Satish Dhawan Space Centre

  • 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...
  • ISRO's GSLV D5 launch in early January 2014 03-12-2013 03:46 PM

    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...
  • ISRO's Mars Orbiter sends first picture of Earth, 'Helen' captured 21-11-2013 08:10 PM

    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...
  • ISRO performs last orbit raising manoeuvre on its Mars mission 16-11-2013 08:40 AM

    Chennai: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Saturday performed the last of the five orbit-raising 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...
  • Mars spacecraft shipped out of Bangalore for Oct 28 launch from Sriharikota 03-10-2013 02:11 PM

    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...
  • Successful satellite launch a milestone: Manmohan Singh 02-07-2013 12:30 PM

    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...
  • India launches its first dedicated navigation satellite 02-07-2013 12:39 AM

    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 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...
  • TN: Countdown begins for PSLV-C22 carrying IRNSS-1A 29-06-2013 02:40 PM

    Chennai: The 64-and-a-half-hour countdown for the launch of PSLV-C22, carrying India's first dedicated navigation satellite IRNSS-1A on July 1, began on Saturday at Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, some 80 km from Chennai. "The 64-and-a-half-hour countdown for the launch of PSLV-C22, which will carry IRNSS-1A started on Saturday morning...
  • ISRO to launch PSLV 'SARAL' today 25-02-2013 10:42 AM

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