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A SpiceJet take-off powered by a blend of bio-jet and ATF

By | October 5, 2018

India takes first step towards using bio fuel to fly aircraftIts environmental advantages are well-known. Airlines across the world have used it to power their flights and, on August 27, India too took tentative steps in this field when SpiceJet operated a Bombardier Q-400 aircraft powered by a blend of bio-jet and aviation turbine fuel […]

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Indian Air Force successfully carries first-ever mid-air refuelling of fighter aircraft Tejas

By | October 5, 2018

Dry run of mid-air refuelling of Tejas fighter jet by an Indian Air Force aircraft was successfully conducted, a defence source said. The test conducted involved a dry linkup, meaning no fuel was actually transferred between Indian Air Force Il-78 tanker and Tejas fighter jet through its air-to-air refuelling probe, the source told PTI here. […]

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India’s PSLV rocket successfully puts into orbit two UK Satellites NovaSAR, s1-4

By | October 5, 2018

The total lift-off weight of the two satellites was 889 kg. NovaSAR weighing 445 kg is an S-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite intended for forest mapping, land use and ice cover monitoring, flood and disaster monitoring. S1-4 weighing 444 kg is a high-resolution Optical Earth Observation Satellite, used for surveying resources, environment monitoring, urban management […]

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ISRO to fund research in twelve cities

By | October 5, 2018

Indian  Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will soon look for innovative ideas from around the country by facilitating research in various cities. A total of 12 centres — six Space Tech Incubation Centres and six Regional Academic Centres for Space — will be set up across the country. Each of the incubation centres and regional academic […]

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ISRO’s GSAT-29 launch in October

By | October 5, 2018

Satellite will help propel PM’s Digital India programme; it will work to provide Internet access to villagers across the country The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) which has embarked on an ambitious plan to have a rocket launch every second week from now on will launch the GSAT-29 next month. The launch of the GSAT-29 satellite will […]

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Bengaluru to get Boeing’s second-largest electronics, avionics facility

By | October 5, 2018

Global aerospace major Boeing is setting up an electronics manufacturing and avionics Assembly facility in this tech hub at an investment of Rs 11.52 billion, said. “We have allotted 36 acres of land for Boeing India to set up the facility in the state-run Aerospace Park at Devanahalli near the airport in north Bengaluru,” a senior official of the state Industry Department told IANS here. […]

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Domestic aviation traffic saw 17% growth in August

By | October 5, 2018

Domestic aviation traffic registered a growth of 17% in the month of August, with airlines ferrying a total of 11.3 million passengers as opposed to 9.6 million same time last year, according to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation’s monthly data. Gurgaon-based budget carrier SpiceJet was at the top in terms of two key parameters […]

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India’s Mars Orbiter Mission completes four years in orbit: ISRO

By | October 5, 2018

India’s maiden interplanetary mission — the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) — has completed four years orbiting the red planet, according to ISRO. The mission, launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on November 5, 2013, successfully placed itself into Martian orbit on September 24, 2014 in its first attempt.  Although the designed mission life […]

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ISRO Likely To Launch Chandrayaan-2 On January 3 Next Year

By | October 5, 2018

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman Dr K Sivan has said that India’s second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2 is likely to be launched on January 3, 2019. Chandrayaan-2 will be the first mission in the world going near the South Pole. After the successful launch of PSLV C-42 into orbit, Dr K Sivan talked about the […]

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