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In a first, Indian space tourist to fly on Blue Origin flight tomorrow

Gopichand Thotakura set to be first Indian space tourist on Blue Origin space tourism mission to Kármán line.

Gopichand Thotakura to be first civilian Indian astronaut to embark on space tourism.
Updated on May 18, 2024 04:27 PM IST

Centre eases FDI norms for space sector to boost offshore investment

The notification comes days ahead of the scheduled visit of Tesla CEO Elon Musk who is expected to meet with various Indian space companies

The Union Cabinet earlier this year gave approval to these amendments. (PTI)(PTI)
Published on Apr 17, 2024 09:00 PM IST

NASA's Hubble Telescope captures 'fierce Tarantula Nebula', picture goes viral

The "Hubble telescope obtained stellar data in ultraviolet light which can only be viewed from space to help astronomers in their research for decades to come."

Snapshot of Tarantula Nebula. (Instagram/@NASA)
Published on Apr 03, 2024 08:14 PM IST
ByVrinda Jain

NASA spots 'cosmic jewellery' 15,000 light years away from Earth. See pic

NASA shared a picture of 'cosmic jewellery' that is 15,000 light years away from Earth. Many people were stunned to see the picture.

Snapshot of the stunning image of 'cosmic jewellery' shared by NASA.(Instagram/@NASA)
Published on Mar 14, 2024 01:41 PM IST
ByVrinda Jain

War in space is no longer science fiction

Inside America’s celestial struggle against China and Russia

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from launch pad LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center with the Intuitive Machines' Nova-C moon lander mission, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on February 15, 2024.. (Photo by Gregg Newton / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Feb 20, 2024 08:00 AM IST
The Economist

Can you spot a 'cat's tail' in this young planetary system. See pic

As the space agency shared the picture, they informed “the edge-on disc of dusty debris generated by collisions between planetesimals dominates the view.”

Beta Pictoris, a young planet which is located just 63 light-years away from the Earth. (Instagram/@ESA)
Published on Feb 19, 2024 09:18 PM IST
ByVrinda Jain

SpaceX Dragon carrying Axiom-3 astronauts returns to Earth after a week delay

A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule returned to Earth on Friday, wrapping up the private Ax-3 astronaut mission that was launched three weeks ago.

The four astronauts of Axiom Space's Ax-3 mission 4.(Axiom Space)
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 08:49 PM IST
ByShweta Kukreti

Lunar night puts Japan's lander back to sleep

Lunar night puts Japan's lander back to sleep

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Published on Feb 01, 2024 02:51 PM IST

NASA helicopter's mission ends after three years on Mars

NASA helicopter's mission ends after three years on Mars

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Published on Jan 26, 2024 06:20 AM IST

European Space Agency to 'bring' the Moon's surface to Earth. Here's how

European Space Agency is recreating the Moon's surface on earth so it can help astronauts. They collaborated with a mine in Greenland to create it.

ESA plans to recreate the surface of the moon in Greenland. (Unsplash)
Published on Jan 24, 2024 10:02 PM IST
ByVrinda Jain

NASA's Hubble Telescope captures 'snowman' 6,000 light-years away from Earth

NASA took to Instagram and shared a picture of an emission nebula that resembles a snowman. Take a look at the picture here.

Emission Nebula that resembles a snowman. (Instagram/@NASA)
Published on Jan 23, 2024 03:32 PM IST
ByVrinda Jain

Will lost 54-million-ton asteroid hit Earth in 2024? Nasa responds

Scientists first spotted the massive space rock in 2007. However, they lost track of it later and declared it a “lost asteroid.”

Photo: Shutterstock (For representational purposes only)
Published on Jan 08, 2024 03:50 PM IST
ByArya Vaishnavi

India's first solar observatory Aditya L1 in its final orbit now | Top updates

Aditya L1, India's maiden solar observatory, entered the ‘Halo orbit’ around the Lagrange L1 point on Saturday.

This strategic position at Langrage L1 enables uninterrupted observation of the Sun,
Updated on Jan 06, 2024 11:51 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

ESA rings in New Year 2024 with a timelapse video of Earth from space

Astronaut Andreas Mogensen captured an incredible timelapse of Earth that ESA later posted on Instagram to celebrate New Year 2024.

The image shows a glimpse of Earth captured by an astronaut from the ISS.(Instagram/astro_andreas)
Published on Jan 02, 2024 08:29 AM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

European Space Agency shares pic of 'path left by Santa's sleigh

The image shared by European Space Agency shows Herbig-Haro objects, which are luminous regions surrounding newborn stars.

Image of Herbig-Haro objects shared by ESA. (Instagram/@European Space Agency)
Published on Dec 26, 2023 11:09 AM IST
ByVrinda Jain

Europe’s Ariane 6 launcher passes key engine firing test: European Space Agency

ESA officials earlier reported a “light anomaly” during the test in French Guiana, which involved igniting the core-stage Vulcain 2.1 engine.

