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India’s RLV-TD Likely to Touch Record Mach 5 Speeds

  The Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD), whose launch is planned for May this year, will also be the first Indian ‘aircraft structure’ to fly up to Mach 5 speeds, according to ISRO officials. To compare, the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) touches a maximum speed of Mach 1.6. The RLV-TD …

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ISRO to launch record 22 satellites in single mission

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: India is all set to script history by launching a record number of 22 satellites, including a number of micro and nano ones from foreign countries, in a single mission in May this year. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)’s workhorse Polar rocket PSLV C34 carrying India’s …

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India’s GPS version will be a boon for other nations as well

What was ISRO’s recent satellite launch aimed at?  On Thursday, the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) launched the sixth navigation satellite of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). The system consists of a constellation of seven satellites and, once operational, it will provide us our own version of a …

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India to put 12 US satellites into space in 2016-17

India will launch 25 foreign satellites in 2016-17 using the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). While 12 of these belong to the US, the remaining 13 belong to six countries – Germany, Canada, Algeria, Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia. Sharing these facts in response to a question in Rajya Sabha, minister …

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India launch sixth IRNSS satellite launch

An Indian rocket on Thursday blasted off successfully with the country’s sixth navigation satellite called IRNSS-1F, marking another big step closer to a home-grown GPS or Global Positioning System. Indian Space agency ISRO’s sixth navigation satellite IRNSS-1F was launched on board trusted workhorse PSLV C32. The launch was delayed by …

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Isro to launch country’s 6th navigation satellite on March 10

Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) to launch country’s sixth navigation satellite on March 10. According to Isro, the 1,425 kg IRNSS-1F (Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System-1F) satellite on board Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) will be launched on Thursday evening. The rocket is scheduled to take off at around 4 …

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