6 more satellites may be launched by India during 2015-16
New Delhi: 6 more satellites are planned to be launched during 2015-16. These are two Communication satellites GSAT-6 & GSAT-15; three Navigation satellites IRNSS-1E, IRNSS-1F & IRNSS-1G; and one Space science satellite ASTROSAT.
In addition, it is also planned to launch 13 more satellites from four countries using Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle. Antrix Corporation Ltd., the commercial arm of Department of Space is already marketing remote sensing data (images) from Indian Remote Sensing satellites in the global market through establishment of International Ground Stations and reseller network. As on April 2015, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched 74 satellites. Out of these, 7 satellites failed to reach the orbit due to launch failure and 3 satellites failed in orbit.
In addition, ISRO has successfully launched 40 foreign satellites from 19 countries and 4 micro & nano satellites built by students of Indian Universities using Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). This information was given by MoS in the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to an unstarred question in the Rajya Sabha today.
President of India congratulates ISRO for the successful test of an Indigenous Cryogenic Engine
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for the successful test of an indigenous cryogenic engine. In a message to Shri A.S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman of ISRO, the President has said, “My heartiest congratulations on the successful test of an indigenous cryogenic engine. I am happy to know this engine will help India put satellites of upto 4 tonnes in geostationary orbit. This achievement gives a commendable boost to our efforts to step up indigenization and improve self-reliance in our space programmes. Kindly convey my greetings to all members of your team of scientists, engineers and technologists involved in this mission. I wish your continued endeavours all success”.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
New Delhi: The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that present …