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Jackie Chan to shoot upcoming film ‘Kung Fu Yoga’ in India

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New Delhi: Hong Kong martial artist, actor, stuntman Jackie Chan will be here in India on 21st March to shoot for his upcoming Indo-Chinese film “Kung Fu Yoga”. The movie also stars Bollywood actors Sonu Sood and Amyra Dastur.

Chan’s stay will be in Jaipur, revealed Sonu.

“Jackie is coming to India on March 21. He will be staying in Jaipur. He will be here for 15 days. We have finished one schedule and now gearing up for Indian shoot and then we will head for Beijing,” told IIFA winning actor for best performance in negative role for Dabangg.

The action-adventure is set to release this October.

Jackie Chan, an all rounder, has appeared in over 150 films including hits like Police Story, Drunken Master, Rush Hour and The Young Master, released 20 albums since 1984 and performed vocals and directed around 15 movies. Hong Kong born actor never failed to astonish audience with his action and gained popularity not only in east Asia but across the globe.

Sonu expressing his excitement and praising 61 year old chan said he is every actor’s dream co star.

“He is one of the most humble actors I have ever worked with. He is very hardworking. It is a dream come true for any actor to work with him,” said the 42-year-old actor.

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India to Launch Electronic Intelligence Satellite Soon

In January, the space agency launched a defence imaging satellite Microsat R for the DRDO

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TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, is shown in this conceptual illustration obtained by Reuters on March 28, 2018. NASA sent TESS into orbit from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. VOA

India on April 1 will launch an electronic intelligence satellite Emisat for the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) along with 28 third party satellites and also demonstrate its new technologies like three different orbits with a new variant of PSLV rocket, ISRO said on Saturday.

According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), a new variant of its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket will first put the 436 kg Emisat into a 749 km orbit.

After that, the rocket will be brought down to put into orbit the 28 satellites at an altitude of 504 km.

This will be followed by bringing the rocket down further to 485 km when the fourth stage/engine will turn into a payload platform carrying three experimental payloads: (a) Automatic Identification System (AIS) from ISRO for Maritime satellite applications capturing messages transmitted from ships (b) Automatic Packet Repeating System (APRS) from AMSAT (Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation), India – to assist amateur radio operators in tracking and monitoring position data and (c) Advanced Retarding Potential Analyser for Ionospheric Studies (ARIS) from Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) – for the structural and compositional studies of ionosphere, the space agency said.

The whole flight sequence will take about 180 minutes from the rocket’s lift off slated at 9.30 a.m. on April 1.

The 28 international customer satellites (24 from US, 2 from Lithuania and one each from Spain and Switzerland)- will weigh about 220 kg.

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“It is a special mission for us. We will be using a PSLV rocket with four strap-on motors. Further, for the first time we will be trying to orbit the rocket at three different altitudes,” ISRO Chairman K. Sivan had earlier told IANS.

The PSLV is a four-stage engine expendable rocket with alternating solid and liquid fuel.

In its normal configuration, the rocket will have six strap-on motors hugging the rocket’s first stage.

On January 24, the ISRO flew a PSLV with two strap-on motors while in March, it had four strap-on motors.

The Indian space agency also has two more PSLV variants, viz Core Alone (without any strap-on motors) and the larger PSLV-XL.

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The ISRO selects the kind of rocket to be used based on the weight of satellites it carries.

The ISRO will also be launching two more defence satellites sometime in July or August with its new rocket Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV).

In January, the space agency launched a defence imaging satellite Microsat R for the DRDO. (IANS)