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  • 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.

  • India’s PSLV set to launch record 20 satellites on Wednesday

    Tomasz NowakowskiJune 20th, 2016

    ISRO is about to send a record number of 20 satellites in a single mission. India's flagship PSLV booster will take to the skies on Wednesday, June 22, from the Second Launch Pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, to orbit a panoply of spacecraft for various customers around the world. Liftoff is scheduled to take place at 9:26 a.m. local time (03:56 GMT).

  • The making of India’s Space Shuttle: The inside story

    Space Safety MagazineJune 4th, 2016

    In an unassuming hangar near a fishing village in Kerala in southern India, the efforts of more than 600 scientists over the last five years have converged together to provide India with one of the nation's most notable efforts in its space exploration efforts. It was there that India’s very own space shuttle, dubbed the Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV), was conceived and nurtured by the Indian Space Research Organisation or ISRO.

  • India successfully launches its indigenously made ‘space shuttle’

    Tomasz NowakowskiMay 24th, 2016

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched on Monday, May 23, its mini 'space shuttle' – the Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD) – from the First Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, atop an HS9 solid rocket booster.

  • India launches its final IRNSS navigation satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiApril 28th, 2016

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched the last spacecraft of its homegrown navigation satellite system. The satellite, designated IRNSS-1G, lifted off atop a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) on Thursday, April 28, at 07:20 GMT, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

  • India to complete homegrown navigational satellite system with launch of IRNSS-1G

    Tomasz NowakowskiApril 27th, 2016

    The ISRO is about to launch its last navigational satellite for the indigenous IRNSS system. The spacecraft, designated IRNSS-1G, will be launched on April 28, atop the country’s PSLV rocket from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. Liftoff is currently set for 3:20 a.m. EDT (7:20 GMT).

  • India to launch its reusable spaceplane in May

    Tomasz NowakowskiApril 5th, 2016

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced that it is on track to launch its first reusable spaceplane as early as May 2016. The Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) is scheduled to conduct maiden flight to evaluate various technologies needed to develop a fully reusable space vehicle.

  • India’s PSLV rocket successfully launches IRNSS-1F navigation satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiMarch 10th, 2016

    India’s PSLV successfully launched the IRNSS-1F navigation satellite on Thursday, March 10, increasing the fleet of the IRNSS to six. Liftoff took place at 16:01 IST (5:31 a.m. EST; 10:31 GMT) from the Second Launch Pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.

  • ISRO set to launch its newest navigation satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiMarch 9th, 2016

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is ready to expand its homegrown satellite navigation system by sending the IRNSS-1F spacecraft into orbit on Thursday, March 10. The satellite is expected to liftoff atop India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) at 5:30 a.m. EST (10:30 GMT) from the Second Launch Pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.