systems,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:31:00 AM EAT

K Sivan told : "We had already announced that opportunity for private people to carry out technology development in Gaganyaan. We will take it to other areas also. As per government direction, we want to allow private people to participate, allow them to do their space activity," External link

news18 Monday, May 18, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "The training will resume once the lockdown is over. There is a likely delay, but we hope to be able to make up for lost time," External link

news18 Monday, May 18, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "For Chandrayaan 3, we have to see and discuss how far we can do this. Definitely we will allow them (private companies) to do whatever possible," External link

news18 Monday, May 18, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “If you look at it in terms of value, we’ve indigenised nearly 90%, and only about 9% is imported. These are just carbon carbon fibre and electronics. We’ve started fabricating in our own lab,” External link

timesofindia Friday, March 6, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Slowly, we are picking up in production of such things in our own industry. But still, when you look at the total electronics used, we depend heavily on foreign sources, and this has to change” External link

timesofindia Friday, March 6, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Crew escape system is a very important aspect of Gaganyaan as it helps deal with any exigency during travel or stay of the astronauts. We have to be able to safely shift the crew away from any incident and bring them back to safety. For this, we need to do multiple tests like the pad abort test (PAT) or in-flight test,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 29, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “The propulsion will be on top of the crew module so that it enables to pull the crew away by lifting the module and take them to a safe place,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 29, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

K Sivan added : “The satellite will be ready by mid-year but then we have a lot of tests to be done. The experimental launch may happen towards the end of this year,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, February 19, 2020 7:04:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “The space station is a long-term project. We are working on it, but the immediate focus is on big missions like Chandrayaan-3, Aditya-L1, Gaganyaan, and other satellite launches,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, February 19, 2020 7:04:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said ( about Vikram Sarabhai ) : “This award will always be special to me as it recognises my efforts to make India a self-reliable nation; this coincides with Isro’s idea, which is to be self-reliable in space technology. I thank HK Firodiya Foundation for giving me the honour to receive this award. It is not my sole efforts that has brought me here, to this position, hence, I thank my family, my Isro colleagues and all those who supported me in my career. Today, we have realised fully the vision of Dr Vikram Sarabhai, as we are taking up extremely challenging space missions like Mission Mangal and Chndrayaan Mission,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, February 7, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “It is not just my sole effort that has brought me here. I would like to thank my parents, teachers and Isro colleagues who have shaped me as a person as well as my career. I received my education from government schools in Tamil medium and government colleges. I have faced numerous challenges in my career. In my younger days, I learned about rocket science in PSLV project under the guidance of G Madhavan Nair. Even though Isro had a humble beginning, today we have realised the vision of Dr Vikram Sarabhai,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 25, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "The first unmanned mission will be in December, and it may spill over into next year. The second unmanned mission will be six months later, by June 2021. The aim is to conduct a manned mission before August 2022," External link

news18 Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "In zero-gravity conditions, legs are not relevant. Mobility is not envisaged. But launch posture it can have, and after that it can come to a normal posture," External link

news18 Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "As Chandrayaan-3 will have only a lander and rover, the lunar spacecraft will cost Rs 610 crore, including Rs 360 crore for the launch rocket," External link

siliconindia Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "The four pilots will be trained in our crew and service module to operate it for simulations. Three of them will be finally selected for the 7-day space mission in the earth's lower orbit," External link

siliconindia Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

K Sivan asserted : "Gaganyaan will be a historic mission for the country as three Indian astronauts will fly in a space module designed and developed indigenously," External link

siliconindia Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

K Sivan added : "The humanoid project has almost completed," External link

mid-day Thursday, January 23, 2020 6:38:00 AM EAT

K Sivan added : “The two unmanned flights will let us determine whether everything is working well, the environment in the modules remains under control, and it is safe for humans. Like any programmes, after two successful test flights we will undertake the operational flight,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Our Prime Minister announced Gaganyaan programme as a national goal to demonstrate human spaceflight capability before the 75th anniversary of India’s independence in 2022. It is a very ambitious target. However, this decision was taken knowing that Isro has already developed and demonstrated key technologies (required),” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Our short term goal is to ensure two unmanned and a manned spaceflight in December 2021. We have the goal of sustaining the human spaceflight programme and continued presence of humans in space on a new space station. As more and more nations come up with space programmes, one space station may not be sufficient to meet the global aspirations. Inter-planetary missions are also on Isro’s agenda in the long term,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

K Sivan added : "The humanoid project has almost completed," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 22, 2020 5:25:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "Human Spaceflight and Exploration - Present Challenges and Future Trends," External link

economictimes Wednesday, January 22, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “It will be simulating exactly the human functions there [in space]. It will check whether the system is right. This will be very useful to simulate, as if a human is flying,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, January 22, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Many systems will need to be tested before the unmanned flight planned for this year, which we are planning for this year and among them will be the air-drop tests on crew escape module and we will also begin the crew training,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "The first unmanned mission will be in December, and it may spill over into next year. The second unmanned mission will be six months later, by June 2021. The aim is to conduct a manned mission before August 2022," External link

news18 Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "In zero-gravity conditions, legs are not relevant. Mobility is not envisaged. But launch posture it can have, and after that it can come to a normal posture," External link

news18 Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "It will be simulating exactly the human functions there (in space). It will check whether the system is right. This will be very useful to simulate, as if a human is flying," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “It will be simulating exactly the human functions there (in space). It will check whether the system is right. This will be very useful to simulate, as if a human is flying,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "Human Spaceflight and Exploration - Present Challenges and Future Trends," External link

economictimes Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Human Spaceflight and Exploration - Present Challenges and Future Trends,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "Human Spaceflight and Exploration - Present Challenges and Future Trends," External link

