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Lab-produced space radiation to make manned travel safer
Lab-produced space radiation to make manned travel safer

Researchers led by the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, the UK, used novel laser-plasma-based accelerators to mimic the radiation which presents a risk to astronauts and space technology owing to the lack of protection from it in space.

Upcoming rare August solar eclipse inspires US postal agency to issue colour-changing stamps!
Upcoming rare August solar eclipse inspires US postal agency to issue colour-changing stamps!

The commemorative stamp uses special temperature-sensitive inks, 'The Quartz' reported.

 Space diplomacy triumphs but will South Asia Satellite become white elephant in space?
Space diplomacy triumphs but will South Asia Satellite become white elephant in space?

There is no precedent in the space-faring world of a free regional communications satellite being gifted like this, and it shows India has a large heart.

Technique developed for turning Mars or moon rocks into concrete
Technique developed for turning Mars or moon rocks into concrete

Civil engineers at the Stanford University have worked with colleagues at the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop a form of concrete that could be produced on Mars or the moon.

NASA's Hubble telescope captures massive galaxy cluster 6 billion light years away
NASA's Hubble telescope captures massive galaxy cluster 6 billion light years away

The Hubble telescope helped show that this arc is composed of two distorted images of an ordinary spiral galaxy that just happens to lie behind the cluster.

Unmanned solar system mission to seek life on Saturn's moons up next on NASA's agenda?
Unmanned solar system mission to seek life on Saturn's moons up next on NASA's agenda?

The proposed missions of discovery – submitted under NASA's New Frontiers programme – will undergo scientific and technical review over the next seven months, the US space agency said in a statement on Friday. 

Strike-delayed European rocket launches in French Guiana
Strike-delayed European rocket launches in French Guiana

SGDC will provide strategic communications for the Brazilian government and military, and beam broadband services across the country, helping to provide internet access to remote and underserved communities.

Cassini's Grand Finale: What's there between Saturn's rings? Not even space dust, say surprised scientists!
Cassini's Grand Finale: What's there between Saturn's rings? Not even space dust, say surprised scientists!

The rings themselves are made of fast-moving particles of ice and space debris.

GSAT-9 launch a 'path breaking' step, says space strategist P.K. Ghosh

What India has developed it can be shared by our friendly nations. They can use it for TV connectivity.

Sonia Gandhi felicitates ISRO for historic South Asia Satellite launch
Sonia Gandhi felicitates ISRO for historic South Asia Satellite launch

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday felicitated the engineers and scientists of ISRO on the successful launch of the South Asia Satellite and said it will open up new avenues of cooperation.

All onboard except Pakistan – South Asia Satellite truly a remarkable achievement
All onboard except Pakistan – South Asia Satellite truly a remarkable achievement

After the launch, all the South Asian leaders went ahead and congratulated India and PM Narendra Modi for the historic launch.

Today is a historic day for South Asia: PM Narendra Modi on GSAT launch
Today is a historic day for South Asia: PM Narendra Modi on GSAT launch

Addressing the Media after the successful launch of South Asia Satellite, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that India has fulfilled its promises.

South Asia Satellite launch: Key things you need to know!
South Asia Satellite launch: Key things you need to know!

The South Asia Satellite, proposed by Prime Minister Modi, has been successfully launched into orbit on May 5, 2017, on board the Indian Space Research Organisation's rocket GSLV-09 from the Second Launch Pad (SLP) at Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR (SDSC SHAR), Sriharikota.

3D-printed bricks from moondust may help build lunar colonies
3D-printed bricks from moondust may help build lunar colonies

As raw material, the test used commercially available simulated lunar soil based on terrestrial volcanic material, processed to mimic the composition and grain sizes of genuine moondust.

ISRO launches South Asia Satellite with a bang, PM Narendra Modi terms day as 'historic'
ISRO launches South Asia Satellite with a bang, PM Narendra Modi terms day as 'historic'

The project that aims to benefit all the countries from the region, features seven out of eight SAARC nations.

Sounding rocket that will capture 1500 images of the Sun launching today, announces NASA!
Sounding rocket that will capture 1500 images of the Sun launching today, announces NASA!

