Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

50th Mission of PSLV to launch RISAT-2BR1

The Indian Space Research Organization(ISRO) has scheduled the launch of RISAT-2BR1 from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre located in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh on 11th December 2019 at 1525 Hrs IST. This will be the 75th launch mission from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre. The launch would mark the 50th mission ..

ISRO to launch Cartosat-3

Cartosat-3 ,  an advanced earth imaging and mapping satellite would be launch by ISRO  on Nov 25.   Cartosat-3 will be launch along with 13 commercial nano satellites from the US.  The 1,560 kg satellite will have 13 small U.S. customer satellites riding as secondary passengers. They will be placed in a polar orbit. The satellite ..

India’s first private Space Science Museum opened in Hyderabad

India’s first private Space Science Museum has opened in Hyderabad to mark the Golden Jubilee of the Birla Archaeological and Cultural Research Institute (BACRI). It is a collaborative effort between the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the B M Birla Science Centre. The ISRO on its part is providing some 65 models of various ..

GSLV Mk-III Rocket

The Chandrayaan 2 mission was aborted at the last minute due to technical glitches with the GSLV Mk-III Rocket. This has raised some concerns since ISRO intends to use GSLV Mk-III for all future deep space exploration missions, including Gaganyaan, India’s first human mission, scheduled to be launched before 2022. Why the much successful PSLV cannot ..

NewSpace India Inagurated

The commercial arm of Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro), NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) was officially inaugurated at Bengaluru. NewSpace India Limited NSIL aims to commercially utilise research and development activities carried out by ISRO in the area of space. It will act as an aggregator for all space-related activities in industry and develop private entrepreneurship in space-related technologies. NSIL ..

NewSpace India Ltd. (NSIL) new commercial arm of ISRO

On May 23, the NewSpace India Ltd. (NSIL) has officially inaugurated in Bengaluru, Karnataka to scale up industry participation in Indian space programmes. It is the commercial arm of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). NSIL will act as an aggregator for all space related activities in industry and develop private entrepreneurship in space related technologies. ..

ISRO launches Observation Satellite EMISAT

Indian Space Research Organisation successfully launched its observation satellite EMISAT in the morning from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.  The launch vehicle PSLV-C45 was carrying EMISAT and 28 other customer payloads. The main satellite EMISAT and the 28 customer satellites will be taken into 2 different orbits, and the 4th stage engine of ..

ISRO launches EMISAT and 28 customer satellites by PSLV-C45

On April 1, ISRO has successfully launched India’s latest EMISAT defence satellite from the Sriharikota spaceport. In today’s mission, the rocket PSLV-C45 flew in a new configuration called “QL”. In this configuration, the rocket is fitted with four longer versions of strap-on motors that provide the vehicle the required additional thrust. Earlier, the rocket used ..