news18 Wednesday, January 22, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “New science will emerge from Gaganyaan and enhance our capabilities,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, January 22, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “One ISS [the International Space Station put up by multiple countries] may not be enough. Regional ecosystems will be needed and Gaganyaan will focus on regional needs: food, water and energy security,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, January 22, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “From employment to security (food, energy and so on), most countries have similar goals, and these partnerships can help meet those goals. Benefits from possible spin-offs are aplenty,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, January 22, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said ( about Rakesh Sharma ) : "4 astronauts have been short-listed and they will go to Russia for training by this month-end. In 1984, Rakesh Sharma flew in a Russian module, but this time the Indian astronauts will fly in an Indian module from India. We all know that scientific discoveries, economic development, education, tech development & inspiring youth are coming goals for all nations. Human space flight provides perfect platform to meet all these objectives " "Gaganyaan Mission is not just about sending a human to space, this mission provides us with opportunities to build a framework for long term national and international collaborations & cooperation," External link

dnaindia Wednesday, January 22, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "From employment to security (food, energy and so on), most countries have similar goals, and these partnerships can help meet those goals. Also, benefits from possible spin-offs are aplenty. It is in this backdrop that Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Gaganyaan," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "New science will emerge from Gaganyaan and enhance our capabilities. A true national project that will include everyone not just Isro will ensure that we achieve these goals," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "One ISS ( International Space Station ) may not be enough. Regional ecosystems will be needed and Gaganyaan will focus on regional needs: Food, water, energy security," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “Many systems will need to be tested before the unmanned flight planned for this year, which we are planning for this year and among them will be the air-drop tests on crew escape module and we will also begin the crew training,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “ISRO is satisfied with the efforts of Qualcomm Technologies Inc. towards incorporating NavIC and we urge OEMs to leverage it for future handset launches in India,” External link

gpsworld Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “Isro is satisfied with the efforts of Qualcomm Technologies, towards incorporating NavIC and we urge OEMs to leverage it for future handset launches in India. The availability of NavIC across multiple mobile platforms will help enhance the geolocation capabilities of smartphones in the region and bring the benefits of this indigenous solution to Indian consumers for their day-to-day use,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, January 21, 2020 10:43:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "GSAT-30 will provide DTH Television Services, connectivity to VSATs for ATM, stock-exchange, television uplinking and teleport services, Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) and e-governance applications. The satellite will also be used for bulk data transfer for a host of emerging telecommunication applications," External link

business-standard Friday, January 17, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "GSAT-30 will provide DTH Television Services, connectivity to VSATs for ATM, stock-exchange, television uplinking and teleport services, Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) and e-governance applications. The satellite will also be used for bulk data transfer for a host of emerging telecommunication applications," External link

newindianexpress Friday, January 17, 2020 9:36:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "GSAT-30 will provide DTH Television Services, connectivity to VSATs for ATM, stock-exchange, television uplinking and teleport services, Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) and e-governance applications. The satellite will also be used for bulk data transfer for a host of emerging telecommunication applications," External link

mid-day Friday, January 17, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “The astronauts will undergo the physical fitness training in Russia for 11 months, after which they will receive module specific training in India. In that, they will train in the crew and service module designed by us, learn to operate it, work around it, do simulations,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “The food for the astronauts is being developed by DFRL. Apart from that, a number of DRDO labs are helping with various aspects of the mission. The space suit is also being designed; Russian help is being taken for that,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We are designing the mission for three people to go to low earth orbit for seven days. However, whether we send two people or one person and whether they spend seven days in the orbit or one will be decided later on in the mission after the two unmanned flights. Usually, the first flight is very crucial and even countries such as the USA, Russia, and China sent only one person for the first time and for a very short time one orbit, or one day, or even like the USA did only part of the orbit,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “The design for the launch vehicle that will be human-rated has also been completed. This is all on paper; the realisation hasn’t started yet. Once the realisation starts, the first model will come and it will go for qualification then the flight model will be made most likely by December this year. When you are planning a mission with humans, all systems have to be more robust; failure rate has to be low,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Usually, for other missions, the review is done by Isro people, but since humans are involved in the mission, a committee of external experts will review the work,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “This humanoid will basically mimic human functions, will record parameters such as blood pressure, heart rate, etc. This is getting ready. The two unmanned flights will let us ensure whether everything is working well, whether the environment in the modules are controlled, whether it is safe for humans. Like any programme, after two successful test flights, we will undertake the operational flight,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We are targeting the launch for this year but it may spillover to next year,” External link

guardian Tuesday, January 7, 2020 4:39:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We require the IDRSS system when our astronauts are in space. But I would prefer the relay spacecraft to be in place even before we launch the unmanned mission,” External link

Hindu Monday, January 6, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Even though we couldn’t successfully soft land, the orbiter is still functioning and it is going to function for another seven years,” “Chandrayaan-3’s configuration will be almost similar to Chandrayaan-2” External link

taipeitimes Thursday, January 2, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : “When I was emotional, the honourable Prime Minister hugged me. He understood what really happened in my mind. He showed leadership. The hug taught me many lessons. It was great thing that the prime minister himself consoled me. That gave us big relief,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 2, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : “When I was emotional, the honorable Prime Minister hugged me. He understood what really happened in my mind. He showed leadership. The hug taught me many lessons. It was a great thing that the prime minister himself consoled me. That gave us a big relief,” External link

expressindia Thursday, January 2, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "The four pilots have undergone medical tests at the Indian Aviation Medicine of the IAF in Bengaluru and in Russia at the space agency which will train them in all aspects of a manned mission in outer space," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, January 2, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We know where it crashed and where it is located,” External link

dailytimesPK Thursday, January 2, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “The new location is ideal for launching smaller satellites of less than 500 kg in the sun-synchronous orbit,” External link

elevenmyanmar Thursday, January 2, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

K Sivan added : “The smaller satellites will be initially launched from Sriharikota and subsequently to the second launch port when ready with all the facilities,” External link

elevenmyanmar Thursday, January 2, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "The four pilots have undergone medical tests at the Indian Aviation Medicine of the IAF in Bengaluru and in Russia at the space agency which will train them in all aspects of a manned mission in outer space," External link

ibtimes-in Thursday, January 2, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

