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ISRO launches GSAT-30 satellite: What it can do?

17 Jan 2020

ISRO launches GSAT-30 satellite: What it can do?

ISRO's first satellite of 2020, the GSAT-30, has been successfully launched by Arianespace, the world's first commercial launch service provider.

ISRO to launch a new communication satellite this week

13 Jan 2020

ISRO to launch a new communication satellite this week

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is gearing up to launch a new communication satellite on January 17.

Apple has a secret team working on satellites: Details here

21 Dec 2019

Apple has a secret team working on satellites: Details here

Along with iPhones, insanely expensive Macs, and a range of services, Apple is working on satellites too.

Here's how you can launch your own satellite

21 Nov 2019

Here's how you can launch your own satellite

If you're a space enthusiast or a person on a specific mission, say like Earth observation, launching your own miniature satellite or picosatellite would be on your to-do list.

SpaceX launches UberPool-like servce for launching satellites

06 Aug 2019

SpaceX launches UberPool-like servce for launching satellites

Elon Musk's SpaceX has launched an UberPool-like ride-sharing program to make space more accessible.

Soon, France will weaponize its satellites with guns and lasers

30 Jul 2019

Soon, France will weaponize its satellites with guns and lasers

Humanity's future in space revolves around manned missions to Mars and beyond.

Six famous women ISRO scientists you should know about

17 Jul 2019

Six famous women ISRO scientists you should know about

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is one of the world's largest and most successful space agencies.

Soon, Amazon will launch over 3,000 satellites for 'global' internet

05 Apr 2019

Soon, Amazon will launch over 3,000 satellites for 'global' internet

Amazon wants to launch more than 3,000 satellites into the low-Earth orbit.

#MissionShakti successful; India now an elite space power: PM Modi

27 Mar 2019

#MissionShakti successful; India now an elite space power: PM Modi

In a surprise address on Wednesday, PM Narendra Modi has made an announcement about the country's successful "Mission Shakti" space operation.

Soon, ISRO could start launch-on-demand service with new rocket

22 Jan 2019

Soon, ISRO could start launch-on-demand service with new rocket

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is working on a small rocket, one that would be used for a launch-on-demand service.

ISRO launches "Angry Bird" satellite to boost defense communication capabilities

19 Dec 2018

ISRO launches "Angry Bird" satellite to boost defense communication capabilities

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully launched the GSAT-7A military communications satellite to boost the defense forces' communication capabilities, particularly the Indian Air Force.

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.

China: Two more satellites added to BDS, the GPS rival

19 Nov 2018

China: Two more satellites added to BDS, the GPS rival

China has added two more satellites to its BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), which rivals the US Global Positioning System (GPS).

ISRO to provide connectivity to J&K, using heaviest rocket, 'Baahubali'

14 Nov 2018

ISRO to provide connectivity to J&K, using heaviest rocket, 'Baahubali'

If weather conditions allow, ISRO's heaviest rocket, the GSLV Mk-III, dubbed 'Baahubali', will lift off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on Wednesday.

Massive piece of space junk falls in California: Details here

21 Oct 2018

Massive piece of space junk falls in California: Details here

We all know space junk or tiny flecks of discarded rockets and satellites pose a major threat to manned/unmanned missions.

Soon, an artificial moon could light up streets in China

19 Oct 2018

Soon, an artificial moon could light up streets in China

After seeing a Tesla Roadster launch into space (thanks to Elon Musk), it is time to witness an artificial moon.

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 set up satellite station in North Pole

04 Sep 2018

ISRO to set up satellite station in North Pole

Following on the footsteps of China, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is now planning to set up a satellite ground control station in the bleak desolation of the North Pole.

Facebook confirms that it is building an internet satellite

21 Jul 2018

Facebook confirms that it is building an internet satellite

A couple of months after rumors surfaced indicating that Facebook was building its own satellite, the social media giant has confirmed its satellite project.

China launches two remote sensing satellites for Pakistan

09 Jul 2018

China launches two remote sensing satellites for Pakistan

China today successfully launched two remote sensing satellites for Pakistan, marking the first international commercial launch for the Long March-2C rocket in about 19 years.

NASA's planet-hunting telescope Kepler running out of fuel

07 Jul 2018

NASA's planet-hunting telescope Kepler running out of fuel

NASA's Kepler telescope, which helps hunt for new planets in outer space, has almost run out of fuel, the space agency received an indication recently.

Days after launch, ISRO loses contact with GSAT-6A

01 Apr 2018

Days after launch, ISRO loses contact with GSAT-6A

Three days after launching the GSAT-6A, the ISRO has confirmed that communication from the satellite has been lost after the second firing of the on-board engine yesterday.

