Who will get ISRO’s new capacity- Sun, Dish or Tata Sky?

Television enthusiasts in India are eagerly waiting to see which DTH provider will benefit from the recent launch of two powerful satellites by the Indian Space Research Organization or ISRO. The two satellites — called GSAT-30 and GSAT-31 — have been launched over the last 12 months. Originally, GSAT-30 was supposed to be placed in […]

Qualcomm adds support for ISRO’s NavIC positioning system

In a big boost to Indian space technology and ISRO, Qualcomm, the world’s biggest independent provider of cellphone processors, has agreed to support Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) on some of its chipsets. The move will help these mobile phones use IRNSS-NavIC for pinpointing their location. This will be in addition to the current […]

Indian satellite broadband could become cheap next year as capacity doubles

India is likely to see a massive increase in the amount of satellite broadband connectivity, including that for hand-held devices, over the coming months with the operationalization of three new satellites, AS Kiran Kumar, secretary to the department of space said. At present, almost all the bandwidth on India’s 15 satellites are presently in the […]

GSAT-15 could boost Sun Direct, Tata Sky’s HD channels

Today’s launch of¬†GSAT-15 communication satellite over India will be a big boost to DTH operations over the country, especially for HD channels, and will benefit players like Sun Direct and Dish TV. The launch will more than double the DTH capacity of India-owned satellites over the country. Though India gets a higher level of preference […]

India’s Mars Obiter Mission lasts longer than expected

India’s first interplanetary mission, the Mars Orbiter Mission, has exhausted its official on-Mars life-span of six months on March 24, but the spacecraft continues to send data back to earth, according to ISRO. The main factor determining how long the craft, which is currently in an orbit around Mars, could operate is fuel, but the […]