In December, ISRO carried out an experimental flight of GSLV Mk III with a dummy C25 cryogenic stage that should in an actual flight provide 50 per cent of the thrust.
“The home page of the Antrix Corporation Limited website seems to have been hacked and we have already intimated this to the officials (of Antrix) who are dealing with the problem,” a senior ISRO official told reporters.
On the proposed navigational satellites, Kumar said four had already been launched and three more are expected to be launched before March 2016.
With the overall mass of five satellites being about 1,440 kg, this launch becomes the “heaviest commercial mission” ever undertaken by ISRO and its commercial arm Antrix Corporation.
Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) will put in orbit five foreign satellites from the spaceport of Sriharikota
It said the National Space Society (NSS) of USA presented the award in recognition of ISRO’s efforts in accomplishing Mars Mission in its very first attempt.
From June 8 to 22, the sun will block Mars from the earth snapping communication with the satellite.
ISRO has set 2017-18 as a target for launching Chandrayaan-2, which is being developed as an “indigenous” mission.
“This will be a technology that will eliminate cables and will be ideal for smart cities that are being planned in the country,” said Tapan Misra, director, SAC, a crucial arm of ISRO.
The event also marks a landmark in India’s effort to develop a big cryogenic engine.
Sources said the HEMRL director’s extension was recommended by Chander and was considered by the ACC.
IRNSS 1D, which was launched on Saturday from Sriharikota, is the fourth satellite to be launched.
RNSS-1D is the fourth in the series of seven satellites, planned by ISRO.
An in-house report on traffic-optimisation submitted to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.
The jury for the prize met under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday to decide on it.