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The launch of GISAT-1 onboard GSLV-F10 rocket was originally planned for March 5 last year but postponed a day before the blast-off due to technical reasons.(Isro official website)

Satellite set for Mar 28 launch will provide real time images of India's borders

PTI | , Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 06:55 PM IST
GISAT-1 is slated to be lofted into space by GSLV-F10 rocket from Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh's Nellore district, about 100 kms north of Chennai.
**EDS: VIDEO GRAB** Bengaluru: Live telecast of soft landing of Vikram module of Chandrayaan 2 on lunar surface, in Bengaluru, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. As declared by ISRO Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan, the connection with Vikram lander was lost and resumption of communications is awaited.(PTI)
**EDS: VIDEO GRAB** Bengaluru: Live telecast of soft landing of Vikram module of Chandrayaan 2 on lunar surface, in Bengaluru, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. As declared by ISRO Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan, the connection with Vikram lander was lost and resumption of communications is awaited.(PTI)

‘95% of Chandrayaan-2 intact as orbiter flying around moon’: Isro official

Chennai | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 04:09 PM IST
With a mission life of one year, the Orbiter can take several pictures of the moon and send it to the ISRO. The Orbiter can also take pictures of the lander to know its status, the space agency official said.
First view of the moon shot on LI4 Camera by Chandrayaan-2.(ANI file photo)
First view of the moon shot on LI4 Camera by Chandrayaan-2.(ANI file photo)

How Chandrayaan 2 is different from 19 moon missions

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 01:30 AM IST
Chandrayaan 2 will attempt a soft landing at 1.55 am on September 7. A successful landing will make India the fourth country to land on the Moon, and the first to do so near the South Pole.
Chandrayaan 2 lander Vikram is all set to land on the moon on September 7.(Reuters Photo)
Chandrayaan 2 lander Vikram is all set to land on the moon on September 7.(Reuters Photo)

Chandrayaan 2 completes final de-orbital operations, all set for moon landing

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 05:29 PM IST
Chandrayaan 2: According to the Indian space agency ISRO, Vikaram’s second de-orbital operations began at 3.42 am using the on-board propulsion system and was completed in nine seconds.
Chandrayaan-2, launched on July 22 by India’s most powerful rocket GSLV MkIII-M1, had entered the Lunar Transfer Trajectory on August 14, leaving the Earth orbit. (Photo by @isro)
Chandrayaan-2, launched on July 22 by India’s most powerful rocket GSLV MkIII-M1, had entered the Lunar Transfer Trajectory on August 14, leaving the Earth orbit. (Photo by @isro)

First moon image captured by Chandrayaan-2 released by ISRO

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 05:39 PM IST
Mare Orientale basin and Apollo craters are identified in the picture.
This July 22, 2019, photo released by the ISRO shows its Geosynchronous Satellite launch Vehicle (GSLV) MkIII carrying Chandrayaan-2 lift off from Sriharikota, India.(AP)
This July 22, 2019, photo released by the ISRO shows its Geosynchronous Satellite launch Vehicle (GSLV) MkIII carrying Chandrayaan-2 lift off from Sriharikota, India.(AP)

Chandrayaan 2 inches closer to moon, to enter lunar orbit today

Chennai | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 08:02 AM IST
According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), by firing Chandrayaan-2 on-board motors, the space craft will be moved into the lunar orbit.
Photo released by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) shows its Geosynchronous Satellite launch Vehicle (GSLV) MkIII carrying Chandrayaan-2 lift off from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota.(AP Photo)
Photo released by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) shows its Geosynchronous Satellite launch Vehicle (GSLV) MkIII carrying Chandrayaan-2 lift off from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota.(AP Photo)

Chandrayaan 2: Third-orbit raising manoeuvre completed, all parameters normal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 09:06 PM IST
“The third manoeuvre was completed successfully on Monday and the spacecraft parameters are all normal for now,” said an official from ISRO, on condition of anonymity.
The first earth bound orbit-raising maneuver for Chandryaan-2 spacecraft has been performed successfully on Wednesday(Reuters Photo)
The first earth bound orbit-raising maneuver for Chandryaan-2 spacecraft has been performed successfully on Wednesday(Reuters Photo)

