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Rocket Launch For Indian Space Research Organization On Monday
2013-02-25 04:43:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The first Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launch of 2013 — and the organization´s 101st such mission overall — is scheduled to take place Monday morning, as a four-stage rocket will carry a payload of seven satellites into space, according to various media reports. On Sunday evening, an unidentified ISRO official told the Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) the countdown was progressing smoothly and on...

India Launches Monsoon-Tracking Research Satellite
2011-10-13 05:03:35

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully launched a monsoon and climate change research satellite from a facility in the southern part of the country, various media outlets are reporting. The Megha-Tropiques satellite, which was a collaboration with the French space agency CNES, was one of a quartet of spacecraft launched on Wednesday, the news agency reported. The satellite, which was released from its booster rocket some 539 miles above the planet's surface, will...

2011-04-20 12:53:25

Singapore's first indigenous micro-satellite, X-SAT, lifted off on board India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C16 at 10.12am Indian Standard Time (12.42pm, Singapore time) on 20 April 2011. The X-SAT, developed and built by Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU), in collaboration with DSO National Laboratories, was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, India. The wholly made-in-Singapore satellite was one of the two "piggyback"...

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2010-04-08 06:15:00

India is planning to launch a new, advanced communications satellite into orbit using a vehicle powered by a cryogenic engine developed by homegrown scientists, according to BBC News reports. On Tuesday, BBC News noted that India is one of just five nations in the world to have cryogenic engine technology, which utilizes supercooled fuel. According to their science correspondent Jonathan Amos, "a successful launch would be another milestone" for the country's burgeoning space program, and...

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2009-09-23 11:10:00

India announced Wednesday the launch of seven satellites in a single day. The successful launch of six foreign and one domestic satellite from the Sriharikota space center came less than one month after the country ended its Moon mission. The Oceansat-2 satellite will monitor ocean patterns, wind speeds, and track monsoons and cyclones, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) spokesman S Satish told BBC News. The satellite will improve upon the first Oceansat, which launched in 1999. Four...

2009-04-20 19:42:12

India successfully launched a radar imaging satellite Monday, the country's space agency said. The Indian Space Research Organization fired the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle rocket carrying the RISAT-2 satellite from its facility at Sriharikota, The Times of India reported. Citing informed sources, the newspaper said the satellite's day-night capability, and its ability to look through clouds and fog, gives it defense applications. However, organization chief G. Madhavan Nair rejected the...

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2009-02-23 12:50:00

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) plans to launch two people into space for seven days, the planning commission announced on Friday, marking the approval of the nation's first astronaut launch. "We are planning to put persons in the vehicle and launch them into space for seven days in an orbit of 275 km (172 miles)," said K Radhakrishnan, Director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Center. The announcement to launch astronauts into space by 2015 comes as China has made great strides in...

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2008-10-22 06:40:00

Chandrayaan-1, India's first mission to the Moon, was successfully launched earlier this morning from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR) in Sriharikota, India. The PSLV-C11 rocket, an upgraded version of the Indian Space Research Organization's (ISRO's) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, lifted off at 02:52 Central European Summer Time (CEST) and, about 20 minutes later, injected the spacecraft into a highly elongated orbit around the Earth. This marked the beginning of Chandrayaan-1's...

2008-06-27 09:02:56

India to launch satellite for young generation NEW DELHI, June 26 (Xinhua) -- India is to launch a dedicated satellite for youth next year carrying scientific instruments developed by students from Indian and foreign universities, according to Indo-Asian News Service Thursday. "The mini-spacecraft will be launched in 2009 as a piggyback on board a polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV), carrying a remote sensing satellite, from the Satish Dhawan space center at Sriharikota (India),"...

2008-04-28 16:41:38

BANGALORE, India -- The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) placed two domestic and eight foreign satellites in orbit Monday in what the agency said was the most complex mission launched as yet by its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). The mission took place from ISRO's second launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on the east coast of southern India. The rocket flew without its usual six strap-on boosters carrying ISRO's Cartosat-2A and Indian Mini...


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