Mission Shakti: DRDO`s Indigenous ASAT was 3-stage Missile with Rocket Boosters


India became only the fourth country in the world to successfully test a satellite-killer missile. The missile was developed in-house by Defence Research and Development Organisation scientists. The test was conducted from the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha and a three-stage missile was used, informed Ministry of Defence. “A DRDO-developed Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) Interceptor Missile successfully engaged an…

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ISRO to Launch 29 Satellites Including EMISAT on 1st April 2019


India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), in its 47th mission (PSLV-C45), will launch EMISAT, the primary satellite and 28 international customer satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. The launch is tentatively scheduled at 0930 Hrs on April 01, 2019, subject to weather conditions. Weighing about 436 kg, EMISAT based on ISRO’s Indian Mini Satellite -2 (IMS-2) bus…

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ISRO’s 32 Planned Missions In 2019


India is planning to launch 32 space missions in 2019, a top space official said. “The year 2019 promises to be challenging to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) community with 32 planned missions,” its chairman K. Sivan said. The missions include the second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 to land on the moon with lander and rover. The Rs 800-crore lunar…

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Government Issues Directive All Private Channels Must Shift To Indian Satellites

Indian Satellites

As the union government’s directive to private channels to shift from foreign to Indian satellites begins to kick into effect, the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) and the department of space (DOS) will prepare an action plan for those channels that beam content overseas so that their footprint abroad is not curtailed by the move, people aware of the…

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India’s Satellite Broadcast Band Supporting TV Services To 149 Million Households

The television & radio broadcasting band like C-band & Ku-band were the frequency band that was allocated for commercial use via satellites in India. Most of the million people’s in the India still used C-band & Ku-band. The lower frequencies used by C-Band perform better under adverse weather conditions than the Ku-band or Ka-band frequencies. In a submission to the…

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China’s Another Seven Beidou Satellites Will Be Launched By November

Another seven BeiDou satellites are scheduled to be launched by November, said an official from the China Satellite Navigation Office. The BeiDou satellite constellation has entered a key period. With this latest batch, China will have launched a total of 19 satellites for its BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), which can provide basic services globally, Ran Chengqi, director the China…

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Newly Launched British Satellites Track Illegal Logging And Shipping

Two new British satellites have been successfully launched into low earth orbit to demonstrate the latest technology for monitoring both land and sea. On board the same rocket, the NovaSAR-1 radar satellite and the S1-4 high-definition optical satellite, both developed and manufactured by a firm based in Surrey, blasted off from a space centre in India. Backed by a £21m…

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