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India tests Agni-IV n-missile over full range (Third Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 19 (IANS) India Wednesday successfully tested for the second time its nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-IV missile over its full range from a military base in Odisha, an official said.The ... Read more...

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India’s second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 to wait


April 26th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), April 26 (IANS) India's second Moon mission Chandrayaan-2, slated for 2014, will have to wait till the country's space agency flies two of its heavy rocket ... Read more...

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Indian GSLV rocket now taller, heavier


December 17th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 17 (IANS) India's geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV), scheduled to blast off Monday with an advanced communication satellite (GSAT-5P), is now taller by two metres and heavier by four ... Read more...

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India to launch advanced communication satellite Dec 20


December 13th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 13 (IANS) India will Dec 20 launch the advanced GSAT-5P communication satellite that will replace the ageing INSAT 2E and ensure continuity of telecom and television services, an official ... Read more...

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Putting laptop on lap for long can cause ‘toasted skin syndrome’


October 4th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 4 (ANI): Resting your laptop on the lap might not be a good thing for your skin, for it might just leave you with a condition called 'toasted skin syndrome', ... Read more...

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Ferrari 458 Italia Proves To Be Too Hot To Use, Recall Issued!


September 6th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Italy, Sep 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) After Toyota, Honda and GM, Ferrari has also jumped onto the recall bandwagon! The iconic brand is recalling more than 300 of its 458 Italia ... Read more...

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NASA eyes unprecedented mission to unlock Sun’s biggest mysteries


September 3rd, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 3 (ANI): NASA is developing an unprecedented mission to study the Sun closer than ever before.The project, named Solar Probe Plus, is scheduled to launch no later than 2018.The small ... Read more...

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Atlantis docks for last time at space station


May 16th, 2010 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (DPA) The Atlantis shuttle docked Sunday on its last mission to the space station after some tense hours about dodging a piece of orbiting debris. NASA officials debated through Saturday ... Read more...

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Discovery undocks from ISS, heads for home


April 17th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 17 (DPA) The space shuttle Discovery undocked from the International Space Station Saturday and headed home after a mission to install a new ammonia tank and deliver experiments and other ... Read more...

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Filling fuel for cryogenic engine to start


April 15th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), April 15 (IANS) Scientists were Thursday getting ready to launch an Indian-designed and built cryogenic engine to inject an advanced communication satellite into space. The filling of ... Read more...

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Countdown on for rocket launch with Indian cyro engine (Lead)


April 15th, 2010 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) The countdown to the launch of a 50-metre, tall, 416-tonne rocket with an Indian cryogenic engine to inject an advanced communication satellite in the geo-synchronous ... Read more...

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ISS astronauts struggle with faulty cooling system


April 15th, 2010 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (DPA) Astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) were Wednesday struggling with a faulty valve on a newly installed ammonia tank, NASA said. The new tank, which was installed ... Read more...

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Plastic heat shield to protect Indian space rocket


April 14th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) After a gap of several decades, the Indian space agency has reverted to fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) heat shield for its geosynchronous launch vehicle - development 3 ... Read more...

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US astronauts complete second spacewalk


April 12th, 2010 - 6:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (DPA) Two US astronauts completed their 7-hour-26-minute spacewalk Sunday after struggling with a troublesome bolt that forced them to leave some of their work undone. Rick Mastracchio and Clayton Anderson, ... Read more...

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NASA extends Discovery mission


April 11th, 2010 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 11 (DPA) The US space agency NASA Saturday extended by one day space shuttle Discovery's mission at the International Space Station. The move was made to allow an inspection of Discovery's ... Read more...

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Space shuttle Atlantis docks at ISS


November 19th, 2009 - 2:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) US space shuttle Atlantis has docked at the International Space Station (ISS) Wednesday after nearly two days of journey. Commander Charles Hobaugh steered the shuttle to a docking with ... Read more...

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Inflatable heat shield may protect spacecrafts entering planets’ atmospheres


August 20th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 20 (ANI): Scientists have successfully tested an inflatable heat shield, demonstrating for the first time that these light, flexible devices could be used to protect spacecraft on their way through ... Read more...

