Jay Menon

Jay Menon
India Correspondent,
Aviation Week
India, U.S. To Jointly Build Synthetic Aperture Radar Satellite 


NEW DELHI—India and the U.S are working together to develop a dual-frequency synthetic aperture radar satellite – the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (Nisar), expected to be launched in 2021.

India Prepares To Launch First U.S. Satellite 
The U.S. “will be the 20th country to sign up for a commercial launch by India,” says an official at the Indian Space Research Organization.
Indo-Israeli Barak-8 Missile Test Scheduled 
The next test will take place in Israel. If successful, it will be followed by a test aboard an Indian warship in October.
India, U.S. to Jointly Build Synthetic Aperture Radar Satellite 
The NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (Nisar) spacecraft is to be launched in 2021.
India’s DefExpo 2016 To Be Held In Goa 
“DefExpo India 2016 will be different as it will be moving out of the national capital New Delhi for the first time since the exhibition started 15 years ago,” says an official of the defense ministry, which organizes the show.
Indian Missile Pioneer Dies 
Former Indian President Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, acknowledged as the father of India’s missile technology, died July 27 after collapsing while delivering a lecture at a management institute.
India Set To Launch 28 Foreign Satellites In Next Two Years 
India plans to launch 28 foreign satellites by 2017, including nine belonging to the U.S.
India, France Begin Talks On Purchase Of 36 Rafales 
Contract negotiations are underway between India and Dassault Aviation on the Indian air force’s (IAF) planned purchase of 36 Rafale fighters, with the French company agreeing to an extended period of maintenance responsibility for the aircraft.
India Tests Its Most Powerful Cryogenic Engine 
India has moved a step closer to being able to orbit heavy satellites with another test of its most powerful, indigenously created cryogenic rocket engine.
India Mulls Venus As Next Space Mission 
India is exploring its next interplanetary opportunity – a revisit to Mars or the Moon or a space mission to Venus.
Boeing, Tata To Make Defense, Aerospace Equipment In India 
“This agreement with TASL is significant because it demonstrates Boeing’s commitment to expanding its aerospace manufacturing footprint in India,” says Shelley Lavender, president of Boeing Military Aircraft.
India Launches British Smallsats For Chinese Customer 
The $170 million agreement financed the build and launch on PSLV of three remote-sensing satellites for Beijing-based 21AT.
India To Buy Four More P-8I Aircraft 
India’s Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) on July 14 approved a follow-on order of four Boeing P-8I aircraft.
India’s Heaviest Commercial Launch Mission Successful 
In its heaviest-ever commercial launch mission, India successfully put into orbit five U.K. satellites aboard a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle XL variant (PSLV-XL) on July 10, giving a boost to the country’s commercial launch capabilities.

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