Glitch puts off launch of fourth Indian navigation satellite

A telemetry glitch has forced the Indian space agency to defer the launch of the fourth regional navigation satellite scheduled for March 9 onboard a lower-orbital rocket from its spaceport in Andhra Pradesh.

India to launch fourth navigation satellite on March 9
India to launch fourth navigation satellite on March 9

India will move closer to its own satellite navigation system with the launch of its fourth satellite tentatively slated for March 9, a senior official of the Indian space agency said on Monday.

NASA launches satellite to measure soil moisture
NASA launches satellite to measure soil moisture

NASA Saturday launched a new Earth-observing satellite that aims to give scientists high- resolution maps showing how much moisture lies in soil in order to improve climate forecasts.

Japan to launch new spy satellite

Japan's government said it will launch a back-up spy satellite on Sunday, after cancelling an earlier lift-off due to bad weather.

China launches new remote sensing satellite
China launches new remote sensing satellite

China today launched a new remote sensing satellite into scheduled orbit from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre.

Indian navigational satellite's launch postponed

The launch of India's third navigational satellite IRNSS-1C has been postponed by a week, the Indian space agency said Monday.

China launches advanced HD Earth observation satellite

China on Tuesday successfully launched the most advanced high-definition Earth observation satellite, which could clearly show small objects with clarity in colour.

NASA delays carbon-hunting satellite launch by a day

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

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.

Countdown for IRNSS 1-B commences

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.

SpaceX ready to test-fly new Falcon rocket

Privately owned Space Exploration Technologies plans to test an upgraded Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday from a site in California as part of its push into the satellite launch market.

ISRO chief seeks divine blessings ahead of satellite launch

Ahead of the launch of SARAL, ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishnan today offered prayers at the hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara.

Russia delays 2012 military launches

Russia will delay launches of military spacecraft this year because of a failed satellite launch last month, a top defence official said Tuesday.

India to launch three satellites next month

India will launch three satellites next month and two more by the end of this year, said a senior official here.

N Korea missile tech a `concern`: US commander

North Korea`s increasingly sophisticated missile technology is a concern to Asia and the United States, the new US Pacific commander said Wednesday.

North Korea satellite launch provocative: US

The planned satellite launch later this month by North Korea was provocative, the US government said.

Foreign observers for North Korean satellite launch

North Korea would invite international observers to monitor launching of its Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite.

North Korea announces plan to launch satellite

North Korea has announced it will launch a long-range rocket mounted with a satellite in honor of late President Kim Il Sung`s April birthday.

China to launch 25 satellites in 2011

China will have launched 20 rockets and 25 satellites by the end of 2011, an aerospace expert said Sunday.

ISRO tests rocket motor, delays satellite launch

The test has forced ISRO to postpone the launch of Resourcesat-2 and two other payloads by a month.