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Martian meteorite sheds light on Red Planet’s environmental history


August 11th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 11 (ANI): NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity is investigating a metallic meteorite the size of a large watermelon, larger than any other known meteorite on Mars, that is providing researchers more ... Read more...

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Astronauts inspect Endeavour’s heat shield before landing


July 30th, 2009 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (Xinhua) Astronauts inspected the space shuttle Endeavour's heat shield one more time with lasersand cameras before their scheduled landing on earth Friday, NASA has said. Endeavour's thermal protection system was ... Read more...

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Atlantis crew find damaged heat shield tiles


May 13th, 2009 - 3:33 am ICT by John Le Fevre
By John Le Fevre The crew of the space shuttle Atlantis have discovered damaged tiles on an area measuring about 21-inches (about 53cm) during an inspection prior to docking with the Hubble ... Read more...

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NASA selects material for heat shield that will protect next gen space explorers


April 8th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): NASA has chosen the material for a heat shield that will protect a new generation of space explorers when they return from the moon.After extensive study, NASA has ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan-I mated with rocket for October 22 blast-off


October 17th, 2008 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Oct.17 (ANI): India on Friday moved a step closer to launch its maiden unmanned moon mission with the help of the lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan-I. The Chandrayaan-I was mated with the polar ... Read more...

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India’s moon spacecraft positioned atop rocket


October 15th, 2008 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 15 (IANS) A week before launch, India's maiden lunar mission has progressed one step further, with the Chandrayaan spacecraft that will orbit the moon installed atop the rocket ferrying it. ... Read more...

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Artificial meteorite shows Martian impactors may carry traces of life


September 25th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, September 25 (ANI): An artificial meteorite designed by the European Space Agency (ESA) has shown that traces of life in a Martian meteorite could survive the violent heat and shock ... Read more...

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NASA probe to plunge into the Sun to unravel its mysteries


June 17th, 2008 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): NASA has started work on a mission called Solar Probe Plus that will plunge deeply into the suns atmosphere, to shed new light on the giant stars ... Read more...

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Astronauts install Japanese module on International Space Station


June 4th, 2008 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
DPA Washington, June 4 (DPA) Two NASA astronauts Tuesday installed the Japanese module, Kibo, on the International Space Station in a nearly seven-hour spacewalk. During a six-hour, 48-minute excursion, space shuttle Discovery specialists ... Read more...

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NASA probe to face 7 minutes of terror during Mars touchdown on May 25


May 24th, 2008 - 12:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 24 (ANI): NASAs Phoenix Mars Lander, that is all set to land on the surface of the Red Planet on May 25, will face a harrowing seven minutes during ... Read more...

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High tension in NASA before Sunday’s Mars landing


May 21st, 2008 - 2:31 pm ICT by admin
DPA Washington, May 21 (DPA) For nearly 10 months, the US space probe Phoenix has been travelling the 195 million km from Earth to Mars. On Sunday comes the tense moment of truth. ... Read more...

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Mars probe will have to go through a nail-biting touchdown on May 25


May 14th, 2008 - 12:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 14 (ANI): NASAs Phoenix Mars Lander, that is all set to land on the surface of the Red Planet on May 25, will face a harrowing seven minutes during ... Read more...

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NASA spacecraft to explore Suns corona for first time in 2015


May 6th, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by admin
London, May 6 (ANI): A report in New Scientist has said that a NASA spacecraft set to launch in 2015 will come eight times closer to the Sun than any previous ... Read more...

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Solar Probe to reveal Suns mysteries in 2015


May 2nd, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 2 (ANI): The John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is planning to send a spacecraft closer to the Sun than any probe has ever gone before in 2015, ... Read more...

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Endeavour makes picture-perfect docking at space station


March 13th, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by admin
DPA Washington, March 13 (DPA) The shuttle Endeavour docked early Thursday at the International Space Station, completing another picture-perfect part of its mission after a flawless launch, US space officials said. After docking, ... Read more...

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