ISRO Completes S-200 Booster Static Firing Test
[Satellite TODAY 01-25-10] The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully conducted a static test of the S-200, India’s largest solid rocket booster, ISRO announced Jan. 25.
The S-200, part of ISRO’s GSLV-Mk 3 geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle, is the third largest solid booster in the world, next to the reusable solid rocket motor, solid booster of NASA’s Space Shuttle and the P-230 solid booster of Arianespace’s Ariane-5 rocket. The launch vehicle and will be used for launching heavy satellites in the four-ton class in a geo-synchronous transfer orbit with a perigee of about 200 km and an apogee of 36,000 km.
The GSLV-Mk3 can also put a 10-tonne satellite in a near-earth orbit at an altitude of about 300 km.
GMV Selected by Raytheon to Develop GAGAN Ionospheric Detection System Satellite Today January 15, 2010
[Satellite TODAY 01-15-10] GMV was awarded a contract from Raytheon to develop ionospheric depletion detection technology for the Indian Space Research Organisation s (ISRO) GPS-Aided Geosynchronous Augmented Navigation System (GAGAN) program, GMV…
ISRO Launches Oceansat-2, Six Nanosatellites Satellite Today September 25, 2009
[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.
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. …