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President Mukherjee, PM Modi congratulates ISRO for its longest mission- See tweets!
President Mukherjee, PM Modi congratulates ISRO for its longest mission- See tweets!

The PSLV takes off to place five foreign and three Indian satellites into two orbits. Carrying the 377 kg SCATSAT-1 and seven other satellites PSLV-C35, lifted off from ISRO's first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 9.12 AM.

ISRO’s big launch: PSLV-C35 lifts-off to place eight satellites in two orbits - Watch Live​!
ISRO’s big launch: PSLV-C35 lifts-off to place eight satellites in two orbits - Watch Live​!

At 9.12 a:m today, the PSLV-C35 carrying the 371 kg SCATSAT-1 along with seven other satellites, including from the US and Canada, will blast off from the first launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota.

PSLV-C35/SCATSAT-1 launch: 8 facts about ISRO’s weather satellite!
PSLV-C35/SCATSAT-1 launch: 8 facts about ISRO’s weather satellite!

Today at 9:12 hours (IST), ISRO’s PSLV-C35 takes off from Sriharikota carrying 8 satellites - three from India, three from Algeria, and one each from Canada and the US.

ISRO's longest-ever PSLV satellite launch today: 10 things to know!
ISRO's longest-ever PSLV satellite launch today: 10 things to know!

As per ISRO, the 320 tonne Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle rocket (PSLV-C35) carrying eight satellites - three Indian and five foreign - will blast off from the first launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 9:12 hours (IST) on September 26.

ISRO to hit 100 foreign satellite launch figure soon
ISRO to hit 100 foreign satellite launch figure soon

According to Antrix Corporation - the commercial arm of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), India till date has launched 74 satellites from 20 countries.

ISRO to perform key manoeuvre on Mars Orbiter next year
ISRO to perform key manoeuvre on Mars Orbiter next year

ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar said the MOM had completed two years yesterday, although its original mission life was slated to be six months, and that the space agency had released a lot of first year data beamed by its five payloads.

ISRO to make commercial use of multiple burn technology in today's rocket launch
ISRO to make commercial use of multiple burn technology in today's rocket launch

In an unprecedented event, Indian space agency ISRO, will be making commercial use its own multiple burn technology while launching eight satellites - five foreign and three domestic - in different orbits today.

Faulty helium tank system caused rocket explosion: Space X
Faulty helium tank system caused rocket explosion: Space X

What caused this fault to occur is still unknown and under continued investigation

Pluto may have a 100km ocean under icy shell
Pluto may have a 100km ocean under icy shell

Pluto may contain an ocean spanning over 100 kilometres beneath its icy surface, with a salt content similar to that of the Dead Sea on Earth, a new study suggests. 

Mars Orbiter Mission completes two years around orbit in Red Planet: ISRO releases first year data of MOM to public
Mars Orbiter Mission completes two years around orbit in Red Planet: ISRO releases first year data of MOM to public

The Indian space agency has released first year of MOM Long-term archive data (Sept 24, 2014 to Sept 23, 2015) to public.

Countdown for PSLV rocket's longest mission begins
Countdown for PSLV rocket's longest mission begins

The countdown for the launch of an Indian rocket with a weather and seven other satellites began on Saturday at rocket port Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, the Indian space agency said.

NASA-funded rocket solves cosmic mystery
NASA-funded rocket solves cosmic mystery

A NASA-funded sounding rocket to study the origin of X-rays in the universe has helped scientists reveal a new mystery - an entire group of X-rays that don't come from any known source.

Nighttime images of Puerto Rico before and after outage - As seen from space! (See pics)
Nighttime images of Puerto Rico before and after outage - As seen from space! (See pics)

The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite captured these nighttime images of Puerto Rico before and after the outage. 

Hubble sees colorful ‘last hurrah’ of a sun-like star! (See pic)
Hubble sees colorful ‘last hurrah’ of a sun-like star! (See pic)

The image shows the colorful "last hurrah" of NGC 2440, which lies about 4,000 light-years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Puppis.

