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India’s space odyssey: A timeline (To go with ISRO’s 100th mission story)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Here is a timeline of the five decades of India's space programme:1962 - Indian National Committee for Space Research set up by the Department of Atomic Energy. Work starts on ... Read more...

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Countdown begins for India’s 100th space mission


September 8th, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 8 (IANS) The 51-hour countdown for the 100th mission of the Indian space agency, slated for Sep 9, is progressing smoothly at the Sriharikota satellite launch centre ... Read more...

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Countdown begins for 100th Indian rocket mission


September 7th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 7 (IANS) The 51-hour countdown for the 100th mission of the Indian space agency, slated for Sep 9, began Friday at 6.51 a.m. at the Sriharikota satellite ... Read more...

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Count down for 100th Indian rocket launch begins Friday morning


September 6th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 6 (IANS) The 51-hour count down for the 100th mission of the Indian space agency, slated for Sep 9, would begin Friday at 6.51 a.m. at the ... Read more...

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ISRO to score 100 with a cooperative mission Sep 9


August 27th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 27 (IANS) The 100th launch mission of the Indian space agency slated for Sep 9 will also showcase the cooperation between two global competitors, a growing trend ... Read more...

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India to launch three satellites next month


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 3 (IANS) India will launch three satellites next month and two more by the end of this year, said a senior official here."We will be launching Spot-6, ... Read more...

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Indian rocket engine test successful


May 13th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 12 (IANS) India Saturday successfully tested the indigenous super cooled cryogenic engine that will be used to fire a heavier rocket to put a communication satellite in ... Read more...

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Indigenous space engine test Saturday


May 11th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 11 (IANS) The Indian space agency will Saturday conduct a crucial test on an indigenously built cryogenic engine for launching its heavier rockets from its spaceport, a ... Read more...

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Dedicated navy, air force satellites by 2014


April 30th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) India's navy and air force will have dedicated communication satellites between 2012 and 2014, Defence Minister A.K. Antony told parliament Monday.In written replies to questions, ... Read more...

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Woman behind Risat-1 feels on top of the world


April 26th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) April 26 (IANS) Indian satellite scientist N. Valarmathi, 52, was herself on cloud nine when her baby - the Indian spy in the sky Radar Imaging ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu woman behind Thursday’s microwave satellite project(Lead)


April 23rd, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) When India's heaviest microwave satellite is launched into space Thursday, there will be another reason to cheer as it is a woman who is the ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu woman behind satellite launch Thursday


April 23rd, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu will have special reason to cheer Thursday when an Indian rocket puts Radar Imaging Satellite (Risat-1) into orbit and the remote sensing satellite ... Read more...

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Russian military satellite falls in Pacific


April 8th, 2012 - 7:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Fragments of a defunct Russian military communication satellite fell into the Pacific Ocean Saturday night."According to preliminary data, fragments of the Molniya satellite that did ... Read more...

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Russian military satellite to fall Saturday


April 6th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A defunct Russian military communication satellite is expected to fall Saturday morning in the Pacific Ocean, Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Alexei Zolotukhin said."Fragments of the ... Read more...

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ISRO to launch French satellite


April 3rd, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 3 (IANS) India will launch an advanced French remote sensing satellite, SPOT 6, with its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket later this year, a statement said ... Read more...

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China launches French-made satellite


April 1st, 2012 - 7:21 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April (IANS) China successfully has sent a French-made communication satellite into orbit with a carrier rocket launched from the southwest Xichang Satellite Launch Centre.Monitoring data indicated that the ... Read more...

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A year of satisfactory space missions (2011 in Retrospect) (With images)


December 26th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 26 (IANS) Nine satellite launches, a policy for managing remote sensing data and commissioning of the country's fastest supercomputer -- India's space agency can look back at ... Read more...

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Man escapes as satellite piece crashes through roof


December 25th, 2011 - 5:10 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Siberian resident miraculously escaped serious injury or even death when a fragment of a Russian communication satellite crashed through the roof of his house.A ... Read more...

