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ISRO Timeline (August – October)

Written by A Moorthy




ISRO Timeline covers all major MOU signed, launched satellite and other ISRO’s triumph stories. It covers ISRO news till OCTOBER 17. It is just a snippet, for more information please go through our GK Parts.

Gandhi Peace Prize

  • In a First, ISRO to Launch 9 Nano, Micro American Satellites.

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  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launnched nine nano / micro satellites for United States during 2015-16 time frame. This will be the first time that ISRO will launch US satellites.
  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched its twenty-fifth home-made communications satellite in space using the Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) that uses an Indian made cryogenic engine being tested for the third time.

Commercial Launch

  • India to Launch a Heavier US Satellite With GSLV Rocket.
  • The Indian space agency has already lined for putting US NISAR (NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar) satellite into orbit using its GSLV-Mk II rocket, its chief said today.

ISRO and NASA

  • Isro, Nasa’s Nisar Earth Observation Satellite to Be Launched in 2021.
    Nisar (Nasa-Isro Synthetic Aperture Radar) will be a dedicated mission to optimally measure intrinsic changes of the Earth’s surface.
  • India to Launch Indonesian LAPAN A2/Orari Satellite
    India launched a second multi-spectral remote sensing Indonesian satellite that will help the country to monitor land-use, natural resource and in disaster mitigation.

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  • Railways to Tie Up With ISRO for Enhanced Safety
    Indian Railways will join hands with ISRO to get online satellite images for improving safety and enhancing efficiency.
  • President Pranab Mukherjee to Present 2014 Gandhi Peace Prize to ISRO
    President Pranab Mukherjee will present the Gandhi Peace Prize for 2014 to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi. President Pranab Mukherjee gave away Gandhi Peace Prize 2014 to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in recognition of its services in transforming India through the use of space technology and space based services.

Gandhi Peace Prize

  • Indian Space Research Organisation is moving forward with the development of heavy lift launchers and reusable launch vehicles with its main focus being the low cost access to space, its chairman AS Kiran Kumar said in Visakhapatnam.
  • The US has welcomed India’s plan to launch a satellite for the South Asian countries in order to expand information sharing and connectivity within the region.

SAARC

  • India would soon use indigenous space technology to check illegal mining and guard its mineral wealth using satellite imagery.
  • ASTROSAT, India’s Own Observatory, Launched Into Space
    A satellite launch vehicle carrying ASTROSAT, India’s first astronomy observatory to study distant celestial objects, was launched from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh this morning.
  • India has signed up contracts to launch 23 foreign satellites soon, an official of Antrix Corporation said at Sriharikota.
  • UAE Space Agency Seeks Cooperation With ISRO
    A delegation from the UAE Space Agency has undertaken a visit to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to discuss possibilities of cooperation between the two space organisations.

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  • All the seven satellites of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) are expected to be in orbit by March 2016, Indian Space Research Organisation.
  • India would launch six satellites from Singapore, including a dedicated 500 kg earth observation spacecraft, in mid-December, a top space official said today.
  • To celebrate one year’s completion of the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has released a commemorative Mars Atlas. The atlas is a compilation of pictures and data obtained from the Mars Colour Camera (MCC), open for public viewing.  The MOM launched on its mission to Mars on November 5, 2013, and spent 298 days in transit and entered Mars orbit on September 24, 2014. As such, On September 24, 2015, marks the first year of MOM’s orbit of Mars.

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