6 more satellites are planned to be launched during 2015-16
6 more satellites are planned to be launched during 2015-16. These are two Communication satellites GSAT-6 & GSAT-15; three Navigation satellites IRNSS-1E, IRNSS-1F & IRNSS-1G; and one Space science satellite ASTROSAT.
In addition, it is also planned to launch 13 more satellites from four countries using Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.
Antrix Corporation Ltd., the commercial arm of Department of Space is already marketing remote sensing data (images) from Indian Remote Sensing satellites in the global market through establishment of International Ground Stations and reseller network.
As on April 2015, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched 74 satellites. Out of these, 7 satellites failed to reach the orbit due to launch failure and 3 satellites failed in orbit.
In addition, ISRO has successfully launched 40 foreign satellites from 19 countries and 4 micro & nano satellites built by students of Indian …
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Some good news. All the following Mountaineers are in safe place - Everest Expedition: 1. Debraj Dutta 2. Ramesh Ch Roy 3. Anand kr Ram 4. Md Ghazali Khan 5. Goutam Ghosh 6. Rudra pr Halder 7. Malay Mukherjee 8. Ms Sunita Hazra 9. Ms Jyotsna Seth 10. Satyarup Siddhanta 11. Pradip Sahu 12. Ms Chetna Sahu 13. Ms Lipika Biswas
Annapurna Expedition 1. Dipankar Ghosh 2. Cho You- Tibet 3. Debasis Biswas
FOOD & HOSPITALITY SUPPORT ASSOCIATION OF INDIAH-35A, Kirti Nagar, New Delhi - 110015, INDIA Telefax: +91-11-25413247 | Mobile: +91-9818562634 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Friends, Greetings from Food & Hospitality Support Association of India! As we are aware of the tragic news of the worst earthquake in 80 years that has killed thousands of people in Nepal, this is a critical time for the country. The 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on 25th April causing major damage in the densely populated parts of the Himalayan nation and shaking buildings in India and other neighbouring countries. Many died in an avalanche on the Mount Everest base camp, as per the reports. Our Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi took less than 15 minutes to swing into action to help neighbouring country Nepal, after the worst earthquake in 80 years took lives of thousands of people in the landlocked Himalayan state. The natural calamity that has affected the lives of our brothers and sisters in Nepal demands …
CHECKMATING CHINA, COURTING EUROPEMODI GARNERS TRANS-ATLANTIC SUPPORT ASHOK B SHARMA At a time when China is busy in extending its ‘String of Pearls’ in the Indian Ocean with an intention to encircle India, New Delhi has worked out an alternate strategy to checkmate Chinese ambition by inviting Trans-Atlantic powers in the region. President Xi Jinping on his recent visit to Pakistan signed a $46 billion agreement for 3,000-km China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which will connect Gwadar in Pakistan to China';s western Xinjiang region. This CPEC will be a network of roads, railway and pipelines between the long-time allies and would give Beijing direct access to the Indian Ocean. China’s “all weather friend”, Islamabad has thus become its centre of “pivotal importance.” Comparatively, New Delhi’s long cherished dream project of using Iran’s Chabahar port for connecting with Afghanistan and beyond to Central Asia and Europe and thus isolating Pakistan has not progressed well, given…