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  • 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.

  • India to launch Resourcesat-2A remote sensing satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiDecember 5th, 2016

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch its newest remote sensing satellite, Resourcesat-2A, on Wednesday, Dec. 7, atop the country’s flagship PSLV launcher. The rocket will lift off at 10:25 a.m. local time (4:55 GMT; 11:55 p.m. EST on Dec. 6) from the First Launch Pad (FLP) at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India.

  • India’s PSLV rocket sends eight satellites into two different orbits

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 26th, 2016

    India’s workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) has successfully launched on Monday, Sept. 26, with eight satellites, delivering them into two different orbits. The rocket lifted off at exactly 9:12 a.m. local time (03:42 GMT; 11:42 p.m. EDT on Sept. 25) from the First Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota.

  • PSLV rocket to send eight satellites to orbit on its longest flight

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 24th, 2016

    The Indian Space Research Organisation is preparing a PLSV rocket with an array of satellites to launch from the First Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota, at 9:12 a.m. local time (03:42 GMT; 11:42 p.m. EDT on Sept. 25).

  • GSLV rocket blasts off with INSAT-3DR weather satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 8th, 2016

    On Thursday, Sept. 8, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully conducted its fifth mission of the year by lofting an advanced weather satellite named INSAT-3DR. The spacecraft was launched atop a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) from the second launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India.

  • India’s GSLV booster set to launch INSAT-3DR weather satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 6th, 2016

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is gearing up to launch its Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV). It will carry into orbit an advanced weather satellite named INSAT-3DR. Liftoff will take place at 4:10 p.m. local time (6:40 a.m. EDT, 10:40 GMT) Sept. 8, from the second launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India.

  • India successfully tests its scramjet engine technology

    Tomasz NowakowskiAugust 29th, 2016

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully test fired on Sunday, Aug. 28, a pair of its own scramjet engines – an airbreathing ramjet in which combustion takes place in a supersonic airflow. The engines were tested during a sub-orbital flight of ISRO’s Advanced Technology Vehicle (ATV).

  • PSLV booster soars into space with fleet of 20 satellites

    Tomasz NowakowskiJune 22nd, 2016

    India has successfully launched its flagship PSLV rocket carrying a record number of 20 satellites. The launch occurred as planned at 9:26 a.m. local time (03:56 GMT) from the Second Launch Pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.