ISRO to launch rocket solely for foreign satellites in September

To compete with rivals in the satellite launch market, Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is gearing up for full-fledged commercial launches from September onwards. A PSLV rocket will be launched in that month solely for foreign satellites. Talking to TOI, Isro chairman K Sivan said…

China Mulls Creation of Joint Global Satellite System with Russia – Source

China Mulls Creation of Joint Global Satellite System with Russia – Source MOSCOW – A Chinese delegation has proposed to Russia’s Roscosmos state space corporation to discuss a possibility of the creation of a joint global satellite communications system, which could become an analogue of…

India beats its own record to build the World’s Lightest Satellite, NASA to launch it soon

Four Indian engineering students have built the world’s lightest satellite that NASA is planning to launch this August. The satellite weighs about 33.39 grams which is lighter than a medium-sized egg. It has a 3D printed outer casing made of Polylactic Acid Nylon material. This…

MAURITIUS SEEKS INDIA’S SUPPORT TO BECOME CIVILIAN SATELLITE LAUNCH CENTRE

Mauritius has sought India’s help on satellite technology in a bid to emerge as a civilian satellite launch centre, it is learnt. The island nation’s proposal has caught New Delhi by surprise. Countries hardly ever share proprietary technologies like space and India is no exception….

Warning !!! Hawaii volcano’s bubbling lava is enough to cover Manhattan

Satellite images show effects of Kilauea volcano’s latest eruption on Hawaii’s Big Island Satellite images over the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island taken before and after the latest eruption show just how much the environment has changed as a result of the lava. The…

Govt approves Rs 10,000 crore continuation programmes for PSLV, GSLV

The Union government on Wednesday approved the continuation of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle and Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark-III programmes, together costing more than Rs 10,000 crore, in a move that will help ISRO launch light and heavy-weight satellites. The operationalisation of PSLV, ISRO’s…

Face of Defense: Airman’s Transition Helps Self, Air Force to Grow

Air Force Staff Sgt. Brian Parra, a satellite systems operator, has completed flight engineer training, matching his desire for a new challenge with the Air Force’s need to fill positions in critically manned career fields. “A big drive for me was to go into something…

Russia Mulls Launching Satellites Atop ICBMs – Source

Russia considers restarting satellite launches using adapted intercontinental ballistic missiles, a source in the nation’s space industry told Sputnik. “The space rocket industry is revisiting a project that will convert out-of-service Topol ICBMs into light carrier rockets to be used in the space program,” the…

All Tests On Heaviest Satellite GSAT-11 To Be Over By May 17: ISRO Chief – YouTube

This video shows you that All Tests On Heaviest Satellite GSAT-11 To Be Over By May 17: ISRO Chief. Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is currently doing a series of tests on its heaviest communication satellite Gsat-11 weighing over 5.7 tonne after recalling the same…

Satellite Imagery Show Chinese Military Aircraft Now on Key South China Sea Reef – YouTube

This video shows you that Satellite Imagery Show Chinese Military Aircraft Now on Key South China Sea Reef. Satellite imagery published by the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has revealed the first confirmed deployment of a military aircraft, identified as a Shaanxi…