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A 12-12-12 launch for Indo-French satellite


September 12th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 12 (IANS) The Indian space agency, which scored a century in space missions Sunday, has set a 12-12-12 launch date to send an Indo-French satellite into space ... Read more...

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India’s next moon mission banks on Russia, no Mars race with China: ISRO chief (Lead)


September 9th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) Sep 9 (IANS) India's second moon mission will depend on Russia's decision after a failed inter-planetary mission with China, said India's space agency chief Sunday, a ... Read more...

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Manmohan watches as 100th Indian space mission blasts off (Lead)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 9 (IANS) An Indian rocket carrying two satellites blasted off from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here in Andhra ... Read more...

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PM congratulates ISRO


September 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota, Sep 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday congratulated scientists and engineers of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the successful launch of an Indian rocket carrying two ... Read more...

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ISRO’s 100th mission a milestone: PM (Lead)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota, Sep 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday described ISRO's 100th space mission as "a milestone" following the successful launch of its rocket carrying two foreign satellites.ISRO's 100th ... Read more...

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Indian space agency scores a perfect 100! (Second Lead)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 9 (IANS) An Indian rocket Sunday successfully launched into orbit two foreign satellites, marking Indian space agency ISRO's 100th mission in the presence of Prime ... Read more...

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India’s next moon mission depends on Russia: ISRO chief


September 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 9 (IANS) India's second moon mission will depend on Russia's decision after a failed inter-planetary mission with China, ISRO chairman said Sunday, a day when ... Read more...

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Indian space agency scores a ton, ready for more (Third Lead)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 9 (IANS) An Indian rocket Sunday successfully put into orbit two foreign satellites, marking Indian space agency ISRO's 100th mission in the presence of Prime ... Read more...

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India: From ferrying rockets on cycles to eyeing Mars


September 8th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 8 (IANS) From the days of having a church as control room, the bishop's house as office, a bicycle as ferry, naked eyes to track the smoke ... 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 two foreign satellites mid Sept


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) The Indian space agency is gearing up for the launch of two foreign satellites next month, said a top official Wednesday."The PSLV-C21 (the polar satellite ... Read more...

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Mars journey will be ‘huge step’ for India: PM (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) An Indian spaceship will go to Mars and collect important scientific information, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced Wednesday."This spaceship to Mars will be ... 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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HAL makes rocket fuel tank for ISRO


July 19th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 19 (IANS) Stat-run defence behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has designed and built an indigenous fourth stage rocket fuel tank for the Indian space agency, helping it ... 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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India yet to arrive on military satellite scene: US expert


May 2nd, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 2 (IANS) The launch of the Radar Imaging Satellite (Risat-1) is a major step forward for India but it must increase its capacity and launch many more ... Read more...

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India to ferry heaviest foreign satellite in August


April 29th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 29 (IANS) India will ferry two foreign satellites - French and Japanese - on board its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C21) rocket in August this year for ... Read more...

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Risat-1 satellite raised to its intended orbit


April 28th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 28 (IANS) India's own Radar Imaging Satellite (Risat-1), launched Thursday, has been placed in its final intended orbit, said the country's space agency said Saturday. space agency.In a ... Read more...

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PM hails Risat-1 launch


April 26th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday congratulated scientists of India's space agency ISRO for the successful launch of the PSLV-C19 rocket that has put into ... Read more...

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Risat-1 catapults India into a select group of nations (Second Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), April 26 (IANS) On an early Thursday morning, an Indian rocket successfully launched into orbit a microwave Radar Imaging Satellite (Risat-1) from the spaceport here in ... Read more...

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Indian rocket being fuelled for Risat-1 launch


April 25th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) With 5.47 a.m. Thursday set for the blast-off of the Indian rocket carrying a remote sensing/earth observation satellite - Radar Imaging Satellite (Risat-1) - into ... Read more...

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Indian remote sensing satellite set for launch (Lead)


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) The countdown for the launch early Thursday morning of a rocket carrying remote sensing satellite Risat-1 has begun in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, an ISRO ... 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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New ISRO centre to control spy satellite launch


April 9th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 9 (IANS) The Indian rocket that will carry the 1,850 kg indigenous surveillance satellite - Radar Imaging Satellite (Risat-1) - to the skies this month will be ... 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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India’s Mars mission gets Rs.125 crore


March 16th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 16 (IANS) India's mission to Mars got Rs.125 crore (over $24 million) in the budget presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in parliament Friday.The allocation was a ... Read more...

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President unveils new rocket launch facility


January 2nd, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 2 (IANS) President Pratibha Devisingh Patil Monday unveiled a new rocket launch facility and its mission control centre at India's spaceport near Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.After dedicating ... 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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‘Jugnu’ launch marks watershed in Indian space technology


October 25th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The successful launch of Jugnu, a loaf-sized nano satellite designed by IIT-Kanpur, on Oct 12 marks a watershed in Indian space technology for miniaturisation ... Read more...

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Students of three Indian institutes bag NASA award


October 14th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 14 (IANS) Students of three Indian education institutions, which designed and launched their own satellites, have won a US space agency's student competition (foreign category) challenge.The three institutions ... Read more...

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Indian rocket launch delayed by a minute to avoid space collision


October 12th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Oct 12 (IANS) A lot can happen in a matter of one minute, officials said Wednesday about the postponement of a rocket launch by 60 seconds ... Read more...

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Indian rocket crosses half century of satellite launches


October 12th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Oct 12 (IANS) India's most successful rocket, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), Wednesday exceeded a half century of satellite launches when it slung four satellites ... Read more...

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