India’s first dedicated navigation satellite, the IRNSS-1A, developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation, was successfully put in orbit on Monday night.

The launch vehicle, PSLV-C22, bearing the 1,425-kg navigation satellite, blasted off the launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here at the scheduled lift-off time of 11.41 p.m.

India will launch two satellites over the next two years to augment transponder capacity and make contingency arrangements to support services like VSAT, television, strategic and emergency communi

Processed sewage from K&C valley plant to be used for the purpose

Though the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has commissioned its last and final drawal of 500 million litres of water (mld) from the Cauvery basin, through Cauvery IV stage II phase project, the Board is still far from reaching 12 lakh consumers in 110 villages in the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike jurisdiction.

As many as 4,699 lakes in the Indian Himalayan region at an altitude above 3000-m above mean sea level have been found in an ISRO study revealing the wonders of Himalayas.

The Forest Department has tied up with the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) for using remote sensing technology to monitor the forest wealth and water resources and land use planning.

The NRSC will provide technical guidance and training to the manpower deployed at the Green India Mission Lab here to take full advantage of Bhuvan, a geo-information portal of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). A Himachal portal will be launched soon under the Bhuvan platform through which all required information regarding the state could be accessed.

According to this policy released by the government, all water data maintained by the Central Water Commission and the Central Ground Water Board will be made available in the public domain.

Identifying 37 per cent — or about 60,000 square km — of the Western Ghats as ecologically sensitive, a high-level panel has recommended that “destructive” activities such as mining, thermal power, major construction, and some hydel power projects should not be allowed there.

However, the panel was silent about any restrictions in the remaining 96,000 square km area, thus creating the perception that it had diluted earlier recommendations that the entire Ghats should be declared as an eco-sensitive area.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will make a fresh attempt at launching the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV), the last two flights of which have ended in failure, in July

India plans a space fix to bring ties with Maldives back in the friendly orbit by offering to launch and operate the Island nation’s first communication satellite despite doubts over the commercial

An Indian rocket carrying seven satellites — the Indo-French satellite SARAL, world’s first smart phone-operated nano satellite, a space telescope satellite and four other foreign satellites — on Monday blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here, around 80 km north of Chennai.

A little after 6 p.m., the rocket — Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle—C20 (PSLV-C20) — standing 44.4 metres tall and weighing around 230 tonnes hurtled towards the skies ferrying seven satellites to sling into orbit.