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ISRO's GSAT-18 satellite launched successfully from Kourou

Kourou(French Guiana) [US], Oct. 6 : India's latest communication satellite GSAT-18 was on Thursday morning successfully launched by a heavy duty rocket of Arianespace from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana.

The European launcher Ariane-5 VA-231 blasted off at around 2 a.m. Indian Time and injected GSAT-18 into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit, shortly after orbiting co-passenger Sky Muster II satellite for Australian operator, National Broadband Network.

The launch, which was originally scheduled for yesterday, was deferred by 24 hours due to unfavourable weather conditions at Kourou, which is a French territory located in north-eastern coast of South America.

Science community happy over successful launch of GSLV Mark-III

GSLV Mark-IIINew Delhi, Dec 18 : Senior scientist and SPACE India director C B Devgun on Thursday expressed happiness over the successful launch of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark-III, adding that this was the first test done without the cryogenic engine and that the new module CREW that has been crafted to ensure the safe arrival of astronauts back to earth, had been tested successfully.

ISRO set to launch GSLV Mark-III

ISRO set to launch GSLV Mark-IIINew Delhi, Dec. 18 - The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is scheduled to launch the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark-III from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday at 9.30 a. m.

The countdown process for the test launch of India's heaviest and next generation rocket GSLV Mark III has been progressing smoothly and the stage has been set for the crew module atmospheric re-entry experiment.

This will be the first time that such an exercise will be conducted by the ISRO scientists.

GSAT-16 launch deferred due to inclement weather in Kourou

Bengaluru - The launch of India's latest communication satellite GSAT-16 in the early hours tomorrow by Arianespace rocket from Kourou in French Guiana was deferred due to inclement weather at the launch base, ISRO announced tonight.

GSAT-16, designed to augment the national space capacity in communication services, was scheduled to be launched at 02.08 am on Friday (IST) on board Ariane 5 VA221 rocket.

In the dual satellite mission, along with GSAT-16, DIRECTV-14, which was built by SSL (Space Systems/Loral) for operator DIRECTV to provide direct-to-home television broadcasts across the US, was also scheduled to be launched.

Mars orbiter crossed comet hurdle: ISRO

Mars orbiterBangalore: After the Mars orbiter spacecraft's successful encounter with comet Siding Spring last week, a major hurdle was over and the satellite is now in a normal phase of the mission to proceed with other experiments, ISRO said Wednesday.

"One thing that was quite satisfying was the satellite survived this comet, there was absolutely no problem...; it happened between October 19 and 20th, it has been about ten days since then, things are going on very correctly as planned," ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC) Director S K Shivakumar told reporters here.

ISRO repositions Mangalyaan to avoid collision with Siding Spring comet

ISRO repositions MangalyaanWashington, Oct 17 : Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has repositioned their Mars orbiter Mangalyaan as a comet called Siding Spring comet will reportedly come closer to Mars on 19th October, 2014.

The orbiting craft will attempt to observe the incoming ice ball and will then hide behind Mars for protection from potentially dangerous dusty debris in the comet tail.

The comet named after the Australian place where it was spotted is as big as a small mountain and will pass close to Mars on Sunday, approaching within 140,000 kilometres at a speed of 202,000 kmph.

ISRO to launch Polar Vehicle Satellite on Oct 16

PSLV-C26New Delhi, Oct 14 : The Indian Space research Organisation ( ISRO ) is scheduled to launch its Polar Satellite Vehicle, PSLV- C26, on October16 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR) at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

The launch window of the mission will be open from 1.32 am to 1.47 am. The lift-off is scheduled at the opening of the launch window at 1.32 am.

The PSLV-C26, which will carry the 1,425 kilogram Indian Navigation Satellite IRNSS-1C is the third satellite of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System that has already been integrated with PSLV-C26.

The final phase of checks is in progress.

ISRO postpones launch of Navigational Satellite IRNSS-1C

Bangalore, Oct 7 - The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has decided to postpone the launch of India's third navigational satellite IRNSS-1C by a week.

An ISRO post on Facebook and reported by All India Radio said the launch has been postponed due to an observation in the telemetry system.

The Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle was slated to carry the Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System-1C or IRNSS-1C in the early hours of October 10.

IRNSS 1C is the third of the seven satellites planned for the formation of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System. All the seven satellites are planned to be in space by next year. (ANI)

ISRO to launch IRNSS 1C on Oct 10

ISRO IRNSSChennai: ISRO will launch the third of seven series of satellites to put in place India's own navigation system on par with US' Global Positioning System (GPS) from the spaceport of Sriharikota on October 10.

The launch has been scheduled at 1.56 AM on October 10, ISRO said today.

The IRNSS 1C satellite would be launched on the 28th flight of India's PSLV-C26 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, some 100 km from here.

As part of its aspirations to build a regional navigational system equivalent to Global Positioning System of the US, ISRO plans to send seven satellites to put in place the Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS).

ISRO to launch navigational satellite next month

IRNSSNew Delhi, Sept. 29 - Following the grand success of Mars Orbiter Mission, ISRO scientists will reportedly launch navigational satellite, IRNSS 1C, on October 10.

Out of the seven satellites planned for the formation of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System, IRNSS 1C is the third one.

By next year all the seven satellites are planned to be in space.

