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Huge solar storm to hit Earth on March 15, could damage satellites

The storm can disrupt satellites and various forms of electronic communications, knock out power supplies, and trigger stunning auroras.

Mar 15, 2018, 12:17 PM IST

SpaceX launches 10 more satellites into orbit

The rocket, part of which had flown on a previous Iridium launch in June, lit up the night sky as it launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 5:27 pm (0127 GMT Saturday), just after sunset.

Dec 23, 2017, 15:01 PM IST

Satellites monitoring endangered pink dolphins in Brazil's Amazon

A select group of 11 dolphins are observed each day by researchers with the aim of registering their travel and activity routes, gathering information about their genetic profile and verifying, among other things, the extent of their contamination with mercury.

Dec 07, 2017, 11:16 AM IST

India, Japan to jointly explore the Moon, says ISRO

The relationship between India and Japan in terms of the space agencies has had a visible change.

Nov 17, 2017, 20:10 PM IST

Rise in cross-border infiltration gives birth to real-time satellites

The idea behind this is to track the movement of intruders, minimise infiltration attempts, effective communication, and many other things, which will eventually help the Border Security Force (BSF) and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) to better guard the borders and keep the country safe.

Sep 04, 2017, 13:46 PM IST

Keeping an eye on enemies - 13 satellites being used for military purpose

The PSLV-C38 carrying 31 satellites lifted off at 9:29 am IST, as planned, from Sriharikota on June 23, 2017, with the 712 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite as the main payload.  

Jun 26, 2017, 11:44 AM IST

China set to launch 156 mini-satellites

This is the first low orbiting, networked satellite project, which will orbit 1,000 km above the ground, state-owned China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) said.

Mar 31, 2017, 21:25 PM IST

China to launch 8 more satellites for its navigation network

China is planning to launch more latest satellites into space this year.

Mar 07, 2017, 17:54 PM IST

ISRO's PSLV launch was not aimed to set any record

Frankly ISRO does not claim it wanted to set any record," K. Sivan, Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram, which makes the PSLV and all other rockets for ISRO said.

Feb 20, 2017, 16:39 PM IST

After successful mega-launch, ISRO planning to put SAARC satellite into orbit next month

If this launch is too planned successfully, it will be ISRO's second big achievement in the year 2017.

Feb 15, 2017, 16:03 PM IST

Live - In a single mission, ISRO's PSLV successfully puts record 104 satellites into orbit --- As it happened

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)’s PSLV-C37 carrying the 714-kg Cartosat-2 Series satellite and 103 co-passenger satellites lifted off at 9:28 hours IST from the First Launch Pad (FLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota, on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. 

Feb 15, 2017, 12:25 PM IST

ISRO sets world record by successfully launching 104 satellites in single mission

Exactly at 9:28 am, ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C37 carrying 104 satellites blasted off from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre. 

Feb 15, 2017, 12:21 PM IST

ISRO's biggest launch: India creates world record, puts record 104 satellites into orbit

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Feb 15, 2017, 11:55 AM IST

In case you missed it - Indian PSLV rocket lifts off with record 104 satellites (Watch it here)

In case you missed watching the launch of ISRO, you can still witness the historic mission here.

Feb 15, 2017, 11:10 AM IST

BRICS nations to share data from remote sensing satellites

Though only four of them -- Brazil, Russia, India and China -- have remote-sensing satellites in the sun-synchronous orbit, they will give data to South Africa (SA) as it does not have a satellite of its own.

Feb 14, 2017, 00:14 AM IST

ISRO to launch record 104 satellites on February 15: Things to know

Earlier, the Indian space agency had planned to launch 83 satellites in the last week of January. But the launch had been postponed to February with the addition of 20 more foreign satellites.

Feb 08, 2017, 13:01 PM IST

ISRO's February mega launch: All you need to know

ISRO’s workhorse PSLV-C37 rocket carrying no less than 103 satellites will be launched in the first week of February. 100 out of the 103 satellites are foreign, while only 3 are Indian.

Jan 22, 2017, 11:46 AM IST

ISRO defers launch of its heaviest rocket GSLV Mk-III to March-April

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has postponed the launch of its heaviest rocket GSLV Mk-III due to pending tests.

Jan 19, 2017, 22:18 PM IST

Bihar to use 3 satellites for 'longest human chain' imagery

Millions of people will take part in the human chain. "They will hold their hands together for 45 minutes from 12.15 p.m. to 1 p.m.," the official added.

Jan 12, 2017, 00:01 AM IST

Launch of 103 satellites is to maximise capability, says ISRO

The three Indian satellites are Cartosat-2 series, weighing 730 kg as primary payload, INS-IA and INS-1B, weighing 30 kg.

Jan 11, 2017, 17:00 PM IST