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What is the difference between GSLV and PSLV?

Both PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) and GSLV (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle) are the satellite-launch vehicles (rockets) developed by ISRO. PSLV is designed mainly to deliver the “earth-observation” or “remote-sensing” satellites with lift-off mass of up to about 1750 Kg to Sun-Synchronous circular polar orbits of 600-900 Km altitude. The remote sensing satellites orbit the… Continue reading What is the difference between GSLV and PSLV?

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10 facts you about ISRO’s GSLV-Mk III

The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III), the heaviest rocket ever made by India and capable of carrying large payloads, is set for launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on June 5, 2017. Here are a few facts you need to know about the rocket. 1. GSKV-Mk III is capable of… Continue reading 10 facts you about ISRO’s GSLV-Mk III

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ISRO test firing Scramjet Rocket Engine.

Introduction The first experimental mission of ISRO’s Scramjet Engine towards realisation of Air Breathing Propulsion System was carried out successfully. It is a new technology which is not available with many countries. India is the fourth country to demonstrate the flight testing of scramjet engine. Many countries have tested a Scramjet but no country has… Continue reading ISRO test firing Scramjet Rocket Engine.

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China launches world’s first quantum communications satellite to develop hack-proof tech

China recently launched the first-ever quantum satellite. The satellite is named “Micius“. Many countries are working on quantum communications, including fiber-optic quantum key distribution networks in the United States, Europe, and China. However, China is the first one to launch a satellite to develop the complex technology. The 500 kg satellite contains a quantum key… Continue reading China launches world’s first quantum communications satellite to develop hack-proof tech

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India’s eye in the sky

NAVIC (Navigation with Indian Constellation), India’s indigenous global navigation satellite system, is expected to become fully operational from this month. What is NAVIC? NAVIC is an independent regional navigation satellite system designed to provide position information in the Indian region and 1500 km around the Indian mainland. What all services are provided? Its applications include:IRNSS… Continue reading India’s eye in the sky

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Launching Aditya-L1 satellite for solar study underway- ISRO chairman

ISRO chairman Kiran Kumar recently revealed that the scientific mission of launching Aditya-L1 satellite for solar studies is underway. Aditya-L1 is slated for lift-off in 2018-2019. About the mission: It is India’s first solar mission. It will study the sun’s outer most layers, the corona and the chromospheres and collect data about coronal mass ejection,… Continue reading Launching Aditya-L1 satellite for solar study underway- ISRO chairman