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ISRO achieves 3rd consecutive success in Pushpak safe landing

CHITRADURGA, JUNE 23: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has achieved a 3rd consecutive success in the Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) or Pushpak Landing EXperiment (LEX) on June 23, 2024. The 3rd and final test in the series of LEX (03) was conducted at 07:10 IST at the Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) in Chitradurga, Karnataka, said a statement issued by ISRO. According to Wion, in a span of 15 months, the Indian space agency (ISRO) has completed all 3 autonomous landing tests of its spaceplane 'Pushpak'. With the 3rd and...
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ISRO’s breakthrough ‘3D-printed’ rocket engine saves 97% raw materials, 60% production time

BENGALURU, MAY 10: ISRO has successfully conducted a long-duration test of its PS4 engine, re-designed for production using cutting-edge additive manufacturing (AM) techniques ~ also known in common parlance as 3D printing ~ and crafted in Indian industry, the space agency said on Friday. The new engine, now a single piece, saves 97% of raw materials and reduces production time by 60%, ISRO said. ISRO achieved the major milestone with the successful hot testing of a liquid rocket engine manufactured through AM technology for a duration of 665 seconds on...
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Chandrayaan-3 lander instrument starts serving as location marker near lunar south pole: ISRO

BENGALURU, JANUARY 19: An instrument on Chandrayaan-3 lander has started serving as a location marker near the lunar south pole, the ISRO said on Friday. The Laser Retroreflector Array (LRA) on the Chandrayaan-3 lander has begun serving as a fiducial point (precisely located markers for reference) on the Moon, the national space agency headquartered here said in a statement. US space agency NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) achieved a laser range measurement using the LRA by successfully detecting signals reflected by it on December 12, 2023, it said. "The ranging...
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ISRO gears up to put Aditya-L1 spacecraft in its final destination orbit on January 6

BENGALURU, JANUARY 5: ISRO has geared up to perform a crucial manoeuvre on Saturday to put Aditya-L1 spacecraft ~ the first space-based Indian observatory to study the Sun ~ into its final destination orbit, some 1.5 million kilometres from the Earth. According to ISRO officials, the spacecraft will be placed in a halo orbit around Lagrange point 1 (L1) of the Sun-Earth system, about 1.5 million km from the Earth. The L1 point is about 1% of the total distance between the Earth and the Sun. A satellite in a...
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ISRO celebrates diamond jubilee of first sounding rocket launch

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 26: The Diamond Jubilee of India's first sounding rocket launch from Thumba in Kerala coincides with the year 2023 which saw the historic twin feats of Chandrayaan-3 and Aditya-L1 missions, said Union Minister of State for Space Jitendra Singh. The year 2023 will also go down in history as the year when Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared August 23, the day Chandrayaan-3 landed on the Moon, as 'National Space Day', he said. Jitendra Singh, who is also the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology...
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