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Senior Aerospace Scientist S Somanath Becomes New ISRO Chairman

Senior aerospace scientist S Somanath has been appointed as the new chairman and space secretary of the Indian Space and Research Organisation (ISRO). The centre on Wednesday appointed him as the secretary of the Space Department and the chairman of the Space Commission. The appointment is for a duration of three years. Usually, the post of the Chairman, Secretary and Space commission Chief is held by a person in ISRO. ROCKET SCIENTIST S. SOMANATH IS ISRO'S NEW CHAIRMAN The top agenda at this point for Somanath is the inclusion of space sector reforms involving hand-holding of the private sector and start-ups in order to assist them in emerging as the key parameters. He stated that the Indian space is a Rs 16,000 crore economy and should grow to a Rs 60,000 crore economy. He says t...

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Iran Launches Rocket Into Space; Deets Inside!

Iran used a satellite launch rocket to send three research devices into space on December 30. The Simorgh (Phoenix) satellite carrier rocket launched the devices at an altitude of 470km. Ahmad Hosseini, the spokesman of Defence Ministry in Iran said that, “The simorgh satellite launcher carried three research cargos into space. The intended research objectives of this launch were achieved. This was done as a preliminary launch. God willing, we will have a operational launch soon.“ Ahmed Hosseini However, Hosseini and other officials remained silent on the status of the objects suggesting the rocket had fallen short of placing its payload into the right orbit. State TV showed footage of what it said was the firing of the launch vehicle from the Imam Khomeini Space Center. Washington ...

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