IRNSS-1G launch: PM Modi lauds ISRO, says it's a great gift to people of India from scientists

IRNSS-1G launch: PM Modi lauds ISRO, says it's a great gift to people of India from scientists

 Congratulating the scientists at ISRO, Modi wrote on the micro-blogging site Twitter.

Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS): 10 things you must know!

Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS): 10 things you must know!

Here are some interesting facts you must know about the country's own navigation satellite.

India launches IRNSS-1G into orbit; completes own navigational satellite system

India launches IRNSS-1G into orbit; completes own navigational satellite system

The IRNSS-1G, on board PSLV-C33, lifted off from first launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota at 12.50 p.m. today.

Countdown begins for launch of India's navigation satellite

Countdown begins for launch of India's navigation satellite

The satellite IRNSS-1G (Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System-1G) is part of a constellation of seven satellites to provide accurate position information service to users across the country and the region, extending up to an area of 1,500 km.

India to test reusable launch vehicle in June

"The winged vehicle, in the shape of an aircraft, is on way to Sriharikota for the maiden flight test in June from our spaceport there," Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar said at an Indian Air Force event here.

US' private space industry opposes use of ISRO launch vehicles

US' private space industry opposes use of ISRO launch vehicles

Currently, the Indian launch vehicle PSLV has a sweet spot and has the capability of launching some of these satellites right now in a timely manner.

ISRO's space technology can save lives of soldiers at Siachen

ISRO's space technology can save lives of soldiers at Siachen

At those heights of 6000-7000 m, extreme weather is the bigger killer.

Railways, ISRO to sign MoU over remote sensing, GIS technologies

An MoU will be signed between Railways and ISRO, under Department of Space, Thursday for developing applications in the field of remote sensing and GIS.

ISRO launches India's sixth navigation satellite IRNSS-1F

ISRO launches India's sixth navigation satellite IRNSS-1F

The launch took place at 4:00 pm, exactly at the scheduled time, with the separation taking place at 4:06 pm. The satellite took off at a speed of 309 km/sec and comprises of seven satellites.

ISRO getting ready to launch India's sixth navigation satellite

ISRO getting ready to launch India's sixth navigation satellite

The satellite with a design life span of 12 years has two payloads for navigation and ranging.

Countdown for Indian rocket launch progressing smoothly

Countdown for Indian rocket launch progressing smoothly

Around 20 minutes into the flight, the rocket is expected to put into orbit the 1,425-kg IRNSS-1F satellite at an altitude of 488.9 km.

India to launch sixth navigation satellite on Thursday

India to launch sixth navigation satellite on Thursday

This will be already the second rocket launch for India in 2016. The first one was on January 20 when a PSLV rocket put into orbit the IRNSS-1E satellite in text-book style.

India puts fifth navigation satellite in orbit

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday successfully put its fifth satellite of India Regional Navigation Satellite System – IRNSS-1E -- into the orbit.

India's fifth navigation satellite successfully placed in orbit

India's fifth navigation satellite successfully placed in orbit

India on Wednesday launched its fifth navigation satellite onboard PSLV-C31 rocket from Sriharikota.

 Major Indian space discoveries/missions of 2015

Major Indian space discoveries/missions of 2015

Take a look at some of the major Indian space missions this year.

ISRO begins countdown for launching six Singaporean satellites

ISRO begins countdown for launching six Singaporean satellites

According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the countdown began at 7.00 a.m. on Monday.

ISRO to launch six Singaporean satellites on December 16

ISRO to launch six Singaporean satellites on December 16

The Indian space agency will be launching six Singaporean satellites weighing a total of around 625 kg on December 16.

India to launch two communication satellites in 2016, 2017

India to launch two communication satellites in 2016, 2017

 Arianespace said Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has selected it to launch GSAT-17 and GSAT-18 telecommunication satellites on Ariane 5 rockets from French Guiana in 2016 and 2017.

ISRO's Diwali gift: India’s latest communication satellite GSAT-15 launched successfully

ISRO's Diwali gift: India’s latest communication satellite GSAT-15 launched successfully

 GSAT-15 was launched into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) after its co-passenger Arabsat-6B (BADR-7) was injected into space.

ISRO releases book on Indian Space Programme

ISRO releases book on Indian Space Programme

ISRO's Mars mission is aimed at establishing the country's capability to reach the red planet and focus on looking for the presence of methane, an indicator of life in Mars.