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  • 2nd orbit raising manoeuvre of GSAT-16 performed December 9, 2014

    Bengaluru: The second orbit raising manoeuvre of the country's latest communication satellite GSAT-16 was successfully performed on Tuesday, Indian Space Research Organisation said. "The second orbit raising operation of GSAT-16 is successfully completed by firing the Apogee Motor for 2203 seconds, at 13:05 PM (IST)," ISRO said on its website. A...
  • India's communication satellite GSAT-16 launched successfully December 7, 2014

    Bengaluru: After its launch was deferred twice due to bad weather, India's latest communication satellite GSAT-16 was placed in orbit by Ariane 5 rocket in the early hours on Sunday from the space port of Kourou in French Guiana. The European launcher blasted off at 2:10 AM (IST) and hurled the...
  • GSAT10 is in good health, says ISRO September 29, 2012

    Bangalore: The health checks on various subsystems of the GSAT10, which was launched early on Saturday onboard Ariane5 rocket from Europe's spaceport in French Guiana, has found all parameters satisfactory and the satellite is in good health. Bangaloreheadquartered ISRO said its Master Control Facility (MCF) in Hassan in Karnataka took over...
  • India's heaviest satellite GSAT10 launched September 29, 2012

    Bangalore: India's advanced communication satellite GSAT10 was successfully launched early on Saturday on board Ariane5 rocket from Europe's spaceport in French Guiana. GSAT10, with a design life of 15 years is expected to be operational by November and will augment telecommunication, DirectToHome and radio navigation services. ...
  • Largest ever telescope launched from French Guiana May 15, 2009

    Paris: Riding an Ariane 5 rocket, the world's largest telescope was launched on Thursday from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana on a mission to investigate the origins of the universe. The main objective of the Herschel telescope, which was developed by the European Space Agency (ESA) at a cost of...