In a first satellite launch of this year, Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) communication satellite GSAT-30 was successfully launched by European space agency’s heavy-lift launch vehicle Ariane-5 (VA 251) from French Guiana at 2.35 am (IST) today.Here is all you need to know:In pic: This picture shows an Ariane 5 rocket carrying two telecommunications satellites, Eutelsat Konnect and GSAT-30, lifting off from its launchpad in Kourou, at the European Space Center in French Guiana.
Jasmin "Jaws" Moghbeli earned her fierce nickname during her time as a decorated helicopter gunship pilot who flew more than 150 missions in Afghanistan.The Marine Corps major, MIT graduate and college basketball player can now add another accomplishment to her burgeoning resume: the first Iranian-American astronaut.Image credit: Twitter/AstroJaws
Racing as it is to meet the deadline set by PM Narendra Modi, Isro has been working overtime on the Gaganyaan programme, India’s first human spaceflight mission slated for 2022 that aims to send Indian astronauts, or ‘gagannauts’, to space and bringing them back safely. Isro chairman K Sivan has said that four of the initial 12 candidates for the mission have been finalised and they begin their training in Russia later this month. Chethan Kumar explains the training process for the selected astronauts, whose identities are being kept secret, other than the fact that they are Indian Air Force (IAF) test pilots.
NASA astronaut Christina Koch on Saturday set a new record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman, eclipsing the record of 288 days set by former NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson in 2016-17. Koch still has six weeks to go before returning to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS), Space.com reported.
Today, Boeing is ready to launch its Starliner capsule which will embark on a crewless eight-day journey to the International Space Station and back, which will work as a dry run for NASA, as it plans to end America's dependence on Russia for rides to space.The stakes are high for the aerospace giant, reputation-wise, as it is currently in the middle of a safety crisis over its 737 MAX jets, not to forget the national pride of the US is on the line as well.
Nasa has unveiled what it claims is the ‘most powerful rocket ever built’. The rocket is designed to send humans back to the Moon as part of Nasa’s Artemis mission, which aims to launch in 2024.
ISRO's workhorse rocket PSLV-C48, carrying the radar imaging earth satellite RISAT-2BR1 and some foreign satellites, successfully blasted off from Sroharikota. The 44.4 metre tall rocket lifted off the launch pad with clear skies in the background at 3.25 PM.
This 33-year-old techie from Chennai helped end three months of frantic search for the Vikram lander. Shanmuga Subramanian (Shan) is a mechanical engineer and a computer programmer who works as a technical architect at engineering company Lennox India Technology Centre in Chennai.
India crossed the milestone of launching 300 foreign satellites when its rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-XL (PSLV-XL) put into orbit 13 nano satellites from the US. The American satellites are piggy backing on the rocket's main luggage, India's advanced earth observation satellite Cartosat-3. The Cartosat 3 is the most advanced earth observation satellite built by ISRO, Chairman K Sivan said in a post-launch speech on Wednesday. ISRO's chief Sivan said the space agency has 13 missions, six launch vehicle events and seven satellite missions, slated till March next year.
Researchers have found an aquatic environment on the Earth with a complete absence of any forms of life, an advance that may lead to an improved understanding of the limits of habitability. The study, published in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, revealed that any form of microbial life was absent in the hot, saline, hyperacid ponds of the Dallol geothermal field in Ethiopia.
NASA, most prominent for its many Florida-launched exploits into space, showcased an early version of its first all-electric experimental aircraft, the X-57 "Maxwell," at its lesser-known aeronautics lab in the California desert.Image credit: https://www.nasa.gov/
Discouraging words such as “I have to say you are a terrible player” can be disturbing for people even when uttered by a robot, according to a study presented here.
The world's first all-female spacewalking team made history high above Earth on Friday, replacing a broken part of the International Space Station's power grid.
After the stressful Chandrayaan 2, Isro is all set for its upcoming missions. Among the destinations are Mars, the Moon, Venus, the Sun and India's space station. Here's a quick look at Isro's upcoming endeavours.
As mosquitoes mostly spread dengue virus while feeding on iron deficit blood, researchers suggest consuming iron-rich food if dealing with iron deficiency, anaemia or dengue fever.Dengue is most commonly acquired in urban environments, and the expansion of cities in the tropics has been accompanied by an expansion in dengue infections.
In the study, researchers used archival data collected by the Hubble Space Telescope between 2016 and 2017 that captured starlight as it passed through the atmosphere of the exoplanet.
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