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GPS technology helps improve weather forecasts


June 14th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 14 (IANS) The satellite-based global positioning system (GPS) technology that guides modern car navigation systems is now being used to improve weather forecasts, says a researcher at Australia's ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Spacebots only way to find ETs: expert


April 19th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Deploying self-replicating robots or exobots in space explorations could be the only way to find extraterrestrial life and clean up space junk, says an expert. "Developing ... Read more...

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China mulls next generation rockets


February 5th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 5 (IANS) China will launch its next generation Long March carrier rockets in the next five years, an expert said.Yu Menglun, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of ... Read more...

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Indian rocket launch delayed by a minute to avoid space collision


October 12th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Oct 12 (IANS) A lot can happen in a matter of one minute, officials said Wednesday about the postponement of a rocket launch by 60 seconds ... Read more...

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Indian rocket launch countdown makes smooth progress


October 11th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 11 (IANS) The countdown to Wednesday's launch of the Indian PSLV rocket ferrying four satellites is progressing smoothly, with the fourth stage fully fuelled up, said an ... Read more...

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Roscosmos to make third attempt to launch Soyuz spacecraft


July 13th, 2011 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, will make a third attempt Wednesday to launch Soyuz-2.1, a space carrier with six US Globalstar-2 communications satellites, a ... Read more...

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SpaceX unveils plans for world’s most powerful rocket


April 6th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 6 (ANI): Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX), an American space transport company, has unveiled plans for a new rocket that it says will be the world's most powerful.The California-based firm, ... Read more...

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NASA’s Orion ‘moon’ craft that could put man on asteroid unveiled


March 23rd, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 23 (ANI): US aerospace firm Lockheed Martin on Tuesday unveiled a test version of a NASA shuttle that will allow astronauts to fly to and from the International Space ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New ‘low cost’ rocket to lift astronauts set to soar by 2013


February 9th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 9 (ANI): Two of the world's leading rocket companies-ATK from the US and Astrium from Europe-are collaborating to develop a new vehicle that may one day launch astronauts into orbit.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How sunlight powers free-flying satellites through interplanetary space


February 4th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Demonstrations have finally confirmed that radiation from sunlight can power spacecraft through interplanetary space.Two trials of spacecraft, one on 20th Jan and another on 26th Jan, successfully used ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Russia plans to send piloted rocket to Mars


January 26th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia plans to develop a new super-heavy carrier rocket that will be used to launch piloted spacecraft to Mars."The super-heavy carrier rocket will be based on the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

NASA to launch next Earth-observing satellite mission


January 21st, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): NASA is all set to launch its newest Earth-observing research mission.The Glory mission will improve our understanding of how the sun and tiny atmospheric particles called aerosols affect ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

An escalator to space - not very far away


January 9th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
By V. Jagannathan Chennai, Jan 9 (IANS) The day may not be far away when an elevator attendant asks your preferred destination - low earth orbit (LEO) or geostationary orbit (GSO). Research ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

NASA’s bread-loaf-sized nanosatellite to study life in space


November 19th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): In an attempt to answer astrobiology's fundamental questions about the origin, evolution, and distribution of life in the universe, NASA is getting ready to fly a small satellite ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Russia puts six US satellites into orbit


October 20th, 2010 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Soyuz spacecraft put six US communications satellites into orbit Tuesday, an official said.The spacecraft blasted off at 17.11 GMT from Kazakhstan's Baikonur space centre, a spokesman ... Read more...

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Man to ‘fly around Moon for the first time’


October 12th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): Russian, European and US space agencies are considering the possibility of flying a manned mission around the Moon using the space station as a launching point.The agencies want ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Microbes survive 553-day ordeal outside ISS


August 24th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 24 (ANI): Bacteria taken from cliffs at Beer on the South Coast have been found alive even after being put in hostile conditions of a space station above the Earth's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

China considers super-powerful engine for next generation space rockets


July 27th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 27 (ANI): China is considering a new super-powerful engine for the next generation of space rockets.BBC quotes Li Tongyu, general manager of the marketing department at the China Academy ... Read more...

