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Killing time? ISRO, IAF may have to spend some money to receive precision timings!
Killing time? ISRO, IAF may have to spend some money to receive precision timings!

The high precision timing has impact on the lives of people as services by agencies like ISRO, banks, railways and telecom operators use NPL services.

India can meet its energy requirements from Moon by 2030, says ISRO
India can meet its energy requirements from Moon by 2030, says ISRO

A scientist associated with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Saturday said that India can meet all its energy requirements from the Moon by 2030.

Beautiful view of massive cloud formations over East Africa! ISS shares the image from space
Beautiful view of massive cloud formations over East Africa! ISS shares the image from space

Expedition 50 astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who is currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS), has shared a spectacular view massive cloud formations over East Africa from the space station.

SpaceX's 10th resupply mission to space station delayed by 24 hours
SpaceX's 10th resupply mission to space station delayed by 24 hours

SpaceX has delayed the launch of its the highly-anticipated Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday for 24 hours due to some kind of technical issue.

SpaceX poised to launch cargo from historic NASA pad

The launch of the Dragon cargo ship is scheduled for 10:01 am (1501 GMT) from Cape Canaveral`s launchpad 39A, which was built and used for the US space agency`s pioneering missions to the Moon in the 1960s and 1970s.

ISS astronauts harvest its fifth crop 'Tokyo Bekana Chinese cabbage' on space station!
ISS astronauts harvest its fifth crop 'Tokyo Bekana Chinese cabbage' on space station!

Astronauts, who are currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS), are harvesting their fifth on-orbit crop of first crop of Chinese cabbage on space station.

SpaceX to launch its 10th resupply mission to space station today
SpaceX to launch its 10th resupply mission to space station today

SpaceX will launch its 10th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

ISRO successfully conducts cryogenic engine-D stage test
ISRO successfully conducts cryogenic engine-D stage test

The Indian Space Research Organsisation (ISRO) on Friday successfully carried out its indigenously developed cryogenic engine-D stage test at its liquid propulsion complex at Mahendragiri in the district.

India has the perfect answer to NYT's controversial cartoon mocking ISRO!
India has the perfect answer to NYT's controversial cartoon mocking ISRO!

ISRO has created history and set a world record by successfully launching 104 satellites into space on one rocket in a single go.

NASA's Dawn spacecraft finds evidence of organic material on Ceres
NASA's Dawn spacecraft finds evidence of organic material on Ceres

The organics discovery was made by the visible and infrared mapping spectrometer (VIR) onboard the Dawn spacecraft in and around a northern-hemisphere crater called Ernutet. 

Spectacular footage of ISRO's record PSLV launch and separation of satellites as seen by onboard camera – Watch
Spectacular footage of ISRO's record PSLV launch and separation of satellites as seen by onboard camera – Watch

ISRO's selfie video shows the separation of all satellites, including India's Cartosat-2 Series for earth observation, in space after being launched on PSLV-C36.

Ruminations of a world leader: Winston Churchill's 1939 essay on the extraterrestrial unearthed!
Ruminations of a world leader: Winston Churchill's 1939 essay on the extraterrestrial unearthed!

The essay was passed in the 1980s to a US museum, where it sat until its rediscovery last year.

Mars colonisation: UAE to build 'first city' on Red Planet by 2117
Mars colonisation: UAE to build 'first city' on Red Planet by 2117

UAE's 2117 Mars project, which will be in collaboration with specialised international organisations and scientific institutes, aims to explore how people can get to Mars and how to create food and energy on the Red Planet.

PSLV camera captures spectacular 'selfie' as ISRO's rocket took off
PSLV camera captures spectacular 'selfie' as ISRO's rocket took off

About 28 minutes into the flight, PSLV first injected Cartosat-2 series satellite into orbit, followed by the other 103 nano satellites, including 96 from the US, in a gap of about 30 minutes.

India's space success not extensive, but offered 'food for thought' for other countries: Chinese daily
India's space success not extensive, but offered 'food for thought' for other countries: Chinese daily

The China's official media also said that India's space programme offered "food for thought" for other countries on how to achieve space success with small budgets.