RAISE images are used to create a data product called a spectrogram, which separates light from the Sun into all its different wavelength components.

Set your timers! ISRO to launch India's 'priceless gift' South Asia Satellite today
Set your timers! ISRO to launch India's 'priceless gift' South Asia Satellite today

On Thursday, ISRO began the 28-hour countdown for the launch of the satellite into orbit.

ISRO begins 28-hour countdown for launch of India's 'priceless gift' South Asia Satellite
ISRO begins 28-hour countdown for launch of India's 'priceless gift' South Asia Satellite

The GSLV-F09 carrying GSAT-9 will blast off from the second launch pad at the the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on Friday.

Not just craters, meteorite impact can trigger long-lived volcanic eruptions on Earth
Not just craters, meteorite impact can trigger long-lived volcanic eruptions on Earth

The researchers studied rocks filling one of the largest preserved impact structures on the planet, located in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. 

In order to push space mining, NASA seeks information on commercial cargo service to Moon
In order to push space mining, NASA seeks information on commercial cargo service to Moon

This week, NASA issued a Request for Information (RfI) to the private industry for proposals related to cargo transportation to the lunar surface, as well as a potential mission to collect lunar samples and deliver them back to Earth

India's 'priceless gift' South Asia Satellite to take off tomorrow, ISRO chief says we are all set
India's 'priceless gift' South Asia Satellite to take off tomorrow, ISRO chief says we are all set

The Geostationary Communication Satellite built by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will blast off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, about 100 kms from here.

NASA releases new video showing Cassini's first 'Grand Finale' dive over Saturn
NASA releases new video showing Cassini's first 'Grand Finale' dive over Saturn

NASA has released a new video taken by th spacecrfat as it swooped over Saturn during the first of its Grand Finale dives between the planet and its rings.

Unveiled - ISRO's solar hybrid electric car
Unveiled - ISRO's solar hybrid electric car

The Solar Hybrid Electric Car, designed and developed using in-house expertise, was successfully demonstrated recently in a test drive at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) in Thiruvananthapuram.

South Asia Satellite's launch: Countdown to begin on Thursday
South Asia Satellite's launch: Countdown to begin on Thursday

The countdown for the launch of South Asia Satellite or GSAT-9 will begin on Thursday morning, as per sources in the Indian space agency.

NASA scientists design inflatable greenhouse that could feed astronauts on other planets
NASA scientists design inflatable greenhouse that could feed astronauts on other planets

The prototype involves an inflatable, deployable greenhouse to support plant and crop production for nutrition, air revitalisation, water recycling and waste recycling.

Scientists find solar system 2.0 just 10 light-years away!
Scientists find solar system 2.0 just 10 light-years away!

Researchers said, the solar system is a prime location to research how planets form around stars like our Sun.

Giant wave of hot gas discovered in nearby Perseus galaxy cluster
Giant wave of hot gas discovered in nearby Perseus galaxy cluster

Scientists say the wave, spanning some 200,000 light-years, is about twice the size of our own Milky Way galaxy.

NASA's flying obervatory 'SOFIA' reveals nearby planetary system is remarkably similar to our own
NASA's flying obervatory 'SOFIA' reveals nearby planetary system is remarkably similar to our own

NASA's SOFIA, the world's largest airborne astronomical observatory, recently completed a detailed study of this nearby planetary system.

'India's South Asia Satellite worth praising, but don't exclude China from space cooperation with neighbours'
'India's South Asia Satellite worth praising, but don't exclude China from space cooperation with neighbours'

India will launch the South Asia satellite to enable a full range of applications and services to neighbours in the areas of telecommunication and broadcasting applications viz. Television, direct-to-home (DTH), very small aperture terminals (VSATs), tele-education, telemedicine and disaster management support.

NASA's next observatory comes closer to 'reaching the stars'
NASA's next observatory comes closer to 'reaching the stars'

NASA said the Webb telescope will now be shipped to its Johnson Space Centre in Houston for end-to-end optical testing in a vacuum at its extremely cold operating temperatures.