K Sivan clarified : "For strategic reasons we could not admit Vikram crash landed because its images from the mission's Orbiter did not show that it disintegrated on hitting the lunar surface as it fell in the shadow," External link

siliconindia Thursday, January 2, 2020 10:43:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "I congratulate Subramanian and appreciate his efforts in locating our lander's parts on the moon's surface," External link

siliconindia Thursday, January 2, 2020 10:43:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "The government has approved Chandrayan-3, the project is ongoing. The land acquisition for a second spaceport has been initiated and the port will be in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu," External link

outlookindia Thursday, January 2, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "In 2019 our strategy mainly was the expansion program, we wanted to expand ISRO horizontally. The second strategy adopted in 2019 was the capacity building sn outreach program. The third one is reduction of the physical work in ISRO. We have also constituted Gaganyan advisory committee," External link

outlookindia Thursday, January 2, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "We brought the high school children to ISRO to train them for two weeks on space, Science and technology. Another major activity we initiated is that we want the PSLV to be produced by the industry," External link

outlookindia Thursday, January 2, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "We are targeting the launch for this year but it may spillover to next year," External link

phys Thursday, January 2, 2020 9:57:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "We had good progress in 2019 as regards Gaganyaan. And many of the designs were completed and astronauts' selection process is over. Now, four astronauts identified for training purpose.. that process is also completed," External link

mid-day Thursday, January 2, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “The Chandrayaan-3 mission has been approved. All the preparation activities on the mission are going on smoothly. The configuration of Chandrayaan-3 would be almost similar to Chandrayaan-2, but it would not have an Orbiter,” External link

expressindia Thursday, January 2, 2020 7:39:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "We are targeting the launch for this year but it may spillover to next year," External link

island Thursday, January 2, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “Even though we couldn’t successfully soft land, the orbiter is still functioning and it is going to function for another seven years,” “Chandrayaan-3’s configuration will be almost similar to Chandrayaan-2” External link

msn-uk Thursday, January 2, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “Even though we couldn’t successfully soft land, the orbiter is still functioning and it is going to function for another seven years,” “Chandrayaan-3’s configuration will be almost similar to Chandrayaan-2” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, January 2, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “We are targeting the launch for this year but it may spillover to next year,” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, January 2, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “We have made good progress on the Gaganyaan mission this year. Many of the designs have been completed. The selection process for the astronauts is over, now the training for the four astronauts identified is planned for the third week of January this year,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 1, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “This is the year of Chandrayaan 3,” “The work on the mission is progressing smoothly and India will again attempt a soft landing on the lunar surface within the year,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 1, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Soon, our mobile phones will have NaVIC along with GPS,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 1, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "We had good progress in 2019 as regards Gaganyaan. And many of the designs were completed and astronauts' selection process is over. Now four are identified for training purpose..that process is also completed," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 1, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “They are all from the Indian Air Force. Now the training of astronauts will begin in the third week of January in Russia,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 1, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We are sending humanoid to simulate the (impact) on humans,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 1, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We are expecting the launch of (Chandrayaan-3) in the next 14-16 months. Mostly it would be shifted to the next year,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 1, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We always learn from failures. In Chandrayaan-2, we couldn’t accomplish the soft landing. We want to demonstrate the soft landing technology, which means it (Chandrayaan-3) is a repetition of Chandrayaan-2,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 1, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "We are looking at more than 25 missions this year" External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 1, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "We are targeting the launch for this year but it may spillover to next year," External link

msn-uk Wednesday, January 1, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "We are targeting the launch for this year but it may spillover to next year," External link

irishsun Wednesday, January 1, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "We are targeting the launch for this year but it may spillover to next year," External link

polandsun Wednesday, January 1, 2020 4:06:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "We are targeting the launch for this year but it may spillover to next year," External link

voanews Wednesday, January 1, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "We are targeting the launch for this year but it may spillover to next year," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, January 1, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "Work is going on smoothly for Chandrayaan-3," External link

Hindu Wednesday, January 1, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We are targeting the launch for this year but it may spill over to next year,” External link

tribune Wednesday, January 1, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "We had good progress in 2019 as regards Gaganyaan. And many of the designs were completed and astronauts' selection process is over. Now, four astronauts identified for training purpose.. that process is also completed," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 1, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We are targeting the launch for this year but it may spillover to next year,” External link

ngrguardiannews Wednesday, January 1, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "We are targeting the launch for this year but it may spillover to next year," External link

afp-en Wednesday, January 1, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We know where it crashed and where it is located,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, January 1, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We have made good progress on Chandrayan-2, even though we could not land successfully, the orbiter is still functioning, it is going to function for the next 7 years to produce science data,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, January 1, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We had good progress on Gaganyaan in 2019, many of the designs were completed. Four astronauts have been identified for the training purpose. The training for the astronauts who are from the Indian Air Force will be planned in the third week of January which will take place in Russia,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 1, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Just like last year, this year is also going to be an eventful year for ISRO. This year is going to the year of Chandrayan-3 and Gaganyaan. We have planned another satellite for this year i.e. GSAT 20. Many targets have been planned for 2020. For Gaganyan many systems need to be tested before flight. Crew training is another major activity that is going to happen this year,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 1, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "We are looking at more than 25 missions this year" External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 1, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "Work is going on smoothly for Chandrayaan-3," External link

