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Chandrayaan-2 to be launched on July 15, ISRO releases first image

Jun 12, 2019
ISRO has released the first pictures of Chandrayaan-2 at Bengaluru Satellite Integration and Testing facility.

Moon is a part of Mars, says US President Donald Trump while attacking NASA

Jun 8, 2019
In an attack on NASA, US President Donald Trump recently said Moon is a part of Mars.

ISRO planning to send probe to sun in 2020; North Korea fires short-range projectiles - Current Affairs

May 4, 2019
ISRO is planning to send a probe to study the sun early in 2020.

Former ISRO Chairman awarded France's highest civilian honour; ISRO to launch 'RISAT 2BR1' – Current Affairs

May 3, 2019
The award recognises A S Kiran Kumar's invaluable contribution to the development of India-France space cooperation.

NASA’s lunar orbiter spots water molecules on Moon

Mar 12, 2019
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft has observed water molecules moving around the dayside of Moon, a finding that could help scientists learn about the accessibility of water that can be used by humans in future lunar missions.

India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-IV missile

Dec 24, 2018
The last trial was conducted by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) of the Indian Army from Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Dr Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast on January 2, 2018.

Researchers discover evidence of water in 17 asteroids

Dec 20, 2018
Japanese researchers have detected evidence of water in 17 asteroids for the first time using data from the infrared satellite AKARI. The discovery is expected to contribute to the understanding of the distribution of water in our solar system, the evolution of asteroids and the origin of water on Earth.

SpaceX launches 64 satellites aboard reusable rocket

Dec 4, 2018
Elon Musk's SpaceX has launched its Falcon 9 rocket carrying 64 small satellites into low orbit around the Earth, setting a new US record. The mission was one of the company’s largest and most complex and intricate endeavours.

Pakistan to send first manned space mission in 2022

Oct 27, 2018
Pakistan's plan to send a human to space is aimed for the same year that India plans to launch its own manned human space mission. The major difference between the two missions is that while ISRO's mission will be their own, Pakistan will do so with China's help.

China to launch its own artificial moon by 2020

Oct 23, 2018
China is planning to launch its own 'artificial moon' by 2020 to replace streetlamps and lower electricity costs in its urban areas. The first test will be experimental and if it goes well, three more artificial moons will be launched in 2022.

Government constitutes new science and technology council to advise PM

Aug 29, 2018
The Union Government has constituted a 21-member science and technology council to advice Prime Minister Narendra Modi on matters related to science, technology and innovations. It will be headed by K Vijay Raghavan, the principal scientific adviser to the Union Government.

Indian scientists discover sub-Saturn like planet around sun-like star

Jun 22, 2018
An Indian team of scientists led by Prof Abhijit Chakraborty of Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad, have discovered a sub-Saturn or super-Neptune size planet around a Sun-like star.

NASA approves mission extension for Juno

Jun 8, 2018
NASA’s Juno spacecraft has been studying Jupiter for almost two years and its operations were scheduled to cease this summer. However, the mission did not go as planned and the probe took longer than expected to map the gas giant.

ISRO develops atomic clock for indigenous navigation satellites

May 8, 2018
With the development of the atomic clock, ISRO has become one of the few space organisations in the world that are capable to develop this highly sophisticated technology.

NASA’s lunar orbital platform ‘Gateway’ to begin construction

Apr 25, 2018
NASA will start work on its Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway by early 2019 when it will award the first contract for the program. The lunar platform will be NASA's planned ‘staging’ area for studies of the moon and the deep-space environment.

NASA launches CHESS mission to study matter between stars

Apr 18, 2018
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has successfully launched CHESS mission to study the interstellar medium, the matter between stars. The space between distant stars is not empty. It contains drifts of vast clouds of neutral atoms and molecules.

NASA successfully tests Mars landing parachute

Apr 5, 2018
The parachute was launched on the Black Brant IX sounding rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

First large-scale age-map of Milky Way created

Apr 4, 2018
An international team of astronomers has produced the first large-scale age-map of the Milky Way galaxy after analyzing the colour, brightness and spectral information on the chemistry of individual stars. The Milky Way is a spiral galaxy with a bulge at the centre, thousands of light years in diameter, which contains about a quarter of the total mass of stars.

China's out-of-control space station to soon crash into Earth

Apr 1, 2018
China's out-of-control space station, Tiangong-1, is scheduled to re-enter Earth between March 31 and April 1. According to experts, most parts of the spaceship will burn up on re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere and hence, there is a very low risk of any part hitting a populated area.

India successfully launches GSAT-6A Communication Satellite

Mar 30, 2018
The GSLV rocket successfully placed the satellite in a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) and from GTO, the satellite will be taken up to its final geostationary orbit by three orbit raising manoeuvres.
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