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Tag: Satellite

India To Launch Geo Imaging Satellite on March 5

Chennai: India will launch its Geo Imaging Satellite (GISAT-1) with its Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV- F10) on March 5. According to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), its GSLV-F10 rocket carrying the GISAT-1 is expected to lift off at 5.43 p.m. on March 5. The launch is subject to the weather conditions, the space […]

Chinese Satellite Sheds New Light On Cosmic Rays

Beijing: A Chinese satellite, named ‘Monkey King’, has not only searched for the invisible dark matter but also explored the origin of cosmic rays or high energy particles that travel through space at nearly the speed of light. An international research team has conducted a precise measurement of the spectrum of protons, the most abundant […]

Countdown begins for Indian rocket's Wednesday launch

Chennai: The countdown for the Wednesday launch of India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) carrying the radar imaging earth observation satellite, RISAT-2B began on Tuesday, said an ISRO official. According to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) official, the 25-hour countdown for the PSLV launch started at 4.30 a.m. on Tuesday. The PSLV-C46 as per […]

NASA spacecraft to collide a small moonlet in 2022

Washington: The US space agency NASA revealed on Monday details about its plan to hit a small moonlet target in a double asteroid system with a spacecraft in 2022, its first mission to demonstrate a planetary defence technique. The asteroid, called Didymoon or Didymos B, is a moon asteroid around 150 meters tall orbiting a […]

India's PSLV rocket successfully puts HysIS satellite into orbit

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): India on Thursday put into orbit its own Hyper Spectral Imaging Satellite (HysIS) — an earth observation satellite — in text book style. The Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle Core Alone (PSLV CA) rocket variant lifted off with 31 satellites — the HysIS and 30 foreign satellites. The notable aspect of the […]

Europe-Japan joint mission set out for Mercury

London: Two satellites developed in Europe and Japan are on their way to the Sun’s closest planet Mercury. It is likely to take them seven years to reach their destination. The joint endeavour BepiColombo left Earth on an Ariane rocket that launched out of South America on Friday, the BBC said. The probes lifted clear […]

Indian rocket successfully puts into orbit navigation satellite

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): India early on Thursday put into orbit navigation satellite IRNSS-1I, a part of Indian satellite navigation system NavIC in copy-book style. The 1,425 kg satellite was carried into space by Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket’s ‘XL’ variant. Simply put, NavIC (Navigation with Indian Constellation, earlier the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System […]

India to launch its 100th satellite on Friday

India would be launching its 100th satellite into the space on Friday along with 30 other satellites, including 28 from six other countries from its spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, said a top space agency official on Tuesday.

Chinese satellite detects mysterious signals from outer space

Beijing: China’s Dark Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE) has spotted unexpected and mysterious signals in its measurement of high-energy cosmic rays. The satellite, also called Wukong or “Monkey King”, has measured more than 3.5 billion cosmic ray particles with the highest energy up to 100 tera-electron-volts (TeV), including 20 million electrons and positrons, with unprecedented high energy […]

Indian navigation satellite launch fails

Sriharikota: The Indian navigation satellite launched here on Thursday was declared a failure. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar said: “The mission was unsuccessful.” He added: “The rocket heat shield didn’t separate. The satellite is inside the heat shield.” The IRNSS-1H satellite was to have been slung into orbit at around 507 […]

Japan to launch third GPS satellite

Tokyo: Japan is set to launch the third of its four global positioning system (GPS) satellites in August aimed at establishing an efficient communication system in the event of natural disasters. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency on Thursday said the launch will take place from the Tanegashima Island space centre in Kagoshima prefecture on August […]

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ISRO gearing up for maiden launch of its heaviest rocket in June

Chennai: Buoyed by the successful launch of the South Asia Satellite, the Indian space agency is now busy preparing for the maiden launch of its heaviest rocket — the 640-tonne Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV Mk III). The notable aspect of this rocket is that the main and bigger cryogenic engine has been developed […]

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Japan launches satellite to monitor N. Korea

Tokyo: Japan successfully launched a satellite on Friday, to track land and maritime movements in North Korea and conduct surveys on the weapons program of the rogue state, a media report said. The H-2A rocket was launched at 10.20 a.m. local time from the Tanegashima base in the southeast of Japan, Efe news reported. The mission […]

Odisha to maximise irrigation potential: Chief Secy

Bhubaneswar: To optimise agriculture productivity in the state, the Odisha government will maximise irrigation potential. A decision to this effect was taken at the third Agriculture Cabinet meeting presided over by chief minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat here today. Briefing media persons after the meeting, chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said as per […]

Pluto plain resembles frozen mud cracks on Earth

Washington: A close-up image of Pluto has revealed a vast, craterless plain – resembling frozen mud cracks on Earth that appears to be no more than 100 million years old and is still being shaped by geologic processes. This frozen region is north of Pluto’s icy mountains, in the centre-left of the heart feature named […]

NASA seeks robotic spacecraft for asteroid mission

Washington: NASA is seeking ideas from US companies for a spacecraft design that can be used for its ambitious Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) and a robotic satellite servicing mission in low-Earth orbit. The US space agency plans to launch the unmanned ARM in early 2020s. This will use a robotic spacecraft to capture a large […]

NASA to launch drought-tracking satellite this month

Washington: A new satellite expected to be launched this month will improve drought monitoring around the world, the US space agency said in a statement.

Scientists use satellites to track whales

Scientists are using a new high-resolution satellite technology to track whales, count their numbers and estimate their population size