Jay Menon

Jay Menon
India Correspondent,
Aviation Week
India Planning Low-cost Launch Vehicle For Small Satellites 
The new launch vehicle will have the capacity to orbit satellites of up to 700 kg. Work began on the launcher a few months ago.
India Hopes To Launch One Satellite Per Month In 2018 
India is aiming to step up its satellite launches next year by having one mission per month as it tries to magnify its presence in the global space business.
India Successfully Test-fires Akash Surface-to-Air Missile 
India has successfully test-launched the newest version of its homegrown Akash supersonic surface-to-air missile.
India, Japan Aim For Joint Moon Mission  6
India and Japan are planning a joint mission to the Moon—the second time the two countries have teamed up for a lunar probe.
India To Double Satellite Launches To 20 Next Year 
India has announced plans to double its annual satellite launches starting next year.
India To Induct New Precision Bomb 
India has tested the Smart Anti Airfield Weapon, clearing the way for its induction into the country’s military.
HAL To Establish Sukhoi Spares Facility 
“We are looking at an initial investment of 20 billion rupees [$307 million] to 40 billion rupees [$614 million], depending on the requirement,” HAL Chairman T. Suvarna Raju says.
Integration Tests Begin For India’s 2nd Moon Missions 
India’s space agency has begun flight integration activity for its second moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, in preparation for a planned launch in March 2018.
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Air India Seeks $555 Million Loan For Aircraft 
Air India is seeking a bridge loan of up to $555 million to take delivery of three Boeing aircraft from a prevailing order that will boost its fleet strength.
Bangladesh Navy To Buy Two More Dornier 228s 
The Bangladesh Navy has decided to buy two more new Ruag Aviation Dornier 228 aircraft.
Indian Air Force Transport Helicopter Crashes 
An Indian Air Force transport helicopter has crashed in the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, killing all seven passengers and crew on board.
India To Launch Remote Sensing Satellite In November 
India plans to launch the next satellite in its Cartosat-2 series next month.
India’s HAL To Hold IPO 
India has approved the sale of a 10% stake in its military airframer Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) through an initial public offering (IPO).
India Needs 75 New Satellites By 2021 
India requires at least 75 additional satellites by 2021 to meet the country’s growing demand for space-based research and applications, according to the country’s space agency.
India Begins Work On 9th Navigation Satellite 
India’s state-run space agency has begun work on IRNSS-1I, the ninth satellite of the country’s navigation constellation, following the failed launch of a backup satellite last month.
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