Cape Canaveral (US), Sept 8
A Space Exploration Technologies Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sunday to put a commercial communications satellite into orbit. The 224-foot (68-me...
Chennai, Sept 2
In a major boost to the Indian scientific community, the Mars Orbiter Mission (Mangalyaan), on its maiden tryst with the red planet, has completed 300 days of its journey in space and is just 2...
Chennai, Aug 23
India’s ambitious Mars Orbiter Mission was just nine million km away from the red planet, Indian Space Research Organisation said today.
“Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) is just nine million k...
Washington, Aug 20
A US-based space-funding company has launched a new project that will allow you to send messages and pictures to Mars. The company Uwingu in Boulder, Colorado has launched its “Beam Me to Mars” pr...
Beijing, Aug 19
China today successfully launched the most advanced high-definition Earth observation satellite, which could clearly show small objects with clarity in colour.
The Gaofen-2 was launched f...
Cape Canaveral (US), Aug 19
Spacewalking astronauts launched a tiny Peruvian research satellite on Monday, setting it loose on a mission to observe Earth.
Russian Oleg Artemiev cast the 4-inch (10-centimetre) box of...
Bangalore, Aug 15
India’s Mars Orbiter spacecraft has to travel only 88 million km as part of its total journey of 680 million km for its rendezvous with the red planet scheduled for September 24.On its 300-...
Hyderabad, Aug 10
The Indian Space Research Organisation is looking at developing communication satellites in the higher frequency bands with about 15 kW of power and data handling capability in the range of 100 Gi...
Washington, Sept 9
In a move to monitor our planet better, NASA is adding a number of Earth-observing instruments to the International Space Station (ISS) that will increase the leverage of the orbital laboratory’s...
London, Sep 7
Researchers have flight-tested new sharp-eyed mini robots that will protect the International Space Station (ISS) from potentially damaging space junk and help repair defunct satellites.The...
Kolkata, Aug 26
The MP Birla Planetarium in Kolkata, which began India’s first astronomical shows in full-dome format in 1962, has decided install a new projection system that would make the viewing experien...
Washington, Aug 22
NASA is planning to send rats to the International Space Station (ISS) for a longer duration of up to three months to better understand the long-term effects of micro-gravity on living organisms.
Washington, Aug 20
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity may have to find an alternative route to the base of a huge Red Planet mountain after the one-tonne robot got stuck in sand in the “Hidden Valley“.
Boston, Aug. 19
A new study by neurologists indicates astronauts are getting too little sleep before, and during, space missions.
The findings have been published in the professional journal The Lancet N...
Washington, Aug 17
NASA’s black-hole hunting telescope has captured an extreme and rare event in the regions immediately surrounding a super-massive black hole. A compact source of X-rays that sits near the b...
Washington, Aug 11
An annual summer show by meteors will be interrupted this week by a veteran star of the night sky: the moon.
The annual Perseid meteor shower, which typically peaks in mid-August, this ye...
Washington, Aug 9
In its quest to explore Mars surface, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has successfully conducted a test flight of a saucer-like vehicle high above the earth as part of a p...