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NASA detects drop in prevalence of fires worldwide

NASA detects drop in prevalence of fires worldwide

The researchers found that in some parts of the world including in India, China and Brazil, the amount of land being burned by fire has increased.

Team that built world's lightest satellite 'KalamSat' felicitated

Team that built world's lightest satellite 'KalamSat' felicitated

The satellite's structure is fully 3D printed with reinforced carbon fibre polymer.

World's smallest satellite 'KalamSat' built by Indian teens launched by NASA

World's smallest satellite 'KalamSat' built by Indian teens launched by NASA

Weighing just 64grams, the satellite was designed and built by 18-year-old Rifath Sharook along with six other teammates. 

NISAR mission: NASA, ISRO begin work on joint project; on course for 2021 launch

NISAR mission: NASA, ISRO begin work on joint project; on course for 2021 launch

The NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar, or NISAR, satellite will provide an unprecedented detailed view of Earth by using advanced radar imaging.

Navigation satellite clocks ticking; system to be expanded: ISRO

Navigation satellite clocks ticking; system to be expanded: ISRO

The phrase signals that the atomic clocks -- that provide locational data -- in the six navigation satellites are functioning normally. 

Mongolia all set to send first sattelite to space

Mongolia all set to send first sattelite to space

The satellite will accompany the "SpaceX Falcon 9" rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida through a project supported by UNESCO and Japan.

Japan launches satellite for high-precision positioning system

Japan launches satellite for high-precision positioning system

A H-IIA rocket blasted off at 9:17am (0017 GMT) today from the Tanegashima space centre in southern Japan carrying the "Michibiki" No.2 satellite, footage by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency showed.

South Asia Satellite's launch: Countdown to begin on Thursday

South Asia Satellite's launch: Countdown to begin on Thursday

The countdown for the launch of South Asia Satellite or GSAT-9 will begin on Thursday morning, as per sources in the Indian space agency.

China successfully launches first high-throughput communications satellite

China successfully launches first high-throughput communications satellite

This satellite will enable passengers of high-speed trains to watch high-definition videos smoothly and help those at the scene of natural disasters.

SpaceX postpones launch of  Falcon 9 rocket/EchoStar satellite; next attempt on Thursday

SpaceX postpones launch of Falcon 9 rocket/EchoStar satellite; next attempt on Thursday

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket was to deliver EchoStar XXIII, a commercial communications satellite for EchoStar Corporation, to a geostationary transfer orbit (GTO).

Cellphone, satellite data can map poverty: Scientists

Cellphone, satellite data can map poverty: Scientists

The researchers from the University of Southampton and the Sweden-based Flowminder Foundation found that by combining mobile data and geospatial data from satellites, they were able to produce poverty predictions which are comparable with those made from traditional sources, but with significant advantages.

Russian-built Soyuz rocket successfully places Spanish satellite into orbit

Russian-built Soyuz rocket successfully places Spanish satellite into orbit

It was the first launch of the year by Arianespace, which plans a total of 12 throughout 2017.

Japan launches defence communications satellite

Japan launches defence communications satellite

Japan on Tuesday launched a new communications satellite designed to promote the sharing of military information.

China begins operation of first hack proof quantum satellite

China begins operation of first hack proof quantum satellite

It is officially operational after four months of in-orbit testing, said the report.

Earthquake predictions next on China's space agenda; launch of satellite announced

Earthquake predictions next on China's space agenda; launch of satellite announced

The satellite will be China's first space-based platform for earthquake monitoring, providing a new approach for research.

China launches telecommunication technology test satellite

China launches telecommunication technology test satellite

China plans to conduct a "record" number of 30 space launch missions this year as part of its efforts to expand its ambitious space programme.

After Falcon 9 explosion, SpaceX to try new launch on January 8

After Falcon 9 explosion, SpaceX to try new launch on January 8

After three months of rocket explosion on the launchpad in September- destroying a $200 million Facebook satellite, Space X is planning for new launch in January 8.

China successfully launches two high-resolution remote sensing satellites

China successfully launches two high-resolution remote sensing satellites

China on Wednesday successfully launched two high-resolution remote sensing satellites which can get commercial images at 0.5-meter resolution.

China launches TanSat for three-year mission to monitor global carbon emissions

China launches TanSat for three-year mission to monitor global carbon emissions

During its three-year mission, TanSat will thoroughly examine global carbon dioxide levels every 16 days, accurate to at least 4 ppm (parts per million).  

China launches first fully-owned satellite ground station near North Pole

China launches first fully-owned satellite ground station near North Pole

In order to collect satellite data anywhere on the Earth swiftly, China has launched its first fully-owned oversees satellite ground station near North Pole.