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Vol. III Issue. 1; 05 January 2015
India's Space Programme: Increasingly Security-Driven

India's space programme has come a long way since the launching of its first sounding rocket from Thumba near Thiruvananthapuram in southern India in 1963.
Vol. II Issue. 6; 1 October 2014
India's Mars Mission: A Major Boost for its Space Credentials

India's successful Mars mission on September 24, 2014 has ensured India a seat in an exclusive club that include the US, Russia and Europe.
Vol. II Issue. 5; 1 July 2014
ISRO to launch five foreign satellites

Five foreign satellites will be launched by India under commercial agreements on June 30, space agency ISRO said on June 20. The indigenous PSLV-C23 rocket will carry a 714 kg French Earth Observation Satellite 'SPOT-7' as the main payload.
Vol. II Issue. 4; 1 April 2014
GSLV Mark III ready for mission

India is inching closer to sending an astronaut into space with the approaching experimental test flight mission of the gigantic Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV Mk-III).
Vol. II Issue. 3; 1 March 2014
ISRO unveils human space capsule

With the aim to put a human in space, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) unveiled its first human space capsule. The capsule is scheduled to be launched on an experimental flight coming June on the new Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV-Mk-III) from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
Vol. II Issue. 1; 1 Janauary 2014
China to launch the Chang?e-5 lunar probe in 2017

According to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence, China will launch the Chang?e-5 lunar probe in 2017.
Vol. I Issue. 12; 1 December 2013
India launches "Mangalyaan" on Mars Orbiter Mission

At 2.38 pm on November 05, 2013, India successfully launched the country's first Mars Orbiter, "Mangalyaan", from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
Vol. I Issue. 11; 1 November 2013
India sets November 5 for Mars mission launch

After being postponed from its initial launch date of October 28, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced the launch of its unmanned Mars Orbiter Mission has been rescheduled for November 05, 2013.
Vol. I Issue. 10; 1 October 2013
India's GSAT-7 satellite placed in geosynchronous orbit

After the launch of India's advanced multi-band communication satellite GSAT-7 from Kourou, French Guiana in the early hours of August 30, 2013, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully completed
Vol. I Issue. 9; 1 September 2013
India launches its first ever dedicated military satellite

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced that India's first advanced and full-fledged military communications satellite, GSAT-7/INSAT-4F, was launched on August 30, 2013 from the Kourou space port in French Guiana, aboard the European Ariane-5 rocket.
Vol. I Issue. 8; 1 August 2013
Ariane-5 launches INSAT-3D and Alphasat

European space consortium Arianespace's Ariane-5 rocket successfully launched the INSAT-3D and Alphasat satellites from the spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana on July 26.
Vol. I Issue. 7; 1 July 2013
India launches first navigational satellite after delay

After more than two weeks of delay in the launch of India's first navigational satellite, India finally launched the IRNSS-1A satellite on July 1 aboard the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV C22).
Vol. I Issue. 6; 1 June 2013
India to have five rocket launches, including Mars mission, in 2013

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced that it intends to carry out a total of five rocket launches in 2013 from its launch pad in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, which will include a mission to Mars.
Vol. I Issue. 5; 10 May 2013
DARPA asked to develop alternatives to GPS

The Pentagon has asked its research agency, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), to develop a new generation of navigation technology to reduce its reliance on the Global Positioning System. New technologies to be developed include a tiny autonomous chip.
Vol. I Issue. 4; 12 April 2013
Japan, US to cooperate on space

Japan and the US recently held talks on wide ranging cooperation in space, including the satellite monitoring of ships. Analysts believe that the collaboration is aimed at countering China's growing assertiveness at sea and the expansion of its space exploration programme.
Vol. I Issue. 3; 11 March 2013
Russia calls for united meteor defence

Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Dmitry Rogozin, has called out to the world to unite and establish a defence system against space objects that threaten Earth. Speaking at Krasnogorsk, Rogozin, suggested that the effort should be undertaken under the umbrella of the United Nations.
Vol. I Issue. 2; 7 February 2013
Iran's space monkey experiment a success

Iran announced at the end of January that the monkey, named Pishgam (Farsi for Pioneer), it sent to space aboard the Explorer-5 rocket on January 28 has returned alive.
Vol. I Issue. 1; 9 January 2013
Iran to unveil new satellite in February

Beginning this New Year, ORF is starting a new web publication, titled SPACE ALERT. The monthly news bulletin will track developments from the political, commercial and technological perspectives, helping policy makers and strategists keep up to date about developments in outer space.