The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will set up a research centre in Guwahati for start ups, academicians, environmentalists and entrepreneurs.
“The satellite is undergoing tests. It is expected to be launched in January 2018,” the senior ISRO official added. GSAT-11 along with GSAT-19 and GSAT-20 (to be launched by end of 2018) will usher in an age of high-speed internet in India.
The court passed the directions after taking cognisance of the CBI charge sheet filed in the matter. The CBI had earlier informed the court that sanction to prosecute the former public servants had been obtained from the authorities concerned.
Scientists, using data from an instrument which flew aboard India’s Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, have created the first map of water trapped in the uppermost layer of the Moon’s soil, which may prove useful to future lunar explorers.
As a result of the heat shield not separating the 1,425 kg navigation satellite IRNSS-1H got stuck inside it resulting in the failure of the around Rs 250 crore mission.
According to Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre K. Sivan, the pyro elements in the rocket which enable separation of the heat shield have to be probed. The exact cause of the mission’s failure can only be determined once the officials conclude their study.
The IRNSS-1H was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre — the Sriharikota High Altitude Range (SHAR) — in Andhra Pradesh at 7 pm Thursday on board ISRO workhorse PSLV but the rocket lost velocity after the heat shield failed to separate at the requisite height.
The Indian Express explains what went wrong with the launch of IRNSS-1H, and what it was meant to do
The launch of India’s latest navigation satellite IRNSS-1H onboard its polar rocket failed today following a technical glitch just prior to its scheduled orbiting in space.
IRNSS-1H launch: The Indian Space Research Organisation today received a setback, when the launch of the much-anticipated IRNSS-1H failed. The launch was scheduled at 7 PM from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, and the navigation satellite was launched on the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle C-39.
IRNSS-1H series satellite: The 1,425 kg-heavy satellite will join the NavIC constellation and will provide navigation services for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
The 29-hour countdown for the Thursday evening launch of India’s navigation satellite IRNSS-1H using the rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) will begin on Wednesday, ISRO said on Tuesday.
The atomic clocks in the new satellite are modified versions of the original clocks provided by an European supplier under a 4-million-euro deal which were found deficient. Three similar clocks used in satellites for the European Galileo system, too, reported similar problems.
As the audience applauded, Rupani referred to more anecdotes from Ramayan. He said: “When Laxman fell unconscious in the battle, experts knew that there was a herb in the North which could cure him — research was available then.
The IRNSS-1H, which will replace the IRNSS-1A, will be launched on board ISRO’s work horse rocket the PSLV-C39 and the new satellite “will augment the existing seven satellites of NavIC constellation”, ISRO said on Wednesday.