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India to have superior earth observation satellites: ISRO chief
India to have superior earth observation satellites: ISRO chief

India will soon have satellites with superior earth observation capability, said space agency chief A.S.Kiran Kumar here on Thursday.

Dust from Sahara Desert provides nutrients to Amazon soils

An estimated 22,000 tonnes of phosphorus, an essential nutrient for plant proteins and growth, is carried by the dust from Sahara Desert to the Amazon rain forest every year, a new study has found.

ISRO to launch Google’s Sky Box Imaging satellite for GPS maps
ISRO to launch Google’s Sky Box Imaging satellite for GPS maps

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is reportedly planning to launch a US satellite for the first time later this year.

Iran launches new satellite into space

 Iran Monday launched its fourth satellite into space, a media report said.

Japan launches intelligence satellite
Japan launches intelligence satellite

Japan Sunday launched a backup information gathering satellite (IGS), the country`s first launch of this year.
 

Weather delays NASA launch of satellite to study soil
Weather delays NASA launch of satellite to study soil

Windy weather forced NASA Thursday to delay the launch of a satellite that aims to study soil moisture on Earth.

Satellite images indicate huge Boko Haram attack: Amnesty
Satellite images indicate huge Boko Haram attack: Amnesty

Leading human rights group on Thursday released satellite images claiming to show massive destruction by Boko Haram of two Nigerian towns in what is feared to be the deadliest strike of the Islamists' six-year insurgency.

NASA's new satellite set to track hidden water, moisture in Earth's soil
NASA's new satellite set to track hidden water, moisture in Earth's soil

NASA's new SMAP (Soil Moisture Active Passive) satellite is set to map hidden water and moisture under in the Earth's soil, it has been reported.

Satellite imagery may help find 800-yr-old 'secret tomb' of Genghis Khan

Satellite imagery and more than 10,000 people may help discover the tomb of blood-thirsty warlord, Genghis Khan, which has remained secret for 800 years even after his death.

China launches meteorological satellite

China on Wednesday launched a meteorological satellite from Sichuan province.

NASA satellite reveals first ever detailed map of how CO2 looks from outer space
NASA satellite reveals first ever detailed map of how CO2 looks from outer space

NASA scientists have revealed that first global maps created using newest carbon dioxide-monitoring satellite's data, showing one of the most detailed views of CO2 ever created.

Science community happy over successful launch of GSLV Mark-III

Senior scientist and SPACE India director C B Devgun on Thursday expressed happiness over the successful launch of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark-III, adding that this was the first test done without the cryogenic engine and that the new module CREW that has been crafted to ensure the safe arrival of astronauts back to earth, had been tested successfully.

China launches CBERS-4 satellite
China launches CBERS-4 satellite

China Sunday launched a CBERS-4 earth-resource satellite from its Taiyuan launch centre in Shanxi province atop a Long March-4B rocket.

GSAT-16 rescheduled for launch on Saturday
GSAT-16 rescheduled for launch on Saturday

India's latest communication satellite GSAT-16 will be launched early Saturday from Kourou in French Guiana after it was deferred due to inclement weather at the launch base, ISRO said today.

GSAT-16 launch deferred due to inclement weather in Kourou
GSAT-16 launch deferred due to inclement weather in Kourou

The launch of India's latest communication satellite GSAT-16 in the early hours tomorrow by Arianespace rocket from Kourou in French Guiana was deferred due to inclement weather at the launch base, ISRO announced tonight.

Brazil to launch new satellite to track deforestation
Brazil to launch new satellite to track deforestation

Brazil will launch a satellite from China Sunday to keep an eye in the sky on deforestation in the Amazon, the National Space Agency (Inpe) said today.

India set to launch its communication satellite GSAT-16 Friday
India set to launch its communication satellite GSAT-16 Friday

India is all set to launch its communication satellite GSAT-16 from the spaceport of Kourou, French Guiana on Friday.

Satellite sends image to Earth using laser beam

For the first time, an image taken by a satellite has been sent to Earth using a laser beam, paving the way for instant streaming of satellite images to Earth.

ISRO to launch communication satellite GSAT-16 on December 5
ISRO to launch communication satellite GSAT-16 on December 5

India is set to launch its latest communication satellite GSAT-16 onboard Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana next month.

Indian satellite for SAARC in 2016: PM Modi
Indian satellite for SAARC in 2016: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday announced the launch of a satellite for the SAARC region in 2016.