ISRO to study data in crew module’s `black box’

Chennai, Dec 21 (IANS) Indian space scientists will study the data recorded by around 200 sensors in the dummy crew module that reached the Kamarajar Port near here Sunday, said a senior official of the space agency.“The crew module has around 200 sensors to record various aspects of the flight. Our team at the Vikram Sarabhai […]

India successfully test fires its heaviest rocket

India successfully test fires its heaviest rocket

Typical Parameters of GSLV Mark III  Lift-off weight 630 Tonne  Pay Load 4 Tonne in to Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO)  Height 42.4 metre   Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Dec 18 (IANS) India Thursday moved forward in rocket technology with the successful flight testing of its heaviest next generation rocket and the crew module.Precisely at 9.30 a.m., the […]

NASA detects organic matter on Mars

NASA detects organic matter on Mars

Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) In a promising find, the NASA Curiosity rover has detected organic molecules – the building blocks of all known forms of terrestrial life – on Mars.The organic molecules, found by the team responsible for the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite on Curiosity, were in a drilled sample of the Sheepbed […]

Pluto-sized objects swarming around Sun-like star

Pluto-sized objects swarming around Sun-like star

New York, Dec 12 (IANS) An entire family of Pluto-size objects may be swarming around the star known as HD 107146, an adolescent version of our own Sun, says a study.By making detailed observations of the protoplanetary disk surrounding the star, the astronomers detected an unexpected increase in the concentration of dust grains in the disk’s […]

NASA’s Orion success major boost for Mars mission

NASA's Orion success major boost for Mars mission

Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) The US space agency marked a major milestone on its mission to Mars as the Orion spacecraft completed its first voyage to space Friday – travelling farther than any spacecraft designed for astronauts has been in more than 40 years.“Today’s flight test of Orion is a huge step for NASA and a […]

NASA’s Orion success major boost for Mars mission

NASA's Orion success major boost for Mars mission

Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) The US space agency marked a major milestone on its mission to Mars as the Orion spacecraft completed its first voyage to space Friday – travelling farther than any spacecraft designed for astronauts has been in more than 40 years. “Today’s flight test of Orion is a huge step for NASA […]

NASA to launch ORION Capsule today

Orin Nasa launch sketch structure functionality

Washington, Nov 29 (IANS) Designed to carry astronauts to deep space destinations like Mars, NASA’s Orion spacecraft is all set to blast off for its first test flight Dec 4. To be launched atop a Delta IV heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Launch Complex 37 in Florida, Orion will not carry any people […]

India successfully tests n-capable Agni-IV missile

India successfully tests n-capable Agni-IV missile

Bhubaneswar, Dec 2 (IANS) India Tuesday successfully test fired its 4,000 km nuclear capable Agni-IV missile from a defence base in Odisha, an official said. The Agni-IV, a strategic missile which can carry a one tonne nuclear warhead, was tested fired at 10.19 a.m. from a launch pad from the Wheeler Island, the Defence Research […]

NASA to study climate change from the sky

NASA to study climate change from the sky

Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) Starting 2015, NASA will send five new airborne field campaigns to the skies to investigate how long-range air pollution, warming ocean waters and fires in Africa affect our climate. This is NASA’s second series of “Earth Venture” sub-orbital investigations, as NASA began soliciting bids for these projects in 2007 at the […]

NASA’s Orion all set for Dec 4 test flight

NASA's Orion all set for Dec 4 test flight

Washington, Nov 29 (IANS) Designed to carry astronauts to deep space destinations like Mars, NASA’s Orion spacecraft is all set to blast off for its first test flight Dec 4. To be launched atop a Delta IV heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Launch Complex 37 in Florida, Orion will not carry any […]