The first of them, GSAT-9 or the South Asia Satellite, will kick off the serial launches in the first half of April from the Sriharikota space port. (Officials said they had not yet set a date for it.)
Tentatively, ISRO has lined up the Internet user-friendly GSAT-19 for launch around May; GSAT-17 around June; GSAT-6A, which like GSAT-6, is for the Defence forces, in September; and its largest 5,000-plus GSAT-11 around December. GSAT-17 and GSAT-11 will be launched on the European Ariane launcher.
After INSAT-4CR was moved to a new orbital slot a few months ago, its efficiency has been improved and a little extra capacity created for select use, he said.
RSL previously designed the Aalto-1 and Aalto-2 satellites for the local Aalto University. This July, they plan to launch Finland’s first fully commercial satellite — Reaktor Hello World — with ISRO from an Indian PSLV rocket. Liukkonen expects radio frequency permits for the satellite to clear the month before.
Hyderabad, Apr 27 (PTI) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch five communication satellites by the year-end, its chairman A S Kiran Kumar said today.The satellites, proposed to be launched, are aimed at improving the communication system within the country, he said."There are five (satellites) that are coming up... all are communication satellites," Kumar told PTI here.All the satellites would be put in space by the end of this year, the noted space scientist said.
After the historic launch of the 640 ton, first developmental flight of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) -Mark III (D1) on June 5, the team of scientists from Isro centres here have set their target to launch its second developmental flight GSLV-Mark III -D2 by Jan 2018 with more payload and higher thrust.
Ahead of that, two more GSLV launches and three more PSLV launches are planned including the latest PSLV -C38 on June 28.
Chandrayaan-2 launch expected in the first quarter of next year and Aditya mission by 2018-end or beginning of 2019.
"IRNSS-1H on board PSLV-C39 will be launched by the end of this month. The exact date will be decided shortly," a senior ISRO official told PTI.
The space agency plans to launch an additional space navigation satellite later this year to augment the services of the Rs 1,420 crore NavIC."The two spare navigation satellites will make up for any shortfall in the operations and service provided by NavIC to the users round-the-clock over the next 10 years," added Sivan.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is gearing up to launch the Chandrayaan-2 Mission in March next year, director of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Shar, P. Kunhi Krishnan told media persons on the sidelines of the Independence Day celebrations at Sriharikota, on Tuesday.Four rockets, including three Polar Satellite Launch Vehicles (PSLV) and one Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle will be launched before the end of this year. The first one, the PSLV-C39 with navigation satellite IRNSS-1H will be launched on July 31, 2018 from Shar.Next PSLV missions likely in SeptemberIRNSS-1H is meant to augment the existing seven satellites of the NavIC constellation, and is one among two spare satellites planned as part of NavIC. The next two PSLV missions are likely to be in September and November and a communication satellite will go on board the GSLV before the end of this year.
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