Satellites

  • Indian rocket carrying navigation satellite blasts off 04-04-2014 06:43 PM

    An Indian rocket carrying the country's second navigation satellite - IRNSS-1B - on Friday blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikotain 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...
  • Search for MH370: Thai satellite spots 300 objects in Indian Ocean 27-03-2014 02:30 PM

    Bangkok: A Thai satellite has detected about 300 objects floating in the Indian Ocean near the search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner. Anond Snidvongs, director of Thailand's space technology development agency, said Thursday the images showed "300 objects of various sizes" in the southern Indian Ocean about 2,700...
  • Missing Malaysian plane: China releases image of object in search area 23-03-2014 07:26 AM

    Kuala Lampur: Search planes headed back out to a desolate patch of the southern Indian Ocean on Sunday in hopes of finding answers to the fate of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, after China released a satellite image showing a large object floating in the search zone. The object, which...
  • Chinese satellite found object of suspected missing plane: Malaysia 22-03-2014 04:20 PM

    Malaysia's Defense Minister says a Chinese satellite has spotted a large object along a broad stretch of ocean where officials hope to find a Malaysia Airlines plane that has been missing for more than two weeks. Hishammuddin Hussein told reporters on Saturday that he had been informed that a Chinese...
  • Norwegian ship reaches area where Malaysia plane debris may have been spotted 20-03-2014 05:35 PM

    Norwegian car carrier Hoegh St. Petersburg has reached the area in the southern Indian Ocean off Australia where two floating objects, suspected to be debris from the missing Malaysian jetliner, were spotted, the ship's owner said on Thursday. The car carrier was on its way from Madagascar to Melbourne when...
  • Satellite firm says it received signals from missing Malaysian aircraft 15-03-2014 06:31 PM

    A British satellite communications company on Saturday said it had recorded electronic ping signals from the missing Malaysian aircraft which could be analysed to help estimate its location. As the hunt for Flight MH370 remained inconclusive, the information from Inmarsat could prove to be a valuable break in the frustrating...
  • Missing Malaysian plane sent signals to satellite for hours 14-03-2014 07:45 AM

    Washington: A US official says a Malaysia Airlines plane was sending signals to a satellite for four hours after the aircraft went missing, an indication that it was still flying. The official said the Boeing 777-200 wasn't transmitting data to the satellite, but sending out a signal to establish contact....
  • China denies finding any proof to link debris to missing Malaysian jet 13-03-2014 07:59 AM

    Beijing: A senior Chinese aviation official said on Thursday that the authorities could not confirm any link between the floating objects captured on Chinese satellite images to a Malaysia Airlines jet missing for more than five days. "It is true that the satellite was launched and detected some smoke and...
  • Remember the climate change satellite Shah Rukh Khan was working on in Swades? NASA actually launched it this morning 28-02-2014 11:15 AM

    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...
  • NASA to launch satellite in collaboration with ISRO 26-02-2014 08:48 AM

    Washington: US space agency NASA on Tuesday said it would launch a water-related satellite in collaboration with India's ISRO. The NASA-Indian Space Research Organisation Synthetic Aperture Radar mission is a part of its plan to launch in the next seven years a series of satellite related to water and draught,...
  • SC allows arbitration between WSG, MSM on IPL broadcast rights 24-01-2014 09:11 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday allowed World Sport Group to go ahead with the arbitration proceeding against MSM Satellite, earlier known as Sony Entertainment Television, pertaining to the facilitation fee dispute for acquiring broadcast rights for the Indian Premier League. A bench of justices AK Patnaik and Fakkir...
  • Lou Reed's 'Satellite of Love' to resound earth in Morrissey's voice 12-11-2013 08:12 PM

    Tributes have flowed in after the death of legendary rocker Lou Reed on October 27. Expressing sadness and pain over The Velvet Underground singer's death, former Smiths vocalist and a life long Reed admirer Morrissey has now decided to release a cover for Reed's glam rock song 'Satellite of Love'...
  • Falling satellite disintegrates in Earth's atmosphere, causes no damage 11-11-2013 04:10 PM

    Berlin: The European Space Agency says one of its research satellites that had run out of fuel caused no known damage after re-entering the Earth's atmosphere. ESA said the satellite re-entered the atmosphere at about 0000 GMT Monday on a descending orbit pass that extended across Siberia, the western Pacific...
  • Satellite dubbed 'Ferrari of space' is falling towards Earth, but where and when? 07-11-2013 11:06 PM

