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ISRO creates history by commissioning world’s third largest hypersonic wind tunnel

19 hrs ago
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ISRO commissioned world’s third largest hypersonic wind tunnel in a space centre in Kerala’s capital, Thiruvananthapuram.

NASA to send its next-gen clock to Space to guide space crafts and astronauts

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

NASA to send its newly developed next-generation atomic clock to space to help in the navigation of space crafts and astronauts.

Japan launches satellite to monitor North Korea

Mar 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Japan launched a new satellite to monitor North Korea’s movements amidst worries over its increasing missile launching missions.

NASA may send robotic spacecraft to Sun in 2018

Feb 27, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

NASA plans to send its first unmanned spacecraft to the Sun to understand why the blazing star’s surface is not as hot as its atmosphere.

Seven Earth-like planets found orbiting the same star

Feb 25, 2017
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

Scientists are convinced that the discovery of the seven Earth-like exo-planets may lead to a new and interesting break-through in space studies.

India can develop space station, said ISRO chief

Feb 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

According to the Chairman of ISRO, India has the capability of developing its own space station, it just needs sufficient funds and time.

ISRO: India may fulfil its energy requirements from Moon by 2030

Feb 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

According to an ISRO scientist, India may be able to fulfil its energy requirement from resources from Moon by the year 2030.

ISRO successfully tests its Cryogenic Stage for GSLV MkIII for the Flight Duration

Feb 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

This complex technology named the cryogenic engine has been mastered only by six countries namely Russia, the US, France, Japan, China and India

UAE reveals its plan to build the first city on Mars by 2117

Feb 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The United Arab Emirates plans to spearhead international efforts in Mars exploration with its Mars 2117 program.

ISRO plans Venus mission, wants to revisit Red planet

Feb 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

ISRO plans its second interplanetary mission to Mars and its maiden mission to Venus with the help of the French space agency and NASA.

Scientists discover 2 billion years of volcanic activity on Mars

Feb 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Scientists after analysing a 2.4 billion-year-old meteorite have uncovered 2 billion years of volcanic activity on Mars.

UAE Aims to Launch Its First Ever Mars Mission in 2020

Feb 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

UAE to launch it’s first-ever Mars spacecraft ‘Hope’ in an effort to expand the available human knowledge about the atmosphere and climate on Mars.

SpaceX launches Cluster of Iridium Satellites from California

Jan 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The launch was made after three consecutive postponements in recent weeks. The 23-foot long Falcon 9 placed the cluster of Iridium’s 10 communication satellite into designated orbits.

Satellites and Missions launched by ISRO in 2016

Jan 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

Earlier in June 2016, ISRO managed to successfully launch record 20 satellites in a single mission, which broke its previous record of 2008 of placing 10 satellites into the orbit in a single mission.

ISRO to launch 83 satellites in one go in 2017

Dec 4, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Among the 83 satellites, 3 belong to India while the other 80, weighing 500 kg belong to five foreign nations.

Drones help assess land problems in North East

Dec 1, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Drones were used to assess the extent of damage caused to Meghalaya’s NH-40, which was cut off completely last year due to heavy landslides.

ISRO, Kuwait Institute signed MoU on cooperation in space exploration

Jan 21, 2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

It will allow use of data from Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellites by KISR for initiating a few research and application projects.

NASA signed 490 million US dollars contract with Russia for International Space Station travel

Aug 6, 2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

The US has been dependent on Russia for ISS access since it ended its space shuttle program in July 2012.

NASA selected four Astronauts for First US Commercial Spaceflights

Jul 11, 2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Astronauts and test pilots Robert Behnken, Eric Boe, Douglas Hurley and Sunita will work for crew transportation systems with Boeing Company and SpaceX.

SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket broke apart in flames minutes after lifting off from Cape Canaveral

Jun 29, 2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The rocket, which had 18 straight successes prior to the meeting the accident, was in the process of sending a cargo ship to the International Space Station (ISS).

IMA’s first Jan Aushadhi medical store launched in Delhi

Jun 6, 2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The Jan Aushadhi store will offer over 118 commonly used drugs at a 10 to 20 percent lesser price than market value.

Union Cabinet approved PSLV Continuation Programme for launching 15 flights PSLV-C36 to PSLV-C50

May 22, 2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The operational flights will be launched during the period 2017-20 at an estimated cost of 3090 crore rupees.

Union Cabinet Approved Building and Launching of GSAT-17 and GSAT-18 Communication Satellites

May 7, 2015
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

These two satellites with the structure similar to the GSAT-10 are aimed at providing replacement capacity and augmenting in-orbit spare capacity.

Indian surgeons removed world's largest kidney weighing 2.75 kgs

Apr 21, 2015
Important for Exam: 45 people agreed

The operation was done by the Surgeons of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRM), Delhi.

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft completed its Orbit around Dwarf Planet Ceres

Mar 7, 2015
Important for Exam: 40 people agreed

The spacecraft was approximately 38000 miles (61000 kilometers) away from planet Ceres when it was captured by the dwarf planet’s gravity.

Nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile test-fired from Chandipur in Odisha

Feb 19, 2015
Important for Exam: 55 people agreed

The missile was tested for a shortened range of 250 km as against its full range of 350 km.

Rahul Kaiche became first cardiac surgeon in Maharashtra to use titanium plates for coronary surgery

Feb 18, 2015
Important for Exam: 40 people agreed

He used the titanium plates instead of the traditionally used wires for sternal closure in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) surgery.

Vaccine Raksha Blu for bluetongue disease launched

Jan 9, 2015
Important for Exam: 53 people agreed

Indian Immunologicals Limited launched, Raksha Blu, the first vaccine for bluetongue disease in India. Bluetongue disease is a non-contagious, insect-borne, viral disease that affects sheep, goats, buffalo, deer, dromedaries and antelope across the country.

NASA found the Meteoritic Evidence of Water Reservoir at Mars

Dec 20, 2014
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

National Aeronautics and Space Administration found an evidence in meteorites on Earth that indicates Mars has a distinct reservoir of water or ice near its surface.

Indian Communication Satellite GSAT-16 launched successfully

Dec 8, 2014
Important for Exam: 74 people agreed

Indian Communication Satellite GSAT-16 was on 7 December 2014 launched successfully from Kourou space port in French Guiana.

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