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Russia to start testing Angara rocket in 2013


July 15th, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Test launches of Russia's new booster rocket Angara are to start in 2013, the rocket designer said Thursday. Vladimir Nesterov, head of the Khrunichev State Research and Production ... Read more...

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Obama assigns NASA Chief engaging with Muslim world as his ‘foremost’ mission


July 6th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 6 (ANI): NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has said that his 'foremost' mission as the head of America's space exploration agency is to improve relations with the Muslim world.According to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Israel launches spy satellite targeting Iran


June 23rd, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, June 23 (DPA) Israel launched its latest spy satellite as Tel Aviv, along with many other world governments, is wary of Iran's nuclear programme and its "belligerence" toward the Jewish ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists perform 9.9 miles teleportation feat


June 8th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): A group of Chinese scientists has successfully achieved teleportation up to 9.9 miles, using quantum entanglement of photons.The feat could lead to faster and smaller quantum-based computers and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Space junk may crash earth’s communication networks


May 28th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/London, May 28 (IANS) Junk of abandoned rockets, shattered satellites and missile shrapnel in space may cause collision between satellites, destroying communication facilities on earth, the US defence department has warned. According to ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Iran to launch communications satellites


May 23rd, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 23 (IANS) Iran Sunday unveiled its plans to launch two homemade communications satellites into orbit by March next year. Mohammad Ali Forghani, head of Iran's space agency, said the satellites ... Read more...

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US moving towards ‘high-altitude’ weaponry era with Falcon, X-37B launches


April 24th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24(ANI): The Pentagon's test launch of two unmanned space vehicles this week have highlighted the efforts being made by the United States to develop a new generation of high-altitude weapon ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Hubble celebrates 20 years of launch


April 24th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): The starry-eyed Hubble Space Telescope is today celebrating 20 years of awe and discovery - after it was launched on April 24, 1990.Exactly two decades ago the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US Air Force’s X-37B space plane takes off on ‘mystery mission’


April 23rd, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Florida, Apr 23(ANI): The United States Air Force's secretive X-37B robotic space plane took off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Thursday for a mystery mission that is expected to ... Read more...

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Obama outlines new US space exploration plan


April 16th, 2010 - 7:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has outlined his administration's new space exploration plan, vowing to increase NASA's budget by $6 billion over the next five years.Speaking at the ... Read more...

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Spaceflight to probe how cells become diseased


April 5th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 5 (IANS) A spaceflight will probe how cells remain healthy or succumb to disease, particularly in the face of stress or damage, in the first ever experiment of its kind. On ... Read more...

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We need clear space vision: Senators to Obama


February 25th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (DPA) A group of senators has called for a clear vision for the future of the US space programme, characterising President Barack Obama's plans for space agency NASA ... Read more...

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Google unveils virtual glass elevator that lets you fly around the world!


February 12th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 12 (ANI): Google has unveiled a virtual glass elevator that lets a person fly around the world.The Liquid Galaxy project is an interactive booth with wraparound LCD screens, reports News.com.au.Screens ... Read more...

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NASA picks companies to study commercial crew transport


February 2nd, 2010 - 8:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (DPA) US space agency NASA Monday named five aerospace companies to come up with concepts for transporting humans into orbit under plans announced by the Obama administration to shift ... Read more...

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Obama may abandon NASA’s moon mission plan


February 1st, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) NASA's plan to send another mission to the moon by 2020 may take a U-turn as US President Barack Obama is expected to propose the closure of ... Read more...

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Indian “vyomanauts” all set to rise up in space


January 6th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 6 (ANI): Reports indicate that the Indian media has branded its astronauts as "vyomanauts", a word derived from the Sanskrit language.According to a report in New Scientist, the tongue-twisting ... Read more...

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NASA’s Ares I-X rocket successfully completes flight test


October 29th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 29 (ANI): NASA's Ares I-X test rocket has successfully completed its flight test, by lifting off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on October 28th.The test flight lasted about ... Read more...

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