SATISH DHAWAN SPACE CENTRE

  • Countdown for GSLV Mk 3 mission commences December 17, 2014

    Chennai: The 24-and-a-half hour countdown for India's maiden experimental launch of latest generation vehicle GSLV Mk III, also carrying the 'Crew Module Atmospheric Re-entry Experiment (CARE), began at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, on Wednesday. "The 24 and a half hour countdown for the mission has commenced at 9...
  • 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...
  • ISRO's GSLV D5 launch in early January 2014 December 3, 2013

    Chennai: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Tuesday announced that the launch of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV D5, which was called off at the 11th hour on August 19 due to a fuel leak in its second stage, is likely in the first week of January 2014. "After carrying out...
  • ISRO's Mars Orbiter sends first picture of Earth, 'Helen' captured November 21, 2013

    The severe cyclonic storm 'Helen' hurtling towards Andhra Pradesh coast has been captured by India's Mars Orbiter in the first image of the country beamed back in its maiden mission to Red Planet. 'Mangalyaan' has beamed back the first set of pictures of Earth, capturing the Indian subcontinent and parts of...
  • ISRO performs last orbit raising manoeuvre on its Mars mission November 16, 2013

    Chennai: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Saturday performed the last of the five orbitraising manoeuvre on its Mars Orbiter in the early hours, raising the apogee (farthest point from Earth) of the spacecraft to over 1.92 lakh km. "The fifth orbit raising manoeuvre of Mars Orbiter Spacecraft, starting at...
  • Mars spacecraft shipped out of Bangalore for Oct 28 launch from Sriharikota October 3, 2013

    India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft was shipped out of Bangalore on Wednesday for the October 28 launch from the Sriharikota spaceport, setting the stage for final preparations for the odyssey to the red planet. "It was put in a special container where we have the monitoring of the environment inside",...
  • Successful satellite launch a milestone: Manmohan Singh July 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said the successful launch of India's first navigation satellite is an important milestone in the development of country's space programme. He congratulated the department of space and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the successful launch of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System...
  • India launches its first dedicated navigation satellite July 2, 2013

    Sriharikota: In a landmark late night journey into a new era of space application, India on Monday successfully launched its first dedicated navigation satellite using the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle which blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. Precisely at 11.41 pm, India's workhorse PSLV C22 lifted...
  • 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...
  • TN: Countdown begins for PSLVC22 carrying IRNSS1A June 29, 2013

    Chennai: The 64andahalfhour countdown for the launch of PSLVC22, carrying India's first dedicated navigation satellite IRNSS1A on July 1, began on Saturday at Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, some 80 km from Chennai. "The 64andahalfhour countdown for the launch of PSLVC22, which will carry IRNSS1A started...
  • 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...
  • ISRO readies for century shot on Sunday September 8, 2012

    Chennai: This Sunday will be a working day for those at the Indian Space Research Organisation, that too a hectic one. The space agency is set to reach another milestone the 100th Indian space mission when PSLVC21 lifts off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota at 9.51...
  • Satellite by students among five put on orbit July 12, 2010

    Sriharikota: In a textbook launch, India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) on Monday successfully placed into orbit remote sensing satellite Cartosat2B and four other satellites after a perfect lift off from the spaceport in Sriharikota. At the end of an over 51hour countdown, the 44.4 metretall fourstage PSLVC15, costing Rs 260...
  • Chandrayaan launch: Messages of pride and joy pour in October 22, 2008

    New Delhi: While the world was watching with bated breath, India successfully put into orbit the space module Chandrayaan 1. The successful launch on Wednesday October 22 signalled not just a technological stride in India's favour but also a moment that will go down in history. But it was not just the...
  • Indian spacecraft will try to unravel moon's origin October 16, 2008

    Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): India's lunar explorer, Chandrayaan1, will try to unravel the moon's origins as it scouts for minerals and water there, says project director M Annadurai. Chandrayaan, slated for an October 22 launch from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, would bolster international space cooperation by carrying 11 scientific devices six...