The mission life of the GSAT-7A, built by the Indian Space Research Organisation, is eight years.
A research team at IIT Kharagpur has developed a prototype of sensor-based activity tracking kit which can monitor the activities in daily lives along with the smoking habits.
A Virgin Galactic rocket plane blasted to the edge of space on Thursday and returned safely to the California desert, capping off years of difficult testing to become the first US commercial human flight to reach space since America’s shuttle programme ended in 2011.
K Sivan said that “India is the only country in the world that is working on this new technology”.
So far, ISRO has begun using 3D-printed components in spacecraft in small volumes.
The flying robot could assist search and rescue teams inspect a damaged building after an earthquake or a fire and look for people trapped inside.
The 2,250 kg GSAT-7A is the 35th Indian Communication satellite built by ISRO. It is configured on ISRO's standard I-2000 Kg (I-2K) Bus.
The 5,854-kg GSAT-11 will provide high data rate connectivity to users of the Indian mainland and islands through 32 user beams in Ku-band and eight hub beams in Ka-band.
In particular, physicists are analysing the way it decays or transforms into other particles, to check the Standard Model's predictions.
China launched a rover destined to land on the far side of the moon, a global first that would boost Beijing's ambitions to become a space superpower.In pic: In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, the Chang'e 4 lunar probe launches from the the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province.
China launched a rover early Saturday morning destined to land on the far side of the moon, a global first that would boost Beijing's ambitions to become a space superpower.
The U.N.-backed project, called Seabed 2030, is urging countries and companies to pool data to create a map of the entire ocean floor by 2030. The map will be freely available to all. "We obviously need a lot of cooperation from different parties - individuals as well as private companies," said Mao Hasebe, project coordinator at the Nippon Foundation, a Japanese philanthropic organisation supporting the initiative. "We think it's ambitious, but we don't think it's impossible," Hasebe said.
SpaceX launched the holiday shipment Wednesday from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Falcon 9 rocket blasted into a clear, chilly sky; the first-stage booster was aiming for a touchdown back at the launch site, once its job was done.
In the 1870 Jules Verne classic "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", underwater explorer Captain Nemo predicted the mining of the ocean floor's mineral bounty - zinc, iron, silver and gold. India is catching up with that only now, as it prepares to unearth treasures down below, aiming to boost its economy. The floor of the world's seas is scattered with vast beds of black potato-shaped polymetallic nodules comprising copper, nickel, cobalt, manganese, iron and rare earth elements.
India's heaviest satellite GSAT-11, that would boost broadband services in the country, was successfully launched by an Arianespace rocket from the French Guiana in the early hours of Wednesday, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said. Blasting off from the Ariane Launch Complex at Kourou, a French territory located along the northeastern coast of South America at 02:07 am (IST), the Ariane-5 vehicle injected GSAT-11 into the orbit in a flawless flight lasting about 33 minutes.
Weighing about 5,854 kg, GSAT-11 is the "heaviest" satellite built by ISRO.