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Russian satellite crashes shortly after launch


December 23rd, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 23 (IANS) A Russian communication satellite -- Soyuz-2 -- crashed Friday shortly after being launched in northern Russia, RIA Novosti reported.A Meridian satellite launched from the Plesetsk space ... Read more...

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China launches communication satellite for Nigeria


December 20th, 2011 - 3:57 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 20 (IANS) China launched a Nigerian communication satellite into orbit early Tuesday with its Long March-3B carrier rocket from southwest Xichang Satellite Launch Centre.The satellite, produced by China ... Read more...

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China’s space programme has no military purpose


November 19th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 19 (IANS) China's space missions do not directly serve any military purpose, a space programme official has said.But the space-related technological developments can be used in both civilian ... Read more...

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Pakistani satellite begins beaming


November 6th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 6 (IANS) Pakistan's communication satellite, which was launched by China, is functioning fine, said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani who described the project as an example of ... Read more...

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Countdown begins for Indian weather satellite launch


October 10th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 10 (IANS) The countdown has begun for the launch Wednesday of an Indian weather satellite designed to help study climatic and atmospheric changes in the tropics."The countdown ... Read more...

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Indian communication satellite raised to its orbit


July 21st, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) Indian communication satellite GSAT-12 has reached its intended orbit, the country's space agency said Thursday.In a statement, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said GSAT-12 ... Read more...

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Indian communication satellite raised to near its orbit


July 18th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) The Indian communication satellite GSAT-12 is now very near to its ultimate geo-stationary orbit at 36,000-km apogee, or farthest point from Earth, space agency ISRO ... Read more...

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Three women scientists involved in satellite project


July 16th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) July 15 (IANS) Three women space scientists are playing an important role for the successful functioning of India's latest communication satellite GSAT-12, launched Friday from the ... Read more...

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Indian rocket blasts off with communication satellite


July 15th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), July 15 (IANS) An Indian rocket carrying the country's latest communication satellite GSAT-12 blasted off from the space port here, 80 km north of Tamil Nadu's ... Read more...

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Indian rocket set for blast-off


July 15th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), July 15 (IANS) Ferrying the country's latest communication satellite GSAT-12A, a fully fuelled up Indian rocket is all set to blast off from the space port ... Read more...

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Indian rocket set for launch Friday


July 14th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 14 (IANS) The stage is set for the Friday launch of India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C17 (PSLV-C17) ferrying the 1,140 kg GSAT-12 communication satellite.The rocket will blast-off ... Read more...

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Countdown starts for Friday rocket launch


July 13th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 13 (IANS) Countdown for the Friday evening launch of Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C17 (PSLV-C17), carrying a communication satellite, started at 11.48 a.m. Wednesday at the ... Read more...

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India to launch communication satellite July 15


June 30th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 30 (IANS) India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket will blast off July 15 evening carrying a communication satellite with transponders for communication and weather forceast services, ... Read more...

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China launches new communication satellite


June 21st, 2011 - 9:14 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 21 (IANS) China successfully launched a new communication satellite early Tuesday, officials said.The Zhongxing-10 was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Sichuan province at 0.13 a.m., ... Read more...

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India to launch next communication satellite in July


June 1st, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 1 (IANS) India will launch another advanced communication satellite - GSAT-12 - in geosynchronous orbit in the second week of July using a smaller rocket, a senior ... Read more...

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India’s advanced satellite placed in geosynchronous orbit


May 25th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 25 (IANS) India Wednesday successfully placed its advanced communication satellite GSAT-8 in the geosynchronous orbit, about 36,000 km above the Earth, the Indian space agency said."The 1,426 ... Read more...

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Indian satellite’s orbit raised


May 22nd, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 22 (IANS) The first critical manoeuvre of raising the position of India's advanced communication satellite GSAT-8 in the geo-synchronous transfer orbit was carried out successfully early Sunday ... Read more...

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