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Indian manned space flight delayed further


September 18th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, S Sep 17 (IANS) India's first human space flight would be delayed further for want of requisite technologies and capabilities, a top space official admitted Monday."The launch programme of ... 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 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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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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Antrix case against Devas’ arbitration adjourned (Lead)


February 9th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 9 (IANS) A local court Thursday adjourned the case of the Indian space agency's commercial arm, Antrix Corporation, seeking injunction against Devas Multimedia Services Ltd. proceeding ... 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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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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Russia completes deployment of navigation satellites


October 8th, 2011 - 2:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 8 (IANS) Russia has completed the deployment of its global positioning satellite group "Glonass", an official said Friday.Glonass, the Russian equivalent of the US Global Positioning System (GPS), ... 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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Stars to help track space junk


May 29th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 29 (IANS) Soon a method to track geostationary objects, including space debris, could be in place, using the position of the stars.A team of researchers from the Royal ... Read more...

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India to launch five satellites by June


April 17th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) India will launch five satellites by June, including one for advanced remote sensing and two for communications, say officials of the Indian Space Research Organisation ... Read more...

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Space programme can help realise sustainable development: PM


March 26th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, March 26 (IANS) India's space programme has a vital role in realising sustainable development, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Saturday, asking the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to ... Read more...

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Freak solar storm could hit London Olympics


January 7th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) With 9.3 billion pounds sitting on the 2012 London Olympics, organisers have every reason to worry that a peak solar storm could hit the event.The solar flare could ... Read more...

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Small satellites can be armed to protect space assets: Scientist


January 6th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, Jan 6 (IANS) A constellation of small satellites -- each weighing 30-60 kg -- can be armed to protect the country's space assets in the future though at ... Read more...

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ISRO to launch satellites to boost transponder capacity


January 5th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 5 (IANS) To make up to the loss of two communication satellites in 2010 and some going out of service, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) plans some quick ... Read more...

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Kasturirangan declines comment on rocket programme review


January 3rd, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 3 (IANS) Former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K. Kasturirangan, who will head a seven-member committee to look into the future of India's heavy rocket geosynchronous satellite launch ... Read more...

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Mixed bag for Indian space agency in 2010


December 30th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, Dec 30 (IANS) It was a year of mixed fortunes for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in 2010 with the positive developments overshadowing two failed rocket missions.On ... Read more...

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GSAT satellite all set for launch (Lead, Changing dateline)


December 25th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota, Dec 25 (IANS) Advanced communication satellite GSAT-5P, which will ensure continuity of telecom, television and weather services after an earlier satellite is retired, will be launched at the Sriharikota rocket ... Read more...

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Countdown for GSAT satellite launch begins


December 25th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 25 (IANS) Advanced communication satellite GSAT-5P - which will ensure continuity of telecom, television and weather services after an earlier satellite is retired - is set to be launched ... Read more...

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Countdown for India’s advanced satellite launch begins Sunday


December 18th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 18 (IANS) The countdown for Monday's launch of India's heaviest communication satellite, meant to retire an earlier one sent up in 1999 and ensure continuity of telecom, TV and ... Read more...

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India, EU praise progress on maritime transport cooperation


December 10th, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by ANI
Brussels, Dec.10 (ANI): Taking part in the 11th EU-India Summit here on Friday, leaders of EU and India expressed satisfaction with the recent progress in negotiations on a maritime transport agreement and ... Read more...

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ISRO to focus on sustainable development, healthcare


November 2nd, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will focus on environment and sustainable development and healthcare using innovative technologies, its chairman K. Radhakrishnan said here Tuesday."The future ... Read more...

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PSLV: Workhorse of ISRO (Factfile)


July 12th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Since its first launch in 1994, India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) has so far placed 41 satellites (19 Indian and 22 foreign) into orbit - ... Read more...

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ISRO touches milestone in foreign payload launches


July 12th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), July 12 (IANS) Indian space agency ISRO Monday crossed a new milestone Monday in launching third party satellites by slinging three foreign satellites into orbit, ... Read more...

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Iran to launch two satellites with Russia in 2010


May 4th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 4 (IANS) Iran is working on a plan to launch two communication satellites with Russia by the end of this year. During the Moscow visit of Iran's Minister of Telecommunication Reza ... Read more...

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ISRO set to launch GSLV-D3 today


April 15th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) Apr 15 (ANI): The stage is all set for the launch of the first flight-testing of indigenous cryogenic engine on homespun rocket, Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-D3), from ... Read more...

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Countdown begins for GSLV-D3 launch at Sriharikota


April 14th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) Apr 14 (ANI): The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) scientists have started countdown at the Satish Dhavan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota for the ... Read more...

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GSLV-D3 to blast off on April 15


April 11th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Sriharikota (AP), Apr 11 (ANI): The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is gearing up to launch the GSLV-D3, its new Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle with indigenously developed cryogenic engine on April ... Read more...

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Chinese to train Bolivians how to operate satellites


April 4th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, April 4 (IANS) Seventy-four Bolivians will get training from Chinese scientists on how to operate communication satellites, Bolivia's vice-minister for telecommunications Roy Mendez said. The trainees will learn the techniques of ... Read more...

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India building antenna for satellite phone services National/Technology


February 1st, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 1 (IANS) India is building a dedicated high-beam, antenna to provide satellite phone services, a senior space scientist said Monday. "We are in the process of building a high-beam antenna ... Read more...

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