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  • India aims to send its first crewed mission to space by 2022

    Tomasz NowakowskiAugust 20th, 2018

    India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled on Wednesday, August 15, an ambitious plan to send the first Indian to space by 2022. The announcement was made when he was addressing the nation during Independence Day celebrations at the historic Red Fort in Delhi.

  • India’s Chandrayaan-2 Moon mission slips to 2019

    Tomasz NowakowskiAugust 9th, 2018

    Chandrayaan-2, India’s second mission to the Moon has, according to Indian media outlets, been delayed again. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is now targeting a January 2019 launch date.

  • IRNSS-1I navigation satellite launched by Indian PSLV rocket

    Derek RichardsonApril 11th, 2018

    Some two weeks after mysteriously losing contact with the GSAT-6A satellite, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched its next spacecraft into orbit, IRNSS-1I, which was launched to support the country’s regional navigation satellite system.

  • GSAT-6A satellite remains silent on orbit

    Lloyd CampbellApril 8th, 2018

    The GSAT-6A communications satellite that was launched atop a GSLV Mark II rocket March 29, 2018, has not been heard from since the satellite's Liquid Apogee Motor (LAM) completed its second orbit-raising burn, the Indian Space Resource Organisation confirmed on its website.

  • ISRO chairman confident of Chandrayaan-2 success

    Tomasz NowakowskiApril 6th, 2018

    India’s Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission, which was recently delayed to October 2018, will end in success, believes the chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

  • GSLV rocket carries new Indian communications satellite to orbit

    Christopher PaulMarch 29th, 2018

    A Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) launched by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has sent the GSAT-6A communications and technology demonstrator satellite into orbit. Liftoff occurred at 7:26 a.m. EDT (11:26 GMT) March 29, 2018.

  • GSAT-6A to launch on Indian GSLV

    Christopher PaulMarch 28th, 2018

    An Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) will loft a geostationary-orbit-bound communications satellite called GSAT-6A at 7:26 a.m. EDT (11:26 GMT) March 29, 2018, from the Satish Dawn Space Center's Second Launch Pad.

  • India looks to return its workhorse PSLV rocket to service with launch of 31 satellites

    Curt GodwinJanuary 9th, 2018

    Nearly four and a half months after its last launch ended in failure, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is looking to return its workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) to service with the flight of the Cartosat-2ER Earth-observation satellite and 30 smaller, secondary payloads. ISRO is currently targeting a launch date of January 11, 2018, at 10:58 p.m. EST (January 12, 2018, at 03:58 GMT).

  • ISRO plans to develop light-lift rocket to launch small satellites into orbit

    Tomasz NowakowskiDecember 19th, 2017

    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) eyes the development of a new light-lift booster dedicated to launching smaller payloads into space.

  • Chandrayaan-2 Moon mission to be launched in first quarter of 2018

    Tomasz NowakowskiNovember 10th, 2017

    A. S. Kiran Kumar, the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), has recently revealed that Chandrayaan-2 – India’s second mission to the Moon – will be ready for launch sometime in the first quarter of 2018, noting that the spacecraft is currently in its final stages of integration.

  • India launches its largest rocket

    Derek RichardsonJune 5th, 2017

    India launched its most powerful rocket to date. The GSLV Mk.3, which has two solid-fueled boosters, a twin-engine core, and cryogenic upper stage, lifted off the pad at 7:58 a.m. EDT (11:58 GMT) on June 5, 2017, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre on Sriharikota Island in India.

  • India announces opportunity for instruments on Venus mission

    Paul KnightlyMay 9th, 2017

    The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is seeking experiments to include on a potential mission to explore Venus. A launch date was not provided for the mission, but it seeks to build on past missions launched by other nations that have included satellites, landers, and atmospheric probes.

  • India sends GSAT-9 into orbit atop GSLV

    Derek RichardsonMay 5th, 2017

    In India’s second launch of 2017, a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mk. II sent the GSAT-9 communications satellite into orbit. Liftoff took place at 7:27 a.m. EDT (11:27 GMT) on May 5 from the Second Launch Pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in India.

  • Record 104 satellites launched atop Indian PSLV rocket

    Derek RichardsonFebruary 15th, 2017

    In its first launch of the year, India sent a record 104 satellites into space atop the country's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle. The mission, PSLV-C37, lifted off at 10:58 p.m. EST Feb. 14 (03:58 GMT Feb. 15) from the First Launch Pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

  • India’s newest remote sensing satellite launches atop PSLV booster

    Tomasz NowakowskiDecember 7th, 2016

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched its workhorse PSLV launcher carrying the country’s Resourcesat-2A remote sensing spacecraft. Liftoff occurred as planned at 10:25 a.m. local time (04:55 GMT) on Dec. 7 (11:55 p.m. EST on Dec. 6) from the First Launch Pad (FLP) at ISRO’s Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India.