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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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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

PSLV-C34 first stage integration in progress

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 Starts Countdown for Launch of 6 Singapore Satellites Via PSLV C-29 Mission

The countdown for the launch of Singapore satellites on December 16 from Indian Space Research Organisation’s Port One in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh has begun on Monday. ISRO said in its update that the Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen (MON-3) oxidiser filling operation of PS4 was completed by 15:00 hr IST on Monday and Mono Methyl Hydrazine (MMH) propellant filling operation ...

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ISRO’s 2nd Anniversary of Mars Mission Celebrated, Book Released

India’s ISRO has celebrated the second anniversary of its launch of the prestigious Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) on Thursday marking the launch of Mangalyaan on its nine-month journey to Mars, a step that changed the country’s space achievements and lofted it among the four top space explorer nations in the world. On this occasion, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has ...

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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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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 Heaviest Payload of 5 UK Satellites on PSLV C-28 on July 10

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has mounted five British satellites on its workhorse launch vehicle PSLV C-28, which is ready for launch on July 10 from Sriharikota. (See Photos) The five satellites include three optical satellites of Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) of UK weigh 447-kg each and one micro-satellite and another nano satellite, weighing a total of 1,440-kg, the ...

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ISRO to Launch PSLV C-28 on July 10 with 3 UK Firm Satellites

ISRO’s commercial arm Antrix Corporation has signed to launch three satellites of UK-based Surrey Satellite Technology for disaster monitoring constellation project aboard the launch vehicle PSLV scheduled on July 10. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said the three satellites — DMC 1, 2 and 3 — would be launched onboard PSLV C-28 on July 10 from the first launch ...

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ISRO on Fast Track to Appoint Directors Ahead of Upcoming Space Shuttle Launch

ISRO is pushing forward with the appointments to its top posts of directors of several space research centres marking a stark difference from the past when such appointments took months of delay and P. Kunhikrishnan, K. Sivan and S. Somnath are among those who take reins from their predecessors this week. The new director of Indian Space Research Organisation’s spaceport ...

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ISRO All Set to Launch Re-usable Space Shuttle to Minimise Cost of Future Launches

Indian space agency ISRO is gearing up to give final touches to a re-usable space shuttle to be launched in July, riding high on its successful re-entry capsule experiment in December 2014. “A small aeroplane-shaped vehicle would be launched from here (Sriharikota) sometime during the second half of July,” confirmed Satish Dhawan Space Centre director M Y S Prasad in ...

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ISRO Testing Own Space Observatory ‘Astrosat’ for Launch in October

India will launch its own first dedicated space observatory similar to NASA’s Hubble to study deep space data about stars, galaxies and black holes, said ISRO, which has launched Mars Orbiter successfully last year. With the assembly of the 1650-kg space mission over, intense testing will be done to ensure the mission’s five-year orbit around Earth at 650-km speed equatorially, ...

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ISRO Scientists Throng Tirupati Seeking Blessings Ahead of IRNSS-1D Launch

Keeping faith in god, Indian space agency ISRO scientists have hurriedly paid a visit to Lord Venkateshwara (Balaji) on Friday, March 27, as the countdown for the launch of IRNSS-1D began. The scene emulating what ISRO’s former chairman K.Radhakrishnan ushered in by visiting Tirupati before the Mangalyaan mission and several other liftoffs, is no surprise in the temple town that ...

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ISRO Fixes Glitch, to Mount Satellite on PSLV-27 This week, Launch in March End

The glitch in India’s navigation satellite IRNSS-1D that delayed its launch necessitating dismounting of the satellite from the launch vehicle at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, has been fixed. The Indian space agency is now planning to mount the load back on the PSLV-27 on March 19 and go for pre-launch procedure again. “The new transmitter is ...

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ISRO Plans to Launch IRNSS-1D by March-end, Glitch Not Fixed Yet

The Bangalore-based ISRO team is working round the clock to fix the glitch found in telemetry transmitter of IRNSS-1D so the launch date need not be postponed beyond March. The faulty transmitter has forced the ISRO team to dismount the fourth prestigious nvaigation satellite from the rocket launcher PSLV-27 on March 4, just four days left for its scheduled launch ...

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ISRO Team Receives Recovered Crew Module  Intact from GSLV MK III Launch

Following the successful launch of India’s first re-entry capable heavy load carrying GSLV Mark III on Friday, Indian space agency ISRO has recovered the crew module, the way NASA recovered its Orion crew module. With this last step, India has successfully joined the club of US<, Russia, Europe and China with the re-entry capability and raising the barrier high for ...

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Countdown Begins: India’s GSLV-Mark III to Launch Tomorrow

  India’s heaviest and next generation rocket, Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-Mark III) carrying a crew module, is all set for its test launch on Thursday. The countdown for the same began on today 9am. The rocket will also carry a crew module to test its re-entry characteristics. Though it is called as a crew module, it will not carry ...

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India All Set to Launch Third Navigation Satellite on Thursday

After a thunder storm has delayed some operations on Wednesday, the countdown for the launch of India’s third navigation satellite on Thursday is progressing smoothly, said a senior space agency official on Wednesday. "Today morning we moved the mobile service tower (MST) backwards. The operation was delayed by around two hours owing to thunderstorm in the morning. There is sufficient ...

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