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ISRO launches India’s first student-made satellite in its first space programme for 2019

ISRO will start off India’s space programme account on January 24 2019, with the launch of Microsat-R, an imaging satellite for DRDO, and Kamalsat, a small communication satellite developed by students and Space Kidz India. The satellites will be carried by a new variant of India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket. “We will be […]

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For ISRO’s First Manned Mission, Bengaluru Gets Human Space Flight Centre

Gearing up for its maiden manned space mission ”Gaganyaan”, ISRO unveiled its Human Space Flight Centre in Bengaluru.  The space agency is gearing up for the human spaceflight programme by 2021-end that is likely to include a woman astronaut. Gaganyaan is the “highest priority” for ISRO in 2019, according to the space agency, and the […]

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Drone Olympics to debut at Aero-India

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are all set to make a big splash at the Aero-India 2019 with a unique ‘Drone Olympics’ on February 21. The initial build-up rounds will be at the Jakkur Flying Club while the finals will be at the Yelahanka Air Force Station. Reuters file photo Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are all […]

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All-women flights to take o at Aero-India 2019

An earthmover clears a path during preperations ahead of ‘Aero India Show 2019′, at Yelahanka Air Base station in Bengaluru, Jan. 30, 2019. (PTI Photo) Women aviators will fly high, giving the 12th edition of Aero-India at the Yelahanka Air Force Station here a distinct gender twist. On the airshow agenda is a Women’s Day […]

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Aero India 2019: Top Pentagon officials and American aerospace companies to visit India

Encouraged by the growing India-US relations especially in the defence and strategic areas, several top Pentagon officials along with US industry executives will be traveling to Bengaluru Feb 20 – 24 for Aero India 2019 event to showcase strong US government interest. The high level official as well business delegation having representatives of defence companies […]

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‘The Big Bird’, India’s “Most Powerful” Satellite Launched Successfully

The ISRO’s GSAT-11 satellite also called the “Big Bird ” was successfully launched into space today from the French space port of Kourou in South America. Launched at 2.07 am (IST), the satellite will help provide internet to remote places where cable-based internet cannot reach. It weighs around 5,854 kg and is the heaviest Indian-made […]

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Next, GSAT-11 awaits ₹200 crore ground system

Now that GSAT-11, the third and latest Internet-boosting communication satellite, is up in space, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) says it is in the process of readying a ₹150-200-crore ground infrastructure across cities to use it. A Ka-band hub or gateway each is being set up in Delhi, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad and Ranchi to deliver […]

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HAL’s Light Utility Helicopter clears 6-km flight test

The multi-purpose Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) that is under development has achieved an important milestone of flying at 6 km altitude. “The helicopter exhibited satisfactory performance and handling qualities. With the completion of this milestone, the LUH can now undertake high altitude cold weather trials planned in January 2019,” its creator, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, said […]

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LIGHT COMBAT AIRCRAFT RACES TO MEET ITS TARGET DATE

With the recent Public Accounts Committee criticising the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) and the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) over failure in timely delivery of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas and with the deadline for the Final Operational Clearance (FOC) fast approaching, the agencies involved in the fighter jet’s development are working against time to […]

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Busy year ahead for ISRO, Chandrayaan-2 mission launch likely by February-end

From Chandrayaan-2 to the important demonstration flight of Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV), the Indian Space Research Organisation is looking forward to an exciting year ahead. As several global firms are investing heavily on reusable launch vehicles, ISRO is also expected to take a plunge into the sector and some key experiments are planned by […]

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