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ISRO READY FOR FIRST SATELLITE LAUNCH IN 4 MONTHS AFTER FAILURE IN AUGUST

ISRO READY FOR FIRST SATELLITE LAUNCH IN 4 MONTHS AFTER FAILURE IN AUGUST For more than four months, all Indian rockets have been grounded after the country's first private-sector manufactured satellite was declared unsuccessful in August last year. ISRO, the country's premier space agency that handled the launch seems to have regained confidence and is ready for a lift-off on January 12, if all goes well. In what is seen as a big embarrassment to ISRO, the 41st mission of the PSLV, which carried the satellite, failed on August 31 as the satellite's protective heat shield did not drop off. A group of scientists and experts were investigating what went wrong.   More



(Source: NDTV - Jan 6)

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