Category: ISRO

India’s GPS version will be a boon for other nations as well

What was ISRO's recent satellite launch aimed at?  On Thursday, the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) launched the sixth navigation satellite of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). The system consists of a constellation of seven satellites and, once operational, it will provide us our own version of a Global Positioning System (GPS). It…

India to put 12 US satellites into space in 2016-17

India will launch 25 foreign satellites in 2016-17 using the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). While 12 of these belong to the US, the remaining 13 belong to six countries - Germany, Canada, Algeria, Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia. Sharing these facts in response to a question in Rajya Sabha, minister of state Jitendra Singh on…

India launch sixth IRNSS satellite launch

An Indian rocket on Thursday blasted off successfully with the country's sixth navigation satellite called IRNSS-1F, marking another big step closer to a home-grown GPS or Global Positioning System. Indian Space agency ISRO's sixth navigation satellite IRNSS-1F was launched on board trusted workhorse PSLV C32. The launch was delayed by a minute as scientists tried…

Isro to launch country’s 6th navigation satellite on March 10

Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) to launch country’s sixth navigation satellite on March 10. According to Isro, the 1,425 kg IRNSS-1F (Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System-1F) satellite on board Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) will be launched on Thursday evening. The rocket is scheduled to take off at around 4 pm from the spaceport at…

US Space Company in Talks With India to Launch Communication Satellite

  An American company is holding discussions with Antrix Corporation to put into orbit its communication satellite, using India's heavy rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV), the government said on Wednesday. A leading space company from the US is under initial phase of discussion with Antrix, to utilise the GSLV launch services for one of…

After IRNSS, ISRO Is Now Working On World’s Most Efficient Weather Prediction Satellite!

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is developing a new weather-forecasting satellite to predict the beginning of cyclones in oceans. About 300 scientists are working on the satellite named ScatSat-1, at the Space Applications Centre (SAC) in Ahmedabad. The amazing fact about this satellite, weighing 301 kg, is that it is being built at 60%…

IRNSS, India’s Very Own GPS

India is currently in the process of launching its own indigenous regional Satellite navigation system, called the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). It will consist of seven satellites working in tandem to provide highly accurate coverage over the Indian subcontinent, up to 1,500 km from Indian borders, a region making up the primary service area. A less accurate…

Manned Space Plan Shelved, ISRO Gears Up for Robotic Mission Instead

Even as India’s human space flight mission has been put on hold, the country is working hard to send a robotic mission to space. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has already sent a proposal for approval to the central government for carrying out an unmanned mission to space. The premier space agency, which managed…

Top 10 India’s Indigenous Defense Weapons

Defending India is a humongous task our Armed Forces do every second. Our Men in Uniform make this possible every second through their efforts and out of the skin hard work. To do it efficiently they need a range of equipment for which a country is not self reliant, it means letting go the hard…

After success with Mars, ISRO is now planning a mission to Venus

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched its Mars Orbiter Mission, winning many accolades, reports suggest that it now plans a mission to Venus. The Times of India reports, "Space scientist Narendra Bhandari of the Ahmedabad-based Physical Research Laboratory announced this while addressing Mumbai school students through skype at the Nehru Science Centre in Worli." And…

ISRO’s year in review 2015: GSAT-15, 100 days of Mars Orbiter, 21 satellite launches

The year 2015 could be termed as one of commercial launches for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), while steps have been taken to spread the usage of space technology within India. During the year, the Indian space agency launched 17 foreign satellites as against three Indian ones from its rocket port in Sriharikota in…

China has tested anti Satellite missile, India yet to Develop

China successfully carried out another anti satellite missile test on November and they officially acknowledged about the tests only after some days when US publishes about the Chinese missile launch. Two independent Chinese officials from Military and space program confirm the test and said it's a anti ballistic missile to counter enemy ballistic missiles not…

Nearly 30 satellite launch orders at hand for ISRO’s Antrix

Out of the six satellites, the Earth observation satellite, dubbed Telcos-1 is the biggest out of the lot, which weighs around 400 kg. In a first for ISRO, the engine on the upper stage of the PSLV was shut off and restarted while placing the six Singapore satellites into orbit on Wednesday. Following the launch,…

Indian Space Rocket to land on Moon in 2017 followed by a Mission to the Sun in 2019

NEW DELHI: India's second lunar probe Chandrayaan II will land on moon in 2017 and the country's first solar mission Aditya L1 is likely to be launched in 2019, Lok Sabha was informed today. Chandrayaan II will land on the surface of moon in 2017 and this second lunar mission will help explore the possibilities…

India will launch its own version of GPS, and soon!

ISRO  Scientists would prove to the world in a meeting in Bangalore next Thursday how the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) is far more accurate than the US's GPS. They will discuss the feasibility of integrating this technology with navigation device manufacturers, mobile phone manufacturers and global information system (GIS) technology developers. The seven…