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Russia launches cargo spaceship


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 2 (IANS) A Russian cargo ship blasted off to the International Space Station (ISS) Wednesday night, the country's Roscosmos space agency said.The Soyuz-U rocket, carrying Progress M-16M cargo ... Read more...

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First private spacecraft launch to ISS delayed


April 25th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Dragon, the first private spacecraft to be launched to the International Space Station (ISS), is scheduled to blast off May 7, a week later than ... 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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Russian probe fails to set course to Mars


November 9th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 9 (RIA Novosti) A robotic spacecraft to the Mars moon Phobos launched early Wednesday has failed to reach orbit after separation from the launch vehicle, the head of ... Read more...

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China to establish manned space station


November 3rd, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 3 (IANS) China will establish a manned space station around 2020, an official said Thursday. Wu Ping, the country's manned space program spokesperson, said that China's spacecraft will conduct ... Read more...

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China launches spacecraft


November 1st, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 1 (IANS) China's unmanned spacecraft Shenzhou-8 blasted off from a launch centre in the northwestern Gobi desert Tuesday.The spacecraft took off at 5.58 a.m. from the Jiuquan Satellite ... Read more...

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China to conduct manned space mission in 2012


October 31st, 2011 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 31 (IANS) China will conduct a manned space mission in 2012, an official said Monday.Spokeswoman for the programme Wu Ping said Shenzhou-9 and Shenzhou-10 spaceships will be launched ... Read more...

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China’s first space lab module blasts off


September 29th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 29 (IANS) China's first space lab module -- Tiangong-1 -- blasted off Thursday from Jiuquan satellite launch center in the northwest desert area. It blasted off at 9.16 ... Read more...

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China may send women to space in 2012


May 1st, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 1 (IANS) Chinese women may fly to space as soon as next year, one of the country's first astronauts and now in charge of the manned space programme ... Read more...

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Voyager 1 Moving Into Interstellar Space Gradually


December 14th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Voyager 1 Spacecraft made by NASA is slowly moving out of the solar system as scientists have measured. The unmanned spacecraft will take 4 more ... Read more...

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New device unveils more mysteries about Maritan atmosphere


October 15th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): New instruments designed to measure atmospheric components on the surface of Mars have uncovered important clues about the planet's atmosphere and climate history.The findings revealed how carbon dioxide ... Read more...

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China’s second unmanned lunar probe maneuvers to correct trajectory


October 3rd, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 2 (ANI): China's second unmanned lunar probe, Chang'e-2, was maneuvered to correct its trajectory on the earth-moon transfer orbit Saturday.Scientists successfully activated the attitude control engines on Chang'e-2 and ... 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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NASA remembers storied past, but looks to uncertain future (Flashback 2009)


December 30th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Anne K. Walters Cape Canaveral (Florida), Dec 30 (DPA) As the world marked the 40th anniversary of the first human on the moon this year, the future of the space programme ... Read more...

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More indigenous components in second moon mission: ISRO


November 23rd, 2009 - 11:24 pm ICT by ANI
Coimbatore, Nov 23(ANI): Mylswamy Annadurai, Project Director of Chandrayan Mission II, ISRO, on Monday said that there would be more indigenous components in country's second moon mission.Annadurai was in the ... Read more...

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Unmanned space module to be launched by China in 2010


February 28th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): China plans to launch an unmanned space module into orbit as early as the end of 2010.It is expected to meet with another unmanned spacecraft, ... Read more...

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China to launch unmanned space module in 2010


February 28th, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Feb. 28 (ANI): China plans to launch an unmanned space module into orbit as early as the end of 2010. It is expected to meet with another unmanned spacecraft, Shenzhou-8, ... Read more...

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‘India’s manned moon mission by 2020′


December 6th, 2008 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 6 (IANS) India would be able to send a manned mission to the moon by 2020, while the second unmanned spacecraft would be ready by 2012, said a top space ... Read more...

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Bringing Chandrayaan-I back will be tough challenge: US astronaut


November 21st, 2008 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Terming India's maiden moon mission as “fantastic” and “great”, renowned American astronaut Jerry M. Linenger Friday said bringing back the probe to earth will be “very difficult”.“Moon ... Read more...

