Jay Menon

Jay Menon
India Correspondent,
Aviation Week
India Plans 21 Rocket Launches By 2021 
India’s state-run space agency has announced plans to launch 21 rockets in the next four years to bolster the country’s launch capability.
India Targets Late August For IRNSS-IH Launch 
India is planning to launch its eighth Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System spacecraft in the last week of August, an Indian Space Research Organization official says.
India To Buy Six More Apaches 
India has decided to buy six AH-64E Apache Longbow attack helicopters for its army’s aviation wing to enhance its strike forces.
India Building Hyperspectral Earth Observation Sat 
India is developing a Hyperspectral Imaging Satellite (HySIS) to aid in applications ranging from mineral exploration to military surveillance.
India Improves Timing On Navigational Satellites 
India’s seven-satellite regional navigation system will be linked to ground-based atomic clocks in the country.
Boeing Expects India To Order 2,100 Aircraft Over 20 Years 
India is one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation markets, with domestic passenger traffic growing at more than 20% percent a year.
India Hunts For New Rocket Hardware Makers 
India’s state-run space agency is looking for new manufacturers of rocket parts to boost the country’s launch capability.
India To Build Second RLV Demonstrator By 2018 
The unmanned, unpowered RLV-TD is a space shuttle-like subscale reusable spaceplane that is launched atop a booster rocket.
India Kicking Off Long-Awaited Sub Project 
Ten years after its initial approval, India’s long-awaited international competition to build six advanced submarines has begun.
Manufacturing Begins On Joint U.S.-Indian Radar Satellite 
India’s space agency and NASA have begun building hardware for the joint Nisar dual-frequency synthetic aperture radar satellite, due for launch in 2021.
India Targets August For Replacement IRNSS Launch 
India plans to launch a backup Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System spacecraft in August to replace the ailing IRNSS-1A satellite, which has seen all three of its rubidium atomic clocks fail.
U.S., India, Japan Begin Malabar Exercise 
“Malabar-17 will be another milestone with the participation of 16 ships, two submarines and more than 95 aircraft,” an Indian defense ministry spokesman says.
Indian MiG-23 Crashes In Rajasthan 
An Indian Air Force MiG-23 trainer crashed in the western state of Rajasthan on July 6, the latest in a line of similar accidents.
IndiGo Eyes Stake In Air India After Privatization Approved 
India’s leading private carrier IndiGo has expressed interest in buying a stake in state-run Air India, hours after the country’s government approved plans to privatize it.
India’s Mars Probe Hits 1,000 Earth Days In Orbit 
A senior scientist at the Indian Space Research Organization says the 1,000 Earth days correspond to 973.24 Mars Sols.
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