Rocket Launch

  • ISRO rocket launch on Monday with indigenous cryogenic engine August 17, 2013

    Chennai: In a month marked by key advances in indigenously-developed technology, India's space agency will also test its mettle with a crucial rocket, powered by a cryogenic engine built in the country, slated to blast off Monday. The countdown for the flight of the heavy geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV) is...
  • 'India's first midnight satellite launch progressing smoothly' June 29, 2013

    Chennai: The countdown for the first midnight launch of an Indian navigation satellite July 1, 2013 began on Saturday at Sriharikota rocket launch centre in Andhra Pradesh and is progressing smoothly, a senior official said. "The 64.5 hour countdown for India's first navigational satellite IRNSS-1A began at 7.11 am today (Saturday)....
  • Rocket fired from Lebanon towards Israel May 27, 2013

    Beirut: A rocket was fired from southern Lebanon towards Israel, Lebanon's state-run National News Agency reported. The news agency said the rocket was fired on Sunday from a location near the southern town of Marjayoun, about 10 kilometers north of the Israeli border. It was not immediately clear who fired...
  • North Korea threatens 'stronger' measures than nuclear test February 5, 2013

    Seoul: North Korea stepped up its bellicose rhetoric on February 1 threatening to go beyond carrying out a promised third nuclear test in response to what it believes are "hostile" sanctions imposed after a December rocket launch. The North frequently employs fiery rhetoric aimed at South Korea and the United...
  • North Korea to target US with nuclear test, rocket launches January 24, 2013

    Seoul: North Korea said on January 24 it would carry out further rocket launches and a nuclear test that would target the United States, dramatically stepping up its threats against a country it called its "enemy". The announcement by the country's top military body came a day after the United...
  • UN condemns N Korea launch, weighs response December 13, 2012

    United Nations: The UN Security Council on Wednesday condemned North Korea's missile launch and will continue discussions on how to respond to Pyongyang's violations of a UN ban on North Korean ballistic missile development, the council president said. "Members of the Security Council condemned this launch, which is a clear...
  • Satellite failed to enter into orbit: N Korea April 13, 2012

    Pyongyang: North Korea's much-anticipated rocket launch ended quickly in an embarrassing failure early on Friday, splintering into pieces over the Yellow Sea soon after takeoff. Within minutes of the early morning launch, the US and South Korea declared it a failure. North Korea acknowledged that hours later in an announcement...
  • World waits as N Korea readies rocket for launch April 12, 2012

    Pyongyang: Fighter jets roared through the skies over downtown Pyongyang on Thursday as the world watched to see whether North Korea would defy international warnings and launch a long-range rocket over the Yellow Sea. The five-day window for the launch of a rocket mounted with an observation satellite opened on Thursday...
  • Stage set for North Korea's rocket launch April 12, 2012

    A defiant North-Korea has decided to go ahead with its planned rocket launch ignoring calls from around the world to stop. ...
  • NKorea's Kim solidifies power with top party posts April 12, 2012

    Pyongyang: North Korea was poised on Thursday to send a rocket into space as the nation's young leader ascended to new top political posts strengthening his hold on power. There was no word early on Thursday morning on the timing of the launch, which the North has said will take place...
  • North Korea begins injecting fuel into rocket April 11, 2012

    Pyongyang: Impoverished North Korea rejected international protests over its planned long-range rocket launch and said on Wednesday that it was injecting fuel "as we speak", meaning it could blast off as early as Thursday. If all goes to plan, the launch, which North Korea's neighbors and the West say is a...
  • N Korea ready to launch rocket, prompts warnings April 10, 2012

    Pyongyang: Isolated and impoverished North Korea said on Tuesday it was ready to go ahead with its proposed long-range rocket launch, an announcement that sparked immediate condemnation from South Korea and Russia and a plea from China, its main ally, for calm. The launch of the Unha-3 rocket, which North Korea...
  • Countdown begins for PSLV-C 15 launch July 10, 2010

