Indian space agency highlights in 2010 (With Mixed bag for Indian space agency in 2010)

December 30th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS  

ISRO Chennai, Dec 30 (IANS) Major milestones of the Indian Space Research Organisation in 2010:January

Launching sounding rockets to study annular solar eclipse. Successful testing of world’s third largest solid propellant booster for GSLV Mark III.

March

Ice/water found on moon by Chandrayaan mission. Successful testing of advanced sounding rocket. Successful static testing of L110 liquid core engine for GSLV Mark III.

Signing of agreement with Russia for production of satellite navigation
system.

April

GSLV rocket powered by ISRO-made cryogenic engine falls into the sea with GSAT-4 satellite.

June

India and South Korea agree to explore possibilities for cooperation in space sector.

July

PSLV rocket launches Cartosat-2B satellite and four other small satellites; INSAT-4B performance curtailed by 50 percent due to power glitch.

August

Finalisation of payloads for Chandrayaan-II.

September

Static testing of L110 liquid core stage for GSLV Mark III.

December

GSLV rocket disintegrates within seconds after lift off.

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