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ODISHA STUDENTS IN IN ISRO'S CANSAT EVENT
Space Team From Odisha VSSUT Selected For Finals Of ISRO's CANSAT Competition 2024

Eight-member students' team from Young Tinker Space 2183 set up in Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Burla gets golden opportunity.

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Total Solar Eclipse: Year’s Biggest Astronomical Event, Where Can People Watch
Total Solar Eclipse: Year’s Biggest Astronomical Event, Where Can People Watch

Solar eclipse is a rare phenomenon when the moon blocks the sun, casting a shadow on earth by concealing the view of the sun from the Earth.

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  • Monday, 08 April 2024
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ISRO selects Odisha VSSUT students to take part in contest to design small satellite models

Among the eight students who are making Odisha and VSSUT proud are Swagat Sekhar Panda, Debankar Subhram, Pallabi Parimita Nayak, Inayatulla Khan, Subhankar Nayak, Faizur Rahman, Ayushman Jena and Subhranshu Ranjan Das.

Scientists warn of lethal bird flu pandemic
‘100 times worse than COVID-19’: Scientists warn of lethal bird flu pandemic

Suresh further added that the H5N1 virus has already been detected in species and has shown the ability to infect mammals including humans.

Scientists discover gigantic ocean below Earth, 3 times the size of all oceans combined
Scientists discover gigantic ocean below Earth, 3 times the size of all oceans combined

The quest to find the origins of Earth’s water led researchers to the massive find. The report suggests that the hidden ocean is concealed within a blue rock known as ‘ringwoodite’.

  • Wednesday, 03 April 2024
Chandrayaan-3 landing site name ‘Shiva Shakti’ gets International Astronomical Union approval
Chandrayaan-3 landing site name ‘Shiva Shakti’ gets International Astronomical Union approval

The approval came on March 19 after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement following the success of the mission on August 26, 2023.

  • Sunday, 24 March 2024
Massive 420-foot asteroid speeding towards Earth at 1 lakh/kmph, close approach today: NASA
Massive 420-foot asteroid speeding towards Earth at 1 lakh/kmph, close approach today: NASA

NASA has been closely tracking the asteroid’s path and confirmed that it will maintain a safe distance from Earth, Times Now reported.

  • Saturday, 23 March 2024
  • NASA
Isro chief Somnath diagnosed with cancer on the day of Aditya-L1 launch
Isro chief Somnath diagnosed with cancer on the day of Aditya-L1 launch

It was 'duty first' for Isro chief S Somnath on September 2, 2023, when he was diagnosed with cancer. After spending only four days in hospital, Somnath resumed duties as India was going to launch one of its most ambitious projects, Aditya-L1.

DRDO SUCCESSFULLY  TESTS ‘VSHORADS’ MISSILE
DRDO Successfully Conducts Two Flight Tests Of ‘VSHORADS’ Missile In Odisha's Chandipur

DRDO has conducted two successful flight tests of Very Short-Range Air Defence System (VSHORADS) missile on Wednesday and Thursday. The tests were conducted from a ground-based portable launcher at Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha.

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  • Friday, 01 March 2024
PM Narendra Modi reviews Gaganyaan Mission progress and bestows astronaut wings to the astronaut des
Narendra Modi first PM to visit ISRO’s VSSC in 4 decades; says India’s own space station by 2035

At Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) in Thiruvananthapuram, PM Modi said, "By 2035, India will have its own space station in space that will help us study the unknown expanses of space.

Weather satellite INSAT-3DS successfully put into orbit
Weather satellite INSAT-3DS successfully put into orbit

The INSAT-3DS is India’s third generation meteorological satellite and is fully funded by the Ministry of Earth Sciences.

  • Saturday, 17 February 2024
NASA Expedition 71 astronauts to conduct key research in space
NASA Expedition 71 astronauts to conduct key research in space

NASA astronauts Matthew Dominick, Michael Barratt, Jeanette Epps, and Tracy C. Dyson are set to reach the space station this month and in March.

  • Sunday, 11 February 2024
  • NASA
Woman robot astronaut ‘Vyommitra’
Woman robot astronaut ‘Vyommitra’ will fly into space ahead of ISRO's Gaganyaan

Vyommitra is a name derived from two Sanskrit words namely, “Vyoma” (meaning Space) and “Mitra” (meaning Friend).

  • Monday, 05 February 2024
  • ISRO
Watch: Astronaut Marcus Wandt shares mesmerising views of Earth from International Space Station
Watch: Astronaut Marcus Wandt shares mesmerising views of Earth from International Space Station

As Axiom Mission’s crew is preparing to land on Earth after serving their time at the International Space Centre (ISS), astronaut Marcus Wandt shared mesmerising views of the Earth from the ISS. 

  • Sunday, 04 February 2024
Oreo-sized device on Vikram enables NASA to precisely locate target on Moon
Oreo-sized device on Vikram enables NASA to precisely locate target on Moon

According to ISRO, the scientific instruments/payloads on Vikram and the moon rover Pragyan have performed well.

  • Sunday, 28 January 2024
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