Hindu Wednesday, January 1, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "Chandrayaan-3 will have a lander, rover and a propulsion module. The government has approved the project and we have formed the project team. Work is going on smoothly," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 1, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “The government has approved Chandrayan-3, the project is ongoing. The land acquisition for a second spaceport has been initiated and the port will be in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 1, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “The selection process is complete. Four astronauts have been identified for the training, which will begin from the third week of January,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 1, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “Last year, PSLV also completed its 50th launch and two new variants of the launch vehicle were used. Now, we are moving towards the industry manufacturing the launch vehicles and the newly created New Space India Limited is working on it,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 1, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “Soon, our mobile phones will have NaVIC along with GPS,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 1, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “Many systems will be tested before the flight, including human rating of the propulsion modules and the crew escape system,” External link

news18 Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “We made good progress in Chandrayaan-2, even though we could not land it. The orbiter can go for three years and produce data,” External link

news18 Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "The government has approved Chandrayan-3, the project is ongoing. The land acquisition for a second spaceport has been initiated and the port will be in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "In 2019 our strategy mainly was the expansion program, we wanted to expand ISRO horizontally. The second strategy adopted in 2019 was the capacity building sn outreach program. The third one is reduction of the physical work in ISRO. We have also constituted Gaganyan advisory committee," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "We brought the high school children to ISRO to train them for two weeks on space, Science and technology. Another major activity we initiated is that we want the PSLV to be produced by the industry," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "Chandrayaan-3 will have a lander, rover and a propulsion module. The government has approved the project and we have formed the project team. Work is going on smoothly," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "We are looking at more than 25 missions this year" External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “All the activities related to Chandrayaan-3 are going on smoothly,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “We had orbiter-lander-rover configuration in Chandrayaan-2. In Chandrayaan-3, we will have landing and rover with propulsion module,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “In 2019, our strategy was focused on expansion. We wanted to expand ISRO’s capacity for missions. So we have acquired land in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi for a second space port,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “We had good progress on Gaganyaan in 2019. The training for four astronauts has been planned in third week of January,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "A PSLV will be used to carry the spacecraft, for which work is on," External link

xinhuanet_en Sunday, December 29, 2019 4:50:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : “For the Gaganyaan mission, we will require some changes to be made and those modifications will be carried out at Sriharikota,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, December 15, 2019 8:04:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said ( about Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre ) : “Today, ISRO had a historic mission and I am extremely happy to declare that the 50th PSLV successfully injected RSAT 2BR1 and nine customer satellites precisely into orbit. Along with the 50th mission of PSLV, this mission was another major milestone for ISRO. It is the 75th launch from Satish Dhawan Space Centre. In the last 26 years, the PSLV has flown in five variations and carried 52.7 tonne to spaces, of which 17% of the mass belongs to customer satellites,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:57:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “The PSLV has visited almost all the places in the space. It has launched a satellite in an inclined orbit, it has launched a satellite in the polar orbit, it has launched a satellite in GTO (geosynchronous transfer orbit), it has sent a satellite to moon, it has sent a satellite to Mars, and now we are going to send a satellite to the sun,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:57:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "I am extremely happy to declare that 50th PSLV rocket had injected the RISAT-2BR1 and nine customer satellites into precise orbit" External link

business-standard Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

K Sivan added : "I am extremely happy to declare that PSLV's 50th flight successfully injected RISAT-2BR1 in a 576km orbit. Along with the 50th flight, this mission has another milestone: It is the 75th launch from Sriharikota”. He said PSLV was a “wonderful project” led by “exemplary leaders” starting with Dr Srinivasan who had conceptualised and configured the vehicle. In 26 years, PSLV has had five variants. It initially had an 850kg capability which was later enhanced to 1.9 tonne. “The versatile vehicle has so far carried 52.7tonne payload in which 17% mass were customer satellites," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, December 11, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : “Our own orbiter had located Vikram Lander,” External link

msn-uk Thursday, December 5, 2019 7:00:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "Our own orbiter had located Vikram Lander, we had already declared that on our website, you can go back and see," External link

outlookindia Wednesday, December 4, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "Our own orbiter had located Vikram Lander, we had already declared that on our website, you can go back and see," External link

ibtimes-sg Wednesday, December 4, 2019 4:44:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "Our own orbiter had located Vikram Lander, we had already declared that on our website, you can go back and see," External link

asianage Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:16:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "Our own orbiter had located Vikram Lander, we had already declared that on our website, you can go back and see," External link

business-standard Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “Area-wise, the launch centre in Tamil Nadu will be smaller than SHAR,” External link

timesofindia Monday, December 2, 2019 1:18:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “We have our hands full. We have 13 missions up to March – six launch vehicle missions and seven satellite missions,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, November 27, 2019 8:53:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “When I graduated, my parents and family members were happier than I was. Even today, they remember my graduation day. The same will be for all of you too. So let me congratulate all the parents who have supported you to see you here,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, November 4, 2019 8:34:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “Let me assure that Isro will pull all its experience, knowledge and technical prowess to set things right and demonstrate soft landing in near future. And Chandrayaan-2 is not the end of story,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 3, 2019 1:21:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “On the technology part yes, we could not achieve soft landing, but all the systems functioned until 300m from Moon’s surface. Very valuable data is available to set things right,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 3, 2019 1:21:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said ( about Vikram Sarabhai ) : “Starting a space programme in a country like India in the 1960’s was one big crazy idea. But Dr. Vikram Sarabhai foresaw the potential of space technology in transforming India,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 3, 2019 1:21:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “In this fast-changing world, there is no upper limit on aspirations and expectations, and petty distractions are the biggest obstacles to success. Focusing on the right things is the key to success. You all must have heard a lot about motivation, stress, and leadership, but not much attention is paid to the role that focus plays in your career and life,” External link

Hindu Saturday, November 2, 2019 11:14:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Very valuable data is available to us to set things right. Let me assure you, ISRO will pull all its experience, knowledge and technical prowess to set things right and demonstrate soft landing in the near future” External link

Hindu Saturday, November 2, 2019 11:14:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "We are working on a plan of action on how to go ahead for Vikram Lander's landing," External link

economictimes Saturday, November 2, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “You all have heard about Chandrayaan-2 mission. On the technology part – yes, we could not achieve soft landing, but all the systems functioned until 300m from Moon’s surface. Very valuable data is available to set things right. Let me assure that ISRO will pull all its experience, knowledge and technical prowess to set things right and demonstrate soft landing in near future,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, November 2, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “You all have heard about Chandrayaan-2 mission. On the technology part yes, we could not achieve soft landing, but all the systems functioned until 300m from Moon’s surface. Very valuable data is available to set things right. Let me assure that ISRO will pull all its experience, knowledge and technical prowess to set things right and demonstrate soft landing in near future,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, November 2, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “You need not be the topper; you need not have excellent grades. All you need is focus by eliminating distractions and time-wasting activities,” External link

expressindia Saturday, November 2, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “You all have heard about Chandrayaan 2 mission. On the technology part — yes, we could not achieve a soft-landing, but all the systems functioned until 300m from the Moon’s surface. Very valuable data is available to set things right. Let me assure that ISRO will pull all its experience, knowledge and technical prowess to set things right and demonstrate soft landing in near future,” External link

india Saturday, November 2, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "We are working on a plan of action on how to go ahead for Vikram Lander's landing," External link

business-standard Saturday, November 2, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “The committee is still examining and we are planning a future course of action,” External link

