Earth orbit

NASA picks 12 new astronauts, including an Indian-American, for Earth orbit and deep space missions

NASA picks 12 new astronauts, including an Indian-American, for Earth orbit and deep space missions

The 12 new astronaut candidates - seven men and five women - were chosen from more than 18,300 people who submitted applications from December 2015 to February 2016.  

Jun 08, 2017, 09:32 AM IST
International Space Station successfully completes 100,000th orbit of planet Earth!

International Space Station successfully completes 100,000th orbit of planet Earth!

The US space agency proudly announced the achievement of this feat on its website exclaiming that this is more than 2,643,342,240 miles traveled, which is also like 10 round trips to Mars, or nearly the distance to Neptune!

May 16, 2016, 23:42 PM IST

`Mysterious space plane` speeding in low Earth orbit completes 500 days in space

A robotic space plane has been speeding in low Earth orbit, with some saying that it`s a weapon, while others claim it to be a data-gathering mission.

Apr 29, 2014, 19:19 PM IST

Changes in earth`s orbit blamed for Antarctic warming that ended last ice age

A US-led research team studying a new ice core from West Antarctica found that warming there was well under way 20,000 years ago.

Aug 15, 2013, 22:08 PM IST

When is the winter solstice?

The official onset of winter and the beginning of the end for long, dark nights in the northern hemisphere is marked by the winter solstice.

Dec 22, 2011, 12:46 PM IST

Russia is resigned to losing Mars moon probe

The unmanned $170 million Phobos-Ground was launched two weeks ago and reached preliminary Earth orbit.

Nov 23, 2011, 10:10 AM IST

Russia races to rescue Mars probe from Earth orbit

A Russian spacecraft on its way to Mars with 12 tons of toxic fuel is stuck circling the wrong planet: ours. And it could come crashing back to Earth in a couple of weeks if engineers can`t coax it back on track.

Nov 10, 2011, 08:52 AM IST

New US satellite to monitor debris in Earth orbit

A new US Air Force satellite will provide a full-time surveillance of thousands of pieces of debris circling the Earth.

Jul 05, 2010, 14:00 PM IST