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ISRO to enter into a joint venture with industries to build rockets

Apr 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

ISRO is planning to form a joint venture with a consortium of industries to build a polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV).

Scientists discover Great Cold Spot on Jupiter

Apr 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Scientists have found evidence of a second great spot on Jupiter. The newly discovered spot is much higher up and cooler that the surroundings.

Saturn and Jupiter’s Moons may be habitable

Apr 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Researchers have discovered ingredients on the moons of Saturn and Jupiter that reveal that they may have a habitable environment.

Astronomers discover possible Venus twin

Apr 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Astronomers have discovered a new planet, which could possibly be a twin of Venus in our solar system. The planet was found closely orbiting a dim star.

Large asteroid 2014 JO25 to fly past Earth on 19 April

Apr 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Although there is no possibility for the asteroid to collide with Earth, this will be a very close approach for an asteroid of this size.

Scientists have detected atmosphere around an Earth-like planet

Apr 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Scientists have discovered atmosphere around a planet that is close to Earth’s size. The atmosphere is likely to be rich in water vapour or methane.

Veteran NASA spacewoman to get 3 extra months in orbit

Apr 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

NASA has extended veteran astronaut Peggy Whitson’s stay on the International Space station by three months. This would give the scientists a chance to study the changes in Whitson’s body and add to the existing information collected from Scott Kelly’s one-year long stay in space.

Scientists for first time saw eclipses of binary star shed light on orbiting exoplanets

Apr 3, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Scientists recently used a new technique -X-ray binary star system-to detect orbiting exoplanets.

Australian University invites stargazers to join their search for Planet 9

Mar 30, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Australian National University has invited everyday stargazers to join their search for ‘Planet 9’. The university is confident that the planet’s discovery would help make Pluto’s weird orbit more sense.

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

Mar 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

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

Mar 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 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: 3 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: 36 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: 4 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: 33 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.

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