Hindu Saturday, November 2, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Chandrayaan 2 is not the end of the story. Our plans on Aditya L1 solar mission and the human space flight programme are on track. A large number of advance satellite launches are planned in the coming months. SSLV will make its maiden flight sometime in December or January. The testing of a 200-tonne semi-cryo engine is expected to begin shortly. Work is on to provide NAVIC signals on mobile phones, which will open the path to developing a large number of applications for societal needs,” External link

Hindu Saturday, November 2, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "You all have heard about Chandrayaan-2 mission. On the technology part – yes, we could not achieve soft landing, but all the systems functioned until 300m from Moon's surface. Very valuable data is available to set things right. Let me assure that ISRO will pull all its experience, knowledge and technical prowess to set things right and demonstrate soft landing in near future," External link

asianage Saturday, November 2, 2019 2:26:00 PM EAT

K Sivan added : “We are also planning to set up space research centres at Guwahati, Jaipur, Varanasi, Kurukshetra, Patna and Kanyakumari. The centres will focus on research and give a platform to the talented youths across the country to come up with bright ideas and do research on those ideas for developing space technologies,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:42:00 AM EAT

K Sivan clarified : “98% success rate for the Chandrayaan-2 mission” External link

timesofindia Sunday, September 29, 2019 11:49:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "The space is risky. There are no knowns, known- unknowns and unknown-unknowns. There is concept of acceptable risk and unacceptable risk," External link

business-standard Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:05:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "As per the prime minister's announcement, we have to achieve this success by 2022," External link

economictimes Thursday, September 26, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

K Sivan added : "Maybe after the committee submits the report, we'll work on the future plan. Necessary approvals and other processes are required. We are working on that," External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, September 26, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “As per the prime minister’s announcement, we have to achieve this success by 2022,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 26, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "As per the prime minister's announcement, we have to achieve this success by 2022," External link

economictimes Thursday, September 26, 2019 4:14:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “It’s working and continuously sending pictures. It still has some time to go,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, September 25, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "It's working and continuously sending pictures. It still has some time to go," External link

business-standard Tuesday, September 24, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "It's working and continuously sending pictures. It still has some time to go," External link

news18 Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "We could not establish any communication with the lander (Vikram) yet. The project was developed in two parts - science and technology demonstration. We achieved total success in science objective while in technology demonstration, the success percentage was almost full. That's why the project can be termed as 98 per cent successful" External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, September 24, 2019 6:03:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "We could not establish any communication with the lander (Vikram) yet. The project was developed in two parts - science and technology demonstration. We achieved total success in science objective while in technology demonstration, the success percentage was almost full. That's why the project can be termed as 98 percent successful" External link

spacedaily Tuesday, September 24, 2019 9:33:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "We could not establish any communication with the lander (Vikram) yet. The project was developed in two parts - science and technology demonstration. We achieved total success in science objective while in technology demonstration, the success percentage was almost full. That's why the project can be termed as 98 per cent successful" External link

siliconindia Monday, September 23, 2019 10:15:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "We could not establish any communication with the lander (Vikram) yet. The project was developed in two parts - science and technology demonstration. We achieved total success in science objective while in technology demonstration; the success percentage was almost full. That's why the project can be termed as 98 per cent successful" External link

asianage Monday, September 23, 2019 9:45:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "We could not establish any communication with the lander (Vikram) yet. The project was developed in two parts - science and technology demonstration. We achieved total success in science objective while in technology demonstration, the success percentage was almost full. That's why the project can be termed as 98 per cent successful" External link

news18 Sunday, September 22, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “By December 2020, we will have our first unmanned mission of human space plane. The second unmanned human space plane, we target for July 2021,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, September 22, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

K Sivan added : “As Gandhiji said local problems need local solutions,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, September 22, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

K Sivan remarked : "The orbiter was designed for only a year but due to optimal mission operations, the orbiter's life has increased to seven-and-a-half-years. This means that scientists will receive 7.5 times the data expected. I will say Chandrayaan 2 is a huge success. This will also result in the mapping of the entire lunar surface in great precision," External link

mid-day Sunday, September 22, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

K Sivan added : "We could not have established any communication with the lander yet. Chandrayaan-2 had two important objectives science and technology demonstration. We achieved total success in science objective while in the technology demonstration, the success percentage was almost full. That's why the project can be termed as 98% successful," External link

dnaindia Sunday, September 22, 2019 3:52:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "Orbiter continues to perform scheduled science experiments to complete satisfaction. There are eight instruments in the orbiter and each instrument is doing exactly what it meant to do," External link

dnaindia Sunday, September 22, 2019 3:52:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "By December 2020, we will have our first unmanned mission of human space plane. The second unmanned human space plane, we target for July 2021," External link

firstpost Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

K Sivan added : "As Gandhi ji said local problems need local solutions," External link

firstpost Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We could not establish any communication with Vikram lander yet. The project was developed in two parts - science and technology demonstration. We achieved total success in science while in technology demonstration, the success percentage was almost full. That’s why the project can be termed as 98% successful,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:27:00 PM EAT