IRNSS will provide Standard Positioning Service and Restricted Service with a position accuracy of better than 20 meters in the 1500 kilometers area covering the Indian peninsula.

ISRO scientists revel in Mangalyaan's glory

ISRO-MangalyaanBangalore, Sept 24 : The successful Orbit Insertion Maneuver of Mangalyaan earned praise and brought relief and delight for the scientists at Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

The scientists are thrilled with pride after Mangalyaan's 300-day marathon covering over 670 million kilometers finally resulted in a national milestone.

"We are feeling out of this world. Everything was autonomous so we were just monitoring the space craft. The Prime Minister's speech was very inspiring," a scientist told ANI here.

Meanwhile, another scientist at ISRO described the past Mars Orbiter Mission's journey as emotional and encouraging.

ISRO says first Mars Orbiter Mission liquid engine test successful

ISRO says first Mars Orbiter Mission liquid engine test successfulNew Delhi, Sept 22 : India has succeeded in its first test on route to entering the orbit of Mars as the main liquid engine on the Mars Orbiter spacecraft was successfully fired for four seconds on Monday.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) confirmed the report, saying that they had a perfect burn for four seconds as programmed and that the Orbiter's trajectory has been corrected.

The Mars Orbiter Mission will now go ahead with its plan for Mars Orbit Insertion on Wednesday.

India's Mars orbiter to reach red planet in 33 days: ISRO

India Mars orbiterChennai: India's ambitious Mars Orbiter Mission was just nine million kilometres away from the red planet, Indian Space Research Organisation said today.

"Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) is just nine million km away from Mars and 189 million kilometres away from the Earth. 33 more days to MARS," ISRO said in its social networking site.

Early this month, ISRO scientists ruled out Trajectory Correction Manoeuvre originally planned for August as the spacecraft was on track.

Mars orbiter has to travel only 88 million km for tryst with red planet

Mars-orbiterBangalore: India's Mars orbiter spacecraft has to travel only 88 million km as part of its total journey of 680 million km for its rendezvous with the red planet scheduled for September 24.

On its 300-day voyage in deep space, Mars Orbiter Mission has to travel only 88 million km more in its heliocentric trajectory to reach Mars, Bangalore headquartered Indian Space Research Organisation said.

It now takes 20 minutes for radio signals to reach MOM and return, ISRO said in a post on its Mars Orbiter Mission Facebook page.

Antenna ready for India's Mars Orbit Insertion: ISRO

Antenna ready for India's Mars Orbit Insertion: ISROBangalore : India's Mars Orbiter Mission's antenna is ready for the Mars Orbit Insertion with only 14 per cent of its journey to the red planet left to be covered.

MOM successfully completed the characterisation of its Medium Gain Antenna, which will be used for communicating with earth during the critical Mars Orbit Insertion
(MOI), ISRO said in a post on its Mars Orbiter Mission Facebook page.

Mars orbiter spacecraft to reach target in 75 days

MarsBangalore: Exactly 75 days from today, India's Mars spacecraft is scheduled for a rendezvous with the red planet as it is rapidly coasting towards its target.

Mars Orbiter Spacecraft has travelled 525 million km on its heliocentric arc. Radio signals from earth now take 15 minutes to reach MOM and return, Bangalore headquartered Indian Space Research Organisation said.

MOM's Mars Orbit Insertion is planned exactly 75 days from today, ISRO said in a post on its Mars Orbit Mission Facebook page.

ISRO planning to launch French satellite SPOT 7 on June 26

ISRO planning to launch French satellite SPOT 7 on June 26Chennai: ISRO is planning to launch its next rocket PSLV C23 carrying a French remote sensing satellite SPOT 7, along with four others from Sriharikota spaceport on June 26, a senior official said today.

"As of now, we have scheduled the launch of PSLV C23 at 9.50 am on June 26. A 52-hour countdown has been planned, which would commence at 6 am on June 24," the ISRO official told PTI.

Trajectory correction of Mars mission likely by June 11

Mars-missionChennai: Indian Space Research Organisation is likely to perform its next trajectory correction manoeuvre on its Mars Orbiter mission on June 11.

As its Mars mission is "on intended track" and was proceeding towards the red planet with "good health," ISRO had earlier announced that the trajectory correction manoeuvre scheduled for April was not necessary and postponed it for this month.

"The mission is in good health and is on the intended track. We have planned the next trajectory correction manoeuvre of Mars mission on June 11. It is yet to be finalised," a senior ISRO official told PTI.

Govt. extends ISRO chief's tenure till end 2014

K-RadhakrishnanNew Delhi, Apr 23 : The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the extension of tenure of Dr. K. Radhakrishnan, Secretary, Department of Space and Chairman, Space Commission beyond 29.08.2014 and till 31.12.2014, on functional grounds and in public interest.

Dr. Radhakrishnan is also chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and chairman of the board of management, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology.

He has also served as the director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram.

India's Mars mission croses half way, says ISRO

India's Mars mission croses half way, says ISROIndiaBs spaace agency, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has said that the counry's premier mission to Mars has successfully crossed the half-way mark

It took four months for the mission to corss the half way mark on its way to the planet. The mission is expected to take about 11 months to reach Mars. ISRO announced the milestone on Wednesday in a statement in Bangalore. The agency also pointed said that the probe and five scientific instruments on board are in good health.




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