First earth bound orbit-raising maneuver for Chandrayaan-2 successfully performed

Sriharikota | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 05:30 PM IST
A Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark III, carrying the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft, had lifted off at 2.43 pm on Monday from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.
In 2016, a “large breach” in the helium system led to an explosion destroying Space X’s Falcon 9. A similar helium leak in 2014 was detected early, and the mission was scrapped.(PTI)
In 2016, a “large breach” in the helium system led to an explosion destroying Space X’s Falcon 9. A similar helium leak in 2014 was detected early, and the mission was scrapped.(PTI)

Isro on last-minute glitch that forced them to abort Chandrayaan-2 lift-off

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2019 01:26 PM IST
Helium is used in cryogenic engines that use oxygen and hydrogen as fuel, such as the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark III that will carry Chandrayaan-2, in pressuring the propellant tank to keep it from collapsing and to prevent the formation of bubbles.
A view of the Chandrayaan-2 on board GSLVMkIII-M1 at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Nellore district, Saturday, July 13, 2019.(PTI)
A view of the Chandrayaan-2 on board GSLVMkIII-M1 at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Nellore district, Saturday, July 13, 2019.(PTI)

Chandrayaan-2 launch aborted at eleventh hour

Hindustan Times, Sriharikota | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2019 12:01 AM IST
This is the fifth time India’s second lunar mission has been postponed, but the first time it happened after the assembly of the spacecraft was completed at the country’s only launch site at Sriharikota.
India eyes creating history with its Chandrayaan-2 mission, a mission which several scientists have described as one of the most complex ever undertaken by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).(PTI Photo)
India eyes creating history with its Chandrayaan-2 mission, a mission which several scientists have described as one of the most complex ever undertaken by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).(PTI Photo)

Chandrayaan 2 Launch 2019: Here’s all you need to know

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2019 10:20 PM IST
Chandrayaan 2 Launch Mission: Chandrayaan 2 is an Indian lunar mission that will boldly go where no country has ever gone before -- the Moon’s south polar region.
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to launch its second unmanned mission Chandrayaan-2 early on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to launch its second unmanned mission Chandrayaan-2 early on Monday.(PTI Photo)

Chandrayaan 2 Launch 2019: Rs 978 cr project, 3.8-tonne mission mass, 13 instruments

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2019 04:03 PM IST
Chandrayaan 2 Launch Mission: The launch will be a giant leap in India’s space program and its success will solidify its place among the world’s spacefaring nations with Chandrayaan-2 aimed landing a rover near the unexplored south pole.
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch the country’s ambitious moon mission Chandrayaan-2 on Monday in what the agency has said will be its most challenging venture.(Twitter/ISRO)
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch the country’s ambitious moon mission Chandrayaan-2 on Monday in what the agency has said will be its most challenging venture.(Twitter/ISRO)

Chandrayaan 2 Launch 2019: What makes India’s moon mission special

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 07:50 PM IST
Chandrayaan 2 Launch Mission: Chandrayaan-2 will land where nobody else has gone before — the moon’s south polar region.
In this picture released by ISRO, officials carry out the hoisting of the Vikram Lander during the integration of Chandrayaan-2, at the launch center in Sriharikota. The space mission, which aims to place a robotic rover on the moon, is set to be launched on July 15, 2019. (ISRO/PTI Photo)
In this picture released by ISRO, officials carry out the hoisting of the Vikram Lander during the integration of Chandrayaan-2, at the launch center in Sriharikota. The space mission, which aims to place a robotic rover on the moon, is set to be launched on July 15, 2019. (ISRO/PTI Photo)

Chandrayaan 2 moon mission all set for launch: 5 things to know

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 08:38 AM IST
Chandrayaan 2 Launch Mission: Isro chairman K Sivan said the mission, expected to reach the moon by September 6-7, will be the first such operation near the south pole of the moon, and will make India just the fourth country to complete a soft landing on the lunar surface.
The Union Cabinet has approved(AP/ Representative Image)
The Union Cabinet has approved(AP/ Representative Image)