ISRO releases footage from camera onboard GSAT-6A

30 Mar 2018

ISRO releases footage from camera onboard GSAT-6A

In another exemplary achievement, ISRO successfully put the communication satellite GSAT-6A into the orbit on Thursday.

SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket for the 50th time

06 Mar 2018

SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket for the 50th time

In yet another high-profile liftoff, SpaceX has launched its reusable Falcon 9 rocket for the 50th time from its launch pad in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Armed forces need over 400 drones to step up defense

24 Feb 2018

Armed forces need over 400 drones to step up defense

To step up its defense, Indian armed forces require more than 400 drones, including directed energy weapons (DEWs) and submarine-launched remotely piloted aircraft, over the next 10 years.

SpaceX to launch its first internet satellites this week

16 Feb 2018

SpaceX to launch its first internet satellites this week

Ahead of its proposed plans, SpaceX is set to launch its first internet satellites on February 17th that will put two test satellites, Microsat 2a and 2b, into the orbit.

Japanese space agency sets record, launches world's smallest rocket

04 Feb 2018

Japanese space agency sets record, launches world's smallest rocket

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has successfully launched the world's smallest rocket, called SS-520-5, to carry an equally small satellite.

SpaceX meant to expend its rocket, ends up landing it

02 Feb 2018

SpaceX meant to expend its rocket, ends up landing it

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, which was supposed to be dispensed into the ocean after its launch, has "amazingly" survived its fall and is currently floating intact in the Atlantic Ocean.

ISRO releases image from India's 100th satellite

17 Jan 2018

ISRO releases image from India's 100th satellite

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has released the first ever image captured by the recently launched Cartosat-2 satellite.

ISRO successfully launches 100th satellite, first mission after IRNSS-1H failure

12 Jan 2018

ISRO successfully launches 100th satellite, first mission after IRNSS-1H failure

At 9:29am today, ISRO successfully launched the PSLV from Sriharikota, its first mission after the failure of IRNSS-1H in August.

After US reportedly loses satellite, SpaceX defends its role

10 Jan 2018

After US reportedly loses satellite, SpaceX defends its role

Responding to reports that it has lost a satellite on a classified mission, SpaceX claimed the Falcon 9 "did everything correctly" and contrary claims are "categorically false."

New European satellite detects alarming pollution levels in North India

03 Dec 2017

New European satellite detects alarming pollution levels in North India

Satellite images captured by the European Space Agency (ESA) have revealed alarming levels of pollution in northern India on November 10, when Delhi was struggling with a crisis.

After IRNSS-1H failure, ISRO to resume satellite launches with Cartosat

23 Oct 2017

After IRNSS-1H failure, ISRO to resume satellite launches with Cartosat

ISRO is gearing up for its next project: the launch of Cartosat along with 30 nano satellites of foreign countries in December.

ISRO to resume satellite launches in December

17 Sep 2017

ISRO to resume satellite launches in December

Despite suffering a setback due to its unsuccessful satellite launch on 31st August, ISRO announced that it would resume satellite launches from December.

Launch failure not due to overloading, says ISRO chairman

03 Sep 2017

Launch failure not due to overloading, says ISRO chairman

Following the failure of ISRO's PSLVC39 rocket to launch India's eighth navigation satellite IRNSS-1H, the space agency has been investigating the failure.

Why did ISRO's recent PSLV mission fail?

02 Sep 2017

Why did ISRO's recent PSLV mission fail?

ISRO's PSLV-C39 mission to propel the IRNSS-1H satellite into the orbit was unsuccessful as the heat shield didn't separate in the last few minutes of the mission.

PSLV: Powering through failures with its many successes

01 Sep 2017

PSLV: Powering through failures with its many successes

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), through its reliable cost-effective launches, has played a key role in ISRO's successes over the past two decades.

ISRO first private navigation satellite launch fails

31 Aug 2017

ISRO first private navigation satellite launch fails

ISRO launched its navigation satellite, IRNSS-1H at 7 pm today from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, but the mission was not successful.

Ghana's first satellite, GhanaSat-1 is now orbiting Earth

08 Aug 2017

Ghana's first satellite, GhanaSat-1 is now orbiting Earth

Ghana's first satellite GhanaSat-1, built by a Ghanaian engineering team at All Nations University, is now operational. It was made possible with a little help from others but it's still a significant achievement.

Fighting slavery in India with the help of satellites!

04 Aug 2017

Fighting slavery in India with the help of satellites!

The origin of slavery, the practice of owning human beings, often as forced laborers, dates back to as early as 3500 BC.