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First Human Rated Test Flight For India's Gaganyaan Not In 2021

The first test flight of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mk III (GSLV Mk III) that will carry the Indian astronauts to space later will not happen this year owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown, said a top official of Indian space agency.

ISRO completes de-oribital operation of moon lander Vikram

Bengaluru: The orbit of Chandrayaan-2’s landing module ‘Vikram’ was successfully lowered for the first time on Tuesday and one final manoeuvre remained for India to pull off a historic soft-landing on the moon in the early hours of Saturday. The 4-second de-orbiting operation was undertaken a day after the indigenously developed lander was separated from […]

Chandrayaan-2: Next major step on Sep 2

Chennai: As Chandrayaan-2 entered the lunar orbit on Tuesday, the scientists of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) heaved a sigh of relief and prepared for the next major step in the moon mission — separation of the lander from the orbiter on September 2. “Now the Chandrayaan-2 is going around Moon with an inclination of […]

Chandrayaan-2: 7,500 people register online to witness rocket launch

Chennai: A total of 7,500 persons have registered online with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to watch India’s heavy lift rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III) roaring towards the skies carrying Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft on Monday afternoon, it is learnt. People from various places have registered to witness the launch. “A total of […]

GSLV Rocket Glitch Rectified, Chandrayaan-2 Launch Likely Next Week

Chennai: The Indian space agency has rectified the fault in its Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III) whose Monday flight with Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was called off one hour before its lift off. While there is no official word about the status of the rocket since the flight was called off due to a technical […]

GSLV rocket launch postponement has happened in the past

Sriharikota: There is many a slip between the cup and the lip, goes the proverb and which has proved true for the Indian space agency that had to call off its Rs 978 crore moon mission, the Chandrayaan-2, an hour before the rocket’s flight on Monday due to a technical snag. The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was […]

India's heaviest rocket with GSAT-19 all set for maiden flight

Chennai: India’s heaviest rocket — Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III) — is all set for its maiden flight into space along with a communications satellite on Monday evening as its countdown of 25 hours and 30 minutes began at 3.58 p.m. on Sunday, an official of the Indian space agency said. The rocket, […]

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ISRO gearing up for maiden launch of its heaviest rocket in June

Chennai: Buoyed by the successful launch of the South Asia Satellite, the Indian space agency is now busy preparing for the maiden launch of its heaviest rocket — the 640-tonne Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV Mk III). The notable aspect of this rocket is that the main and bigger cryogenic engine has been developed […]

Coast Guard ship recovers ISRO's crew module from sea

Few hours after ISRO successfully launched GSLV Mk III rocket from Sriharikota, which separated an unmanned crew module at an altitude of around 126 km, an Indian Coast Guard ship recovered the three-tonne weighing module, which had safely descended in the Bay of Bengal off Andaman and Nicobar Islands

India takes step towards manned space mission, tests crew module

Taking its baby steps towards realising India's ambition to send humans into space, ISRO on Thursday successfully tested the atmospheric re-entry of a crew module after its heaviest launch vehicle GSLV Mk-III blasted off from here