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Astra was set up in 2016 and since then has developed a two-stage rocket for spacecraft launches.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)

US firm’s rocket fails to reach orbit due to technical issues

Washington | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 04:05 PM IST
Astra’s Rocket 3.2 lifted off on Tuesday at 20:55 GMT from the Alaskan Pacific Spaceport Complex. According to Astra’s founder and CEO, Chris Kemp, cited by spacenews.com , the upper stage stopped working 12-15 seconds earlier than planned as it ran out of fuel.
A volunteer receives an injection at the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg. This is part of Africa's first participation in a COVID-19 vaccine trial developed at the University of Oxford in Britain in conjunction with the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. (Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool via AP)
A volunteer receives an injection at the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg. This is part of Africa's first participation in a COVID-19 vaccine trial developed at the University of Oxford in Britain in conjunction with the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. (Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool via AP)

AstraZeneca still aiming for Covid-19 vaccine by year-end, CEO says

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 08:25 PM IST
“What we have here is a special set of circumstances where the whole world becomes involved in the conduct of a clinical trial,” AstraZeneca Plc Chief Executive Officer Pascal Soriot said in his first public comments since the trial was halted.
The trials, held between Monday and Thursday, were conducted by Indian Air Force (IAF), simulating all possible threat scenarios, an official statement said on Thursday.(Screengrab from video posted by IAF)
The trials, held between Monday and Thursday, were conducted by Indian Air Force (IAF), simulating all possible threat scenarios, an official statement said on Thursday.(Screengrab from video posted by IAF)

IAF successfully test fires air-to-air ‘Astra’ missile from Sukhoi-30 MKI

Balasore (Odisha) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 08:54 PM IST
Astra BVRAAM has a strike range of more than 100 km with modern guidance and navigation techniques.
India’s indigenously designed air-to-air missile Astra was successfully test-fired from the Bay of Bengal off the coast of Odisha on Tuesday.(Ministry of Defence/Twitter)
India’s indigenously designed air-to-air missile Astra was successfully test-fired from the Bay of Bengal off the coast of Odisha on Tuesday.(Ministry of Defence/Twitter)

India successfully test-fires air-to-air missile Astra

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 04:26 PM IST
A defence official said as part of the trial, the live aerial target was engaged accurately demonstrating the capability of the first indigenous air-to-air missile.
Tejas fighter aircraft performs during Aero India 2019, at Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bengaluru . (ANI photo)
Tejas fighter aircraft performs during Aero India 2019, at Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bengaluru . (ANI photo)

Long-awaited indigenous light combat aircraft Tejas Mk II targeted by 2022

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 12:06 PM IST
Sanctioned by the government in 2009, the Mk II will be equipped with state-of-the-art AESA radar with the indigenously developed air-to-air missile Astra, which has a range of 70km. The beyond visual range missile is currently being tested on the IAF’s Su-30 MKI fighters.
Pacemakers and CTR-Ps are both implanted under the skin in the upper chest area with connecting insulated wires called leads that go into the heart(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Pacemakers and CTR-Ps are both implanted under the skin in the upper chest area with connecting insulated wires called leads that go into the heart(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Drug controller issues advisory against pacemaker malfunction

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2019 06:50 AM IST
Implantable pacemakers or CRT-P are devices that provide pacing for slow heart rhythms and heart failure.
Astra was successfully test fired by the IAF from a Su-30 aircraft that had taken off from Air Force station, Kalaikunda,(PTI)
Astra was successfully test fired by the IAF from a Su-30 aircraft that had taken off from Air Force station, Kalaikunda,(PTI)

Indigenously developed air-to-air missile Astra successfully test fired

Balasore (Odisha) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2018 09:14 PM IST
The missile was fired from a fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force in the afternoon and targeted an unmanned aerial vehicle ‘Banshi’ which it successfully engaged, sources said.
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