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Technical snag forces ISRO to postpone launch of GISAT-1

Chennai: Owing to technical reasons, the launch of India’s first Geo Imaging Satellite-1 (GISAT-1) scheduled for March 5 evening has been postponed, the Indian space agency announced on Wednesday. “The launch of GISAT-1 onboard GSLV-F10 (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-F10), planned for March 05, 2020, is postponed due to technical reasons. Revised launch date will be informed […]

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With RISAT-2BR1 in orbit, India also touches 319 foreign satellite launch mark

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): India on Wednesday successfully placed into orbit its latest radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2BR1 and nine foreign satellites from four countries using its PSLV rocket. In the process, India touched 319 foreign satellite launch mark ever since 1999. India’s latest radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2BR1 now up in the sky will […]

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BREAKING: PSLV rocket lifts off with spy satellite, 9 foreign satellites

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-QL (PSLV-QL) rocket carrying the country’s advanced radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2BR1 and nine foreign satellites lifted off from the first launch pad of the rocket port here on Wednesday. At about 3.25 p.m. the 44.4 metre tall, rocket broke free of the first launch pad and started […]

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Meet the engineer who spotted Vikram debris

Chennai: His Facebook introduction states, “Nobody knows me”. It may be a philosophical statement. But today the world knows the 33-year old mechanical engineer Shanmuga Subramanian originally from Madurai and now a Technical Architect at Lennox India Technology Centre here. For he was the person who first spotted the debris of India’s moon lander Vikram on […]

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India successfully puts into orbit Cartosat-3, 13 US satellites; touches 310 foreign satellite launch-mark

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): India on Wednesday successfully placed into orbit its own earth observation satellite Cartosat-3 and 13 American nano satellites in a text book style. In the process, India crossed the milestone of putting into orbit 300 foreign satellites. By putting the 13 American nano satellites into orbit, India till date has launched a […]