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`ISRO examining business model for industries in satellite, rocket production`

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 21:06

The Indian space agency is working at preparing a business model to partner with industries - public and private - so that they have a higher level of participation in the space sector, said its chief.

Pranab Mukherjee lauds satellite launch- Another landmark in space programme

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 21:02

India will immensely benefit from the applications of the country`s second navigation satellite that was successfully placed into orbit Friday, said President Pranab Mukherjee.

NASA suspends Russia ties, except on space station

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 11:08

NASA has cut ties with Russia except for cooperation aboard the International Space Station due to the crisis in Ukraine, the US space agency has said.

Madurai girls bag third prize in NASA Space Settlement Contest

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 17:35

Five girls from the city of Madurai have won the third prize in the Space Settlement Design Contest 2014, co-sponsored by NASA Ames and the National Space Society (NSS), under the Literary Merit category.

India`s own satellite navigation system by 2014 end: ISRO chief

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 20:34

India is expected to have its own satellite navigation system with the launch of three more satellites before the end of this year, said the Indian space agency`s chief Monday.

Astronauts` hearts become more spherical in outer space

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 13:07

A new study has found that astronauts` hearts become more spherical when exposed to long periods of microgravity in space.

Soon, `touchy-feely` joystick to remotely control robots from space

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 10:38

A new system inside the European Space Agency`s next ship heading to the International Space Station is going to remotely control robots from space with particular emphasis placed on haptic feedback.

Space makes the heart grow rounder: Study

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 23:53

Astronauts` hearts grow rounder while they are in space, suggesting that spending lots of time in microgravity could lead to heart problems, according to US research today.

NASA to turn astronauts into fashionistas!

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 21:16

The next space suit for a NASA astronaut may resemble some Hollywood characters as the US space agency is all set to turn budding astronauts into cool dudes!

ISRO set to launch second navigational satellite next week

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 18:49

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to launch its second navigational satellite, Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System-1B (IRNSS-1B), next week from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

Three quarters of universe made up of mysterious dark energy, say cosmologists

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 15:35

Cosmologists believe that some three quarters of the universe are made up of a mysterious dark energy which would explain its accelerated expansion.

`Giant space sunflower` could help spot Earth twins in nearby galaxies

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 20:52

A spacecraft that looks like a giant sunflower could one day be used to capture images of Earth-like rocky planets around nearby stars.