GSAT-7: India’s First Military Satellite Launched Successfully

On 30th August, 2013 defence satellite GSAT-7 was successfully launched by European space consortium Arianespace’s Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou spaceport in French Guiana. The Ariane 5 ECA (Cryogenic Evolution type A) – the most powerful version in the Ariane

Neptune’s 14th Moon Discovered

On 15th July, 2013, a team of astronomers led by Mark Showalter of the SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence) Institute in Mountain View, California revealed to Sky & Telescope magazine that they had discovered a previously unknown fourteenth moon of

IRNSS-1A: India’s first ever dedicated Navigation Satellite

In a landmark journey into a new era of space application, India successfully launched its first dedicated navigation satellite, IRNSS-1A, using the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle on the night of 1-2 July, 2013. The launch vehicle, PSLV-C22, bearing the 1,425-kg