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NASA does not have enough money for big rockets: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 21:41

A federal audit report said that the US space agency, NASA, does not have enough money for launching big rockets and that its new $12 billion rocket program may not be launched by the end of 2017 as planned.

Israel a step closer to the moon, with propulsion deal

Last Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013, 20:53

Seems that Israel’s moonshot project is a lot closer to reality. The SpaceIL organization, which is developing the Israeli spacecraft that will journey to the moon in 2015, has acquired the engine for the rocket that will propel Israel’s lunar lander into space.

NASA`s laser Moon mission to boost space communication

Last Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013, 14:10

NASA has completed its 30-day lunar laser mission which confirmed that the possibility of expanding broadband capabilities in space using laser communications is as bright as expected.

MoD tasked to recruit crew for ISRO`s `Man to Moon` mission

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 22:09

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been tasked to recruit crew for ISRO`s "ambitious" Man to Moon Mission, Air Marshal A K Behl, Director General, Medical Services (Air) today said.

China eyes collection of lunar samples in 2017

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 10:51

China aims to launch its next unmanned lunar probe in 2017, with the key aim of collecting and bringing back lunar samples, an official said on Monday, after the country`s first probe landed successfully on the moon over the weekend.

China hails its lunar probe mission as complete success

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 02:08

A day after the country finished its first lunar soft landing, both the lander and moon rover were functioning well, said Pei Zhaoyu, spokesperson for China`s lunar probe programme.

`Exotic minerals` behind China`s obsession with Moon mission

Last Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013, 21:10

Why is China so fixated on the moon? Well this obsession with the Moon is seemingly because of the moon being a `beautiful` source of minerals and energy, as said by a top Chinese scientist.

India`s Mars Orbiter Mission to be launched on November 5

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 18:13

India`s ambitious space mission to explore planet Mars would be launched on November 5 from the spaceport of Sriharikota, ISRO announced Tuesday.

Preparations on for launch of Mars Orbiter Mission

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 21:26

Preparations are afoot in Sriharikota for the launch of Mars Orbiter Mission Mangalyaan on PSLV C25, ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishnan said.

China to launch 3rd lunar mission this year

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 21:29

China has begun the countdown for its third lunar mission later this year, during which it plans to land an orbiter on the moon`s surface.

NASA to launch Moon mission next month

Last Updated: Sunday, August 25, 2013, 13:28

NASA is making final preparations to launch a small car-sized robotic Moon probe next month in an attempt to answer prevailing questions about the lunar atmosphere.

India to go alone in second moon mission

Last Updated: Thursday, August 15, 2013, 11:08

India will go on its own in its second moon mission without any Russian tie-up, the parliament was told Wednesday.