Jay Menon

Jay Menon
India Correspondent,
Aviation Week
India’s Antrix Penalized For Canceling Satellite Deal 
An international court ordered the state-owned satellite company to pay damages of $672 million to Devas Multimedia.
India’s GSAT-6 Communication Satellite Reaches GEO Orbit 
GSAT-6 was “successfully positioned in its orbital slot of 83 degrees east on Oct. 4, after carrying out four drift-arresting maneuvers,” a senior ISRO scientist says.
Indian Space Agency’s Commercial Arm Penalized 
Antrix Corporation Ltd., the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), has been ordered by an international tribunal to pay compensation and damages totaling $672 million to Devas Multimedia Pvt. Ltd.
India Sets Target To Develop Industry-built Launch Vehicle 
India wants to have a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle that is entirely manufactured, assembled and launched by industry over the next three to four years.
India Signs Contracts With U.S. To Buy Apache, Chinook 
India has signed two contracts with the U.S. worth $3 billion to purchase 22 AH-64E Apache and 15 CH-47F Chinook helicpters for the Indian air force.
India’s First Space Observatory Launched 
India’s first dedicated multi-wavelength space observatory, Astrosat, has been successfully launched into orbit with six foreign satellite secondary payloads.
India Finally OKs Apache, Chinook Deals 
After a delay of more than three years, India has approved the purchase of 22 AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters and 15 Chinook CH-47F heavy-lift helicopters from the U.S. for the country’s air force.
BrahMos-A To Launch From Sukhoi In November 
The first captive flight test of the air-launched version of the supersonic BrahMos cruise missile, developed jointly by India and Russia, will be carried out by the end of this year from a Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter aircraft.
India Set To Launch Astrosat Sept. 28 
Astrosat, India’s first space observatory dedicated to the study of distant celestial objects, is set to launch on Sept. 28.
India’s Light Combat Helicopter Nearing IOC 
India’s homegrown Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) successfully passed hot-and-high flight trials recently, as it prepares to receive its Initial Operational Clearance (IOC).
India To Launch Indonesian Satellite This Month 
India is preparing to launch a multi-spectral remote sensing satellite for Indonesia later this month.
SpiceJet In Talks To Buy New Aircraft 
Indian LCC SpiceJet is in talks to buy small aircraft as part of revival plan to prop up flying operations and restore the airline’s financial health.
India Moves Closer To Transport Helicopter Buy 
India’s Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved the purchase of 48 more Mi-17 V5 transport helicopters from Russia, but deferred a decision on acquiring 100 naval utility helicopters (NUH).

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