Satellite Launch Vehicles

  • 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...
  • Countdown for India's Mars Orbiter Mission begins November 3, 2013

    The countdown for the India's ambitious Rs 430crore 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 (PSLVC25) will be for 56.30 hours which is expected to...
  • Dedicated navigation satellite to be launched on Monday June 30, 2013

    Chennai: India's first dedicated navigation satellite IRNSS1A will be launched onboard PSLVC22 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 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...
  • 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 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 Earths orbit with a record 824kg 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...