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Indian Space Agency Tested a Reusable Satellite Launcher

India conducted the first flight test of its ‘Reusable Launch Vehicle’ (RLV) developed by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on Monday, May 23, 2016, as the 6.7 m’ (22 ft) long vehicle was launched on top an HS9 solid rocket booster. Unlike the American space shuttle or X-37B space plane that perform most of their mission in orbit, the Indian RLV is designed to provide a reusable ‘upper stage’, to assist bringing satellites to orbit.

India deploys first IRNSS navigational satellite in space

India successfully launched its first navigational satellite into orbit Monday July 1 2013, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, in Sriharikota. IRNSS-1A, the first...

India Launches a SAR Satellite Risat-1

The Indian Space Research Organization launched yesterday the second radar imagery satellite, and the first indiginously built by the country's space research organization (ISRO)....

Vision-2020 – The Next Step for India’s Military Space Programs

Intelligence, reconnaissance, surveillance, communication and navigation as the thrust areas for India's Defence Space Vision 2020 Phase-I to be met by the year 2012. However, even these basic capabilities will remain inadequate in the absence of devoted military satellites

India Deploys an All-Weather Earth Surveillance Satellite

India has launched two satellites into orbit this week, RISAT-2 and ANUSAT. Both were delivered by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). This launch...

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