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Arctic ice could vanish within 10 years: Scientists


August 13th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) Arctic sea ice could vanish within 10 years as it is melting much faster than previously believed, thanks to global warming, warn scientists, claiming that the ... Read more...

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Lichen can survive in hostile space conditions


June 24th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 24 (IANS) You can freeze it, thaw it, vacuum dry it and expose it to radiation, but lichen can still survive. In 2008, scientists from the European Space ... Read more...

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New space station crew in orbit


May 15th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Baikonur (Kazakhstan), May 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two Russian cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut, launched aboard the Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft from the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan Tuesday, have begun a ... Read more...

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NASA trains astronauts to land on asteroid


May 13th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 13 (IANS) In a space mission straight from the movie "Armageddon", astronauts are being trained to land on an asteroid, explore it for minerals and even destroy the ... Read more...

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Space station crew lands in Kazakhstan


April 27th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Soyuz re-entry capsule with three crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) landed safely in Kazakhstan Friday, the Russian mission control centre said.The ... Read more...

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Russia looks for commercial space projects


April 13th, 2012 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia needs to invigorate its efforts to implement commercial space projects jointly with the European Space Agency and individual space powers, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin ... Read more...

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Satellite records Antarctica ice shelf’s retreat


April 8th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, April 8 (IANS) The European Space Agency's Envisat satellite continues to record the rapid retreat of one of Antarctica's ice shelves due to atmospheric warming. Envisat mapped a loss ... Read more...

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Three ISS crew to return to earth


March 29th, 2012 - 7:26 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 29 (IANS) Three crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) will return to earth April 27, the country's space agency has said.The landing of Russia's manned spacecraft ... Read more...

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Bangalore student is YouTube Space Lab Asia-Pacific winner


March 27th, 2012 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) India's Sachin S. Kukke is the Asia-Pacific region winner and one of the six global winners of the YouTube Space Lab 2012 contest for young people ... Read more...

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Asteroid to whiz past earth


March 18th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 18 (IANS) A newly-discovered asteroid, roughly the size of a soccer field, is going to whiz past our planet at just 24,000 km, a mere whisker in cosmic ... Read more...

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Solar storm gains strength


March 10th, 2012 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A magnetic storm that is being felt on Earth due to a huge solar flare on the Sun has now intensified to G3 (strong), the ... Read more...

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Russian cosmonauts take a six-hour spacewalk


February 17th, 2012 - 3:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two Russian cosmonauts ventured outside the International Space Station (ISS) Thursday to carry out tasks under the Russian space programme, said the Russian Mission Control.Cosmonauts ... Read more...

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Russian cosmonauts conduct space walk


February 17th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 16 (IANS) Two Russian cosmonauts Thursday launched a six-hour space walk outside the International Space Station (ISS), the country's space agency Roscosmos said.Cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov ... Read more...

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Russia plans new Mars probe in 2018


February 2nd, 2012 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 2 (IANS) Russia would make another attempt to send a Phobos-Grunt probe to Mars' satellite in 2018, a leading space expert has said.According to Lev Zeleny, director of ... Read more...

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Russia may repeat mission to Mars moon


February 1st, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will send another sample mission to the Martian moon Phobos if the European Space Agency (ESA) decides not to include Russia in its ExoMars ... Read more...

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Russia revives permanent moon base plan


January 19th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Space Agency Roscosmos is in talks with its European and US partners on the creation of manned research bases on the moon, the agencies ... Read more...

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Russia’s manned spacecraft docks with ISS


December 24th, 2011 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 24 (IANS) Russia's Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft with three astronauts onboard has docked with the International Space Station (ISS), the Mission Control Centre said.The spacecraft docked with the ISS' ... Read more...

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Russia launches manned mission to ISS (Lead)


December 21st, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 21 (IANS) Russia Wednesday launched a manned mission to the International Space Sation (ISS) from its Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan.The Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft carrying three astronauts blasted ... Read more...

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Russia, Europe plan joint mission to Jupiter


December 21st, 2011 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Top officials of Russia's federal space agency Roscosmos and the European Space Agency (ESA) met in Moscow to discuss a Moon research mission and a ... Read more...

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Russia to launch ESA satellites Sunday


December 12th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian launcher will put several European Space Agency (ESA) satellites into orbit Dec 17 from the Kourou space port in French Guiana, Russia's Federal ... Read more...

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ISS orbit raised by 1.8 km


December 1st, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 1 (IANS) The orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) was Thursday elevated by 1.8 km by Russia's Mission Control Centre.The orbit was raised to 428.4 km to ... Read more...

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Russia fails to make contact with Mars moon probe


November 12th, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has again been unsuccessful in its attempt to establish contact with its Phobos Grunt probe, whose engines failed to put in on course for ... Read more...

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Scientists conduct a 17-months Mars simulation exercise


November 5th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists are still investigating life on Mars. In a bid to further understand the planet which bears the closest resemblance to earth in the Solar System, ... Read more...

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Simulated Mars mission crew returns to ‘Earth’


November 4th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 4 (IANS) Six researchers who participated in a simulated trip to Mars successfully completed the challenging 520-day mission and returned to "Earth" Friday.The metal door of their ... Read more...

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3 tonne satellite to fall on earth


October 19th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 19 (IANS) The three tonne ROSAT satellite will fall to earth this week, at any time after Friday, the German Aerospace Agency DLR says.The X-ray satellite will re-enter ... Read more...

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Russia wants to join Mars mission


October 16th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian scientists want to join European Space Agency's ExoMars (Exobiology on Mars) mission to study the Red Planet, a leading Russian space researcher said."From the ... Read more...

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Venus has an ozone layer too


October 10th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) An ozone layer high in the Venusian atmosphere has been discovered by a European Space Agency (ESA) probe.Comparing its properties with those of the equivalent layers ... Read more...

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Satellite captures ‘Burning Man’ Festival photos from space


September 7th, 2011 - 12:11 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Nevada, Sept 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The European Space Agency's Proba-1 microsatellite on Thursday captured shots of the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert. The event is a week long process and ... Read more...

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Oxygen molecules detected in Orion constellation


August 2nd, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) For the first time, molecular variety of Oxygen has been discovered in space in Orion constellation of stars which forms clouds.While atomic oxygen has been long ... Read more...

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ISS to be de-orbited, sunk in Pacific after 2020


July 27th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Built with great difficulty and labour, the International Space Station (ISS) will be de-orbited and sunk in the Pacific Ocean after 2020 like its Russian ... Read more...

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Eye of Gaia: billion-pixel camera to map Milky Way


July 8th, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
London, July 7 (IANS) The largest digital camera ever built for a space mission has been painstakingly mosaicked together from 106 separate electronic detectors. The resulting 'billion-pixel array' will serve ... Read more...

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India to launch next communication satellite in July


June 1st, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 1 (IANS) India will launch another advanced communication satellite - GSAT-12 - in geosynchronous orbit in the second week of July using a smaller rocket, a senior ... Read more...

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NASA’s space shuttle Endeavour ends final mission


June 1st, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by BNO News
CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Space shuttle Endeavour and its six-astronaut crew on early Wednesday morning successfully made it back home and ended the shuttle's ... Read more...

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PM congratulates scientists for GSAT-8 launch


May 21st, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the space department on the successful launch of GSAT-8 satellite, ... Read more...

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Indian mega satellite spins in geo transfer orbit (Second Lead)


May 21st, 2011 - 8:23 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 21 (IANS) India's mega geostationary satellite GSAT-8 was spinning in an elliptical geo-synchronous transfer orbit early Saturday after an Ariane-V rocket successfully lifted it off the Kourou ... Read more...

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