Indian rocket with navigation satellite blasts off

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:52

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), April 28 (IANS) An Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket lifted off successfully on Thursday afternoon with the country's seventh and final navigation satellite, IRNSS-1G, from the rocket port here.


Sunita Williams, team to ensure safe cargo flights to ISS

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:36

Washington, April 28 (IANS) Indian-born NASA's commercial crew astronaut Sunita "Suni" Williams and her colleagues have successfully tested a new generation of training simulators that will prepare them for launch, flight and returns aboard Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft.


Russia launches rocket from new cosmodrome

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 08:40

Moscow, April 28 (IANS) Russian authorities on Thursday launched a Soyuz-2.1a rocket carrying three satellites from the newly-built Vostochny Cosmodrome located in the country's Far East.


Watch Mars' surface in super detail

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 20:04

London, April 27 (IANS) A team of scientists has shown in unprecedented detail the surface of Mars -- including the location of Beagle-2, the British landing spacecraft -- using a revolutionary image stacking and matching technique.


Ravens can be as clever as chimps: Study

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 17:26

London, April 27 (IANS) An international team of researchers has found that despite having much smaller brains ravens are as clever as chimpanzees.


Hubble spots moon orbiting dwarf planet

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 15:28

New York, April 27 (IANS) NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a small, dark moon orbiting the second brightest icy dwarf planet after Pluto in the Kuiper Belt.


Dogs first domesticated in China

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 13:03

Beijing, April 27 (IANS) Dogs were first tamed in China, Chinese scientists claim, disputing research that domesticated dogs first evolved 15,000 years ago in Central Asia.


Researchers using Big Data to study crowd dynamics at Simhastha Kumbh

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:42

Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) A group of Indian researchers is leading a global team of experts to unravel crowd dynamics during the Simhastha Kumbh in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh using Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) for efficient crowd management solutions.


First rocket launch from Russia's new cosmodrome postponed

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:42

Moscow, April 27 (IANS) A maiden space launch from a newly-built Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia's Far East was postponed due to the failure of the automatic control system, space agency Roscosmos said on Wednesday.


India's navigation satellite launch countdown progressing smoothly

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 08:20

Chennai, April 27 (IANS) The 51 hour, 30 minute countdown for the launch of an Indian rocket with the country's seventh navigation satellite scheduled for Thursday is proceeding normally, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Wednesday.


Facebook-like study throws light on dinosaurs' exodus from Europe

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 12:48

London, April 25 (IANS) Researchers have for the first time visually depicted the movement of dinosaurs around the world during the Mesozoic Era -- from about 252 to 66 million years ago -- including a curious exodus from Europe.


Scientists to explore Saturn's icy moon for alien life

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 10:50

Washington, April 25 (IANS) In one of its most ambitious projects in deep space, a team of NASA researchers are proposing to send robots at the centre of icy moons to explore the subsurface ocean for presence of life.


China marks first-ever 'space day'

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 09:24

Beijing, April 24 (IANS) China on Sunday marked it first-ever "Space Day", a move that reflects the country is attaching great importance to the space industry, a media report said.


India to test reusable launch vehicle in June

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 22:00

Bengaluru, April 23 (IANS) India is set to flight test, in June, a home-grown reusable launch vehicle to demonstrate its capability to re-enter atmosphere and return to earth for more space missions, a top official said on Saturday.