Tag Archives: Satellite

KalamSat, World’s Smallest Space Cube for Experiment, Not Orbiting Satellite: Clarifies NASA

  The space experiment by India’s 18-year-old student Rifath Sharook weighing just 64 grams will be launched as part of the payload of NASA’s next mission on June 22, 2017, but it will not be placed in any orbit, clarified NASA on Friday. Named after India’s former President and scientist A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the smallest cube experiment was part of ...

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After GSLV-F05 with Cryogenic Engine, ISRO Plans 2 More This Year (Video)

Now that Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has mastered the long-denied cyrogenic technology, it is bracing up for more GSLV launches riding high on the successful launch of GSLV-F05, which is the tenth flight of India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV), launching INSAT-3DR, an advanced weather satellite, weighing 2,211 kg into a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO). See launch video at: http://www.isro.gov.in/gslv-f05-insat-3dr/gslv-f05-lift-video ...

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With Cryogenic Engine, ISRO Joins Top 5 in International Space Commerce Market (Photos)

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has achieved another marvel to its list of accomplishments in space journey with its own indigenous cryogenic engine, joining the US, Russia, France, Japan and China. ISRO has launched successfully its Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV-F05 rocket from Sriharikota on September 8 using the indigenous cryogenic engine and lofted off the heavy weather satellite INSAT-3DR ...

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Exclusive Satellite for Farmers Now, Says Minister

The government of India is considering an exclusive satellite for farmers to help in weather forecast and provide timely services for farming and agriculture, said minister Jitendra Singh in a reply to a starred question in Rajya Sabha on Thursday. Besides weather, the satellite-enabled services to support farmers include agro-advisory, agromet services, soil moisture and agricultural extension activities to support ...

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ISRO’s PSLV C28 / DMC3 Update: All Set For Tonight’s Launch of India’s Heaviest Satellite

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set for tonight’s launch of PSLV C28 cayying the heaviest ever commercial payload of five satellites, including three DMC3 earth observation satellites of UK-based Surrey Satellite Technologies. In its daily update, ISRO said the countdown progress is normal and all the operations are in progress as scheduled.  “Countdown operations are progressing normally. Preparations ...

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ISRO’s Heaviest Satellite Mission for SSTL, UK with PSLV-C28 to Lift Off on July 10 (Full Path)

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set for its heaviest ever commercial mission on Friday, July 10. 2015 catering the Surrey Satellite Technology Limited of the UK carrying its three heavy DMC satellites and one micro satellite and another nano satellite. The Indian Space Agency is taking up the porject as per the agreement entered by its commercial arm ...

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ISRO to launch Google-owned Sky Box Imaging satellite

ISRO will be launching its next rocket launch with Google’s Sky Box Imaging satellite, for the first time a US satellite on its launch vehicle. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will be launching Google’s satellite for GPS maps from its launchpad at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. ISRO’s commercial arm Antrix corporation has signed a contract with Google-owned Skybox to ...

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Iran launches its 4th satellite into space

Iran on Monday launched its fourth satellite into space, a media report said. The satellite is named ‘Fajr’ to mark the ten-day celebrations following the 1979 Islamic Revolution, IRNA news reported. Fajr is the fourth Iranian-made satellite put into orbit. Equipped with GPS navigation system, the satellite was put into orbit aboard the ‘Safir’ launch vehicle.(IANS)

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Bad Weather: G-SAT 16 Launch Postponed

Due to the inclement weather, the launch of Indian communication satellite G-SAT 16 from French Guiana atop the European Ariane rocket has been postponed, said an Indian space agency official. It coincides with similar postponement of Orion space craft by NASA on Thursday, though on technical grounds. According to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) official, the launch of the G-SAT ...

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