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    ISRO Says GSAT-11, India’s Heaviest Communication Satellite, to Be Launched on December 5

    India’s heaviest communication satellite with high throughput GSAT-11 will be put into orbit by Ariane-5 rocket of Arianespace from French Guiana on December 5, 2018, the Indian space agency said. According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the GSAT-11 weighing 5,854 kg is the heaviest satellite built by it. The satellite is scheduled for launch on board Ariane-5 […]

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    NaVIC GPS System to Alert Fishermen About Disasters, Boundaries: ISRO

    Fishermen can be alerted about natural disasters and position of the International Maritime Boundary Line while they are at the sea using the NaVIC system, a home-grown GPS, a senior ISRO scientist said Friday. This will help in loss of lives of fishermen and alert them from entering the waters of the neighbouring countries, he said. The […]

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    ISRO Says Working on Smaller Launch Vehicles for Satellites up to 700kg

    ISRO is working on building smaller launch vehicles that will carry satellites weighing 500 to 700-kg to up to 500 kilometres from the Earth’s surface, the Indian space agency’s chief K. Sivan said. Speaking at the inaugural session of the Bengaluru Space Expo 2018, a biennial event organised by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Sivan […]

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    ISRO Keen to Outsource PSLV, SSLV Manufacturing to Concentrate on Human Spaceflight

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and its commercial wing Antrix on Wednesday said they are willing to outsource manufacturing of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) and the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) so that the space agency could focus on the proposed human space programme. ISRO held discussions a week ago with a consortium of industries regarding PSLV […]

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    Gaganyaan to Take Indian Astronaut to Space by 2022: PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced an ambitious mission of sending an Indian astronaut to space by 2022 on board ‘Gaganyaan’. The mission, he said in his Independence Day address, would be launched using the Indian Space ResearchOrganisation’s (ISRO) own capabilities, and on successful completion, make India the fourth nation in the world to do so. […]

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    ISRO Said to Postpone Launch of Chandrayaan-2 Again

    There will be a further delay in the launch of India’s second mission to the moon Chandrayaan-2 and it may be no sooner than January, according to a top official. The postponement of the ambitious mission from October comes in the wake of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) facing two setbacks in less than a year. […]

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    ISRO Successfully Conducts Vikas Engine Ground Test

    ISRO has said it successfully conducted a ground test of its high thrust version of the Vikas Engine that would improve the payload capability of the space agency’s launch vehicles. The test for a duration of 195 seconds was conducted by scientists at the ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC) in Mahendragiri in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu, […]

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    ISRO Tests Crew Escape System Critical for Human Spaceflight

    In its aim towards human spaceflight, Indian space agency ISRO on Thursday carried out the first in a series of tests to qualify a crew escape system. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in a statement said the crew escape system is a critical technology for human spaceflight. “The crew escape system is an emergency escape measure […]