IAF’s wait for own satellite gets longer

The Indian Air Force’s wait for its own satellite is getting longer because of a delay in obtaining a dedicated frequency band from the international regulatory body. Like any other communication satellite, the IAF’s GSAT-7A, too, has to operate within a specific frequency band. The bands are allocated by the International Telecommunication Union. Sources in … Read more IAF’s wait for own satellite gets longer

ISRO to Break World Record by Launching 68 Satellites in One Mission

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has set a new aim in the satellite launching business. Antrix Corporation, the commercial arm of ISRO, plans to launch 68 satellites in one mission next year. A spokesperson from ISROsaid, “Our commercial arm, Antrix Corporation, is in talks with companies where we may launch 68 smaller and nano … Read more ISRO to Break World Record by Launching 68 Satellites in One Mission

ISRO successfully test launches Indigenously Developed scramjet engine from Sriharikota

ISRO Scramjet

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday conducted a five-minute flight to test a scramjet engine – which takes atmospheric oxygen to burn engine fuel – developed at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Sriharikota. Isro scientists said that the engine will eventually be used to power its Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) at hypersonic … Read more ISRO successfully test launches Indigenously Developed scramjet engine from Sriharikota

ISRO Celebrates 100 Successful Satellite Launches

Almost unsung, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has completed a century of launching satellites in space! This was in true Test cricket fashion a slow plod taking almost 36 years, since the first satellite to be launched from India was Rohini in 1980. In a bold first move, ISRO is also opening its doors … Read more ISRO Celebrates 100 Successful Satellite Launches