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  • 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

  • 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.

  • British Earth-observing satellites launched atop India’s PSLV booster

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 16th, 2018

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched its flagship Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) carrying SSTL S1-4 and NovaSAR-1—two British Earth observation satellites.

  • India conducts pad abort test for its crewed space flight program

    Tomasz NowakowskiJuly 6th, 2018

    On Thursday, July 5, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully carried out an emergency Pad Abort Test (PAT), marking the first step to qualify India’s indigenous Crew Escape System technology for launching astronauts into space.

  • 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.

  • Indian navigation satellite launch suffers failure

    Derek RichardsonAugust 31st, 2017

    On Aug. 31, 2017, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched its latest navigation satellite. During the flight, however, the payload fairing did not separate several minutes after liftoff like it was supposed to, leaving the spacecraft trapped inside the clamshell-like aerodynamic nose cone.

  • India launches Cartosat-2E, 30 small satellites atop 40th PSLV rocket

    Derek RichardsonJune 23rd, 2017

    Lifting off just before midnight EDT (03:59 GMT) June 23, India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket sent CartoSat-2E and 30 smaller satellites into space. The 40th launch of the PSLV placed all the spacecraft in a polar orbit some 300 miles (500 kilometers) in altitude.

  • 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 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).

  • 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).