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Russian cosmonauts go on spacewalk


August 21st, 2012 - 2:29 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti)Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Yury Malenchenko started Monday a six-hour spacewalk to carry out a number of maintenance tasks on the International Space Station ... Read more...

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NASA to clear space junk with gas puffs


April 13th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 13 (IANS) NASA hopes to sweep away more than half a million pieces of space junk, adrift in the skies, with a radical solution.It is looking at ... Read more...

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New ‘rocket’ can go to moon on 100 cc fuel


March 30th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) A lightweight satellite thruster can go to the Moon on just 100 ml of fuel, slashing cost of space missions. The mini motor uses electricity to ... Read more...

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Solar powered lasers could zap asteroids


March 28th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) Engineers are developing an innovative laser-based technique to zap asteroids with greater probability of success. This could prevent asteroids from exploding on earth.The technique hinges on ... Read more...

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NASA exploring ways to clean up space debris


March 12th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Tampa (US), March 12 (IANS) Faced with increasing threats of space debris, the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is actively exploring ways to clean up the outer space.Donald ... 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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US joins efforts to set international rules in outer space


January 18th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) The US has decided to join the European Union (EU) and other nations to draw up an international code of conduct for outer space activities, said ... Read more...

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ISS orbit readjusted by 3 km


October 20th, 2011 - 4:52 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) has been raised by 3.1 km, a spokesman for Russia's Mission Control said.The maneuver was carried out ... 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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Unidentified space debris narrowly misses ISS


June 28th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 28 (IANS) A piece of unidentified debris narrowly missed the International Space Station (ISS) Tuesday while the crew evacuated into two Soyuz spacecraft to avoid a possible collision, ... Read more...

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Stars to help track space junk


May 29th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 29 (IANS) Soon a method to track geostationary objects, including space debris, could be in place, using the position of the stars.A team of researchers from the Royal ... Read more...

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Space junk safely passes International Space Station (ISS)


April 6th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by BNO News
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION (BNO NEWS) -- A piece of space junk passed the International Space Station (ISS) at a close distance on Tuesday afternoon but the crew did not have to take ... Read more...

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Lasers could zap space junk


March 16th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 16 (ANI): Scientists at NASA have proposed using a low-powered, ground-based laser to avoid collisions among space debris, and possibly even reduce the amount of debris in orbit.Debris orbiting Earth ... Read more...

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Mystery over Sun’s missing sunspots over 11-year cycle solved


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 3 (ANI): Scientists have finally solved the mystery of the recent period of decreased solar activity during the Sun's 11-year cycle.Experts observed that the recent solar minimum was the deepest ... Read more...

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Mimicking the woodpecker to inspire new-age shock absorbers


February 5th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): A new study from the University of California attempts to mimic the woodpecker's pecking action in order to apply it to new-age shock absorbing systems.Sang-Hee Yoon and Sungmin ... Read more...

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‘Fishing net’ to collect space debris


February 3rd, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 3 (IANS) Japan's space agency and a 100-year-old fishing net company have designed a huge net to collect space junk, a British report said. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and ... Read more...

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New radar net to track space debris whizzing around Earth


January 28th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): Space surveillance experts at the US Air Force are currently developing a new system that will better detect, report and track thousands of pieces of space junk as ... Read more...

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Space junk as dangerous as weapons, warn scientists


December 24th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Space debris-hundreds of thousands of pieces of space junk including broken satellites, discarded rocket stages and lost spacewalker tools-that crowd the corridors of Earth orbit now, are equally ... Read more...

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Bizarre ball lightning caused by ’space debris’ could explain UFO sightings


December 1st, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): Ball lightning - phenomena apparently witnessed by many - may be caused by space debris, suggests a new study.Thousands of people have seen floating orbs of light, sometimes ... Read more...

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U.N. denies appointing Earth’s ‘first contact’ for aliens


September 28th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 28 (ANI): The United Nations has dismissed reports that it is set to appoint an obscure Malaysian astrophysicist to act as Earth's first contact for any aliens that may come ... Read more...

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Fuel-free space tethers to manoeuvre spacecraft in orbit


September 4th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): A team at NASA is testing a chemical-free propulsion system that will use Earth's magnetic field to move satellites and spacecraft in orbit.Space tethers collect current when they ... Read more...

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Earth’s upper atmosphere ’shrinking’


August 27th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): The upper layer of Earth's atmosphere is shrinking due to large changes in the Sun's energy output, new research indicates.The study links a recent, temporary shrinking of a ... Read more...

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China tops list of countries dumping most debris into space


August 16th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 16 (ANI): China, a relative newcomer to the space age, has topped the list of countries contributing to space debris, according to a study by the Russian space agency, Roscosmos.China ... Read more...

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China leads in outer space pollution: Russian space agency


July 30th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China has topped the list of the world's major polluters of the near-Earth space environment, followed by the US and Russia, the Russian Federal Space Agency Roscosmos ... Read more...

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Moon builds massive snowballs in Saturn’s ring


July 21st, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): New pictures sent in by NASA's Cassini spacecraft show icy particles in Saturn's F ring clumping into giant snowballs as the moon Prometheus makes multiple swings by the ... Read more...

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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...

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Soon, laser ‘tractor beams’ to clear up space junk


April 30th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 30 (ANI): Now a tractor beam could prevent the accumulation of space debris-including all the dead satellites, discarded rocket boosters and other junk-in the Earth's orbit, suggests an expert.Space-flight engineer ... Read more...

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“Giant Meteor” Lights Up Night Sky


April 16th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Apr 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A giant fireball was seen in the skies of Wisconsin and St. Louis on Wednesday night. It seems that the fireball, which is being considered as ... Read more...

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Nanosatellite set to rid space of dangerous junk


March 30th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) A tiny three-kg satellite or "nanosatellite" will rid the space of dangerous clouds of junk hurtling around in the earth's lower orbit. More than 5,500 tonnes of junk ... 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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Mini-thrusters may help satellites to search for exoplanets


March 4th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): The US Air Force is eyeing mini- thrusters or miniature, electric propulsion systems, to make it easier for their satellites to perform space maneuvers and undertake formidable tasks ... Read more...

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Astronauts open seven eyelids on International Space Station


February 18th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Feb 18 (ANI): Reports indicate that astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have opened the shutters on the seven Cupola windows on February 17, providing them with the first view ... Read more...

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Endeavour heads for space station with new picture window (Lead)


February 8th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 8 (DPA) The space shuttle Endeavour lit up the Florida coast before dawn Monday as it blasted off for a mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The 1014 GMT ... Read more...

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How to make outer space a safer place


November 16th, 2009 - 7:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 15 (ANI): A new report has flagged a series of recommendations to help address the orbital debris concern, and other issues that can assure enhanced security in space for all.The ... Read more...

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Blizzard of space debris threat to future economics of space flight


October 28th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 28 (ANI): An academician has predicted that a burgeoning blizzard of space debris is going to have a major impact on the future economics of space flight.According to a report ... Read more...

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