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ISRO Gets NIQR-GKD Award for Outstanding Performance

Indian space agency ISRO has received the award for Outstanding Organisation-2016 from National Institution for Quality & Reliability (NIQR) at the 15th NIQR National Convention held in Chennai. As part of quality promotion activity NIQR recognises Organisations for their outstanding contribution to the practice of Total Quality in all their activities and gives away awards during the Convention. ISRO was ...

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ISRO postpones Demo Re-Usable Launch Vehicle Lift-off

Originally scheduled to be launched today, the prestigious Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD) being developed by Thumba-based Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) was delayed to April 2016 due to technical snags, said the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). RLV(TD) is miniscule prototype of India’s space shuttle that can return to earth after lofting off satellites in their orbit. More than ...

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ISRO to Launch Joint Satellite NISAR with NASA

ISRO has announced that NISAR, a joint earth observation satellite with NASA, will be launched in six years. ISRO chiarman AS Kiran Kumar told media after the successful launch of GSAT-6 onboard GSLV-D6 that the next commercail satellite with the US will be carried by the GSLV Mark II in 2021. “Currently we are working on it,” he said. NISAR ...

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Arianespace to Launch 2 Galileo Satellites, Similar to IRNSS for GPS

European space agency Arianespace is getting ready to launch two Galileo satellites on March 27, a day before ISRO’s scheduled launch of IRNSS-1D navigation satellite. The two Galileo satellites would be launched jointly by a Soyuz rocket blasting off from French Guyana.The satellites are similar to Indian space agency ISRO’s IRNSS navigation satellites which are meant to achieve GPS capabilities. ...

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India puts second navigation satellite into orbit

India successfully placed into orbit a satellite using own rocket on Friday, thus moving a step closer to setting up its own satellite navigation system in a typical copy-book style. With the successful launch of the second of the planned seven satellites under the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), India moved nearer to a select group of nations that ...

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