Final countdown starts for PSLV-C51/Amazonia-1 mission

The 22.5 hour countdown for tomorrow’s launch of PSLV-C51, which would be carrying 637 kg Brazillian Satellite Amazonia-1 and 18 co-passenger satellites, began at 8.54 am on Saturday at the spaceport of Sriharikota, about 100 km from here. Continue Reading

GSLV-F10 launch postponed due to technical snag

ISRO has announced that the launch of GISAT-1 onboard GSLV-F10, planned for 5 March has been postponed due to technical reasons.  Continue Reading

ISRO successfully launches RISAT-2BR1

ISRO today successfully injected into orbit the country’s remote imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2BR1 along with nine other foreign commercial satellites. Continue Reading

Vikram Lander: Last day tomorrow to establish contact

Things do not seem to be bright for establishing communication with ISRO’s lunar lander Vikram, as the south pole of the moon, where the landing attempt was made, will plunge into darkness for the next 14 days starting tomorrow. Continue Reading

Chandrayaan-2’s second de-orbiting maneuver executed: ISRO

The second de-orbiting maneuver of Chandrayaan -2 spacecraft was successfully carried out early today, the Indian Space Research Organisation said, inching towards achieving a historic soft-landing on the lunar surface. Continue Reading

Chandrayaan-2 successfully enters orbit around Moon

Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI) manoeuvre was completed successfully at 0902 hours as planned, using the onboard propulsion system, the Bengaluru headquartered space agency said in a statement. Continue Reading

ISRO expresses interest to host Int’l Astronautical Congress

The Bengaluru-headquartered Indian Space Research Organisation has expressed interest to host the week-long International Astronautical Congress in 2022. The Astronautical Congress is an annual event organised by International AstronauticalFederation (IAF). Continue Reading

Chandrayaan 2 launched successfully on second attempt

India’s second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 with an aim to explore the unchartered Lunar south pole by landing a rover was successfully launched onboard its most powerful rocket GSLV-MkIII-M1 from Sriharikota today at 2.43 pm, a week after the lift-off was aborted due to a technical snag. Continue Reading