S Vijay Karthik

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It's a lift off! ISRO launches RISAT-2BR1 satellite

It's a lift off! ISRO launches RISAT-2BR1 satellite

Rediff.com11 Dec 2019

The launch marks a significant milestone for the space agency as it is the 50th flight of PSLV and the 75th vehicle mission from Sriharikota. The 628 kg satellite is meant for applications in various fields like agriculture, forestry and disaster management support. It would also serve military purposes.

ISRO successfully launches Chandrayaan-2

ISRO successfully launches Chandrayaan-2

Rediff.com22 Jul 2019

The ISRO is aiming for a soft landing of the lander in the South Pole region of the moon where no country has gone so far.

In a mission of many firsts, ISRO launches military satellite

In a mission of many firsts, ISRO launches military satellite

Rediff.com1 Apr 2019

India scripted history by successfully launching EMISAT, a military satellite, and 28 foreign nano satellites on-board its polar rocket from Sriharikota on Monday, in a complex mission which marked many a first for Indian Space Research Organisation.

ISRO launches second defence satellite, will be used by IAF

ISRO launches second defence satellite, will be used by IAF

Rediff.com19 Dec 2018

The mission life of the 2,250kg GSAT-7A, built by ISRO, is eight years. It will provide communication capability to users in Ku-band over the Indian region.

In 2nd mission of month, ISRO launches earth monitoring satellite

In 2nd mission of month, ISRO launches earth monitoring satellite

Rediff.com29 Nov 2018

The primary goal of HysIS, whose mission life is five years, is to study the earth's surface in visible near infrared and shortwave infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.

ISRO launches crucial communication satellite on board 'Bahubali'

ISRO launches crucial communication satellite on board 'Bahubali'

Rediff.com15 Nov 2018

The 3,423 kg GSAT-29 carries Ka and Ku band high throughput transponders intended to meet the communication requirements of users, including in the North East and in Jammu and Kashmir.

ISRO launches its 100th satellite, says 'new year gift'

ISRO launches its 100th satellite, says 'new year gift'

Rediff.com12 Jan 2018

The successful orbiting of the satellites by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV C-40 comes four months after the Indian space Research Organisation's mission to launch backup navigation spacecraft IRNSS-1H onboard PSLV-39 ended in a rare failure.

Setback for ISRO: Launch of navigation satellite unsuccessful

Setback for ISRO: Launch of navigation satellite unsuccessful

Rediff.com31 Aug 2017

A S Kiran Kumar, chief of ISRO, said the mission was unsuccessful because the satellite housed within the heat sink could not be injected.

India successfully launches 7th navigation satellite, gets its own GPS system

India successfully launches 7th navigation satellite, gets its own GPS system

Rediff.com28 Apr 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the scientists saying, "with this successful launch, we will determine our own paths powered by our technology".

India launches fifth navigation satellite in textbook style

India launches fifth navigation satellite in textbook style

Rediff.com20 Jan 2016

The Indian Space Research Organisation successfully launched India's fifth navigation satellite IRNSS-1E from Sriharikota.

Vaiko faces stiff challenge in Virudhunagar

Vaiko faces stiff challenge in Virudhunagar

Rediff.com7 Apr 2014

Known for its fireworks and printing units, Virudhunagar Lok Sabha constituency in southern Tamil Nadu is witnessing an absorbing battle of ballot in a five-cornered contest featuring among others Vaiko of Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam.