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News Archive / Tagged: ISRO

  • Launch of ISRO’s Chandrayaan-2 mission delayed

    Jason RhianJuly 14th, 2019

    A prestigious mission the India Space Research Organisation is planning on sending to the Moon did not fly today. What was described as a "technical snag" has placed the mission on hold - with no new launch date announced.

  • New technique can spot failing bridges from orbit

    Jim SharkeyJuly 13th, 2019

    Bridges are a critical but vulnerable component of transportation infrastructure. Age, structural damage or design flaws can result in a bridge collapse. A group of researchers, led by  Pietro Milillo, of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), have developed a new technique to examine bridges for sign of decay using satellite data. The team's study was recently published in the journal Remote Sensing.

  • India’s PSLV places RISAT-2B into orbit

    Derek RichardsonMay 22nd, 2019

    Launching its third rocket of 2019, the India Space Research Organisation (ISRO) sent the RISAT-2B spacecraft into low Earth orbit on May 22, which should provide Earth-imagining services to

  • Ariane 5 deploys 2 communications satellites

    Lloyd CampbellFebruary 5th, 2019

    In the first of a dozen or so missions for Arianespace in 2019, an Ariane 5 rocket sent two communication satellites into a geostationary transfer orbit.

  • 1st Ariane 5 launch of 2019 to orbit 2 satellites

    Lloyd CampbellFebruary 3rd, 2019

    The first of five scheduled Ariane 5 rocket launches in 2019 is slated to carry two telecommunications satellites into geostationary orbit above the Earth.

  • ISRO launches new PSLV-DL variant

    Derek RichardsonJanuary 24th, 2019

    The Indian Space Research Organisation launched a new variant of its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, the PSLV-DL, to send Microsat-R into orbit.

  • India launches HysIS satellite along with 30 co-passengers on PSLV-C43

    Curt GodwinNovember 29th, 2018

    At 9:58 a.m. Indian Standard Time (IST) on Thursday, November 29, 2018 (11:28 p.m. EST on Wednesday, November 28), the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully delivered the HysIS imaging satellite, along with 30 smaller satellites, to a Sun-synchronous orbit (SSO) on flight PSLV-C43.

  • GSLV Mk III lofts GSAT-29 communications satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiNovember 14th, 2018

    India successfully conducted the second orbital mission of its heavy-lift GSLV Mk III launch vehicle, sending the GSAT-29 spacecraft into space.

  • 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).

  • 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.