Category: ISRO

ISRO’s century emboldens it to embrace private sector!

NEW DELHI: Almost unsung, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) completed a century of launching satellites in space! This was in true Test cricket fashion a slow plod taking almost 36 years, since the first satellite to be launched from India was Rohini in 1980. The Indian space agency remains not out and is now…

ISRO continues to make the Indian Flag touch greater heights in Space

India's great, grand space agency has achieved yet another magical milestone. Since Aryabhata -- India's first indigenous satellite launched by a Russian (erstwhile Soviet Union) rocket from their territory of Astrakhan in the year 1975, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has come a long, a very long way. With the successful launch of a…

India approaching Russia and USA in satellite launches

India on Wednesday launched a carrier rocket with 20 satellites and successfully placed them into orbit, creating a new record for the country’s space programme. Observers noted that in terms of the number of satellites that were carried in and running on a single launch vehicle, India is gradually approaching the world leaders, Russia and…

In ISRO’s Record Space Launch, Google-Made Satellite Finds A Place

In a first, Indian space agency ISRO is set to place into Earth's orbit a hi-tech satellite made by a Google company as part of a record-making 20-satellite launch scheduled for Wednesday from Sriharikota. On its 36th launch, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle will fly 20 satellites into space at a cost about 10 times…

PSLV-C34 with 20 satellites all set for new experiments

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C34), which will lift off at 9.25 a.m. on June 22 from Sriharikota, is an important mission for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The vehicle will not only put 20 satellites into the same orbit — the highest number of satellites to be put into orbit by a PSLV…

India’s first private rocket set for launch in 2020

The first rocket built by a consortium of private firms in the country is set for launch by 2020. If successful, this would increase capacity to hurl small satellites into space, meeting both local demand and serving global customers such as OneWeb. Till now, Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) was the only manufacturer of the…

IRNSS :: Desi GPS to liberate India from dependence on US, Russia

April 28. At 12.50 pm sharp, a 44.4-metre-tall PSLV rocket, weighing 320 tonnes, blasted into the clear afternoon skies from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh with a blazing orangered tail trailing behind. After zooming through the sky for nearly 20 minutes, the satellite IRNSS-1G was ejected from the rocket and injected into an elliptical orbit. It…

ISRO :: A world class Make in India example

  The launch of a satellite for India’s own GPS shows Isro’s innovations are clearly the best Make in India products and, at the same, the most cost-effective space programme in the world. Last week, India successfully launched a satellite which finally established the country’s own satellite navigation system—only four others, the US, Russia, China…

Why India’s Own Navigation Satellite System Will Be A Boost For Its Armed Forces

The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) is a step closer to reality with the launch of the seventh and final satellite of the system—the IRNSS-IG. With this, India will now have its own indigenously built navigation satellite system. ISRO has laid special emphasis in ensuring all segments of the IRNSS- the ground control units,…

NAVIC, India’s Very Own GPS-lite

  With the launch of the final satellite completing the satnav system, the IRNSS has been renamed NAVIC – Navigation with Indian Constellation India is currently in the process of launching its own indigenous regional satnav system, called the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). It will consist of seven satellites working in tandem to…

ISRO to Test its Reusable Launch Vehicle in Late May

    Bengaluru: The Indian Space Research Organisation will flight test its Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV), a new generation of vehicles that can launch satellites into orbit around Earth and then reenter the atmosphere, at the end of May, the agency’s Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar said on April 23. “We will flight test in next month…

India, China set eyes on joint satellite constellation for BRICS

    NEW DELHI: Space really knows no national boundaries, yet some of the most bitter earthly battles are fought on space issues. Amid this so-called star wars, some new green shoots of international collaboration can be seen to be emerging. Most recently, possibly the short sightedness of Pakistan led it to opt out of…

US launch companies are so scared of India’s Space success they’re trying to ban ISRO Rockets

While the US ambassador to India praised the growing U.S.-India cooperation in space, another 'space race', reminiscent of the US-Russia contest to reach the moon first, seems likely. ISRO managed to launch 4 American satellites at once, Ambassador Richard Verma said in prepared remarks to a space policy forum in New Delhi on India's "trusted…

India’s RLV-TD Likely to Touch Record Mach 5 Speeds

  The Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD), whose launch is planned for May this year, will also be the first Indian ‘aircraft structure’ to fly up to Mach 5 speeds, according to ISRO officials. To compare, the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) touches a maximum speed of Mach 1.6. The RLV-TD is essentially ISRO’s first “baby…

ISRO to launch record 22 satellites in single mission

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: India is all set to script history by launching a record number of 22 satellites, including a number of micro and nano ones from foreign countries, in a single mission in May this year. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s workhorse Polar rocket PSLV C34 carrying India's Cartosat 2C would also have…

ISRO plans technology demonstration of Reusable Launch Vehicle mission by mid-May

  Indian Space Research Organisation is planning the technology demonstration of its Reusable Launch Vehicle, expected to make space missions economically viable, by mid-May. The flight integration of the Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD) is almost complete at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) in Thiruvananthapuram and it will be shifted to Bengaluru for further…