India to launch SAARC satellite by December 2016
India to launch SAARC satellite by December 2016

India will launch the SAARC satellite, proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, by December 2016, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman Kiran Kumar said on Friday.

North Korea developing new satellite, defends space program

North Korean space agency officials say the country is developing a more advanced Earth observation satellite and are defending their right to conduct rocket launches whenever they see fit, despite protests by the United States and others that the launches are aimed primarily at honing military-use technologies.

Major construction at North Korea rocket site, says US institute

Satellite imagery shows significant new construction at North Korea's main rocket launch site in a sign of leader Kim Jong Un's determination to pursue a space program despite international censure, a US research institute said on Thursday.

Satellite-based data to improve crop insurance for farmers: Maharashtra CM

In view of the rising incidence of farmers' suicides and delay in settlement of insurance schemes, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said a pilot project of satellite-based survey at field-level to improve crop insurance schemes will cover 500 villages.

Failed launches cast shadow over Russian space programme

Back-to-back rocket launch failures have dealt Russia one of the heaviest blows to its space industry since the Soviet collapse -- with national pride and billions of dollars at stake.

India to launch special satellite for strategic applications soon

 India will launch an advanced communications satellite (GSAT-6) in July or August for strategic applications, its space agency chief said on Wednesday.

India's dedicated astronomy satellite ASTROSAT fully assembled
India's dedicated astronomy satellite ASTROSAT fully assembled

Scheduled to be launched later this year, ASTROSAT, the first dedicated Indian astronomy mission aimed at studying distant celestial objects is now fully assembled, ISRO said Tuesday.

Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite crashes
Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite crashes

A Russian rocket carrying a Mexican satellite crashed soon after launch on Saturday.

Mexican satellite set for launch from Kazakhstan
Mexican satellite set for launch from Kazakhstan

The Centenario communications satellite will be launched this weekend atop a Proton rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Mexico`s Communications and Transport Secretariat said, media reported on Saturday.

NASA mission to decode Earth and Sun's explosive interplay
NASA mission to decode Earth and Sun's explosive interplay

While NASA has achieved the impossible by flying four identically equipped spacecraft together to capture 3D views of subtle magnetic interactions in space, the $1.1 billion mission is set to beam back valuable data beginning September this year.

 India to launch heavy satellite by December next year
India to launch heavy satellite by December next year

With the successful testing of indigenous cryogenic engine, India has attained the capability of putting heavy satellites in orbit and the first one is expected to be launched by December next year, government told the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

China's satellite navigation system to expand coverage by 2020

China's Beidou satellite navigation system, regarded as a rival to America's global positioning system (GPS), will be fully operational worldwide by 2020, a top official said on Thursday.

Moon is 4.47 bn years old: Scientists
Moon is 4.47 bn years old: Scientists

Analysis of meteorites that reached the Earth long after the cosmic collision which created the Moon indicate the satellite is 4.47 billion years old, according to an article published in the journal Science.

US Air Force moves towards common satellite control system

The U.S. Air Force is studying how to develop a common ground system to track, communicate with and control all the satellites it operates, a move that would save money and improve cybersecurity, the head of Air Force Space Command said on Thursday.

IRNSS-1D's health normal: ISRO

India's fourth navigation satellite IRNSS-1D has been positioned at its assigned orbit and is in "normal" health, Indian Space Research Organisation said Saturday.

Website showcasing Bengal's Dutch heritage launched

A digital database for all kinds of information on the Dutch settlement in West Bengal (17th to 19th century) that connects the past with the present through satellite-images is now available at one's fingertips.

China launches upgraded BeiDou navigation satellite
China launches upgraded BeiDou navigation satellite

China launched a new-generation satellite into space for its indigenous BeiDou global navigation and positioning network on Monday.

ISRO set to launch navigation satellite IRNSS-1D today
ISRO set to launch navigation satellite IRNSS-1D today

Zee Media Bureau

Sriharikota: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch India's fourth navigation satellite—the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS)-1D on Saturday.

India may launch two more navigation satellites this year
India may launch two more navigation satellites this year

India is expected to launch at least two more navigation satellites this year and one more in 2016 so as to offer satellite navigation services in the middle of next year, said Indian space agency officials.

ISRO plans to launch navigation satellite on March 28
ISRO plans to launch navigation satellite on March 28

India is likely to put into orbit its fourth regional navigation satellite on March 28, with the country's space agency now in the process of loading the rocket with the satellite, an official said on Thursday.