The mission is a commercial arrangement between the company and Antrix Corporation Limited, which is the commercial wing of ISRO.
The satellite will provide critical observations of how ice sheets, glaciers and sea ice are changing, leading to insights into how those changes impact people where they live.
The 2,000-kg satellite was meant to complement the GSAT-6 launched in 2015 and help in providing technologies for point-to-point communications for military.
NASA's next planet-hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (Tess) successfully launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
At present, the GSLV Mk III rocket has a carrying capacity of four tonnes. The Indian space agency is working on increasing GSLV Mk III's carrying capacity to six tonnes.
The mission's payload will also include one each nano and micro satellite from India, besides Cartosat-2.
ISRO is now planning to launch a remote sensing satellite of Cartosat-2 series along with 30 nano satellites of foreign countries by mid-December.
Unfazed by the failure of the navigation satellite IRNSS-1H on August 31, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will resume launching satellites in November or December
ISRO has given birth to a Baahubali, said a top official.
The record-breaking launch of satellites including 90 that belonged to the US is a proof that India is developing under the flagship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was once denied visa by US. “Once
In a backhanded compliment, the state-run Chinese media today praised India for launching 104 satellites in one go but reminded New Delhi that it had the world’s largest number of poor and that its space technology lagged China by miles.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientists for the successful launch of communication satellite GSAT-18, saying it was another "milestone" in India's space programme.
Tokyo: North Korea's newest satellite passed almost right over the stadium just an hour after it ended. The game in Santa Clara, California, ended at 7:25 p.m. local time.Whatever motives Pyongyang may have about using
Chennai: India will move closer to its own satellite navigation system with the launch of its fourth satellite tentatively slated for March 9, a senior official of the Indian space agency said on Monday."The launch
New Delhi: The BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Sunday congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the successful launch of the GSLV D5 rocket carrying a communication satellite."I congratulate the scientists of ISRO