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ISRO New Workhorse GSLV-Mk III to Carry Heaviest 3136-kg GSAT-19 Satellite

S200 Strap-ons Integrated with Core L110 Liquid Stage (Photo: ISRO)

ISRO New Workhorse GSLV-Mk III-D1 to Carry Heaviest 3136-kg GSAT-19 Satellite Indian Space research Organisation (ISRO) will launch its new workhorse GSLV-Mk III-D1 rocket on June 5, making it the heaviest rocket ever made by ISRO and capable of carrying huge payloads. GSAT-19 carries Ka/Ku-band high throughput communication transponders, a Geostationary Radiation Spectrometer (GRASP) to monitor charged particles and the ...

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Work on ISRO-NASA Joint Satellite NISAR to Detect Earthquakes Underway, to be Launched in 2021

The joint NASA and ISRO project to make NISAR – the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite – at a cost of 1.5 billion dollars, possibly be the world’s most expensive Earth imaging satellite, is progressing to become a reality soon. NISAR will be a two frequency RADAR, with an L-band 24 centimetre RADAR and another S-band 13 centimetre one. S-band ...

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NASA Upbeat Finding Lost India’s Chandrayaan I

Way back on August 29, 2009, Indian Space Research Organisation launched its first orbiting satellite Chandrayaan I to observe Moon but it fell silent after 312 days, cutting short the lifespan from two years. Undaunted, ISRO launched ntext mega project MoM or Mangalyaan to Mars that was a bigger success and live even to this day far more than its ...

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Chandrayaan II to Test Object Landing on Moon: ISRO Chief

ISRO is planning to land a robot landrover on the Moon in a controlled manner, revealed the space agency Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar in his inteaction with students on Sunday. “We are planning Chandrayaan II, which will include a lander. Chandrayaan II will have an object that will descend on the surface of the moon in a controlled manner,” he ...

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ISRO Set to Create Record Launch of 103 Satellites in One Go

Indian Space Research Organisation is all set to send a record 103 satellites into space, breaking the Russian record of 37 satellites launched in June 2014. To be launched in a staggered separation of angles, velocities and orientations, 100 of these satellites are foreign and three are Indian. Dr K. Sivan, Director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre told media ...

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ISRO to Launch 100 Foreign, 3 Indian Satellites in February

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch 103 satellites, 100 of them foreign, in one go aboard the rocket PSLV-C37, which will be placed in their respective orbits in different directions. The operation of separating them by angle and time will be crucial so that they never collide with each other in different orbits. The satellites are ...

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PSLV-C36 Lifts Off RESOURCESAT-2A Remote Sensing Satellite

In its 38th flight (PSLV-C36), ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched the 1,235 kg RESOURCESAT-2A Satellite on Wednesday morning (December 07, 2016) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. After PSLV-C36 lift-off at 10:25 am IST from the First Launch Pad with the ignition of the first stage, the subsequent important flight events, namely, strap-on ignitions and separations, ...

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With Cryogenic Engine, ISRO Joins Top 5 in International Space Commerce Market (Photos)

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has achieved another marvel to its list of accomplishments in space journey with its own indigenous cryogenic engine, joining the US, Russia, France, Japan and China. ISRO has launched successfully its Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV-F05 rocket from Sriharikota on September 8 using the indigenous cryogenic engine and lofted off the heavy weather satellite INSAT-3DR ...

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With 20 Satellites Today, ISRO Gallops to Skies, Totals 113 So Far

With the successful launch of PSLV-C32 today, the total number of satellites launched by India’s workhorse launch vehicle PSLV has reached 113, of which 39 are Indian and the remaining 74 from abroad. Past record was set in 2008 when ISRO had launched 10 satellites in a single flight with the PSLV rocket. ISRO is already posing tough competition in ...

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PSLV-C34 with 20 Satellites Set for Mega Launch on June 22 at 9.25 AM

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As the world is watching with curiosity, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch its next marvel, the Cartosat-2 series aboard PSLV-C34 with 20 satellites on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 09:25 hrs (IST) from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. Into its 36th flight, India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C34) will lift off with 727.5 kg Cartosat-2 series ...

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ISRO Gets NIQR-GKD Award for Outstanding Performance

Indian space agency ISRO has received the award for Outstanding Organisation-2016 from National Institution for Quality & Reliability (NIQR) at the 15th NIQR National Convention held in Chennai. As part of quality promotion activity NIQR recognises Organisations for their outstanding contribution to the practice of Total Quality in all their activities and gives away awards during the Convention. ISRO was ...

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ISRO’s 1:22 Ratio to Crowd Space with Nano Satellites?

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ISRO is all set for its prestigious launch of 22 satellites in a single shot in June, said ISRO Chairman, Kiran Kumar, without giving the details about the possible type of satellites, though expected to be mostly nanosatellites. Tentatively slated in the second half of June, the PSLV-C34 mission in the PSLV-XL configuration, will launch the Cartosat 2C high-resolution Earth ...

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ISRO to Launch Mini Space Shuttle Today to Test Reusable Rocket Technology

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As NASA has shelved its space shuttles in varsities and museums in lieu of bigger and deep-space shuttles under design, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to test its re-usable launch vehicle (mini space shuttle) on Monday, kicking off a 10-year reusable technology development program. The mini space shuttle is a reusable launch vehicle demonstrator (RLV-TD) of ISRO ...

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ISRO Quietly Places 6th IRNSS-1F Satellite, 7th, Final One Next Month (Photos)

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) today launched its 6th IRNSS-1F navigation satellite via its work horse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-32) from Sriharikota at 4.01pm, with the next and final one in the series scheduled next month to complete constellation of seven navigation satellites to become indigenous with complete control over the country’s navigation system and join the ranks ...

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Ex-ISRO Chief Kasturirangan Pitches for Strategic, Sustainable Space Program

Former Indian Space Research Organisation chief K. Kasturirangan has called for a strategic plan in Indian research program that can be wholly indegenous with fewer imported technologies. Addressing students at Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT), the former space scientist who headed ISRO for nine years as chairman from 1994 to 2003, said long-term sustainability is key to India’s progress ...

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ISRO postpones Demo Re-Usable Launch Vehicle Lift-off

Originally scheduled to be launched today, the prestigious Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD) being developed by Thumba-based Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) was delayed to April 2016 due to technical snags, said the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). RLV(TD) is miniscule prototype of India’s space shuttle that can return to earth after lofting off satellites in their orbit. More than ...

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India in Space: Year End Review of ISRO’s Achievements in 2015

From positive news of Mars Orbiter Mission completing its task successfully and enhancing it lifespan for few more years, ISRO has made every Indian smile with pride in 2015. Hardwork, dedication and team spirit still dominate the sprawling ISRO campus in Bangalore and their efforts towards socially beneficial projects has equally taken centre-stage in 2015. Here is a glance at ...

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How ISRO Achieved Milestones? Ex-Chief Ponders 18-hour Workdays

Scientists at Bangalore-based Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had put in 18-hour workdays ahead of the historic space launches such as Chandrayaan and Mangalyaan, the unprecedented breakthroughs, said K. Radhakrishnan, former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), while addressing the students at the IIT Bombay Techfest on Saturday. Describing ISRO efforts as role-model for other space missions elsewhere in ...

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