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Countdown Begins for ASTROSAT Launch on Monday, Sept.28

Countdown began today, Saturday for the 50-hour long preparation for the launch of India’s first dedicated astronomy satellite ASTROSAT after the Mission Readiness Review (MRR) committee and Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) have cleared the way. Currently, Mono Methyl Hydrazine (MMH) propellant filling operation of fourth stage (PS4) of PSLV-C30 is under progress, said ISRO in its latest update. PSLV-C30 / ...

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All Set for ISRO’s ASTROSAT Launch Next Monday, Sept. 28

ISRO is all set to launch its nex ambitious indigenous astronomy satellite ASTROSAT on September 28 from Sriharikota buoyed with its success of Mars orbit mission or Mangalyaan, which is likely to go on far more than its earlier target of 6 months. The ASTROSAT satellite, weighing 1.5 tons, will be launched via Indians Space Research Organisation (ISRO) workhorse PSLV-C30 ...

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Mangalyaan Hits Century on Mars, Begins 100th Orbit

Mangalyaan, India’s prestigious Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has entered its 100th orbit around Mars that will take slightly more than 3 days and finish by Thursday, June 25, 2015. Indian space Research Organisation (ISRO) said the MOM mission will have lifespan of about six months but an upbeat Mangalyaan team said the spacecraft will run for more than a year ...

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ISRO to Launch GSAT-6 in August for Strategic S-Band Communications Satellite: Kiran Kumar

India’s space agency ISRO will launch the most-advanced ever communications satellite for strategic purpose to use the S-Band that can connect anybody with a satellite phone anywhere in the country. The GSAT-6 was originally designed for Devas Multimedia Services Ltd for $300 million but the government had cancelled the deal in 2011 made by ISRO arm Antrix and reserved the ...

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Mysterious US Air Force Spacecraft X-37B to Enter Earth After 2-year Secret Space Voyage

The highly kept secret space plane of the U.S. Air Force, the X-37B, will re-enter Earth’s atmosphere in few hours after a mysterious mission in space orbit for two years. It will touch down at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time. The Federal Aviation Administration has closed airspace around the Southern California ...

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