Tag Archives: orbit

SpaceX All Set to Launch Today Heaviest INMARSAT 4th Communication Satellite

SpaceX is launching its sixth Falcon 9 rocket in 2017 with Inmarsat-5 F4 communications satellite into orbit but not attempting recovery of the used rocket after its takeoff as it was hard to land the rocket after launch. To Watch Live on Youtube, CLICK HERE Inmarsat-5 F4 measures bigger than a double-decker bus and weighs nearly 13,500 pounds, making it ...

Read More »

China Launches ‘ChinaSat 2C’ for Military, General Use

After the unsuccessful Sinosat-2 launch failure in July 2013, China successfully launched its new communication satellite called ‘Chinasat-2C’ on Wednesday via the Long March-3B carrier rocket. Western observers believe that the satellite was mainly for military communications as the payload remained secretive. The Chinasat-2C will be used for radio, television and broadband services. It will be used for radio, television ...

Read More »

ISRO Conducts Orbit Raising Feat for GSAT-6

Indian space agency ISRO on Friday conducted the first orbit raising feat on its successfully launched communication satellite GSAT-6, a day after its launch on Thursday. “The first orbit raising operation of GSAT-6 was successfully completed by firing the Apogee Motor for 3,385 seconds at 8.35 hrs (local time) on August 28,” said the Indian Space Research Organization. The current ...

Read More »

Post-Progress M-27M Failure, Manned Mission to ISS to be Postponed: Roscosmos

Following the mid-air disaster with its Progress M-27M cargo ship to ISS, Russian federal space agency Roscosmos has said that the upcoming manned mission to the International Space Station (ISS) would be re-worked or even delayed. “The programme of the next expedition to the ISS on May 26 may be adjusted due to possible postponements of the launch dates of ...

Read More »

India IRNSS-1D Launch: India Joins Top 4 Club With Own GPS, Navigation Satellites

India launched successfully IRNSS-1D satellite, its fourth navigation satellite in row into orbit on Saturday at 5:19 PM on its rocket launching vehicle PSLV C27 from the 2nd launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The rocket left behind an inverted flare with a long handle as it gathered speed amidst the cheers of the ...

Read More »

All Set for Countdown to Launch of IRNSS-1D on Saturday, March 28 (PHOTOS)

ISRO said the launch of India’s fourth Navigation Satellite IRNSS-1D onboard PSLV-C27 that was postponed from March 9 will be lifted off at 17:19 hrs IST in the evening on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System 1D (IRNSS-1D) is the fourth navigation satellite of the 7 satellites ...

Read More »

NASA’s Dawn Entering Ceres Orbit: Watch Live Stream, Live streaming Information

As NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is set to enter the orbit of an unknown world of Ceres orbit today, after almost five-year wait, astronomers are enthusiastically waiting for the rendezvous hoping the moment will live up the expectations of clearer picture of the alien world. The dwarf planet, Ceres, located in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, is key ...

Read More »