space missions

A 12-12-12 launch for Indo-French satellite


September 12th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 12 (IANS) The Indian space agency, which scored a century in space missions Sunday, has set a 12-12-12 launch date to send an Indo-French satellite into space ... Read more...

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Project Daedelous plans to put humans on stars in 100 years


September 7th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) Project Daedelous, so far the most audacious plan to place humans on a star within 100 years, would develop a gigantic spaceship weighing 50,000 tonnes that ... Read more...

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ISRO to score 100 with a cooperative mission Sep 9


August 27th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 27 (IANS) The 100th launch mission of the Indian space agency slated for Sep 9 will also showcase the cooperation between two global competitors, a growing trend ... Read more...

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Lenovo unveils new generation laptops


August 9th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 9 (IANS) Chinese PC giant Lenovo has unveiled a new generation of light-weight ThinkPads at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.In an event to celebrate ... Read more...

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India to boost space assets to meet demand (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mysore (Karnataka), July 16 (IANS) India is boot-strapping its space-based assets to meet the growing demand for enhanced services in communications, broadcasting remote-sensing and navigation, a top space agency ... Read more...

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India for international synergy in space missions


July 16th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mysore (Karnataka), July 16 (IANS) India Monday called for international synergy in space missions for low-cost access to space resources and planetary explorations."I would call for international synergy in ... Read more...

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Global scientists descend on Mysore for space summit


July 14th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mysore (Karnataka), July 14 (IANS) Over 2,500 scientists from 75 countries descended on this city of palaces, for a week-long international space summit, being held in India for the ... Read more...

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Indian rocket engine test successful


May 13th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 12 (IANS) India Saturday successfully tested the indigenous super cooled cryogenic engine that will be used to fire a heavier rocket to put a communication satellite in ... Read more...

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Indigenous space engine test Saturday


May 11th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 11 (IANS) The Indian space agency will Saturday conduct a crucial test on an indigenously built cryogenic engine for launching its heavier rockets from its spaceport, a ... Read more...

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‘US spends more on pizza than on space missions’


May 3rd, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) With the US government cutting the budget for space missions, former NASA astronaut Marsha S. Ivins Thursday said her country loved to spend more on pizza ... Read more...

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China launches space drug laboratory


April 11th, 2012 - 4:28 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 11 (IANS) China has set up a laboratory to conduct research on medicines for astronauts during space missions, the science and technology ministry said.The laboratory, housed in the ... 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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Exercise helps astronauts protect heart in space


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 23 (IANS) Astronauts who exercise regularly and intensively on extended space missions mitigated the effects of low-gravity environment on their cardiac health, a study reveals.Researchers reported these findings ... Read more...

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Russia unveils robot for space missions


March 7th, 2012 - 9:55 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has built an android -- a robot resembling a human being -- to work in orbit.The robot, S-400, will be Russia's first space robot ... Read more...

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Woman astronaut to head 100-year Starship project


January 9th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 9 (IANS) Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to go into space in 1992, has been chosen to head the 100-year Starship project.Jemison's project will explore what it ... Read more...

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A year of satisfactory space missions (2011 in Retrospect) (With images)


December 26th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 26 (IANS) Nine satellite launches, a policy for managing remote sensing data and commissioning of the country's fastest supercomputer -- India's space agency can look back at ... Read more...

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Jugnu capped India’s technological achievements (2011 in Retrospect)


December 21st, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) In terms of technological breakthroughs, it has been a mixed bag for India this year. But the pride of place goes to Jugnu, one ... Read more...

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China to exhibit spaceship items across the country


December 16th, 2011 - 7:49 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 16 (IANS) China will hold space exhibitions across the country during 2013 which will feature items carried by its spaceships, Xinhua reported.The exhibits will display items from Shenzhou-8, ... Read more...

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China’s space programme has no military purpose


November 19th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 19 (IANS) China's space missions do not directly serve any military purpose, a space programme official has said.But the space-related technological developments can be used in both civilian ... Read more...

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No spaceship, yet NASA wants more astronauts


November 17th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) America's space organisation NASA has launched a massive recruitment drive to find new astronauts, despite not having its own spaceship for them to fly.With its shuttle ... Read more...

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‘Jugnu’ launch marks watershed in Indian space technology


October 25th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The successful launch of Jugnu, a loaf-sized nano satellite designed by IIT-Kanpur, on Oct 12 marks a watershed in Indian space technology for miniaturisation ... Read more...

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India’s new satellite beams high quality images


May 9th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 9 (IANS) India's latest advanced remote sensing satellite Resourcesat-2 has beamed high quality images distinctly showing the northern and western regions of the country, the space agency ... Read more...

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Chinese woman may reach space by 2012


April 30th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): China's female astronauts could fly into space as soon as the latter half of 2012.The two women astronauts, both pilots from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air ... Read more...

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China to launch two space modules


April 30th, 2011 - 3:30 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 30 (IANS) China will launch two unmanned space modules in the second half of this year, a media report said.The modules, named Tiangong-1 and Shenzhou-8, will take part ... Read more...

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Russian officials deny ’secret-sex’ experiments in space


April 26th, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Moscow, Apr 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Russian officials have flatly denied all claims that they had conducted a ‘secret-sex’ experiment in space. There have been rumors since a while that there have been ... Read more...

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Paracetamol, antibiotics don’t work in outer space


April 18th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Common drugs like paracetamol and antibiotics often lose their potency in outer space and would be useless for astronauts who are experiencing headaches or fighting infections, ... Read more...

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Take a vitamin pill to mitigate the effects of radiation: NASA


March 22nd, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): With astronauts facing risks from radiation on long-duration space missions, NASA has recommended a simple solution - take a vitamin pill.Astronauts are exposed to more radiation than nuclear ... Read more...

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China to prepare astronauts for long stay in space


January 18th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) China is preparing astronauts for long-term missions so that they can "carry out manned explorations of deep space in the future", an official said.A five-year programme to ready ... Read more...

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China to set up space monitoring network in 2016


January 7th, 2011 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 7 (IANS) China is ready to put in place a deep space monitoring network in 2016 to support the country's future space missions, a senior scientist has said.The network will ... Read more...

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Swarms of satellites possible: ISRO


January 5th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 5 (IANS) Swarms of satellites in the sky and even an individual owning one is possible today -- thanks to the emergence of small satellites targeted at performing specific ... Read more...

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DRDO demonstrates indigenous aerostat system


December 28th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Agra (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 28 (ANI): The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Tuesday demonstrated its indigenously designed and developed aerostat system capable of carrying electro-optic and COMINT payloads for surveillance. ... Read more...

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Indian rocket explodes minute after launch (Night Lead)


December 25th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Dec 25 (IANS) India's space programme suffered a blow Saturday as an advanced communication satellite - GSAT-5P - exploded within a minute after its launch from here on ... Read more...

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Indian rocket explodes minute after launch (Fourth Lead)


December 25th, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota, Dec 25 (IANS) India's ambitious space programme suffered a major blow as an advanced communication satellite exploded within a minute after its launch from here on Christmas day Saturday.The 2,310 ... Read more...

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New approach could change how space vehicles, instruments are designed


December 1st, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have pioneered the use of silicon-germanium (SiGe) technology to produce electronics that are highly resistant to both wide temperature variations and space radiation."The ... Read more...

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Long-duration space flight ‘is bad for the bones’


November 8th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 08 (ANI): A study has found that long-duration space flight might have a long-term negative impact on bone health.The research presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting ... Read more...

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