Ariane 6 launcher
Published on Nov 24, 2023 04:11 AM IST
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ISRO to hold more test under Gaganyaan after maiden test: S Somanath

The Gaganyaan project envisages a demonstration of the human spaceflight capability by launching a human crew to an orbit of 400 km.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman S Somanath (ANI)
Published on Oct 15, 2023 10:56 AM IST

ISRO to monitor Himalayan lakes as Sikkim floods kill 86

Indian Space Research Organisation tasked with preventing further disasters

Flash flood was triggered by an outburst of the Lhonak glacial lake in north Sikkim (File Photo)
Published on Oct 10, 2023 04:53 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

Solar mission Aditya L-1 in position, set for launch

The solar probe is scheduled to be launched at 11.50am on Saturday atop the PSLV-C-57 rocket, which is a version of the India’s workhorse space launcher strapped on with additional engines

The first photo of the Vikram lander on the surface of the Moon, clicked by the Pragyan rover. (Isro/ Twitter)
Updated on Aug 30, 2023 11:35 PM IST
By, New Delhi

‘We didn’t have money': Ex-scientist Nambi Narayanan on ISRO-ACP collaboration

Nambi Narayanan said that his project on Liquid Propulsion System suffered because of the lack of money but do not want to blame any government.

Former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan. (PTI)
Published on Aug 28, 2023 10:52 PM IST

Now, ISRO sets eyes on Aditya L-1, Gaganyaan

Isro is also working on some other big-ticket projects that are lined up for the coming months

Scientists and engineers watch the live telecast of the Chandrayaan-3 lander Vikram's soft-landing on the moon's surface at Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO)'s headquarters, in Bengaluru, India on Wednesday. (Isro)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Aug 24, 2023 07:29 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Luna 25 crashes: Russian spacecraft collides onto Moon's surface, says Roscosmos

Luna 25 crashes: Russian lunar mission Luna 25 collided with lunar surface due to propulsion manoeuvre deviation. Loss confirmed.

Luna 25 crash news: Specialists take part in preparations ahead of the launch of the lunar landing spacecraft Luna-25 mission to search for ice near the south pole of the moon, at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Amur region, Russia, in this handout photo published August 1. (Roscosmos via REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 21, 2023 12:04 PM IST

India closes in on moon landing as Russia also races to lunar south pole

The Indian space agency launched the rocket carrying the spacecraft on July 14, blasting off from the country's main spaceport in Andhra Pradesh.

 A successful firing, needed for a short duration, has put Chandrayaan-3 into an orbit of 153 km x 163 km, as intended.(ANI)
Updated on Aug 18, 2023 06:18 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Sreelakshmi B

Russian rocket debris lights up Melbourne's night sky | WATCH

Australian Space Agency confirms that the mysterious light show in Melbourne was caused by a Russian rocket re-entering Earth's atmosphere.

Melbourne residents reported light streaks illuminating the sky.(x/Australian Space Agency)
Published on Aug 08, 2023 06:23 PM IST
By | Edited by Kunal Gaurav

Japan's Epsilon rocket engine explodes during test

The incident took place about one minute after the ground test for the second-stage engine began.

The incident took place about one minute after the ground test for the second-stage engine began.(Twitter)
Published on Jul 14, 2023 11:55 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Sreelakshmi B

Isro completes Chandrayaan-3rehearsal; launch set for Friday

Chandrayaan-3 will be launched on July 14 at 2.35pm on Launch Vehicle Mark-3 rocket from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota

Indian Space Research Organisation completes the 'launch rehearsal' for Chandrayaan-3 in Sriharikota. (ISRO Twitter)
Updated on Jul 12, 2023 12:43 AM IST
By, New Delhi

ISRO successfully conducts ‘Reusable Launch Vehicle' test from Karnataka

ISRO on Sunday successfully conducted the ‘Reusable Launch Vehicle Autonomous Landing Mission’ in Karnataka's Chitradurga.

Published on Apr 02, 2023 11:37 AM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

European Space Agency wishes a Happy Holi with stunning cosmic colours, see pics

European Space Agency took to Instagram to share bright pictures of a celestial cloudscape and a portion of the open cluster NGC 6530 to wish everyone a Happy Holi.

European Space Agency shares pictures to wish Holi.(Instagram/@europeanspaceagency)
Published on Mar 08, 2023 09:22 AM IST
ByVrinda Jain

Hubble telescope pictures unusual interacting galaxies

The Hubble Telescope, a project in collaboration with the US space agency and European Space agency (ESA) has captured the spectacular view. The galaxy merger, known as Arp-Madore 417-391, is based 671 million light-years away in the constellation Eridanus in the southern celestial hemisphere.

Arp-Madore 417-391 is located 671 million light-years away in the constellation Eridanus.(Nasa)
Published on Nov 27, 2022 06:18 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Isro all set to launch 'eye in the sky' satellite tomorrow, countdown begins

The GISAT-1 satellite, once in orbit around the Earth, is expected to essentially be India's "eye in the sky", monitoring locations of interest. It will also help India monitor and respond to natural disasters and any other short-term events at an alarming pace, Isro officials indicated.

Isro commenced the countdown for the launch of the GSLV-F10/EOS-03 mission today. (Photo via @isro on Twitter)
Updated on Aug 11, 2021 08:21 AM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
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