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The ISRO has cleared the GSAT-11 for launch after thorough rechecking. The 5,700-kg GSAT-11 satellite was slated for launch on May 26 from Kourou, a site in South America which India uses to launch its heavy-weight satellite.

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India’s Mars Orbiter Mission(MOM) is unaffected by the deadly dust storm which has hit planet Mars over the last few days. According to ISRO officials, the storm, which has engulfed a quarter of the Martian surface, which forced NASA’s Opportunity Rover to suspend its operations poses no threat to MoM.

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The Space Commission has given approval to Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) to develop a semi-croygenic engine, which will increase the lifting capability of its GSLV Mk III rocket by one tonne.

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The Union government on Wednesday approved the continuation of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle and Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark-III programmes, together costing more than Rs 10,000 crore, in a move that will help ISRO launch light and heavy-weight satellites.

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Soon, satellites launched by the Indian Space Research Organization (Isro) will be significantly lighter, as several metal parts will soon be replaced by composite textiles, manufactured by the Ahmedabad Textile Industry Research Association (ATIRA).

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A launch failure, an incommunicado satellite and an unprecedented satellite recall, all in the space of less than a year, may not necessarily harm the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)’s hard-earned reputation as a trusty launcher of commercial space missions.

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Public sector Bharat Electronics and private firm Alpha Design have been shortlisted by India’s space agency to assemble satellites as it looks to tap the industry to increase production and bridge the demand-supply gap for remote sensing and communication satellites in the country.

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S Pandian, Director, ISRO Propulsion Complex, Mahendragiri, hinted that the Indian Space Research Organisation is looking for some kind of industry consortium to take up rocket launch and move to greater heights.

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Larsen and Toubro (L&T) is all set to expand its defence component manufacturing facility in the district and set up an exclusive factory on its Malumichampatti campus at a cost of Rs 500 crore to manufacture rocket motors for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

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The robustness of the indigenous atomic clocks developed by the ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) will be known when one of the clocks developed at the Ahmedabad’s Space Application Centre (SAC) will be sent to outerspace in December, this year.

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