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Three years from now, India will be capable of taking humans into space. Works have already commenced at Sriharikota from where the human spacecraft will take-off. K Sivan, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), said launch . . .

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India's heaviest rocket - Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III)-- carrying 3,423 kg communication satellite GSAT-29 blasted off from the Sriharikota spaceport on Wednesday evening.

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India’s space agency ISRO is a premier player in the launch of nano/micro satellite market space. According to SpaceWorks Commercial’s 2018 Small Satellite Report, ISRO’s workhorse PSLV vehicle launched more than 130 such satellites in 2017, while the next placed Soyuz launched around 90 such satellites.

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Barely 90 days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a human spaceflight mission, Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has begun the process of drawing up a shortlist of experiments it will conduct in the low earth orbit (LEO), where it intends to send Indian astronauts (gaganauts).

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An 18-month-old pitch for what could be the first Indian orbiter mission to Venus has just been refreshed and relaunched, opening it up now for international experiments.

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It has been over three decades since former Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot, wing commander Rakesh Sharma (retired), flew aboard the Russian rocket Soyuz T-11 along with two other cosmonauts from Russia, becoming the first Indian to fly into space.

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ISRO is geared up to launch 15 Satellites in the next two years for Climate studies, disaster management and Ocean studies.

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Indian Space Research Organisation said on Friday, that it has successfully conducted a scaled-down test for the soft and safe landing of its Chandrayaan-2 lander for India's second Moon mission.

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Pakistan will send a human to space for the first time in 2022 with China's help, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry announced Thursday, the same year India plans to launch its manned space mission.

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This year in his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) a deadline of sorts by announcing that an Indian astronaut would go to space by 2022.

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