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NASA delays carbon-hunting satellite launch by a day

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 17:17

The launch of NASA`s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket was postponed Tuesday less than a minute before lift-off when the launch pad`s water system failed, NASA said in a statement.

PLSV-C23 launch: From "Yeh dil maange more" to "Gravity", all in Modi`s speech

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 23:40

From the famous catch phrase `Yeh dil maange more` to epic science fiction thriller "Gravity" were some of the ingredients in Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s speech today saluting Indian space scientists.

SPOT-7 to be launched June 30 onboard PSLV-C23

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 21:45

European aerospace major and world`s second largest space company, Airbus Defence and Space, is in the final stages of preparation for the launch of SPOT-7, its new high-resolution earth observation satellite, onboard an Indian rocket (PSLV-C23) June 30.

India to launch five foreign satellites on June 30

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 22:12

The Indian space agency on Friday announced that it will launch five foreign satellites June 30 using its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket under commercial deals.

European satellite chief says industry faces challenges

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 22:56

Europe`s satellite launch industry needs to be overhauled to keep up with tough challenges from US rival SpaceX and other emerging competitors, the head of European satellite giant Arianespace has said.

Countdown for IRNSS 1-B commences

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 10:39

The 58-and-a-half hour countdown for the launch of country`s second satellite for Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System IRNSS 1-B today commenced and was proceeding smoothly at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, some 100 km from here.

Govt approves additional Rs 464.78 crore for GSLV Mk-III

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 19:24

Government today approved the revised allocation of Rs 2962.78 crore for completing the heavy-duty Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark-III programme and to carry out experimental flight LVM3-X.

GSLV rocket`s success will mean immense savings: ISRO chief

Last Updated: Saturday, January 04, 2014, 23:56

The successful launch of India`s heavier rocket - the geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle-D5 (GSLV-D5) - Sunday not only means the indigenous cryogenic engine is performing well but also would pave way for sizeable savings, the space agency`s chief said Saturday.

ISRO to decide Dec 27 on GSAT-14 launch date

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 19:42

The Indian space agency Dec 27 would decide the date for the launch of communication satellite GSAT-14 using its heavier rocket geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV), said a senior official.

ISRO`s GSLV D5 launch likely early next month

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 16:04

ISRO today announced that the launch of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV D5, which was called off at the 11th hour on August 19 due to a fuel leak in its second stage, is likely in the first week of January next year.

China launches remote sensing satellite

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 22:24

China launched Tuesday a remote sensing satellite from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in China`s Shanxi province, according to the centre.

Capacity of rockets could increase if PSLN comes in TN

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 21:00

Capacity of rockets could increase if a Polar Satellite Launch Station (PSLN) was established in Kanyakumari or Tirunelveli districts of Tamil Nadu, which were close to the Equator, a former ISRO scientist said.