    Chennai: The over 50-hour count down for the 17th flight launch of ISRO'S Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C 15 from Sriharikota spaceport began on Saturday. The countdown for the launch from Satish Dhawan Space Centre scheduled at 9.22 am on Monday, began at 6.52 am on Saturday, ISRO officials said. "The...
  • India made cryo engine fails maiden test April 15, 2010

    The Indian Space Research Organisation tried to launch India's own cryogenic technology enabled shuttle GSLV-3. The operation failed in the 3rd stage...If successful India could have joined a select group of 5 countries with this technology..We now have to wait another year to see if we can do it...
  • NASA's next generation rocket makes booming debut October 29, 2009

    Washington: A giant next generation space rocket Wednesday shot off its launchpad at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida in the US for its very first test flight. The 100-metre tall Ares I-X rocket sped into the sky over the Florida coast trailing a plume of flames and steam in a...
  • NASA launches rocket, dozens report strange lights September 20, 2009

    Wallops Island: NASA says it successfully launched a rocket in Virginia as part of an experiment, and the blast may have caused dozens of people to report seeing strange lights in the sky. The space agency said it launched the Black Brant XII on Saturday evening to gather data on the...
  • North Korea vows to boycott nuclear talks April 14, 2009

    Seoul: North Korea on Tuesday announced it will boycott international negotiations on ending its nuclear weapons programme and restore nuclear facilities that have been disabled as part of an earlier multilateral agreement. The six-party talks "in which we are participating have become no longer necessary", the foreign ministry said in a...
  • World powers agree UN draft statement on North Korea April 13, 2009

    New York: The world powers have agreed on a UN Security Council draft statement condemning North Korea's rocket launch, diplomats said on Sunday. The five permanent members of the council and Japan agreed on Saturday to the draft statement seen as a compromise between the supporters of tough measures against North...
  • N Korea releases first visuals of failed rocket-launch April 8, 2009

    Seoul, South Korea: State-run television gave North Koreans their first glimpse of the country's "auspicious" rocket launch- and of an apparently healthy leader Kim Jong Il mingling with farmers and watching bears at the zoo. What the TV didn't show on Tuesday was just as notable: footage of the "Dear Leader"...
  • Post launch, Korea hopes for more sanctions April 7, 2009

    There's pride in Pyongyang after Sunday's launch of a long-range rocket. It flew further than previous attempts and is likely to lead to more international sanctions. CNN's John Vause explores what could be next for North Korea. ...
  • In pics: Shock, protests follow N Korea's rocket launch April 5, 2009

    North Korea defiantly carried out a rocket launch on Sunday that the US, Japan and other nations suspect was a cover for a test of its long-range missile technology. North Korea went ahead with the launch despite mounting international pressure to cancel the liftoff which US President Barack Obama warned...
  • N Korean rocket launch a provocative act, says Obama April 5, 2009

    Washington: The North Korean launch of a rocket on Sunday was a "provocative act", says US President Barack Obama. Pyongyang fired what it said was a communications satellite around 11:30 am (0230 hrs GMT) from North Korea's east coast, but Japan, South Korea and Washington believe the launch was a...
  • Despite US warnings, N Korea set to launch missile April 4, 2009

    New Delhi: The sleepy town of Akita in Japan is getting ready for its worst nightmare, a North Korean missile falling on their land. Pyongyang is all set to launch a rocket anytime between Saturday and Wednesday. The worry is not the rocket, but what sits on top of it....
  • US worries over N Korea rocket launch, other missiles April 4, 2009

    A look at North Korea's missile arsenal will show the stock that the country has piled up over the years. ADVANCED TAEPODONG-2: Under development. Potential range of about 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometers), putting the US west coast, Hawaii, Australia and eastern Europe within striking distance. North Korea says this, and all...
  • N Korea defies US, readies for rocket launch April 4, 2009

    Seoul: Reclusive North Korea pressed ahead on Friday with final preparations to blast a multi-stage rocket over Japan as world leaders scrambled to forge a united stance on how to punish it for the launch. Saturday is the start of a five-day window during which the North says it will send...