K Sivan added : "By December 2020, we are going to have the first unmanned mission of human spacecraft," External link

business-standard Saturday, September 21, 2019 9:26:00 PM EAT

K Sivan remarked : "The orbiter was designed for only a year but due to optimal mission operations, the orbiter's life has increased to seven-and-a-half-years. This means that scientists will receive 7.5 times the data expected. I will say Chandrayaan 2 is a huge success. This will also result in the mapping of the entire lunar surface in great precision," External link

irishsun Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

K Sivan remarked : "The orbiter was designed for only a year but due to optimal mission operations, the orbiter's life has increased to seven-and-a-half-years. This means that scientists will receive 7.5 times the data expected. I will say Chandrayaan 2 is a huge success. This will also result in the mapping of the entire lunar surface in great precision," External link

dnaindia Saturday, September 21, 2019 6:27:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "By December 2020, we will have our first unmanned mission of human space plane. The second unmanned human space plane, we target for July 2021," External link

business-standard Saturday, September 21, 2019 6:22:00 PM EAT

K Sivan added : "As Gandhiji said local problems need local solutions," External link

business-standard Saturday, September 21, 2019 6:22:00 PM EAT

K Sivan remarked : "The orbiter was designed for only a year but due to optimal mission operations, the orbiter's life has increased to seven-and-a-half-years. This means that scientists will receive 7.5 times the data expected. I will say Chandrayaan 2 is a huge success. This will also result in the mapping of the entire lunar surface in great precision," External link

business-standard Saturday, September 21, 2019 6:22:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Chandrayaan-2 orbiter is doing very well. Each of the eight instruments in the orbiter is doing exactly what we wanted. This mission was 98% successful. Our next priority is Gaganyaan,” External link

aa-en Saturday, September 21, 2019 4:50:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We have not been able to establish communication with the lander yet. As soon as we receive any data, necessary steps will be taken,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, September 21, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

K Sivan noted ( about Vikram Sarabhai ) : “Starting a space programme in a country like India in 1960s was a big crazy idea. But Vikram Sarabhai foresaw the potential of space technology in transforming India,” External link

Hindu Saturday, September 21, 2019 3:43:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "We have not been able to establish communication with the lander yet. As soon as we receive any data, necessary steps will be taken," External link

news18 Saturday, September 21, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "Chandrayaan-2 orbiter is doing very well. There are 8 instruments in the orbiter and each instrument is doing exactly what it's meant to do. Regarding the lander, we have not been able to establish communication with it. Our next priority is Gaganyaan mission," External link

business-standard Saturday, September 21, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Chandrayaan-2 orbiter is doing very well. Each of the eight instruments in the orbiter is doing exactly what we wanted. This mission was 98% successful. Our next priority is Gaganyaan,” External link

yenisafak-en Saturday, September 21, 2019 2:51:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Chandrayaan 2 Mission comprises a very big size science component and a small technology demonstration component which include soft-landing near south pole of the moon. The bulk of experiments carried out in the inter-planetary science is in the orbiter. Initially, the life of orbiter was only one year, but due to optimum mission operations, the life of orbiter has increased to 7.5 years. Now, scientists would receive 7.5 times data more than is expected. It is really a huge success,” External link

Hindu Saturday, September 21, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Gaganyaan is extremely important for India as it would boost science and technological capabilities of the country. By 2020 December, we would have first unmanned mission of human space flight. And the second human unmanned space flight, we targeting July 2021. By December 2021, the first Indian will be carried by our own rocket. ISRO is working on that,” External link

Hindu Saturday, September 21, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Chandrayan 2 Mission comprises a very big size science component and a small technology demonstration component which include soft-landing near south pole of the moon. The bulk of experiments carried out in the inter-planetary science is in the orbiter. Initially, the life of orbiter was only one year, but due to optimum mission operations, the life of orbiter has increased to 7.5 years. Now, scientists would receive 7.5 times data more than is expected. It is really a huge success,” External link

thehindu Saturday, September 21, 2019 2:20:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Gaganyaan is extremely important for India as it would boost science and technological capabilities of the country. By 2020 December, we would have first unmanned mission of human space flight. And the second human unmanned space flight, we targeting July 2021. By December 2021, the first Indian will be carried by our own rocket. ISRO is working on that,” External link

thehindu Saturday, September 21, 2019 2:20:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "Chandrayaan-2 orbiter is doing very well. There are 8 instruments in the orbiter and each instrument is doing exactly what it's meant to do. Regarding the lander, we have not been able to establish communication with it. Our next priority is Gaganyaan mission," External link

mid-day Saturday, September 21, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "We have not been able to establish communication with the lander yet. As soon as we receive any data, necessary steps will be taken," External link

timesofindia Saturday, September 21, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : “Chandrayaan-2 orbiter is doing very well. There are eight instruments in the orbiter and each instrument is doing exactly what it is meant to do,” External link

asianage Saturday, September 21, 2019 1:37:00 PM EAT

K Sivan added : "Regarding the lander, we have not been able to establish communication with it. Our next priority is 'Gaganyaan mission'," External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, September 21, 2019 1:17:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Chandrayaan2 orbiter is doing very well. Each of the eight instruments in the orbiter is doing exactly what we wanted. This mission was 98 per cent successful. Our next priority is Gaganyaan,” External link

news18 Saturday, September 21, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : “We could not have established any communication with the lander yet. The project was developed in two parts - science and technology demonstration. We achieved total success in science objective while in technology demonstration, the success percentage was almost full. That’s why the project can be termed as 98 per cent successful,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:45:00 AM EAT

