ISRO

ISRO’s Cartosat-2 becomes operational, beams first images

The first image in high resolution shows a part of Indore, about 200 km from Bhopal in central India. (Image Source: ISRO)<p>India’s remote sensing …

Space

Corrections Clarifications - January 16, 2018

A reader wrote to say that the report, “ISRO mulls launching 65 satellites for a slew of uses” (Jan. 10, 2018), erroneously referred to GSAT-7A as an …

Indian Navy

Eyes on the sky: When and where will China's rogue space station fall to Earth?

Scientists across the globe are carefully monitoring China’s discarded Tiangong-1 space station, which will plunge into Earth’s atmosphere at some point in the coming months.<p>In a post on Jan. 12, the European Space Agency (ESA), which is hosting an international monitoring effort, said that the …

Exploration

The Aaadhar conundrum

My name is Patri Venkata Manoranjan Rao. I completed 81 years on December 7, 2017. My wife Anjali Rao completed 81 years on September 19. Our elder …

Aadhaar

India launches 100th satellite

This is the moment India launched it's 100th satellite. It was launched from Sriharikota in southern Andhra, Pradesh state.<p>It's been trying to market itself as a low-cost provider of satellites in Space - 31 of those launched this year are for foreign customers.<p>try { twttr.ready(function () { …

Space

Friday briefing: Vast ice cliffs have been found on Mars

Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, newly discovered Martian ice sheets could be the target of future missions, Skype is introducing end-to-end …

Super Mario Odyssey

Rahul Gandhi congratulates ISRO for creating history

Congress president Rahul Gandhi today congratulated ISRO for "creating history" by successfully conducting the PSLV C-40 mission.The Indian Space …

Rahul Gandhi

India launches rocket carrying dozens of satellites

NEW DELHI — India launched a rocket carrying dozens of satellites from India and six other countries Friday from its island space centre.<p>A. S. Kiran …

Exploration

Huge reserves of water ice discovered on Mars could speed manned missions

Huge ice sheets more than 300 feet deep have been discovered on Mars, making it possible that human astronauts could have access to almost limitless water, scientists said Thursday.<p>"Astronauts could essentially just go there with a bucket and a shovel and get all the water they need," said one of …

Planets

Mars has ice sheets 130 metres thick hiding below its red dust

Just below the surface, Mars is full of ice. New observations have revealed steep cliffs cut out of thick sheets of ice, which may be able to tell us …

Science

Space companies bet big on PSLV

At least three overseas space companies have bet big on the PSLV-C40 launch of Friday. They each have put a 100-kg-class microsatellite on it as a …

Space

K Sivan appointed the chairperson of ISRO

He will succeed MR Kumar.<p>The Centre on Wednesday appointed K Sivan the chairperson of the Indian Space Research Organisation, PTI reported. Sivan, …

India News

What's sending mysterious repeating fast radio bursts in space?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The only known repeating fast radio burst in the universe just got more extreme.<p>These radio flashes usually last a millisecond and have an unknown physical origin. People love to believe that they're from an advanced extraterrestrial civilization, and this hypothesis hasn't been ruled out …

World News

ISRO mulls launching 65 satellites for a slew of uses

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has set itself an ambitious to-do list of making and launching around 65 satellites for a slew of uses. …

India

VTU gives honorary doctorate to ISRO chairman

Updated: January 09, 2018 15:09 IST<p>ISRO chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar receiving the honorary doctorate conferred on him by VTU. VTU Vice-Chancellor …

India

NASA’s Curiosity Rover On Mars Finds Weird Squiggles

The rover transmitted images back to Earth of what look like squiggles left on top of a rock formation, where sand is dusted around. The space agency …

Planets

Is the Google Lunar X Prize Kaput?

It appears highly likely that the decade-old Google Lunar X Prize will end on March 31 without a winner following reports out of India that Team …

Space

Faraway islands

As a resident of the Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, I am sure that very few are aware of the major problem residents on the islands face …

Andaman and Nicobar

Mysterious 'stick-like figures' spark theories about ancient creatures on Mars

The formations captured by the Curiosity rover are one to two millimetres wide and up to five millimetres long.<p>Nasa triggered a wave of wild …

Planets

On a not-so-light note

Few events at the State School Arts Festival could boast a legacy as rich as Light Music. It has produced more great talents than any other art …

Mars

5,000-year old rock art found in India is likely the oldest depiction of a supernova

Imagine looking up at the sky one night and finding two moons. If it happened in 2017, Twitter would be abuzz with people posting photos. News channels would get astronomers to explain what’s happening, and they’d say it’s not a supernatural phenomenon but likely an exploding star—a supernova. …

Travel (India)

Agencies tracking performance of NAVIC sets

As many as five fishing vessels equipped with satellite navigational equipment put out to sea from three locations along the Kerala coast on Friday …

India and Japan prepare joint mission to the moon

India and Japan are preparing to fly each other to the moon as two of Asia’s leading economic powers team up to counter China’s growing prowess in …

Space

ISRO carrying out studies in disaster mgmt, monitoring haze

New Delhi, Jan 4 (PTI) The Indian Space Research Organisation is carrying out studies in disaster management and monitoring of rice crop, global …

Rajya Sabha

RFP floated for assembly, testing of satellites: Govt

New Delhi, Jan 4 (PTI) A Request for Proposal has been floated for assembling, integration and testing of satellites after an evaluation of the …

Rajya Sabha

2018 looks set to be another massive year for space exploration

The last 12 months were groundbreaking for space science – we made gravitational wave discoveries and Cassini's mission to Saturn came to a dramatic …

Space Exploration

Railway Ministry and ISRO partner to install GPS devices in trains by December 2018

In a bid to provide real time train information, the government plans to install <b>GPS</b> devices on over 2,700 electric locomotives by December 2018, …

India

Recent Reforms Have Put Innovation On Centre Stage, But There Might Be Some Time Before We See Results

There is no doubt now that innovation has become mainstream in India's development dialogue. India's growth story is evolving, with innovation and …

Innovation

All Aboard ISRO's PSLV: India's Next Rocket Launch To Carry 31 Satellites

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch the PSLV-C40 rocket from Southern India on 10 Jan. It plans on carrying 30 foreign …

World News

India & Europe Eye Smallsat Launchers

Officials in India and Europe are eying a greater share of the emerging small satellite market with light versions of the PSLV and Vega C boosters, …

Space