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Tag: Spacecraft

NASA's New Lucy Asteroid Spacecraft Faces Solar Panel Glitch
NASA's New Lucy Asteroid Spacecraft Faces Solar Panel Glitch

Meanwhile, it said all other system is working well and both of the solar arrays are producing power and charging the battery.

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Scientists Map Winds In Mar's Upper Atmosphere For First Time

Washington: Using data from NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft, researchers have created the first-ever map of wind circulation in the upper atmosphere of Mars. The new map of Mars winds helps scientists to better understand the workings of the Martian climate, giving them a more accurate picture of its ancient past and its ongoing evolution. “The observed […]

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Watch Chandrayaan-2 landing on Nat Geo with NASA astronaut

New Delhi: National Geographic on Tuesday announced that it is all set to take its viewers on a once in a lifetime expedition to witness a historic event in the country’s space endeavours, the Chandrayaan-2 landing on September 6 at 1.30 a.m.-2.30 a.m. The TV channel is bringing in NASA astronaut Jerry Linenger in an […]

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Chandrayaan-2 gets closer to the moon

Chennai: The Indian space agency on Sunday evening successfully completed the fifth and final lunar bound orbit change for the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft. According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the spacecraft’s maneuver began at 6.21 p.m. using its onboard propulsion system for 52 seconds. The orbit achieved is 119 km x 127 km. All spacecraft […]

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Russia offers India semi-cryogenic engine technology

Chennai: India and Russia are discussing a wide range of cooperation in the space sector with the latter’s offer of its semi-cryogenic engine technology and critical components for India’s human space capsule, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)Chairman K. Sivan said on Sunday. “We are in discussions with the Russian space agency on various aspects and […]

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ISRO to inject Chandrayaan2 into lunar orbit Tuesday

Bengaluru: In a significant milestone for India’s Moon mission, ISRO will fire Chandrayaan2’s liquid engine on Tuesday to insert the spacecraft into a lunar orbit. “It’s tomorrow morning (tentatively between 8.30 am and 9.30 am). It’s challenging,” Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation K Sivan told PTI on Monday on the operation to put the […]

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Chennai Metro Water reserves first moon water supply with ISRO

Chennai: Even as the city’s thirst is being quenched by transporting potable water by train from Jolarpettai, the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (Chennai Metro Water) is seeking water from the moon. Congratulating the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for successfully putting into orbit the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft, Chennai Metro Water tweeted: “Congrats @isro […]

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Russia launches cargo ship to space station

Moscow: Russia on Thursday successfully launched a Progress MS-11 unpiloted cargo resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS), the Russian state space corporation Roscosmos said in a statement. The launch of the spacecraft by the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket was carried out at 14.01 Moscow time (1101 GMT). The spacecraft, scheduled to dock with the […]

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NASA set to launch 'touch the Sun' spacecraft

Washington: NASA is all set to launch its historic small car-size probe to “touch the Sun” from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 3.33 am EDT (1 pm India time) on Saturday. The probe is named after Eugene Parker, a solar physicist who in 1958 first predicted the existence of the solar wind, […]

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China tests first experimental superfast aircraft

Beijing: China has successfully developed and tested a cutting-edge hypersonic aircraft that rides its own shock waves, authorities said on Monday. The China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics here announced that the first flight-test of its Starry Sky 2-which it calls the nation’s first hypersonic experimental waverider vehicle was conducted last week at an unidentified testing […]

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Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts named by NASA for human spaceflight

Washington: Indian-origin astronaut Sunita Williams is among the nine astronauts named by NASA on Friday for its first human spaceflight programme since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011. The astronauts will fly on spacecraft developed by SpaceX and Boeing as part of the the US space agency’s Commercial Crew programme to send humans […]

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NASA's next planet-hunting probe to launch on April 16

Washington: NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, which aims to find alien worlds with capacity to harbour life is scheduled to launch on April 16 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. On March 15, the spacecraft passed a review that confirmed it was ready for launch, […]

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Newly rediscovered IMAGE probe was a discovery machine: NASA

Washington: While NASA continues to learn about the state of its newly rediscovered IMAGE mission, the US space agency has said that the spacecraft proved to be a “discovery” machine and during nearly six years in operation, it provided robust research about the space around Earth. The data collected during its years of operation led […]

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Spend next New Year's Eve with New Horizons: NASA

New York: NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, which flew past Pluto in 2015, will encounter the most primitive and most distant object in the history of space exploration, on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in 2019. New Horizons’ next mission — the Kuiper Belt object, referred to as MU69 — is an icy world […]

India's Chandrayaan-1 helps scientists map water on Moon

New York: Using newly calibrated data taken from NASA’s Moon Mineralogy Mapper, which flew aboard India’s Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, scientists have created the first global map of water in the Moon’s soil. The study, published in the journal Science Advances, builds on the initial discovery in 2009 of water and a related molecule — hydroxyl, which […]

Cassini to dive into Saturn at 113,000 kms per hour

Washington: When Cassini ends its 13-year tour of the Saturn system with an intentional plunge into the planet on Friday, the spacecraft’s speed will be approximately 113,000 kms per hour, NASA has said. The final plunge will take place on the day side of Saturn, near local noon, with the spacecraft entering the atmosphere around […]

NASA's asteroid-bound spacecraft imaged from Earth

Washington: As NASA’s asteroid-bound spacecraft OSIRIS-REx approaches Earth for its September 22 gravity assist, a ground-based telescope has captured images of the spacecraft. This is the first Earth-based view of OSIRIS-REx since its launch on September 8, 2016, NASA said on Friday. The images were taken on September 2, by the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory […]

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'Sensory skin' to detect damage outside spacecraft

Washington: Scientists at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida are developing a system that acts like a sensory skin to help astronauts to know exactly when the outside of their spacecraft has been damaged. The “Flexible Damage Detection System” technology may offer a possible solution to NASA’s problem of figuring out in real-time where a spacecraft […]

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