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Indian rocket lifts off with country’s HysIS, 30 foreign satellites

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) : Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) lifted off successfully from here on Thursday with the country’s Hyper Spectral Imaging Satellite (HysIS) — an earth observation satellite — and 30 other foreign satellites. The PSLV-CA (Core Alone) version (without its usual strap-on motors), standing 44.4 metres tall and weighing about 230 […]

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India’s heaviest rocket lifts off with communication satellite GSAT-29

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) :  India’s heaviest rocket – Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III)– carrying 3,423 kg communication satellite GSAT-29 blasted off from the Sriharikota spaceport on Wednesday evening. Precisely at 5.08 p.m. the GSLV-Mk III rocket on its second developmental flight began its ascent with a strong deep growl that reverberated like a […]

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India to launch GSAT-29 communication satellite on Wednesday

Chennai :  Subject to weather conditions, India’s heavy-lift rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-Mk III) is set to put into orbit the communication satellite GSAT-29 tentatively on Wednesday, the Indian space agency said. According to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), it will be the second developmental flight of GSLV-Mk III rocket with a rated […]

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India recalls GSAT-11 satellite for tests from Arianespace’s rocket port

Chennai :  The Indian space agency has recalled its communication satellite GSAT-11 from Arianespace’s rocket port in Kourou in French Guiana, said Arianespace. “Due to additional technical checks with the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) GSAT-11 satellite, to be conducted from the ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC) located in Bengaluru, the Ariane 5 launch initially planned […]

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Navigation satellite launch on Thursday, countdown going smoothly

Chennai :  India will early on Thursday launch its IRNSS-1L navigation satellite from the Sriharikota rocket port, Indian space agency officials said. The 32-hour countdown, which began at 8.04 p.m. on Tuesday, is progressing smoothly at Sriharikota, 105 km from here, said an official of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The 1,425-kg satellite — […]