Failed mission of the PSLV-XL with IRNSS-1H under the fairing

ISRO PSLV-XL rocket failed during its 39th flight – for the first time since first C1 mission in 1997. Today, on August 31, 2017 ISRO launched their PSLV-XL rocket from Satish Dhawan Space Center. Mission objective was delivering to orbit IRNSS-1H (Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System) navigational satellite. Satellite should be deployed on 284 km x […]

GSLV Mk.III launched, GSAT-19 placed on orbit

ISRO managed to deliver to orbit GSAT-19 satellite. This mission marks another milestone of ISRO GSLV rocket program. Delivery of GSAT-19 experimental satellite to orbit  was also a debut of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III version of GSLV rocket. Rocket long for 43 m was launched yesterday at 11:58 UTC from Satish Dhawan Space Center. As […]

PSLV-XL delivered CartoSat-2E satellite to orbit

Indian PSLV-XL launch vehicle managed to deliver to orbit CartoSat-2E and 30 satellites as secondary payload after flawless launch conducted from Satish Dhawan Space Center. This mission was fourth launch conducted by ISRO in 2017. Mission of PSLV was planned for 03:59 UTC; main objective was delivering Cartosat-2E satellite to Sun Synchronous Orbit to altitude of 505 […]

INSAT-3DR – finally on orbit !

Indian meteorological satellite, INSAT-3DR, was launched today on atop of GSLV Mark II from Satish Dhawan Space Center T-1 launch pad. INSAT-3DR is replacement satellite for previous INSAT spacecraft; launched on July 25 2013 on atop Ariane 5 ECA, Insat-3D, suffered for anomaly during deploying one of its solar panels. Fortunately specialists and engineers from ground […]

RLV-TD after successful test flight

ISRO performed successful test flight of their RLV-TD from Satish Dhavan Space Center. RLV-TD (Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator) was launched on atop of HS9 solid fueled launch vehicle (which is modified S9 booster used for PSLV-C rocket) two hours earlier than previously announced, today at 01:30 GMT (07:00 IST). Main objective of the test flight […]

Get ready for RLV !

Already for tomorrow Indian space agency ISRO is planning to launch their latest technology demonstrator – RLV-TD spaceplane. India is going to join space agencies which are developing or possessing own spaceplane. RLV-TD is result of last 18 years of research and development which was performed by ISRO and India’s Defense Research and Development Organization. During […]

ISRO launched IRNSS-1G and finished development of own independent navigation system

Indian space agency ISRO launched yesterday their last navigation satellite from IRNSS series on atop of PSLV launch vehicle. Launch was performed from first launch pad in Satish Dhawan Space Center at 07:20 GMT. Just as during previous missions of IRNSS satellites, ISRO decided to rely on their PSLV XL rocket. IRNSS stands for Indian Regional Navigation […]

PSLV XL success – IRNSS-1F on orbit !

Second launch of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) satellite in 2016 became success – ISRO confirmed with this launch that PSLV is reliable rocket and India has potential to offer launch services on very high level. Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System is developing and this year is good example of consequence of ISRO in implementing […]