The company plans three more test flights of its rocket ship this summer and fall before taking paying passengers next year.
The company is competing against billionaires Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos in the race to provide fast internet via satellites.
NSIL is in the process of identifying an Indian industry partner to undertake end-to-end production of the PSLV.
Rao was instrumental in the development of the ASLV, the PSLV, GSLV rocket and encouraged work to begin on cryogenic technology.
GISAT-1 launch will be followed by the maiden flight of Small Satellite Launch Vehicle, ISRO’s compact launcher, likely in April.
Starship can carry some 100 tons of material into space, with SpaceX calling it "the world's most powerful launch vehicle ever developed.
There will be seven launch vehicle missions and six satellite missions, as well as our first unmanned mission by the end of the year.
The ship is carrying apples, tomatoes, nuts, smoked salmon, Parmesan and cheddar cheeses, caramels and coconut strips along with science experiments.
The spacecraft is carrying 1,400 kg of research and crew supplies, freshwater, nitrogen gas and propellant for ISS' Zvezda service module propulsion system.
The Vega rocket's last mission in July 2019 failed around two minutes after take-off because of an apparent structural failure that caused the launcher to split in two.
The Skylark Nano is a development spacecraft of the company, while it works on its orbital commercial launch vehicles – known as the Skylark- L and Skyrora XL.
Due to some malfunction when it reached the point of maximum aerodynamic pressure, the rocket could not launch and crashed into the Pacific Ocean.
Virgin Orbit company aborted its first attempt to launch a rocket into space from a modified airplane
The company's attempt to a rocket called LauncherOne into orbit when an anomaly then occurred early in the first stage flight.
The unnamed rocket was supposed to carry 5.3 tonnes of supplies to the astronauts on the International Space Station.
Registration for the launch opens today on 4 July at 12.00 am. Here's how you register.
The three-minute event tested real-life conditions of astronaut evacuation in the event of an explosion.
In a test launch for their space capsule Crew Dragon, SpaceX faces problems in their last phase.
The Falcon Heavy rocket blasted off from NASA's historic Pad 39A earlier this morning.
ISRO launches PSLV-C44: Indian military satellite carrying Microsat-R and students' payload Kalamsat lifts off
ISRO's PSLV C44 lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here on Thursday, carrying India's military satellite Microsat-R and students' payload Kalamsat.