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Chandrayaan found water on moon, confirms NASA

September 24, 2009

NASA on Thursday revealed that India’s maiden lunar mission Chandrayaan-I had traced water molecules on the moon’s surface. It also “thanked” ISRO for making the discovery possible. “We want to thank ISRO for making the discovery possible. Moon till now was thought to be a very dry surface with lot of rocks,” NASA said in […]

GSLV III to soar in 2009

September 23, 2009

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has plans to launch its GSLV III Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III by 2009-10. The new machine, when ready, is expected to help India increase its share of the $2-billion global satellite launch market. Isro chairman Madhavan Nair said that GSLV III would double payload capacity to about […]

video of pslv launch

September 23, 2009

ISRO launches Oceansat-2, nano satellites from Sriharikota

September 23, 2009

India successfully launched its 16th remote-sensing satellite Oceansat-2 and six nano European satellites in 1,200 seconds with the help of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV- C-14) from Sriharikota on Wednesday. The launch was carried out as per schedule at 11.51 am and ended at 12.06 pm. The 44.4-metre tall, 230-tonne Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch […]

All set for PSLV lift-off

September 23, 2009

With the 48-hour countdown proceeding smoothly, things are getting set for the lift-off of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV- C14) from the spaceport at Sriharikota at 11.51 a.m. on Wednesday, September 23. The PSLV- C14 will put India’s Oceansat-2 and six nano satellites from abroad in orbit.“Everything is okay so far. Things are working […]

Countdown begins for Oceansat-2 launch

September 22, 2009

The countdown for the launch of Oceansat-2 satellite that would help identify potential fishing zones and in coastal zone studies from Sriharikota, 90 kilometres from here began today. The 970-kg satellite would be shot into space on September 23 by Indian Space Research Organisation’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) along with six European nano spacecrafts, […]

Launch campaign apace for lift-off of PSLV–C14

September 13, 2009

The launch campaign at the spaceport at Sriharikota is accelerating for the lift-off of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C14), which will put seven satellites in orbit. The launch is most likely to take place on September 23. While the 960-kg Oceansat-2 is from India, the remaining six, all from abroad, are micro satellites weighing […]

Chandrayan not a failure: NASA astronaut

September 11, 2009–NASA-astronaut

ISRO plans to build two satellites for environment monitoring

September 9, 2009

Chandrayaan-I was ‘killed’ by heat stroke

September 8, 2009