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Indian rocket set for launch

An Indian rocket carrying the Indo-French tropical weather satellite Megha-Tropiques and three other smaller satellites is all set for launch on Wednesday. It is expected to launch its 50th satellite

India test-fires nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile

India on Monday test fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable ballistic missile Prithvi-II off the Orissa coast, defence sources said.

The missile was blasted off from the Integrated Test Ran

Indian rocket GSAT-12 set for blast-off

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Ferrying the country's latest communication satellite GSAT-12A, a fully fuelled up Indian rocket is all set to blast off from the space port here on Friday evening.

"All the four stages/engines have

Indian rocket blasts off with communication satellite

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An Indian rocket carrying the country's latest communication satellite GSAT-12 blasted off from the space port here, 80km north of Tamil Nadu's capital Chennai.

Under a cloudy sky, at 4.48 p.m. the I

ISRO names full-time CMD for Antrix

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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) today named Dr V.S. Hegde, a veteran remote sensing applications scientist, as the Chairman-cum-Managing Director for its marketing arm Antrix Corporation L

China may send women to space in 2012

Chinese women may fly to space as soon as next year, one of the country's first astronauts and now in charge of the manned space programme has said.

Yang Liwei, deputy director of the China Manned Sp

India launches Resourcesat-2 satellite

India on Wednesday successfully launched the advanced earth observation satellite Resourcesat-2, a move aimed at beefing up its remote sensing capability, and two smaller satellites on the PSLV rocket

Chronology of PSLV missions Vehicle Satellite

1. PSLV-D1 IRS-1E September 20, 1993 Unsuccessful

2. PSLV-D2 IRS-P2 October 15, 1994 Successful

3. PSLV-D3 IRS-P3 March 21, 1996 Successful

4. PSLV-C1 IRS-1D September 29, 1997 Successful

5. P

Iran to put monkey into space


Iran plans to launch a monkey into space in mid-September, the ISNA news agency said on Wednesday, citing Iranian Space Agency head Hamid Fazeli.

The monkey will be sent into orbit in a capsule carri

PSLV C 16 stands ready for tomorrow's launch


All is set for the launch of the country's latest remote sensing satellite Resourcesat-2 and two mini spacecraft on board PSLV-C16 tomorrow from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, over 90 km f

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