Satellite Launches

  • PM Narendra Modi congratulates ISRO for PSLV C-23 launch, asks scientists to develop a SAARC satellite June 30, 2014

    Sriharikota: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday witnessed the PSLV C-23 launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre. A thrilled Modi congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation scientists and thanked them for giving him the opportunity to witness the launch in person. Speaking after the launch of the five foreign satellites,...
  • ISRO to launch PSLV C-23 with 5 foreign satellites today June 30, 2014

    Sriharikota: It is a big day for the Indian Space Research Organisation on Monday as last minute preparations are in full swing for the launch of the PSLV C-23 rocket at 9:52 am. The PSLV-C23 rocket will be carrying satellites of France, Germany, Canada and Singapore. Among the audience will...
  • Indian rocket carrying navigation satellite blasts off April 4, 2014

    An Indian rocket carrying the country's second navigation satellite - IRNSS-1B - on Friday blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota  in Andhra Pradesh. Exactly at 5.14 p.m., the rocket - Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C24 (PSLV-C24) standing around 44.4 metres tall and weighing around 320 tonnes - tore into...
  • Remember the climate change satellite Shah Rukh Khan was working on in Swades? NASA actually launched it this morning February 28, 2014

    New Delhi: It's been a decade since Shah Rukh Khan's 'Swades' hit the screens and his character Mohan Bhargava, a project manager at Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory with NASA hit the right chord with the audiences. In 'Swades', Shah Rukh worked with a department called GPM which is...
  • Countdown for India's Mars Orbiter Mission begins November 3, 2013

    The countdown for the India's ambitious Rs 430-crore Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) began on Sunday 6.08 am at Sriharikota rocket port in Andhra Pradesh, a space agency official said. The countdown to the flight of Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C25) will be for 56.30 hours which is expected to...
  • 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...
  • India plans string of satellite launches July 2, 2013

    Sriharikota: The Indian space agency has lined up a string of launches, including the silver jubilee flight of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C25 (PSLV-C25) carrying the Mars orbiter, a top official said. "The Mars mission will be anytime after October 21 this year," Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K...
  • Dedicated navigation satellite to be launched on Monday June 30, 2013

    Chennai: India's first dedicated navigation satellite IRNSS-1A will be launched onboard PSLV-C22 around midnight on Monday from the spaceport of Sriharikota with the mission countdown progressing smoothly. ISRO's workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) is scheduled to blast off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, about 80 km...
  • ISRO to launch PSLV 'SARAL' today February 25, 2013

    Chennai: All is set for the launch of Indo-French satellite 'SARAL', aimed at oceanographic studies, and six foreign mini and micro satellites onboard ISRO's workhorse rocket PSLV from the spaceport of Sriharikota in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh on Monday. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C20 is slated for blast-off at 5.56...
  • India to launch seven satellites on February 25 February 16, 2013

    Chennai: The Indian space agency will February 25 put into orbit seven foreign satellites including an Indo-French collaborative satellite SARAL and thus earn much wanted revenue. "The launch of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C20 (PSLV-C20) is currently fixed for February 25 evening," sources in the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said. "The...
  • ISRO planning 10 space missions in 2013 December 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to accomplish 10 space missions in the next one year, parliament was informed on Wednesday. Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office V Narayanasamy told the Lok Sabha that eight of these are planned by September 2013 and the remaining...
  • Tropical storm stalls US satellite launch August 25, 2012

    Cape Canaveral: A tropical storm forced the delay of the US space agency's launch of a pair of satellites to Earth's harsh radiation belts, just four minutes before the rockets fired. The countdown was halted early on Saturday for the second time in as many days. NASA initially said it would try...
  • North Korea vows to continue satellite launches April 21, 2012

    Moscow: North Korea will continue satellite launches for peaceful purposes, an official said a week after a failed launch. "The DPRK's (North Korea) satellites for peaceful purposes will be put into space one after another," said a spokesman for the Korean Committee for Space Technology (KCST) in a statement posted on...
  • ISRO inks Rs 100cr deal to launch French satellite April 3, 2012

    Bangalore: Indian Space Research Organisation has signed a deal, believed to be valued at around Rs 100 crore, to launch an 800 kg satellite of ASTRIUM SAS, a Company under EADS, France. ISRO said in a statement a commercial launch services agreement between Antrix Corporation Limited (ANTRIX), its commercial arm, and...
  • China launches PakSat-1R satellite for Pakistan August 12, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan's PakSat-1R geostationary communications satellite was on Thursday launched into space by a Chinese rocket from a site in southwest China. The satellite was carried into space by a Long March-3B rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province late on Thursday. PakSat-1R was built by scientists and engineers...
  • China poised to launch first satellite for Pak August 10, 2011

    Beijing: For the first time, China will be launching a communication satellite for close ally Pakistan, a move that will mark "a new beginning" in bilateral space collaboration. The satellite named PAKSAT-1R will be launched at an "appropriate time" in the coming days; state-run Xinhua news agency quoted an unnamed...
  • ISRO's first launch in 2011: PSLV C 16 April 20, 2011

    ISRO will launch Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle C 16 - a remote sensing satellite into space on Wednesday. ...
  • ISRO to launch three satellite in Q1 of 2011 January 17, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), which had a recent setback with the failure of its latest communication satellite GSAT-5P, is planning three major satellite launches in the first quarter of this year. 'Resourcesat-2', an advanced remote sensing satellite, 'Youthsat', a participatory scientific mission with payloads from both Russia and India,...
  • 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. ...
  • 'Building satellite was a dream come true' July 12, 2010

    Students who built the StudSat say designing the satellite was the toughest part of their work. ...
  • A satellite for students, made by students July 12, 2010

    The StudSat, which was carried to the space by PSLV on Monday, has been built by engineering students. ...
  • North Korea puts troops on alert, warns of war danger March 10, 2009

    Seoul: North Korea put its troops on alert and cut the last hot line to Seoul on Monday as the American and South Korean militaries began joint maneuvers. The communist regime warned that even the slightest provocation could trigger war. The North stressed that provocation would include any attempt to interfere...
  • War if satellite is shot down: North Korea March 10, 2009

    Seoul: North Korea put its armed forces on standby for war on Monday and threatened retaliation against anyone seeking to stop the regime from launching a satellite into space in the latest barrage of threats from the communist regime. The warning came as US and South Korean troops kicked off their...
  • ISRO sets record, launches 10 satellites in one go April 28, 2008

    New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday simultaneously launched 10 satellites into Earth’s orbit with a record 824-kg payload from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The spectacular launch has helped India set a new world record, placing the country in the lead of not only Russia and Europe, but...
  • ISRO puts India into elite space club June 19, 2007

    Sriharikota: India on Monday joined an elite club of the ranks of the US, Russia, China and France with the country’s first fully commercial launch. It's the first time ISRO made money from a launch as it puts an Italian satellite in orbit. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle C8 carried a...
  • INSAT-4B successfully launched June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: India on Monday successfully launched another communication satellite, INSAT 4B. The Ariane-5 rocket, carrying INSAT-4B, had a perfect lift off from Kourou in French Guiana. Ariane-5 also shuttled the British Defence Ministry's Skynet 5A satellite. INSAT-4B is equipped with 24 communications transponders and it will mainly boost Direct-to-Home television services...
  • Launch of INSAT-4B postponed June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The launch of India's latest telecommunication satellite INSAT-4B has been deferred at the Kourou spaceport in French Guyana on Sunday. The launch was postponed after the anomaly in the launch pad was detected during the countdown for the lift-off. The countdown was put on a temporary hold seven minutes...