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NASA to launch another Mars mission


August 21st, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) NASA astonished many with the bravery act of driving all round Mars with four rovers. On top of this there were plans to go deeper into ... Read more...

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More smart Indians opting to be space scientists: ISRO


July 15th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mysore (Karnataka), July 15 (IANS) More and more smart graduates and research scholars across India are opting for an exciting career in space science, as evident from thousands of ... Read more...

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ISRO: A great institution’s fall from grace (News Analysis)


January 25th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 25 (IANS) From humble beginnings of ferrying rocket parts on a bicycle to launching satellites of other countries and landing a craft on the moon, the Indian Space ... Read more...

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Russia’s Mars spacecraft to fall back to Earth


January 14th, 2012 - 8:44 am ICT by IANS
Moscow/Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) Russia's failed Phobos-Grunt Mars probe spacecraft will likely plunge back to Earth between Jan 15 and Jan 16, reports Xinhua.The 14-tonne spacecraft that carries 11 tonnes ... Read more...

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China exported communications satellites to Pakistan (Lead)


December 29th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 29 (IANS) China Thursday said it has exported communications satellites to Pakistan, Nigeria, and Venezuela.At a press conference held in Beijing marking the publication of the country's latest ... Read more...

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Mars Rover Friday abroad Atlas Rocket


November 21st, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Nov 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Space rover Spirit’s fascinating journey on Mars have been documented and released in a special video. Nearly 3,500 images are involved in the project which rolls ... Read more...

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NASA and Brazil sign Earth science agreements


October 28th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- NASA on Thursday announced that it has signed two cooperative Earth science agreements with Agencia Espacial Brasileira (AEB), NASA's counterpart space agency in Brazil.The agreements were signed ... 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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Russia, US to cooperate on ISS operations


August 25th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 25 (IANS) Russian space agency Roscosmos and America's NASA are working to maintain International Space Station (ISS) operations after a Russian cargo spaceship crashed, Roscosmos said Thursday.The two ... Read more...

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Space probe reaches asteroid after four-year journey


July 18th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS/EFE) The space probe Dawn on the weekend finally rendezvoused with the asteroid Vesta, which circles the Sun between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, after ... Read more...

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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...

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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...

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India, EU praise progress on maritime transport cooperation


December 10th, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by ANI
Brussels, Dec.10 (ANI): Taking part in the 11th EU-India Summit here on Friday, leaders of EU and India expressed satisfaction with the recent progress in negotiations on a maritime transport agreement and ... Read more...

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South Africa launches space agency


December 9th, 2010 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Dec 9 (IANS) South Africa Thursday launched its space agency on what has been described as a historic day for the country.Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor and experts from the ... Read more...

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Santa’s holiday wish-fulfillment op ‘driven by technology, not magic’


December 5th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 5 (ANI): Contrary to the standard characterisation, Santa Claus is no wizard and his holiday wish-fulfilment operation is driven entirely by technology, not magic, reveals new book.Gregory Mone, in his ... Read more...

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PM announces visa on arrival for four Asean countries


October 30th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Minu Jain Hanoi, Oct 30 (IANS) Nationals from Cambodia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Laos would be given visa on arrival from Jan 1, 2011, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced here ... 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...

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ISRO offers road map for private firms in space business (Lead)


August 25th, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 25 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Wednesday urged the private sector to come up with innovative technologies to join hands with it to tap the growing space ... Read more...

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India’s HAL among exhibitors at Farnborough airshow


July 18th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India's Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) will be among the 1,400 exhibitors participating in the Farnborough airshow, one of the biggest in the aviation calendar, that gets underway ... Read more...

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Pallam Raju to attend Farnborough airshow


July 16th, 2010 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam Raju Friday left for Britain to attend the Farnborough airshow, one of the biggest in the aviation calendar where the ... Read more...

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ESA’s ‘Mission X’ lets couch potato kids train like astronauts


June 1st, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 1 (ANI): If your child wants to become an astronaut, then here's a chance to let him train as one - the European Space Agency (ESA) and its partners are ... Read more...

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NASA Prepares Shuttle Atlantis For Final Journey Into Space


May 14th, 2010 - 11:16 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In Cape Canaveral, Florida this morning, the weather was partly cloudy and expected to clear into a warm, and beautiful sunny day. Puffy clouds flitted sparsely across clear ... Read more...

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ISC-2011 to focus on science education, planetary exploration


March 15th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Mar 15 (IANS) Collaboration with space agencies of different countries for planetary explorations and India-US student exchange programme will be the highlights of the next Indian Science Congress (ISC) in ... Read more...

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Growing space debris poses threat to spacecrafts


March 9th, 2010 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 9 (IANS) About 100 space debris experts who are taking part in the three-day meet of the Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination (IADC) Committee here Tuesday expressed concern in the ... Read more...

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Yash Pal and Annadurai selected for Firodia award


December 9th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 9 (IANS) Two scientists connected to the Indian space sector, Yash Pal and M. Annadurai, have been selected for the 2009 H.K.Firodia award. The Awards Selection Committee comprising R.A. Mashelkar, ... Read more...

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Could our oceans have an extraterrestrial origin?


November 12th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 12 (IANS) Water did not originate on Earth as believed, but came into being from the turbulence caused by giant planets in the outer solar system, according to a new ... Read more...

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Space scientists laud India’s moon mission data despite setback


September 7th, 2009 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 7 (IANS) Top international space scientists Monday lauded India's maiden lunar mission for the excellent quality of the data sent by Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, a senior space agency official said. "About ... Read more...

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Scientists to review India’s moon mission saga


September 6th, 2009 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 6 (IANS) Top European and American space scientists will join their Indian counterparts here Monday to review the performance of India's maiden moon mission Chandrayaan-1 that was aborted prematurely ... Read more...

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India’s Chandrayaan-1 and NASA join hands to search for water on the moon


August 26th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 26 (ANI): A joint collaboration between India's Chandrayaan-1 and NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which are orbiting the moon, could turn up evidence for valuable lunar water.Some scientists suspect ... Read more...

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40th anniversary of Moon landing an opportunity to look forward to future space exploration


July 22nd, 2009 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A scientist has said that the 40th anniversary of the Apollo lunar landing is a time to look back and, especially, an opportunity to look forward to future ... Read more...

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Clinton meets Manmohan Singh


July 20th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): Visiting U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh at his office in 7, Race Course Road here on Monday.It is believed ... Read more...

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Clinton begins meeting with Manmohan Singh


July 20th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): Visiting U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived at the 7, Race Course Road official residence of the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and begun ... Read more...

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US-India to sign new Technology Safeguards Agreement


July 20th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): India and US are expected to sign an "end-use monitoring" agreement to ease the sale of sophisticated US arms to New Delhi.The signing will be held here ... Read more...

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NASA starts back to moon with dual mission (Lead)


June 19th, 2009 - 8:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (DPA) NASA launched a dual mission Thursday to help pave the way for humans to return to the moon, as the US space agency looks beyond the continuing ... Read more...

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Asteroid probe set to “collide” with Earth in June 2010


June 12th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Japanese scientists have announced that a 1,124-pound (510-kilogram) space probe will "collide" with our home planet in June 2010 to simulate an approaching asteroid.According to a report ... Read more...

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