SpaceX says ‘helium breach’ may have caused its Falcon 9 explosion
SpaceX says ‘helium breach’ may have caused its Falcon 9 explosion

The Falcon rocket and a satellite were destroyed in the recent explosion, which occurred on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida during prelaunch testing. 

Countdown for India's rocket launch to start today
Countdown for India's rocket launch to start today

According to ISRO, the Mission Readiness Review (MRR) committee and Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) have cleared the 48 and-half-hour countdown of PSLV/SCATSAT-1 Mission to start on September 24.

Japan's Hinode solar observatory celebrates 10 years in space - Watch video
Japan's Hinode solar observatory celebrates 10 years in space - Watch video

Hinode, a joint mission of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and NASA, has provided amazing imagery and valuable insight into our star – and others throughout the universe – ever since.

NASA's Hubble finds planet orbiting two stars
NASA's Hubble finds planet orbiting two stars

The US space agency NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has found a planet that orbits two stars in the system.

ISRO to launch IIT Bombay students' satellite 'Pratham' on September 26
ISRO to launch IIT Bombay students' satellite 'Pratham' on September 26

India will soon witness one of the most historical space mission with the launch of 'Pratham', a satellite designed and built by the students of IIT-Bombay.

NASA to study microbes of the space station
NASA to study microbes of the space station

More than 200 people have crossed the airlock threshold to the International Space Station to conduct research that benefits people on Earth and NASA's ambitious plan to send humans to Mars.

NASA's announcement of 'surprising activity' on Europa creates a frenzy among space enthusiasts!
NASA's announcement of 'surprising activity' on Europa creates a frenzy among space enthusiasts!

Mere minutes after the announcement was made, social media went into a tizzy speculating what those findings might be.

India’s PSLV-C35 to launch SCATSAT-1, 7 other satellites on September 26
India’s PSLV-C35 to launch SCATSAT-1, 7 other satellites on September 26

The 377 kg SCATSAT-1 satellite would be placed into a 720 km Polar SSO, whereas the two Universities satellites and the five foreign satellites will be placed into a 670 km polar orbit.

MUST WATCH - Grace Potter’s new space-themed music video on women of NASA is awe-inspiring!
MUST WATCH - Grace Potter’s new space-themed music video on women of NASA is awe-inspiring!

The video, which was shot at Johnson, features Potter performing her song and highlights NASA women engineers, scientists and astronauts in their workplace.

'Mars-quakes' make scientists hopeful for life support on the Red planet!
'Mars-quakes' make scientists hopeful for life support on the Red planet!

 The researchers studied rock formations around active fault lines in the Outer Hebrides, off the coast of Scotland.  

China loses control of Tiangong-1; space lab to make a crash landing on Earth!
China loses control of Tiangong-1; space lab to make a crash landing on Earth!

 Scientists have assured that they'll monitor the falling space lab cosely to sound an alert for areas in danger of the falling debris.

Is history repeating itself? NASA discovers 'impossible' ice cloud on Titan again! - See pic
Is history repeating itself? NASA discovers 'impossible' ice cloud on Titan again! - See pic

A similar incident occurred decades ago, when the infrared instrument on NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft spotted an ice cloud just like this one on Titan. 

 See pic: Southern tip of Italy looks spectacular from Space Station!
See pic: Southern tip of Italy looks spectacular from Space Station!

Astronauts, who are currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS) has been Showring us with many beautiful images of the Earth taken from space.

Early Earth was covered with oceanic crust surface
Early Earth was covered with oceanic crust surface

Reimink's study found the presence of well-preserved grains of the mineral zircon during fieldwork in an area roughly 300 km north of Yellowknife.

Where did Pluto get its 'icy heart' from? Puzzle solved!
Where did Pluto get its 'icy heart' from? Puzzle solved!

Now, scientists have managed to uncover the origin of the large heart-shaped nitrogen glacier on Pluto!

SpaceX's new spaceship could “go well beyond Mars”, says CEO Elon Musk!
SpaceX's new spaceship could “go well beyond Mars”, says CEO Elon Musk!

Space enthusiasts on Twitter were only too happy to give their suggestions for a new name for MCT and Musk graciously acknowledged them too!