ISRO Launches Oceansat-2, Six Nanosatellites
[Satellite TODAY 09-25-09] The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched the Oceansat-2 and six nanosatellites, including Jugnu, India’s lightest nanosatellite, the organization said Sept. 23.
The satellites were launched via ISRO’s PSLV-C14 launch vehicle.
Oceansat-2 is an Indian Earth observation satellite and has an expected lifetime of five years.
Jungu, which weighs just 3.5 kilograms, is equipped with micro-imaging and micro-electronic systems to transmit satellite images back to its base station. The imagery will be used for various applications such as drought monitoring, wasteland management, urban planning and flood risk management.
ISRO Loses Chandrayaan-1 Satellite Today September 1, 2009
[Satellite TODAY 09-01-09] The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) abandoned the Chandrayaan-1 lunar-orbiting satellite after scientists lost control of the satellite and failed to revive communication, ISRO officials announced Aug. 31. …
ISRO Hails U.S., India Technology Safeguards Agreement Satellite Today July 30, 2009
[Satellite Today 07-30-09] India signed a technology safeguards agreement with the United States on July 20 to facilitate the launch of non-commercial U.S. satellites on Indian launch vehicles, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)…
ISRO Gives IITK Green Light to Launch Nano Satellite in 2009 Satellite Today May 20, 2009
[Satellite Today 05-20-09] The Indian Institute of Technology of Kanpur (IITK) has received approval from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to launch Jugnu, India s lightest nano satellite, by the end of 2009, IITK announced May 19. …