Communication Satellites

  • ISRO mulls developing higher capability communication satellites August 10, 2014

    Hyderabad: ISRO is planning to develop communication satellites in higher frequency bands and power and data handling capacity in the range of 100 Gigabits per second to meet the growing demands of broadband internet and rural telecom connectivity, ISRO chairman K Radhakrishnan said on Sunday. Radhakrishnan also said that the premier...
  • AP: GSLV-D5 set to be launched from Sriharikota today August 19, 2013

    Hyderabad: The countdown has begun for the crucial launch of India's GSLV-D5 on Monday. The launch will take place at 4:50 pm from the Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh. The GSLV will carry a communications satellite GSAT-14 and is powered by indigenous cryogenic engines which is being tested after a...
  • ISRO planning privately built PSLV launch in 5 years April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Moving forward on its plans to rope in the industry in its activities, ISRO is looking towards the launch of the first privately built rocket in the next five years. The Indian Space Research Organisation has embarked on hiving off production of communication satellites and polar satellite launch...
  • NASA launches gen-next communication satellite January 31, 2013

    Washington: NASA on January 31 launched a new unmanned communication satellite to stay in touch with the International Space Station astronauts and relay more Hubble telescope images. The first of NASA's three next-generation Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), known as TDRS-K, launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in...
  • Pakistani satellite begins beaming November 7, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan's communication satellite, which was launched by China, is functioning fine, said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, who described the project as an example of Islamabad-Beijing strategic ties. Gilani on Saturday said that the PAKSAT-1R satellite project is yet another manifestation of the long-standing strategic relationship between Pakistan and...
  • ISRO to build powerful communication satellites August 31, 2011

    Bangalore: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) plans to build a new class of powerful communication satellites that packs more capacity and new technologies, its Chairman K Radhakrishnan said in Bangalore on Wednesday. This kind of spacecraft would handle larger amount of power and accommodate more number of transponders in the...
  • ISRO to launch communication satellite GSAT-12 July 15, 2011

    New Delhi: India will launch a new communication satellite at 4:48 pm on Friday evening that will help doctors and teachers in cities diagnose and teach people in rural India via satellite link. A severe shortage of communication satellites has pushed the Indian Space Research Organisation to launch the GSAT-12 on...
  • GSAT-8 launched, to boost DTH services May 21, 2011

    New Delhi: Indian Space Research Organistaion (ISRO) successfully launched it's three-ton satellite GSAT-8 from French Guyana as India slept in the early hours of Saturday. Incidentally, this is one of the largest satellites that India has developed. The satellite boasts of 24 transponders, meant to boost television broadcasting, especially Direct...
  • Former ISRO chief on reasons for launch failure December 26, 2010

    Former Chairman of ISRO, Dr K Kasturirangan talks about the possible reasons for launch vehicle failures in India. ...
  • GSAT-5P's launch vehicle explodes mid-air January 7, 2011

    Sriharikota: In a huge setback for India's space ambitions, the launch of the communications satellite being carried by the GSLV failed. The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle soared in the sky along with the hopes of ISRO's brightest. But 47 seconds later hope turned into horror as the onboard computer lost...
  • GSAT-5P launch fails due to altitude error December 25, 2010

    ISRO Chairman, K Radhakrishnan states the reasons for the failure of GSAT-5P Satellite's launch. ...
  • Russia, US satellite collision a threat in space February 13, 2009

    Moscow: Russian and US experts say the first-ever collision between two satellites has created clouds of debris that could threaten other unmanned spacecraft. Russia's Mission Control spokesman Valery Lyndin says there is little risk to the international space station with three crew members aboard. Lyndin said Thursday that officials would monitor the...
  • US, Russian satellites collide in space February 12, 2009

    Washington: A privately owned US communication satellite collided with a defunct Russian satellite in orbit posing a risk to the international space station. A NASA official said that this is the first such incident in space. It was the first such collision in space, NASA spokesman Kelly Humphries said on Wednesday,...
  • GSLV-FO4 gives a thrilling lift to India's space ambitions September 3, 2007

    New Delhi: After a series of delays, India's GSLV-FO4 began its journey with a bang. It finally took off successfully from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh at 1821 hours IST. INSAT-4CR, the third in the INSAT-4 series, and its GSLV carrier had a dicey day, but...
  • China launches communications satellite June 17, 2007

    Beijing: China launched a new communications satellite into orbit on early Friday to provide broader radio and television signal coverage across the country, state media reported. The Long March-3A rocket lifted off from the Xichang launching center in southwestern China eight minutes after midnight and separated from the SinoSat-3 satellite 24...