K Sivan told : “We could not have established any communication with the lander yet. The project was developed in two parts - science and technology demonstration. We achieved total success in science objective while in technology demonstration, the success percentage was almost full. That’s why the project can be termed as 98 per cent successful,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:55:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "Payloads of the orbiter are operational, have started sending images and scientists have to go through them," External link

news-yahoo-in Friday, September 20, 2019 1:05:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : “The IIST is designing a satellite along with California Institute of Technology,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 12, 2019 5:00:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "The IIST is designing a satellite along with California Institute of Technology," External link

timesofoman Thursday, September 12, 2019 3:51:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "Vikram lander descent was as planned and normal performance was observed up to an altitude of 2.1 km. Subsequently, the communication from the lander to the ground centre was lost" External link

newindianexpress Thursday, September 12, 2019 12:40:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "Vikram lander descent was as planned and normal performance was observed up to an altitude of 2.1 km. Subsequently, the communication from the lander to the ground centre was lost" External link

newindianexpress Thursday, September 12, 2019 12:41:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “We have already done 90%-95% of the technology demonstration,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, September 10, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "This is Mission Control Centre. Vikram Lander descent was as planned and normal performance was observed up to an altitude of 2.1 km. Subsequently, communication from lander to the ground stations was lost . Data is being analyzed," External link

firstpost Tuesday, September 10, 2019 5:30:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "The last portion was not executed the right way, in that phase only we lost the link with the Lander, and could not establish communication subsequently. Right now the communication is lost. We will try to establish a link for the next 14 days," External link

outlookindia Monday, September 9, 2019 11:29:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “Efforts to establish contact with Vikram are being made,” External link

financialexpress Monday, September 9, 2019 3:03:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "The last portion was not executed the right way, in that phase only we lost the link with the Lander, and could not establish communication subsequently. Right now the communication is lost. We will try to establish a link for the next 14 days," External link

outlookindia Monday, September 9, 2019 2:04:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "Subsequently the communication from the lander to ground station was lost. The data is being analyzed," External link

clickondetroit Monday, September 9, 2019 12:20:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We’ve found the location of lander Vikram on lunar surface and orbiter has clicked a thermal image of the lander. But there is no communication yet. We are trying to have contact. It will be communicated soon,” External link

elevenmyanmar Monday, September 9, 2019 8:17:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “Vikram lander’s descend was normal and as planned till 2.1 km. Subsequently, communication with Vikram lander was lost. Data is being analysed,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 9, 2019 8:09:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "Yes, we have located the lander on the lunar surface. It must have been a hard-landing" External link

mid-day Monday, September 9, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "We are extremely happy (the PMs address as well as nation rallying behind ISRO). It has boosted the morale of our people" External link

mid-day Monday, September 9, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "We've had the image and we are analysing the data," External link

timesofindia Monday, September 9, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "At this moment we don't have any information about that yet. Also, we are still trying to re-establish a communication link" External link

timesofindia Monday, September 9, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "If we go to a 50km orbit the resolution would be even better. But at this point no final decision has been taken and the 7.5 years of life for the orbiter presents us with an opportunity, for the first time, to map the whole of Moon using such good cameras" External link

timesofindia Monday, September 9, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : "As of today we don't have enough...We are yet to find anything conclusive, we are still analysing the information. But yes, we are looking into all these angles" External link

timesofindia Monday, September 9, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

K Sivan said : “We have found the location of the Vikram lander on the lunar surface and the orbiter has clicked a thermal image of the lander. We are trying to establish contact. It will be communicated soon,” External link

financialexpress Monday, September 9, 2019 5:25:00 AM EAT

K Sivan told : “Yes, we have located the lander on the lunar surface. It must have been a hard-landing” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, September 9, 2019 12:37:00 AM EAT

K Sivan told : "We are trying to have contact. It will be communicated soon," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, September 8, 2019 11:49:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "Yes, we have located the lander on the lunar surface. It must have been a hard-landing" External link

newindianexpress Sunday, September 8, 2019 11:49:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "We are extremely happy (the PMs address as well as nation rallying behind ISRO). It has boosted the morale of our people" External link

newindianexpress Sunday, September 8, 2019 11:49:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "At this moment, we don't have any information about that. Also, we are still trying to re-establish a communication link" External link

timesofindia Sunday, September 8, 2019 11:20:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We have found the location of Vikram lander on lunar surface and orbiter has clicked a thermal image of the lander,” “But there is no communication yet. We are trying to have contact” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, September 8, 2019 11:00:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : “Because there is extra fuel available in the orbiter, at present, we estimate the orbiter life to be seven-and-a-half-years. The seven-and-a-half years would mean the high-resolution camera whose swath was small, will be able to completely cover the entire globe of the Moon due to the long duration,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 8, 2019 8:47:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We've found the location of #VikramLander on lunar surface and orbiter has clicked a thermal image of Lander. But there is no communication yet. We are trying to have contact. It will be communicated soon” External link

dnaindia Sunday, September 8, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "Yes, we have located the lander on the Lunar surface. It must have been a hard-landing," External link

firstpost Sunday, September 8, 2019 8:28:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "Vikram Lander descent was as planned and normal performance was observed up to an altitude of 2.1 km. Subsequently, communication from the lander to ground stations was lost," External link

firstpost Sunday, September 8, 2019 8:28:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "We are trying to have contact. It will be communicated soon," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, September 8, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "It must have been a hard landing," External link

standard Sunday, September 8, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "We have found the location of Lander Vikram on lunar surface and orbiter has clicked a thermal image of Lander," External link

dnaindia Sunday, September 8, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : “We are extremely happy [with PM’s address as well as nation rallying behind ISRO]. It has boosted the morale of our people,” External link

thehindu Sunday, September 8, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : “We are extremely happy [with PM’s address as well as nation rallying behind ISRO]. It has boosted the morale of our people,” External link