Cost, benefits and spin offs: All you need to know about Mission Gaganyaan

Hindustan TImes. New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2018 05:11 PM IST
The necessary infrastructure for crew training, realization of flight systems and ground infrastructure will be established to support the Gaganyaan Programme.
People watch the Indian Space Research Organisation's GSLV-F11 as it takes off while carrying the communication satellite GSAT-7A, at Sriharikota, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018.(PTI)
People watch the Indian Space Research Organisation's GSLV-F11 as it takes off while carrying the communication satellite GSAT-7A, at Sriharikota, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018.(PTI)

ISRO’s ‘angry bird’ satellite for IAF: 4 things to know about GSAT-7A

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2018 09:17 AM IST
The GSAT-7A satellite was carried by the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-F11 (GSLV-F11), Isro’s 35th communication satellite and the 13th flight of the GSLV rocket to orbit.
In the third mission in just over a month, the space agency will launch the 2,250 kg operational communication satellite from the second launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre(HT File)
In the third mission in just over a month, the space agency will launch the 2,250 kg operational communication satellite from the second launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre(HT File)

Isro to launch GSAT-7A from Sriharikota today, here’s what you should know

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2018 03:18 PM IST
The satellite will be carried by the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-F11 (GSLV-F11), Isro’s 35th communication satellite and the 13th flight of the GSLV rocket to orbit.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday launched the country’s newest satellite GSAT-7A(Twitter/ISRO)
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday launched the country’s newest satellite GSAT-7A(Twitter/ISRO)

ISRO launches GSAT-7A satellite that will improve communications for armed forces

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2018 05:03 PM IST
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched the country’s newest satellite GSAT-7A, which will give a boost to the defence forces’ communication capabilities, from Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota on Wednesday.
India’s heaviest satellite GSAT 11, weighing 5,854 kg, was successfully launched by the European commercial launch provider Arianespace in the early hours of Wednesday from Kourou space centre, French Guiana.(ISRO Twitter)
India’s heaviest satellite GSAT 11, weighing 5,854 kg, was successfully launched by the European commercial launch provider Arianespace in the early hours of Wednesday from Kourou space centre, French Guiana.(ISRO Twitter)

India launches heaviest satellite; to get high-speed connectivity

Hindustan Times | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2018 09:17 AM IST
Even with ISROs advanced ‘Bahubali’ rocket, the GSLV Mk III, India is not capable of launching this heavy satellite. GSLV Mk III can support a liftoff mass of 4 tonnes, which is double the capacity of its predecessor.
People look on as ISRO’s communication satellite GSAT-29, on board the eosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-mark III-D2), launches in Sriharikota.(AFP Photo)
People look on as ISRO’s communication satellite GSAT-29, on board the eosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-mark III-D2), launches in Sriharikota.(AFP Photo)
Isro’s GSLV Mark III launch vehicle takes off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Isro’s GSLV Mark III launch vehicle takes off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

Double success, says PM Modi after launch of ‘Bahubali’ satellite

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2018 10:42 PM IST
Marking ISRO’s fifth launch for the current year, the communication satellite carries high throughput communication transponders in the Ka and Ku bands which can expand high-speed data transfer in the remote areas of India.
GSLV MK III-D2 is a three-stage heavy-lift launch vehicle, designed to carry 4 ton class of satellites into geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO) or 10 tons to low earth orbit (LEO), developed by ISRO.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
GSLV MK III-D2 is a three-stage heavy-lift launch vehicle, designed to carry 4 ton class of satellites into geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO) or 10 tons to low earth orbit (LEO), developed by ISRO.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

