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  • Europe eyes SpaceX to fill launch void left by Russian tensions Aug 12, 2022 03:17 PM IST

    Europe eyes SpaceX to fill launch void left by Russian tensions

    After the Ukraine conflict prevented Western access to Russian Soyuz rockets, the European Space Agency (ESA) has started preliminary technical conversations with Elon Musk's SpaceX that could result in the temporary use of its launchers.

  • Another SSLV flight soon: Space Commission member Aug 09, 2022 03:07 PM IST

    Another SSLV flight soon: Space Commission member

    Kumar was commenting on the failure of the first demonstration flight of Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) to put an earth observation satellite (EOS2) and AzaadiSat, built by girl students from across the country, into the desired orbit on Sunday.

  • South Korea launches first-ever spacecraft to the moon Aug 05, 2022 12:14 PM IST

    South Korea launches first-ever spacecraft to the moon

    South Korea joined the stampede to the moon on August 4 with the launch of a lunar orbiter that will scout out future landing spots. The satellite launched by SpaceX is taking a long, roundabout path to conserve fuel and will arrive in December.

  • India has 2% share in global space economy: Government to Lok Sabha Aug 03, 2022 05:22 PM IST

    India has 2% share in global space economy: Government to Lok Sabha

    The Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday that India makes up about 2% of the estimated USD 360 billion global space economy.

  • Heads up, again: China set to launch space station module with giant rocket Jul 24, 2022 12:53 PM IST

    Heads up, again: China set to launch space station module with giant rocket

    It will be a replay of two earlier launches of the same rocket, the Long March 5B, which is one of the largest currently in use and designed to carry massive modules of China’s Tiangong space station to orbit.

  • Landsat turns 50: How satellites revolutionised the way we see – and protect – the natural world Jul 23, 2022 10:37 AM IST

    Landsat turns 50: How satellites revolutionised the way we see – and protect – the natural world

    The first satellite in the Landsat series launched on July 23, 1972. Eight others followed, providing the same views so changes could be tracked over time, but with increasingly powerful instruments.

  • Starry, starry night Jul 16, 2022 12:13 PM IST

    Starry, starry night

    For future generations currently in gestational mode, these photographs bring the vastness of heavens into doable telescopic nearness.

  • US, Russian astronauts will ride each other's rockets again Jul 15, 2022 09:59 PM IST

    US, Russian astronauts will ride each other's rockets again

    U.S. astronaut Frank Rubio will launch to the space station from Kazakhstan with two Russians in September. That same month, Russian cosmonaut, Anna Kikina, will join two Americans and one Japanese aboard a SpaceX rocket flying from Florida.

  • NASA's new telescope shows star death, dancing galaxies Jul 12, 2022 09:17 PM IST

    NASA's new telescope shows star death, dancing galaxies

    Webb's use of the infrared light spectrum allows the telescope to see through the cosmic dust and see light from faraway light from the corners of the universe

  • Joe Biden unveils Webb space telescope's first full-color image of distant galaxies Jul 12, 2022 07:25 AM IST

    Joe Biden unveils Webb space telescope's first full-color image of distant galaxies

    The White House sneak peek of Webb's first high-resolution, full-color image came on the eve of a larger unveiling of photos and spectrographic data that NASA plans to showcase on Tuesday at the Goddard Space Flight Center in suburban Maryland.

  • India will launch humans into space by next year, says Union minister Jul 11, 2022 01:37 PM IST

    India will launch humans into space by next year, says Union minister

    More than 500 industries are involved in the launch of Gaganyaan with several research modules, including the indigenous health research module.

  • In Pics | A look at what potential does asteroid mining hold Jul 06, 2022 03:33 PM IST

    In Pics | A look at what potential does asteroid mining hold

    Space mining is yet to become a reality, but the technology that will eventually enable the use of the rich resources of asteroids is increasingly being developed. There is an almost unfathomable amount of resources waiting to be utilized in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

  • Space industry likely to reach $1trillion by 2040: Pawan Kumar Goenka Jul 01, 2022 11:46 AM IST

    Space industry likely to reach $1trillion by 2040: Pawan Kumar Goenka

    At present, India constitutes less than 2 percent of the global space economy

  • 'Most terrifying space photo': Astronaut floats away from space shuttle untethered Jun 21, 2022 07:26 PM IST

    'Most terrifying space photo': Astronaut floats away from space shuttle untethered

    Bruce McCandless II was the first astronaut to have walked in space while being untethered from the spacecraft.

  • Bizarre blue light spiral spooks stargazers in New Zealand Jun 20, 2022 01:16 PM IST

    Bizarre blue light spiral spooks stargazers in New Zealand

    Witnesses came up with theories about what could have caused the spiral to appear. Was it aliens at work? A UFO? A black hole?

  • PM inaugurates In-SPACe, says he hopes Indian firms will become global leaders in space Jun 10, 2022 08:36 PM IST

    PM inaugurates In-SPACe, says he hopes Indian firms will become global leaders in space

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Indian Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe) headquarters here on Friday, which was established to stimulate private investment and innovation in the space industry.

  • A source of mysterious radio signals has been found in outer space Jun 10, 2022 08:59 AM IST

    A source of mysterious radio signals has been found in outer space

    A new study published in peer-reviewed journal 'nature' throws some light on the baffling phenomena.

  • From McDonald's job to space journey: 26-year-old engineer's story Jun 09, 2022 03:46 PM IST

    From McDonald's job to space journey: 26-year-old engineer's story

    Katya Echazarreta was among the six people who boarded a tourist space flight belonging to Blue Origin -- which set off on its journey on June 4.

  • Cabinet approves transfer of 10 in-orbit satellites to NewSpace India Jun 08, 2022 05:12 PM IST

    Cabinet approves transfer of 10 in-orbit satellites to NewSpace India

    The cabinet also approved increasing the authorized share capital of NewSpace India to Rs 7,500 crore from Rs 1,000 crore.

  • 'Pass the pepperoni': Glimpses from a pizza party in space Jun 05, 2022 01:29 PM IST

    'Pass the pepperoni': Glimpses from a pizza party in space

    Astronauts posted at the International Space Station 400 kms above the Earth make sure to treat themselves to delicious dinners.

  • China launches three astronauts to space station Jun 05, 2022 09:54 AM IST

    China launches three astronauts to space station

    China launched a spacecraft on June 5 carrying three astronauts to the Chinese space station, due to be completed by the end of the year

  • Plants grown in moon soil for the first time in history May 13, 2022 11:22 AM IST

    Plants grown in moon soil for the first time in history

    Researchers used soil samples collected by Apollo 11, 12, and 17 missions to grow Arabidopsis, which is a relative of mustard greens.

  • Watch: What is 'space jellyfish', that lit up the sky in Florida May 07, 2022 09:44 AM IST

    Watch: What is 'space jellyfish', that lit up the sky in Florida

    “Space jellyfish” is essentially a cloud of lit-up gases, strikingly visible against the darkness before dawn. The source of the spectacle was SpaceX’s Falcon launching 53 internet satellites from the Kennedy Space Center before sunrise.

  • Water bubble floating in space can work as lens for giant telescope, finds NASA Apr 25, 2022 04:43 PM IST

    Water bubble floating in space can work as lens for giant telescope, finds NASA

    In December 2021, researchers tried out their ideas with synthetic oil and found that they were able to...

  • Crew of first private flight to ISS head back to Earth Apr 25, 2022 08:22 AM IST

    Crew of first private flight to ISS head back to Earth

    Three businessmen and a former NASA astronaut had spent more than two weeks on the International Space Station on a history-making mission organized by startup company Axiom Space.

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