Hindu Sunday, September 8, 2019 5:50:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "Yes, we have located the lander on the lunar surface. It must have been a hard-landing" External link

timesofindia Sunday, September 8, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "We are extremely happy (the PM's address as well as nation rallying behind Isro). It has boosted the morale of our people" External link

timesofindia Sunday, September 8, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "We are extremely happy (the PMs address as well as nation rallying behind ISRO). It has boosted the morale of our people" External link

news18 Sunday, September 8, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "We've found the location of Vikram Lander on lunar surface& orbiter has clicked a thermal image of Lander. But there is no communication yet. We are trying to have contact. It will be communicated soon" External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, September 8, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "Yes, we have located the lander on the lunar surface. It must have been a hard-landing" External link

nampa Sunday, September 8, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We have found the location of Vikram lander on lunar surface and orbiter has clicked a thermal image of the lander,” “But there is no communication yet. We are trying to have contact” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, September 8, 2019 3:35:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We have found the location of Vikram Lander on lunar surface and the orbiter has clicked a thermal image of the lander. But there is no communication yet. We are trying to have contact,” External link

news18 Sunday, September 8, 2019 3:34:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We’ve found the location of lander Vikram on lunar surface and orbiter has clicked a thermal image of the lander. But there is no communication yet. We are trying to have contact. It will be communicated soon,” External link

nationmultimedia Sunday, September 8, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : “Yes, we have located the lander on the lunar surface. It must have been a hard-landing,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, September 8, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "We are extremely happy (with PM's address as well as nation rallying behind ISRO). It has boosted the morale of our people," External link

news18 Sunday, September 8, 2019 2:42:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "We have found the location of Lander Vikram on lunar surface and orbiter has clicked a thermal image of Lander," External link

business-standard Sunday, September 8, 2019 2:39:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "Vikram lander's descend was normal and as planned till 2.1 km. Subsequently, communication with Vikram lander was lost. Data is being analysed," External link

business-standard Sunday, September 8, 2019 2:39:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "Vikram Lander descent was as planned and normal performance was observed up to an altitude of 2.1 km. Subsequently, communication from the lander to ground stations was lost," External link

business-standard Sunday, September 8, 2019 2:39:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "We are extremely happy (with PM's address as well as nation rallying behind Isro). It has boosted the morale of our people," External link

timesofindia Sunday, September 8, 2019 2:36:00 PM EAT

K Sivan added : “ISRO is trying to establish contact with the lander. It will be communicated soon,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, September 8, 2019 1:44:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "Yes, we have located the lander on the Lunar surface. It must have been a hard-landing," External link

nampa Sunday, September 8, 2019 1:27:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "We are trying to have contact. It will be communicated soon," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, September 8, 2019 1:17:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : "We have found the location of Lander Vikram on lunar surface and orbiter has clicked a thermal image of Lander," External link

mid-day Sunday, September 8, 2019 1:17:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “We’ve found the location of Vikram Lander on lunar surface and orbiter has clicked a thermal image of Lander. But there is no communication yet. We are trying to have contact. It will be communicated soon” External link

india Sunday, September 8, 2019 1:12:00 PM EAT

K Sivan told : “The orbiter has clicked a thermal image of lander. But there is no communication yet. We are trying to establish contact,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 8, 2019 12:28:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “It will be a terrifying moment for us. Everybody’s eyes would be glued to their consoles. The telemetry parameters will keep telling us that we are going in the right direction, but at the same time, there will be a lot of anxiety about what will happen in the next moment,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 8, 2019 12:28:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “The current situation is that there is no communication with the lander but we will be trying to re-establish contact with it for the next 14 days,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, September 8, 2019 12:14:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : “If you look in totality, the Chandrayaan 2 mission’s success is very much close to 100%,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, September 8, 2019 12:14:00 PM EAT

K Sivan said : "Vikram lander's descend was normal and as planned till 2.1 km. Subsequently, communication with Vikram lander was lost. Data is being analysed," External link

business-standard Sunday, September 8, 2019 11:33:00 AM EAT

K Sivan disse : "As comunicações da estação lunar para a estação terrestre foram perdidas" External link

atarde Saturday, September 7, 2019 4:12:00 AM EAT

K Sivan disse : "As comunicações da estação lunar para a estação terrestre foram perdidas" External link

bemparana Saturday, September 7, 2019 4:11:00 AM EAT

K Sivan dijo : “Las comunicaciones entre la sonda y la estación en tierra se perdieron” External link

wsoctv Saturday, September 7, 2019 3:32:00 AM EAT

K Sivan anunciou : "A descida da nave correu normalmente até à altitude de 2,1 quilómetros. Depois a comunicação com a estação perdeu-se. Estamos a analisar os dados" External link

tsfPT Saturday, September 7, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

K Sivan déclaré : "L'objectif de cette mission est de garder en permanence un oeil sur le Soleil sans aucune perturbation. L'Aditya-L1 a pour but d'observer la couronne solaire" External link

french-news Friday, June 14, 2019 3:27:00 AM EAT

K Sivan déclaré : "Sur le long terme, nous prévoyons d'avoir une station spatiale indienne, notre propre station spatiale" External link

afp-fr Thursday, June 13, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT



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director100.00%EN01/21/201721/01/2017
Names Lang Count
K. SivanEN84.38%
K. SivanFR15.62%


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Madhavan Nair said ( about K Sivan ) : "Certainly when you are dealing with a very complex system, failures are not uncommon. But we have to learn from those failures and correct for the future" "I will totally agree with Dr. Sivan on 98 per cent success rate of Chandrayaan-2 mission" External link

business-standard Tuesday, September 24, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Pallava Bagla says ( about K Sivan ) : “It's only the brave hearted space agencies that do missions to other planets". Wishing you clear skies and wide eyes. BENGALURU, INDIA - AUGUST 26: Dr K Sivan, widely known as the Rocket Man of India, is a 62 year old home grown aerospace engineer, currently Chairman of the Indian space agency and head of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) stands next to Corbis via Getty Images. At 4.25 P.M. Eastern Time on Friday, September 6, India will Whether its daring Chandrayaan-2 mission is a success or not remains to be seen. However, its lander, called Vikram, and its rover, named Pragyan, are just a taster of what the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has planned for the exploration of space in the coming decade. Next up comes a landmark mission to put Indian ‘gaganaut’ astronauts into low-Earth orbit, balloons on Venus, and even an attempt to land on Mars. Gaganyaan: Indian spaceflight (2022) August 15, 2022. The 75th anniversary of India's independence’s from the U.K is ISRO’s target date to put three Indian astronauts into orbit for the first time. Its Gaganyaan ("Orbital Vehicle") mission will put as many as three Indian 'Gaganauts' into space. "India calls it human spaceflight rather than 'manned' spaceflight because it plans to send a woman,” External link

forbes Friday, September 6, 2019 5:58:00 AM EAT