SpaceX readies for launch of its 10th resupply mission to space station this weekend
SpaceX readies for launch of its 10th resupply mission to space station this weekend

The Dragon cargo craft is expetected to lift off at around 10:01 a.m. EST Saturday, February. 18, 2017.

Post ISRO's record 104 satellites launch, India emerges as 'key player' in global space race
Post ISRO's record 104 satellites launch, India emerges as 'key player' in global space race

India has come out to an important part as far as global commercial market for space-based surveillance and communication is considered.

Do you know Mars had water in recent past? A study says so!
Do you know Mars had water in recent past? A study says so!

Fieldwork subsequently showed that these arcuate striations resulted from dune sediments that had been geochemically cemented by salts left behind by evaporating groundwater. 

Mars 2020 rover set to sport more efficient robotic arm

Throughout its investigation, Mars 2020 will collect samples of soil and rock and cache them on the surface for potential return to Earth by a future mission.

Rare delta Scuti pulsating star is one of only seven identified by astronomers in Milky Way
Rare delta Scuti pulsating star is one of only seven identified by astronomers in Milky Way

Situated 7,000 light years away from Earth in the constellation Pegasus, the star is so rare that it's only one of seven identified by astronomers in the Milky Way.

After successful mega-launch, ISRO planning to put SAARC satellite into orbit next month
After successful mega-launch, ISRO planning to put SAARC satellite into orbit next month

If this launch is too planned successfully, it will be ISRO's second big achievement in the year 2017.

Astronomers observe black hole producing cold, star-making fuel from hot plasma jets
Astronomers observe black hole producing cold, star-making fuel from hot plasma jets

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the researchers found that powerful radio jets from the black hole - which normally suppress star formation - are stimulating the production of cold gas in the galaxy's extended halo of hot gas. 

Saturn's moon Daphnis mosaic made from Cassini images is incredibly stunning – See pic
Saturn's moon Daphnis mosaic made from Cassini images is incredibly stunning – See pic

In this new view of the mosaic, Daphnis is seen kicking up waves as it orbits within the Keeler gap. 

ISRO sets world record by successfully launching 104 satellites in single mission
ISRO sets world record by successfully launching 104 satellites in single mission

Exactly at 9:28 am, ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C37 carrying 104 satellites blasted off from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre. 

Our telescope detects stellar 'heartbeat', says NASA
Our telescope detects stellar 'heartbeat', says NASA

A closely orbiting planet, called HAT-P-2b, might be causing these vibrations each time it gets close to the star in its orbit, according to the scientists.

ISRO's February mega take-off: This is how the launch took place!
ISRO's February mega take-off: This is how the launch took place!

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle rocket blasted off from Sriharikota rocket port in Andhra Pradesh at sharp 9.28 am today.

In case you missed it - Indian PSLV rocket lifts off with record 104 satellites (Watch it here)
In case you missed it - Indian PSLV rocket lifts off with record 104 satellites (Watch it here)

In case you missed watching the launch of ISRO, you can still witness the historic mission here.

104 satellites,1 rocket: It takes ISRO a shot to launch over hundred satellites into orbit – Details inside!
104 satellites,1 rocket: It takes ISRO a shot to launch over hundred satellites into orbit – Details inside!

When the vehicle reaches the orbital condition, there will be a pause for sometime till the disturbances die down which will be followed by the preparation for separation.

ISRO's satellite century: Top facts from today's record-launch of 104 satellites
ISRO's satellite century: Top facts from today's record-launch of 104 satellites

Todays' mega launch has set a new world record overtaking the previous one set by Russia in 2014 when it catapulted 37 satellites in a single launch.

ISRO's record breaking PSLV-C37 launch: Why is this mission significant for India
ISRO's record breaking PSLV-C37 launch: Why is this mission significant for India

ISRO became the first space agency in the world to script history by launching 104 satellites on a single rocket, beating the previous record holders – Russia, which launched 37 satellites in one go in June 2014 and the US which orbited 29 satellites in November 2013.