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Laser payload aboard Chandrayaan turned on


November 16th, 2008 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 16 (IANS) The lunar laser ranging instrument (LLRI) on board India's first unmanned spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 was switched on Sunday, two days after the moon impact probe (MIP) landed on the ... Read more...

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Lunar landing has Indians over the moon


November 15th, 2008 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) There was exultation, a feeling that India had arrived, when the national tricolour was placed on the lunar surface Friday night. With India's moon mission Chandrayaan already ... Read more...

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From launch to landing - Indian moon mission’s journey


November 14th, 2008 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 14 (IANS) India's first probe into moon landed on the lunar surface Friday night after riding on Chandrayaan-1, the country's first unmanned spacecraft to the moon, after travelling around 384,000 ... Read more...

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Tricolour signifies India’s presence on moon: ISRO chief


November 14th, 2008 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 14 (IANS) The landing of the moon impact probe (MIP) on the lunar surface Friday night would mark the presence of India on the moon, the head of Indian Space ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan descends into lower lunar orbit


November 12th, 2008 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 11 (IANS) India's first unmanned spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 descended further into the lunar orbit Tuesday following the third orbit-reduction manoeuvre, a top space official said here."The manoeuvre was carried out at ... Read more...

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ISRO to develop Sun mission ”Aditya”, says Nair


November 10th, 2008 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Nov 10 (ANI): After the success of Chandrayaan -1, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has conceptually developed a Sun mission called ''Aditya''. Talking to ANI here, ISRO Chairman G. ... Read more...

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Indian spacecraft enters lunar orbit, makes history (Second lead)


November 8th, 2008 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 8 (IANS) India Saturday made history by firing its first unmanned spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 into the lunar orbit, breaking away from the earth's gravitational field for a rendezvous with the moon."The ... Read more...

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India successfully puts spacecraft into lunar orbit (Lead)


November 8th, 2008 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 8 (IANS) India Saturday successfully put its first unmanned spacecraft Chandrayaan-I into lunar orbit - a major step towards placing it in its designated slot 100 km from the moon, ... Read more...

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‘The moon is better than any space station’


November 8th, 2008 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 8 (IANS) Even as Chandrayaan-1, India's first unmanned spacecraft to the moon, enters the lunar orbit Saturday, one Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientist says the moon is well on ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan-I enters lunar orbit


November 4th, 2008 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Nov 4 (ANI): Chandrayaan-1, India''s spacecraft mission to moon has entered the Lunar Transfer Trajectory after the fifth and final orbit raising manoeuvre was carried out on Tuesday morning According to ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan enters lunar space for final journey


November 4th, 2008 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 4 (IANS) India's first moon mission Chandrayaan-1 entered the lunar space early Tuesday for its final journey into the lunar orbit Saturday, an official of the Indian Space Research Organisation ... Read more...

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Ban Ki-moon lauds launch of Indian lunar mission


October 24th, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 24 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated India's government and it's people for the successful launch of the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, which is expected to orbit the moon and ... Read more...

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Lawmakers, citizens are jubilant over successful launch of Chandrayaan-1


October 22nd, 2008 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 22 (ANI): The lawmakers and citizens today felt proud and hailed scientists for the successful launch of Chandrayaan-1. Lawmakers while talking to reporters here congratulated the scientists who were ... Read more...

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Mulford congratulates India on unmanned moon mission launch


October 22nd, 2008 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi,Oct.22 (ANI): United States Ambassador to India David C. Mulford today congratulated India on the successful launch of the Chandrayaan-1. "The United States congratulates India on the successful launch. This is ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan-1 launched successfully


October 22nd, 2008 - 8:58 am ICT by ANI
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Oct 22 (ANI): Chandrayaan-1, India''s spacecraft mission to moon was launched today from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota.Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman Dr. G ... Read more...

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New software to chart path for unmanned spacecraft to outer solar system


December 4th, 2007 - 2:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Aeronautical engineers have developed a sophisticated and mathematical software that would help to determine the most efficient path for an unmanned spacecraft to the outer fringes of the ... Read more...

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