    New Delhi: The European Space Agency's (ESA) Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) satellite has completed its mission and is re-entering the Earth's atmosphere. The only catch is that scientists are not sure where the one-ton spacecraft's fragments will collide with the Earth's surface and exactly when. ESA...
  • Countdown for India's Mars Orbiter Mission begins 03-11-2013 07:12 PM

    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...
  • Russia plans state-backed Web search engine named after Sputnik: Report 13-10-2013 10:37 AM

    Moscow: State-controlled telecoms group Rostelecom plans an internet search engine named after the Sputnik satellite, Vedomosti newspaper said, though analysts said the aim to muscle into the highly competitive Russian market was doomed. The government has made moves to boost control over the Internet, but a state-backed search engine, to...
  • Indian 'military' satellite put into earth's orbit 03-09-2013 10:52 PM

    Bangalore:India's first 'military' satellite was Wednesday put into the geosynchronous orbit, about 36,000 km above the earth, five days after it was launched Aug 30 on board an European rocket from Kourou in French Guiana off the Pacific coast. "The advanced multi-band communication satellite GSAT-7 has been placed in the...
  • India's first military satellite GSAT-7 launched successfully 30-08-2013 05:28 AM

    India's first exclusive defence satellite GSAT-7 was successfully launched by European space consortium Arianespace's Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou spaceport in French Guiana on Friday, giving a major push to the country's maritime security. Indian Navy would be the user of the multi-band home-built communication spacecraft, expected to be operational...
  • India's first dedicated maritime communications satellite set for launch on Friday 29-08-2013 07:13 AM

    India's first dedicated satellite for maritime communications will be launched on Friday from the European space consortium, Arianespace, from Kourou spaceport in French Guiana. The GSAT-7 is scheduled to be launched into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) by Ariane-5 VA 215 during the 50-minute launch window starting from 2 am...
  • ISRO's GSLV-D5 launch put on hold 19-08-2013 04:20 PM

    Sriharikota: The launch of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-D5 (GSLV-D5) has been put on hold by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) because of a technical problem in the cryogenic engine which led to a fuel leak. The GSLV-D5 was carrying communications satellite GSAT-14 and was to be launched from Sriharikota...
  • AP: GSLV-D5 set to be launched from Sriharikota today 19-08-2013 07:43 AM

    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...
  • World's first pop-art satellite headed to space 12-08-2013 09:48 AM

    Los Angeles: If aliens ever target Earth, Jon Gibson and Amanda White are counting on them having an appreciation for pop art and a sense of humour. The duo created an elaborate, Andy Warhol-like design that has been etched into a satellite's panel, transforming the spacecraft into a replica of...
  • NASA, ISRO in talks for developing satellite jointly 29-07-2013 06:05 PM

    Bangalore: US space agency NASA and India's premier space agency ISRO are in talks for jointly building a satellite for the first time. "Now, there is a feasibility study going on whether we can jointly make a satellite, with synthetic aperture radar (SAR) payloads working on two frequency bands -...
  • India launches weather satellite INSAT-3D 26-07-2013 06:03 PM

    Bangalore: India on Friday successfully launched its advanced meteorological spacecraft INSAT-3D by a European rocket from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana, enhancing the country's capability in weather forecasting and disaster warning fields. After a smooth countdown lasting 11 hours and 30 minutes, the Ariane-5 launch vehicle of the...
  • India plans string of satellite launches 02-07-2013 12:20 PM

    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...
  • India to have satellite-based navigation system by 2015 01-07-2013 06:12 PM

    Chennai: India will have its own navigational systems like couple of other countries by 2015 and its space agency is in a fast production mode to roll out six more satellites for this purpose, said an official Monday. "All the seven satellites of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS)...
  • India's first navigation satellite readies for launch 01-07-2013 06:06 PM

    Chennai: The Indian rocket that at midnight will deliver the country's first navigation satellite is being readied for its mission with its second stage getting fuelled at Sriharikota, a senior official at Indian space agency said. "The countdown is progressing well and the filling of the liquid fuel in the...
  • IRNSS-1A will help in fixing geographical co-ordinates: Dr YS Rajan 01-07-2013 04:52 PM

    The 1,425 kg IRNSS-1A, the first satellite of the seven in Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), has a mission life of 10 years and would provide accurate real-time position and timing information to users in the country as well as the region extending up to 1,500 km around it....
  • Dedicated navigation satellite to be launched on Monday 30-06-2013 11:55 PM

    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...
  • 'India's first midnight satellite launch progressing smoothly' 29-06-2013 07:01 PM

    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...