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Amazon Fires turn personal: Brazil demands apology before accepting aid

28 Aug 2019

Amazon Fires turn personal: Brazil demands apology before accepting aid

The President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, has refused to accept international aid to deal with the devastating fires that have ravaged the Amazon rainforest for weeks.

PSLV-C45 carrying India's EMISAT and 28 foreign satellites lifts off

01 Apr 2019

PSLV-C45 carrying India's EMISAT and 28 foreign satellites lifts off

ISRO's PSLV C45 lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota today, carrying India's EMISAT satellite along with 28 nanosatellites of global customers.

GSAT-31, India's latest communication satellite, launched successfully from French Guiana

06 Feb 2019

GSAT-31, India's latest communication satellite, launched successfully from French Guiana

India's latest communication satellite GSAT-31 was successfully launched by European launch services provider- Arianespace's rocket from French Guiana in the early hours today.

ISRO set to launch communication satellite GSAT-31 this Wednesday

04 Feb 2019

ISRO set to launch communication satellite GSAT-31 this Wednesday

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is all set to launch its 40th communication satellite GSAT-31 on Wednesday from the spaceport in French Guiana (French and European spaceport).

US professor names newly-discovered beetle species after GoT dragons

01 Jan 2019

US professor names newly-discovered beetle species after GoT dragons

HBO's Game of Thrones has swept the globe like wildlife, and its growing popularity doesn't seem to be slowing down.

ISRO's heaviest, 'most powerful' satellite launched, will increase internet speed

05 Dec 2018

ISRO's heaviest, 'most powerful' satellite launched, will increase internet speed

Less than a week after ISRO launched the HysIS satellite, ISRO's heaviest satellite, the GSAT-11, has been put into orbit.

ISRO plans to launch 18 missions in next six months

18 Sep 2018

ISRO plans to launch 18 missions in next six months

With the continuing success of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) missions, ISRO has decided to take it up a notch and plans to launch 18 missions in the next six months, virtually one every two weeks.

ISRO to launch its heaviest satellite on November 30

06 Aug 2018

ISRO to launch its heaviest satellite on November 30

A day after ISRO announced a delay in the Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission, it has announced that the launch of its heaviest satellite, the GSAT-11, will take place on November 30, from the European spaceport in French Guiana.

Launch of GSAT-11 postponed as ISRO seeks additional technical checks

25 Apr 2018

Launch of GSAT-11 postponed as ISRO seeks additional technical checks

Weeks after ISRO's communication satellite with military applications GSAT-6A went missing, the space agency has postponed the high-profile launch of its advanced communication satellite GSAT-11, the heaviest made in India, from Kourou, French Guiana, for additional technical checks.

Indian and French space agencies working on joint inter-planetary missions

18 Apr 2018

Indian and French space agencies working on joint inter-planetary missions

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the Centre National D'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) of France are reportedly working together on inter-planetary missions to Mars, Venus, and other asteroids.

Rukimini: How Indian Navy tracks Chinese movements in Indian Ocean

05 Jul 2017

Rukimini: How Indian Navy tracks Chinese movements in Indian Ocean

The surveillance satellite GSAT 7, 'Rukmini' has been acting as Indian Navy's eye in the high seas, especially in tracking Chinese movements in the Indian Ocean, which have increased amid the ongoing Sikkim stand-off.