NASA in a blogpost said that the Russian Progress 77 spacecraft is carrying these items to aid Expedition 64 crew members.(Twitter/ISS)
NASA in a blogpost said that the Russian Progress 77 spacecraft is carrying these items to aid Expedition 64 crew members.(Twitter/ISS)

Russian Progress cargo spacecraft successfully reaches ISS

  • The spacecraft was carrying a little more than one ton of nitrogen, water and propellant.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2021 02:48 PM IST

Progress 77, the unmanned cargo spacecraft from Russia, docked at the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday.

“Russia's Progress 77 spacecraft docked at the station’s Pirs docking compartment today at 1:27am ET delivering 1.1 tons of nitrogen, water and propellant to the station,” the ISS tweeted on Wednesday.

The spacecraft was carrying a little more than one ton of nitrogen, water and propellant. It began its journey on February 15 from the Russia-leased Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan.

NASA in a blogpost said that the Russian Progress 77 spacecraft is carrying these items to aid Expedition 64 crew members who are currently stationed in the ISS. “The spacecraft is carrying a little more than one ton of nitrogen, water and propellant to the station and the Expedition 64 crew members who are living and working in space to advance scientific knowledge, demonstrate new technologies, and make research breakthroughs not possible on Earth,” the space agency said in its post.

The ISS is being currently operated by seven crew members who belong to the United States, Japan and Russia. NASA's Kate Rubins, Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker; Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi; and Russian Space Agency Roscosmos' Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov are currently working in the space outpost, news agency Associated Press reported.

The Progress 77 spacecraft is scheduled to remain docked to the International Space Station for the remainder of the year, the blog post from NASA said. It also said that instead of Progress 77 spacecraft, it will be the Pirs spacecraft which will detach itself from the Earth-facing side of the station’s Russian segment.

“Progress 77 is scheduled to remain docked to the space station’s Russian segment until later this year. Instead of undocking from Pirs, this time Progress will stay connected and detach Pirs from the Earth-facing side of the station’s Russian segment, where it has spent nearly 20 years in service as both a docking port and spacewalk airlock,” NASA said.

Following the undocking of Pirs, the “Nauka” Multipurpose Laboratory Module will dock at the vacated port.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close
**EDS: HANDOUT PHOTO MADE AVAILABLE FROM ISRO ON SUNDAY, FEB. 28, 2021** Sriharikota: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C51, carrying Brazilian satellite Amazonia-1, lifts off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Sunday, Feb. 28. 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI02_28_2021_000044B)(PTI)
**EDS: HANDOUT PHOTO MADE AVAILABLE FROM ISRO ON SUNDAY, FEB. 28, 2021** Sriharikota: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C51, carrying Brazilian satellite Amazonia-1, lifts off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Sunday, Feb. 28. 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI02_28_2021_000044B)(PTI)

Historic moment: Isro launches 19 satellites with Bhagavad Gita, PM Modi’s photo

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 01:36 PM IST
The Isro mission was built around sending Brazil's 637-kg Amazonia-1 satellite into space, which is the first Brazilian satellite to be launched from India.
Close
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe had an up-close view of Venus when it flew by the planet in July 2020. Some of the features seen by scientists are labeled in this annotated image. The dark spot appearing on the lower portion of Venus is an artifact from the WISPR instrument.(NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Naval Research Laboratory/Guillermo Stenborg and Brendan Gallagher)
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe had an up-close view of Venus when it flew by the planet in July 2020. Some of the features seen by scientists are labeled in this annotated image. The dark spot appearing on the lower portion of Venus is an artifact from the WISPR instrument.(NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Naval Research Laboratory/Guillermo Stenborg and Brendan Gallagher)

Nasa's solar probe sends stunning image of Venus and its terrain

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 01:25 PM IST
  • The picture shared by Nasa of the onboard Wide-field Imager inside the Parker Solar Probe (WISPR) was originally clicked in July 2020.
Close
PSLV-C51 undergoing a launch rehearsal on Wednesday. (ISRO/Twitter)
PSLV-C51 undergoing a launch rehearsal on Wednesday. (ISRO/Twitter)

ISRO to launch Brazilian satellite on Sunday; first in 2021

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 02:47 PM IST
  • The 637-kg Amazonia-1 will provide remote sensing data to scientists who will need the data from the satellite to monitor deforestation in the Amazon region.
Close
In 2019, Mary Jackson was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal(www.nasa.gov)
In 2019, Mary Jackson was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal(www.nasa.gov)

NASA renames Washington headquarters to honour 'hidden figures' scientist

ANI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 08:03 AM IST
Mary Jackson worked at NASA for 34 years, starting as a research mathematician, and eventually became the agency's first Black female engineer.
Close
In order to infect cells, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, needs to insert itself into the membrane of human cells.(Pixabay)
In order to infect cells, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, needs to insert itself into the membrane of human cells.(Pixabay)

