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Plane prepares to take off for first UK satellite launch

If successful, the mission will mark the first orbital space launch from UK soil and the first international launch for Virgin Orbit, founded by British billionaire Richard Branson.

This undated photo provided by Virgin Orbit on Monday, January 9, 2023, shows the LauncherOne rocket in a hanger at Spaceport Cornwall, at Cornwall Airport in Newquay, England. (Virgin Orbit via AP)
This undated photo provided by Virgin Orbit on Monday, January 9, 2023, shows the LauncherOne rocket in a hanger at Spaceport Cornwall, at Cornwall Airport in Newquay, England. (Virgin Orbit via AP)
Published on Jan 10, 2023 01:57 AM IST
AP | , London

Apple's iPhone 14 equipped with satellite connectivity feature | Top points

The tech giant has unveiled this feature with the newly launched iPhone 14 models. It will help to rescue the users out of emergency situation by notifying emergency service through satellite communication, even in the absence of cellular network or Wi-Fi connectivity.

If you cannot make emergency calls using cellular carrier network, iPhone 14 models can connect you to emergency service by satellite communication.(AFP)
If you cannot make emergency calls using cellular carrier network, iPhone 14 models can connect you to emergency service by satellite communication.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 17, 2022 04:31 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

China's first solar-powered drone can also act as a satellite: Report

This technology will bolster Chinese defences in space and at sea. It can be used in the field of renewable energy, new materials and aeronautical engineering.

The UAV, whose name translates as Morning star-50 in English, is claimed to be capable of functioning uninterrupted for months.(Twitter/ SpokespersonCHN)
The UAV, whose name translates as Morning star-50 in English, is claimed to be capable of functioning uninterrupted for months.(Twitter/ SpokespersonCHN)
Published on Sep 09, 2022 11:45 AM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

SpaceX and T-Mobile unveil satellite plan to end cellphone 'dead zones'

Musk said the service will save lives, giving the example of hikers who get lost and are currently unable to call for help.

SpaceX and T-Mobile unveil satellite plan to end cellphone 'dead zones'(Shutterstock)
SpaceX and T-Mobile unveil satellite plan to end cellphone 'dead zones'(Shutterstock)
Published on Aug 26, 2022 12:32 PM IST
AFP |

Satellites on-board SSLV no longer usable, says Isro

The SSLV-D1, India’s smallest launch vehicle (34 metres), was carrying earth observation satellite EOS-02 and AzaadiSAT, a cubesat designed by girl students across India to mark the country’s 75th year of Independence.

Isro launches the maiden flight of its small satellite launcher the SSLV-D1, in Sriharikota on Sunday. (ISRO Spaceflight Twitter)
Isro launches the maiden flight of its small satellite launcher the SSLV-D1, in Sriharikota on Sunday. (ISRO Spaceflight Twitter)
Updated on Aug 08, 2022 12:43 AM IST
By, New Delhi
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