Sriharikota

ISRO launches PSLV-C49 despite rainy weather, first lift-off after lockdown

Along with the primary satellite (ISRO's EOS-01), nine international customer satellites were launched -- one from Lithuania and four each from Luxembourg and the US

published on : 7th November 2020

After nine-month hiatus, ISRO gears up for two PSLV rocket launches in November

Although the GSLV-F10 launch was planned on March 5, the mission had to be postponed due to technical reasons. Since then, the coronavirus pandemic has crippled ISRO operations.

published on : 18th September 2020

47 new Covid cases at ISRO's Sriharikota space station, AP ramps-up testing

Additionally, the Andhra Pradesh government has also converted the State transport corporation’s (APSRTC) Garuda buses into testing facilities.

published on : 10th September 2020

Sriharikota space centre reports 47 fresh Covid-19 cases, tally goes past 100

Considering the gravity of the situation, the Nellore district administration has deployed a 'Sanjeevini' bus at the space centre to beef-up Covid-19 testing.

published on : 9th September 2020

Covid concerns skyrocket at space centre in Sriharikota

Despite the sudden spurt in cases, Shar administration has decided not to suspend the operations and 50 per cent staff are asked to attend the duty

published on : 8th September 2020

Record spike of 33 COVID-19 cases at Sriharikota spaceport

This comes barely a week after the lockdown restrictions were relaxed and operations resumed with 50 per cent staff at India’s sole spaceport.

published on : 7th September 2020

ISRO rocket launch station at Sriharikota resumes work partially

Two key facilities, Solid Propellant Plant (SPP) and Solid Propellant Rocket Booster Plant (SPROB), have opened for limited operations ten days after they were shutdown. 

published on : 26th August 2020

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, Mission SSLV resumes at ISRO rocket launch station

ISRO Chairman K Sivan has acknowledged that the organisation was facing trouble in carrying out regular activities. However, officials told Express that at least two launches would happen this year.

published on : 25th August 2020

Bed scarcity: ISRO to give home treatment for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients at Sriharikota

In last two days, at least a dozen fresh cases were reported both inside Sriharikota and the employee colonies in Sullurpet.

published on : 22nd August 2020

Rise in COVID-19 cases leads to suspension of all regular activities at ISRO's Sriharikota rocket centre

The rocket launch station will function with minimum essential/skeletal staff to take care of critical/essential activities.

published on : 16th August 2020

Two critical ISRO facilities in Sriharikota shut even as northern dists feel virus heat

Meanwhile, the Covid kitty of Tamil Nadu continued to swell after 5,834 fresh cases and 118 deaths were reported on the day, driving up the tally to 3,08,649 and the toll to 5,159.

published on : 12th August 2020

Sriharikota hospital sealed after paediatrician, staff test Covid positive

Pressing the panic button is the news of a paediatrician, working in the memorial hospital run by Apollo Hospitals, being one of the cases.

published on : 9th August 2020

With COVID-19 leaving space projects in hibernation, ISRO's contract firms resort to lay-offs

Hundreds of contract engineers and technicians who are an integral part of the space agency's workforce are staring at a grim future

published on : 4th August 2020

ISRO puts Sriharikota under lockdown as fresh cases of COVID-19 emerge

Another employee of the Solid Propellant Space Booster Plant (SPROB) and a securityman from the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which guards the high security facility, tested positive

published on : 20th July 2020

One more staff at Sriharikota spaceport tests positive for COVID-19

SDSC-Shar Director A Rajarajan told Express all precautionary measures were taken and the situation is under control.

published on : 20th July 2020
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