Tag Archives: Satellite

After GSLV-F05 with Cryogenic Engine, ISRO Plans 2 More This Year (Video)

Now that Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has mastered the long-denied cyrogenic technology, it is bracing up for more GSLV launches riding high on the successful launch of GSLV-F05, which is the tenth flight of India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV), launching INSAT-3DR, an advanced weather satellite, weighing 2,211 kg into a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO). See launch video at: http://www.isro.gov.in/gslv-f05-insat-3dr/gslv-f05-lift-video ...

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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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Exclusive Satellite for Farmers Now, Says Minister

The government of India is considering an exclusive satellite for farmers to help in weather forecast and provide timely services for farming and agriculture, said minister Jitendra Singh in a reply to a starred question in Rajya Sabha on Thursday. Besides weather, the satellite-enabled services to support farmers include agro-advisory, agromet services, soil moisture and agricultural extension activities to support ...

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ISRO’s PSLV C28 / DMC3 Update: All Set For Tonight’s Launch of India’s Heaviest Satellite

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set for tonight’s launch of PSLV C28 cayying the heaviest ever commercial payload of five satellites, including three DMC3 earth observation satellites of UK-based Surrey Satellite Technologies. In its daily update, ISRO said the countdown progress is normal and all the operations are in progress as scheduled.  “Countdown operations are progressing normally. Preparations ...

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ISRO’s Heaviest Satellite Mission for SSTL, UK with PSLV-C28 to Lift Off on July 10 (Full Path)

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set for its heaviest ever commercial mission on Friday, July 10. 2015 catering the Surrey Satellite Technology Limited of the UK carrying its three heavy DMC satellites and one micro satellite and another nano satellite. The Indian Space Agency is taking up the porject as per the agreement entered by its commercial arm ...

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ISRO to launch Google-owned Sky Box Imaging satellite

ISRO will be launching its next rocket launch with Google’s Sky Box Imaging satellite, for the first time a US satellite on its launch vehicle. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will be launching Google’s satellite for GPS maps from its launchpad at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. ISRO’s commercial arm Antrix corporation has signed a contract with Google-owned Skybox to ...

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Iran launches its 4th satellite into space

Iran on Monday launched its fourth satellite into space, a media report said. The satellite is named ‘Fajr’ to mark the ten-day celebrations following the 1979 Islamic Revolution, IRNA news reported. Fajr is the fourth Iranian-made satellite put into orbit. Equipped with GPS navigation system, the satellite was put into orbit aboard the ‘Safir’ launch vehicle.(IANS)

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NASA discovers Christmas Island in Indian Ocean, takes photo

An island measuring 135 sq km, less than Washington DC, was found by NASA and the news came as the US space agency’s gift to the mankind but the island, belonging to Australia, is in the southern Indian Ocean, somewhere near the spot where the missing Malaysian aircraft MH370 is reported to have crashed. It is a coral atoll, a ...

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Bad Weather: G-SAT 16 Launch Postponed

Due to the inclement weather, the launch of Indian communication satellite G-SAT 16 from French Guiana atop the European Ariane rocket has been postponed, said an Indian space agency official. It coincides with similar postponement of Orion space craft by NASA on Thursday, though on technical grounds. According to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) official, the launch of the G-SAT ...

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Satellite sends image to Earth using laser beam

For the first time, an image taken by a satellite has been sent to Earth using a laser beam, paving the way for instant streaming of satellite images to Earth. The image of Berlin taken by the Sentinel-1A satellite, was beamed to another satellite called Alphasat almost 36,000 km away and then beamed back to earth over the same distance. ...

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European Satellite Used Laser Beam to Send Image to Earth

An image taken by a satellite has been sent to Earth using a new technology, laser beam, for the first time, which paved the way for instant streaming of satellite images to Earth. The image of Berlin taken by the Sentinel-1A satellite, was beamed to another satellite called Alphasat almost 36,000 km away and then beamed back to earth over ...

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Public, Private Sectors in India to Make Satellites, Rockets for 5 Years

The Indian industry which is comprised of private and public sectors will be given permission to make communication satellites as well as to build rockets over the next five years, said a top space agency official on Wednesday. "We want the private sector and the public sector (state-run enterprises) to bring out launch vehicles (rockets) and operational communication satellites along ...

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Google Plans 180 Geo-sync Satellites to Give Free Global Internet

Cash-rich Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) wants to put geo-synchronous communication satellites in space at a low orbit to provide Internet access all over the Earth, eliminating the need to lay wire lines at a cost of $1 billion. The Wall Street Journal said in a report that the mega plan would include 180 high-capacity satellites stationed in low orbit geo-synchronous position ...

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India test fires Akash missile

India Wednesday test fired its Akash surface-to-air missile from a defence base in Odisha, an official said. The indigenously developed missile, with a 27-km range and an effective ceiling of 15 km, was test fired from the Integrated Test Range of Chandipur in the coastal district of Balasore, 230 km from here. “It was a trial by the Indian Air ...

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India puts second navigation satellite into orbit

India successfully placed into orbit a satellite using own rocket on Friday, thus moving a step closer to setting up its own satellite navigation system in a typical copy-book style. With the successful launch of the second of the planned seven satellites under the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), India moved nearer to a select group of nations that ...

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