Chandrayaan-2: GSLV Mark III-M1 vehicle reduces number of orbit-raising exercises, saves fuel

The GSLV Mark III-M1 vehicle launched Chandrayaan-2 satellite in the Earth Parking Orbit with an apogee (farthest distance from the earth) of 45,475 km, which is about 6,000 km more than originally envisaged. As a result, the number of orbit-raising manoeuvres needed to take the satellite to the highest orbit has been reduced from six … Continue reading Chandrayaan-2: GSLV Mark III-M1 vehicle reduces number of orbit-raising exercises, saves fuel

What makes SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch so special

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBr2kKAHN6M&feature=youtu.be Though delayed by five-six years, on February 7, U.S. tech and automobiles billionaire Elon Musk realised his 2011 dream and made history when the Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful rocket, was successfully launched by SpaceX, a company he founded. The rocket’s payload was a cherry-red 2008 Tesla Roadster electric car with a mannequin wearing … Continue reading What makes SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch so special

With GSLV Mark III launch, ISRO puts India in a new orbit

The Indian Space Research Organisation has crossed a significant milestone with the successful developmental flight of the country’s heaviest Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, the GSLV Mark-III. This is the first time a satellite weighing over 3.1 tonnes has been launched from India to reach the geostationary orbit about 36,000 km from Earth. With this, ISRO has … Continue reading With GSLV Mark III launch, ISRO puts India in a new orbit

ISRO makes India proud again

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) crossed an important milestone with the successful launch of weather satellite INSAT-3DR using a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle equipped with the indigenous cryogenic upper stage. The successful launch marks a departure from the long history of failures with the GSLV; except for the first, every launch of the Polar Satellite … Continue reading ISRO makes India proud again

ISRO: Radhakrishnan in journal Nature’s top ten list

Dr. K. Radhakrishnan, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is one of the 2014 top ten scientists chosen by the prestigious journal Nature . This is the first time in the recent past that the journal has chosen an Indian working in India. He is listed along with other people like Andrea Accomazzo, … Continue reading ISRO: Radhakrishnan in journal Nature’s top ten list

Editorial: Mangayaan – A significant achievement

It has been a glorious year for the Indian Space Research Organisation. The successful launch of Mangalyaan into Mars orbit on September 24 on its maiden attempt was the crowning glory. On December 18, the space organisation followed it up with another stupendous success with the first experimental launch of a GSLV Mark III vehicle … Continue reading Editorial: Mangayaan – A significant achievement