ISRO defers satellite launch by 12 hours due to cyclone Gaja

Hindustan Times, Vijayawada | By Gali Nagaraja
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2018 08:17 PM IST
Forecasts indicate cyclonic storm Gaja will make landfall between Sriharikota and Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu on November 15
The Rs 800-crore lunar mission named “Chandrayaan-2” comes over a decade after India went up to the lunar orbit on November 8, 2008 after the “Chandrayaan-1” (pictured) launch on October 22 onboard a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket from the spaceport in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.(AP/File Photo)
The Rs 800-crore lunar mission named “Chandrayaan-2” comes over a decade after India went up to the lunar orbit on November 8, 2008 after the “Chandrayaan-1” (pictured) launch on October 22 onboard a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket from the spaceport in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.(AP/File Photo)

India’s second lunar mission to land on moon with lander, rover: ISRO

Bengaluru | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2018 07:43 PM IST
The 3,890-kg Chandrayaan-2, which will be launched onboard the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mk-3, will orbit around the moon and study its lunar conditions to collect data on its topography, mineralogy and exosphere.
GSLV-Mk-III lifts off on its first experimental suborbital mission from Sriharikota on December 18, 2014.(File Photo)
GSLV-Mk-III lifts off on its first experimental suborbital mission from Sriharikota on December 18, 2014.(File Photo)

Isro to launch more satellites to boost rural internet connectivity under Digital India project

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By C S Kotteswaran
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2018 08:15 PM IST
Indian Space Research Organisation chairman K Sivan says there are plans to manufacture 30 indigenous and 10 high end GSLV rockets over the next four years.
A file photo of ISRO's PSLV C 28 carrying five satellites from the UK, lifts off from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota.(PTI)
A file photo of ISRO's PSLV C 28 carrying five satellites from the UK, lifts off from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota.(PTI)

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

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2018 09:19 PM IST
The PSLV programme is expected to meet the launch requirement of satellites for earth observation, navigation and space sciences and will also ensure the continuity of production by the Indian industry.
ISRO's GSLV-F08 carrying GSAT-6A communication satellite blasts off into orbit from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, in Sriharikota.(PTI File Photo)
ISRO's GSLV-F08 carrying GSAT-6A communication satellite blasts off into orbit from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, in Sriharikota.(PTI File Photo)

India recalls GSAT-11 satellite for tests from Arianespace’s rocket port

Indo Asian News Service, Chennai | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2018 01:13 PM IST
GSAT-11 was designed, assembled and integrated by the ISRO, and will have an estimated lift-off mass of 5,870 kg.
ISRO’s navigation satellite IRNSS-1I, on board PSLV-C41, lifts off at the Satish Dawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.(AFP)
ISRO’s navigation satellite IRNSS-1I, on board PSLV-C41, lifts off at the Satish Dawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.(AFP)

ISRO successfully launches IRNSS-1I navigation satellite

Malavika Vyawahare, Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Malavika Vyawahare
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 10:44 PM IST
IRNSS-1I is expected to replace IRNSS-1A, the first of the seven navigation satellites, that was rendered ineffective after its three rubidium atomic clocks failed.
ISRO's GSLV-F08 carrying GSAT-6A communication satellite blasts off into the orbit from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, in Sriharikota on March 29, 2018.(PTI Photo)
ISRO's GSLV-F08 carrying GSAT-6A communication satellite blasts off into the orbit from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, in Sriharikota on March 29, 2018.(PTI Photo)

ISRO’s GSLV rocket successfully launches GSAT-6A communication satellite

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 10:35 PM IST
The GSLV-F08, fitted with indigenously developed cryogenic third stage, injected the GSAT-6A satellite into orbit about 18 minutes after its lift off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre on Thursday.
A view of fully integrated GSLV-F08 inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at Sriharikota. The 27-hour countdown began on Thursday for the launch of the GSAT-6A communication satellite from the Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh.(PTI Photo)
A view of fully integrated GSLV-F08 inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at Sriharikota. The 27-hour countdown began on Thursday for the launch of the GSAT-6A communication satellite from the Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh.(PTI Photo)

ISRO’s GSAT-6A launch today: All you need to know about the satellite

Chennai | By Agencies
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 01:11 PM IST
With seven hours to go, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is doing its rounds of system checks before the satellite blasts off at 4:56pm from Sriharikota.
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