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News Archive / Tagged: ISRO

  • 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.

  • India’s first solar mission to be launched in 2019–20

    Tomasz NowakowskiFebruary 4th, 2016

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has recently announced that its first solar mission, named Aditya-L1, will be launched in 2019–20. The spacecraft aims to answer fundamental questions in solar physics by studying dynamic processes on the Sun.

  • India’s PSLV rocket blasts off with IRNSS-1E navigation satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiJanuary 20th, 2016

    A PSLV rocket was launched carrying the fifth spacecraft for the country’s Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System on Wednesday, Jan. 20. Liftoff took place as planned at 9:31 a.m. IST, 04:01 GMT, 11:01 p.m. EST (Jan. 19), from the SLP at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

  • India ready to launch its fifth IRNSS navigation satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiJanuary 18th, 2016

    The ISRO is ready to launch its IRNSS-1E navigation satellite on Wednesday, Jan. 20, from the Second Launch Pad (SLP) at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), located in Sriharikota. The fifth spacecraft in the IRNSS series is scheduled to be launched by a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) at 04:01 GMT (11:01 p.m. EST on Jan. 19).

  • India’s PSLV rocket puts six Singapore satellites into orbit

    Tomasz NowakowskiDecember 16th, 2015

    The ISRO has successfully launched one of the agency's PSLV boosters and, in so doing, placed six satellites for Singapore into orbit. Liftoff occurred at 7:30 a.m. EST (12:30 GMT) on Wednesday, Dec. 16, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota, India.

  • India’s PSLV rocket to launch six Singapore satellites

    Tomasz NowakowskiDecember 15th, 2015

    India’s workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle is ready to launch six satellites under the TeLEOS-1 mission for Singapore on its 32nd flight. The mission, designated PSLV-C29, will see the rocket lift off at 7:30 a.m. EST (12:30 GMT) on Dec. 16 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

  • Arianespace ready to launch ARABSAT-6B and GSAT-15 satellites

    Tomasz NowakowskiNovember 9th, 2015

    Arianespace is ready to launch its 10th mission this year on Tuesday, Nov. 10, using the company’s workhorse launcher – the Ariane 5. The mission, designated VA227, will deliver the ARABSAT-6B and GSAT-15 satellites into a geostationary transfer orbit (GTO). The 43-minute launch window opens at 4:34 p.m. EDT (21:34 GMT).

  • India’s first space observatory in good shape, performing science operations

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 13th, 2015

    India’s Astrosat spacecraft, the nation’s first space observatory that was launched into orbit on Sept. 28, is in good shape and has already started performing science operations, according to a scientist involved in the mission. “It is in good shape and in stable communication with the ground stations in and near Bengaluru,” K.P. Singh of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Mumbai, India, told SpaceFlight Insider.

  • Space agencies meet to discuss space exploration

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 11th, 2015

    Representatives from 14 space agencies met on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at ESA's European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) to discuss further steps in advancing international cooperation on space exploration. All the participating agencies form the International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG) – a voluntary, non-binding coordination forum to discuss global interests in space exploration.

  • India launches nation’s first space observatory into orbit

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 28th, 2015

    The ISRO successfully launched on a set of seven satellites, including the country’s first ever space observatory on Monday, September 28. Liftoff occurred at 12:30 a.m. EDT (4:30 GMT) from the First Launch Pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India. The mission, designated PSLV-C30, employed the Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.

  • Two Mars spacecraft celebrate one year in Martian orbit

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 25th, 2015

    NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) and India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) celebrate one year in Martian orbit this week. MAVEN started its journey to Mars in Nov. 2013 and entered Mars’ orbit in Sept. 2014. The Indian probe, which was launched 13 days earlier, arrived at Mars two days after the U.S. spacecraft.

  • India speeds up progress on its Moon mission

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 13th, 2015

    India has begun intensifying work on its second lunar probe, called Chandrayaan-2, an advanced version of the agency's previous successful Chandrayaan spacecraft. The mission will include an orbiter and a lander-rover module and is scheduled to be launched at the end of 2017 / start of 2018 via a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV).

  • India successfully launches GSAT-6 communications satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiAugust 27th, 2015

    The ISRO successfully launched the GSAT-6 satellite to orbit on Aug. 27. The mission, designated GSLV-D6, started with a lift-off at 4:52 p.m. local time (7:22 a.m. EDT) from the Second Launch Pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR (SDSC SHAR) located in Sriharikota.