Jay Menon

Jay Menon
India Correspondent,
Aviation Week
ISRO Successfully Tests Scramjet Engine 
India has successfully tested its indigenously developed supersonic combustion ramjet (scramjet) engine, which engineers hope could one day allow a tenfold reduction in the cost of space launch.
India To Test Air-breathing Propulsion Technology 
The scramjet propulsion experiment will be carried by the RH-560 two-stage sounding rocket launched from Sriharikota spaceport in south India on Aug. 28.
India Plans To Launch 70 Satellites By 2019 
India is working to launch 70 satellites in the next three years, with plans to lift at least four satellites by year’s end, a senior space scientist says.
India’s Jet Airways Defers Boeing 787 Delivery 
Jet Airways, India’s second-largest airline by passengers, has put on hold the delivery of 10 Boeing 787 aircraft due late in 2017.
India’s First Solar Probe Delayed Again 
India’s first solar probe appears to have experienced another delay, with the launch now rescheduled for the end of this decade.
India To Buy One More C-130 J 
India has approved the acquisition of a C-130 J aircraft to replace the one that crashed in 2014.
India Seeks Ideas For Second Mars Mission 
The Indian Space Research Organization is polling scientists “to come up with proposals for carrying out more substantive scientific experiments” on its second Mars probe.
India, U.S. Make Headway On Joint Satellite 
India and the U.S. are making progress toward developing a dual-frequency synthetic aperture radar (SAR) Earth observation satellite.
IAF’s Hawk Trainer Crashes  1
An Indian air force Hawk advanced trainer aircraft crashed minutes after taking off from an air force base in West Bengal in eastern India on Aug. 4.
India To Launch Advanced Weather Satellite 
India will launch the advanced meteorological satellite Insat-3DR later this month in an attempt to improve the country’s weather forecasting and disaster warning capabilities.
India to Appeal International Court Ruling On Antrix Case 
India will appeal the verdict by an international arbitration court that ruled New Delhi is liable to pay compensation to a multimedia services provider over cancellation of a satellite deal.
India Orders Four More P-8I Aircraft 
India has placed a $1 billion follow-on order to buy four P-8I maritime patrol aircraft from Boeing to replace the Indian navy’s fleet of Russian Tu-142M maritime patrol aircraft.
Indian Air Force Aircraft Missing 
An Indian air force (IAF) An-32 aircraft with 29 people on board went missing over the Bay of Bengal on July 22.
India To Test Scramjet Engine 
India is getting ready to test launch a scramjet engine next week—the second in a series of trials aimed at developing a reusable launch vehicle.
India to Launch Resourcesat 2A Soon 
Resourcesat 2A will be launched by the powerful XL version of India’s indigenous Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle later this summer.

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