New study uncovers new details of SARS-CoV-2 interactions with human cells

ANI, Washington [us]
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 05:25 PM IST
A new study published in Biophysical Society, introduces new molecular models to show what parts of SARS-CoV-2 are critical for that interaction, revealing new potential drug targets for the infection.
Close
In January, the US government said it will buy 1.25 million additional doses of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals' Covid-19 antibody cocktail.(AP)
In January, the US government said it will buy 1.25 million additional doses of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals' Covid-19 antibody cocktail.(AP)

Regeneron to stop giving placebo in Covid-19 drug trial after 'clear efficacy'

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 05:45 PM IST
The Regeneron treatment is part of a class of drugs known as monoclonal antibodies.
Close
The panorama is composed of 142 individual images stitched together on Earth, NASA said.(NASA/AFP)
The panorama is composed of 142 individual images stitched together on Earth, NASA said.(NASA/AFP)

NASA releases panorama taken by Mars rover

AFP
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 03:02 AM IST
The panorama shows the rim of the Jezero Crater where the rover touched down last week and the cliff face of an ancient river delta in the distance.
Close
This illustration provided by NASA shows a diagram added over the parachute deployed during the descent of the Mars Perseverance rover as it approaches the surface of the planet on Thursday. (AP Photo)
This illustration provided by NASA shows a diagram added over the parachute deployed during the descent of the Mars Perseverance rover as it approaches the surface of the planet on Thursday. (AP Photo)

'Dare Mighty Things': Mars rover's giant parachute carried secret message

AP, Cape Canaveral (us)
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 05:55 AM IST
“Dare Mighty Things” — a line from President Theodore Roosevelt — is a mantra at JPL and adorns many of the centre's walls. The trick was “trying to come up with a way of encoding it but not making it too obvious," Clark said.
Close
Police officials at IISER .(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)
Police officials at IISER .(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)

Covid-19: Researchers at IISER develop AI-enabled 'crowd and mask' monitoring

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 06:47 PM IST
Aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19, the 'Crowd and Mask' monitoring system will help in maintaining a minimum three-feet distance among students.
Close
The researchers developed and annotated a reference assembly for white-faced capuchin monkeys (Cebus imitator) to explore the evolution of these traits.(Unsplash)
The researchers developed and annotated a reference assembly for white-faced capuchin monkeys (Cebus imitator) to explore the evolution of these traits.(Unsplash)

Genome study of Capuchin monkey uncovers hints on its large brain, long life

ANI, Washington [us]
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 04:19 PM IST
A study led in Canada and the UK sequenced the genome of a Capuchin monkey to uncover new hereditary hints about the evolution of the breed's long life expectancy and enormous minds.
Close
Northrop Grumman launched the 4-ton shipment for NASA in the early afternoon from Wallops, where temperatures were just above freezing.(AP/ Representational photo)
Northrop Grumman launched the 4-ton shipment for NASA in the early afternoon from Wallops, where temperatures were just above freezing.(AP/ Representational photo)

Space station launch honors 'Hidden Figures' mathematician

AP
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 08:25 AM IST
Northrop Grumman's Cygnus capsule — dubbed the S.S. Katherine Johnson — should reach the International Space Station on Monday following its launch from Virginia's eastern shore.
Close
This illustration made available by NASA depicts the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars after launching from the Perseverance rover.((NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP))
This illustration made available by NASA depicts the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars after launching from the Perseverance rover.((NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP))

Nasa’s Ingenuity reports from Mars: 5 things to know about engineering marvel

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 09:03 PM IST
The mission controllers at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California received the first status report from Nasa's Ingenuity helicopter.
Close
“I’m safe on Mars. Perseverance will get you anywhere,” said a tweet from the rover’s Twitter account on Friday.(via REUTERS)
“I’m safe on Mars. Perseverance will get you anywhere,” said a tweet from the rover’s Twitter account on Friday.(via REUTERS)

What Perseverance is upto? NASA's Mars rover tweets major update

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 07:54 PM IST
  • The rover has also been tweeting under the hashtag CountdowntoMars, and professed its love for rocks
Close
Alternatively, planets that lose their magnetic field eventually become inhospitable with loss of their atmosphere, the scientists added.(Reuters)
Alternatively, planets that lose their magnetic field eventually become inhospitable with loss of their atmosphere, the scientists added.(Reuters)

Scientists decode how Mars may have lost its atmosphere

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 05:58 PM IST
They said the findings confirm the belief that the magnetospheres around planets play a crucial role in determining their ability to sustain life.
Close
NASA's Perseverance rover descends to touch down on Mars in a still image from a video camera aboard the descent stage taken February 18, 2021.(NASA via REUTERS)
NASA's Perseverance rover descends to touch down on Mars in a still image from a video camera aboard the descent stage taken February 18, 2021.(NASA via REUTERS)

With Perseverance, US has sent 5 rovers to Mars. When will humans follow?

AFP
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 01:14 PM IST
Astronauts bound for Mars will have to travel about 140 million miles (225 million kilometers), depending on where the two planets are relative to each other.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP