Rosetta orbiter to swoop down on comet in February
Rosetta orbiter to swoop down on comet in February

The European Space Agency’s orbiting Rosetta spacecraft is expected to come within six km of the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in February next year.

NASA's Orion all set for December 4 test flight
NASA's Orion all set for December 4 test flight

Designed to carry astronauts to deep space destinations like Mars, NASA's Orion spacecraft is all set to blast off for its first test flight Dec 4.

Bad weather delays Japan asteroid probe lift off
Bad weather delays Japan asteroid probe lift off

Bad weather will delay the launch of a Japanese space probe on a six-year mission to mine a distant asteroid, just weeks after a European spacecraft's historic landing on a comet captivated the world.

Europa seems in 'embryonic' state in new image
Europa seems in 'embryonic' state in new image

 A new "remastered" image of Jupiter's moon Europa has made it look like the beginning of life itself - an embryo.

India's Mangalyaan among best inventions of 2014: Time magazine
India's Mangalyaan among best inventions of 2014: Time magazine

Mangalyaan has been named among the best inventions of 2014 by Time magazine which described it as a technological feat that will allow India to flex its "interplanetary muscles."

NASA probe set to wake up for Pluto encounter
NASA probe set to wake up for Pluto encounter

 NASA's Pluto-bound probe New Horizons spacecraft comes out of hibernation for the last time next month in preparation for a six-month encounter, including a first-ever close flyby of the mysterious dwarf planet on July 14, 2015.

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft to Pluto is ready for wake-up call
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft to Pluto is ready for wake-up call

A new study has revealed that NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will come out of hibernation for the last time on Dec. 6 for a six-month encounter with Pluto that begins in January.

Seeds of comet landing sown 28 years ago
Seeds of comet landing sown 28 years ago

 For the first time in history, a spacecraft has landed on a comet. According to scientists, the momentous event represents the culmination of over 28 years of research on comets.

Comet flyby of Mars changed chemistry of atmosphere: NASA

Last month, an exotic deep space comet flew by Mars and unleashed an unexpectedly strong meteor shower that briefly changed the chemistry of the Red Planet`s upper atmosphere, NASA said Friday.

Pilot actions examined in US crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo
Pilot actions examined in US crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo

A human-factors expert will join the investigation of the fatal crash of Virgin Galactic`s passenger spacecraft to study why the co-pilot prematurely unlocked a pivoting tail section of the ship during a test flight, the National Transportation Safety Board chairman said on Monday.

New method to bring Supersonic laser-propelled aircraft one step closer
New method to bring Supersonic laser-propelled aircraft one step closer

Aircrafts that are propelled by beams of light rather than conventional fuels is what the scientist and science fiction writers have always dreamt of.

Clearer pictures from Mars Orbiter soon: Official
Clearer pictures from Mars Orbiter soon: Official

India's Mars Orbiter is expected to send clearer pictures in two months' time, said a senior official of the Indian space agency Friday.

China launches test return orbiter for lunar mission

China launched an unmanned spacecraft early Friday to test technologies to be used in the Chang'e-5, a future probe that will conduct the country's first moon mission and return to the Earth.

US-Russian crew safely reaches space station despite glitch

A Russian Soyuz rocket safely delivered a US-Russian trio to the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, despite a technical glitch which briefly threatened to lengthen their journey to the $100 billion complex.

Mangalyaan has an Oz connect

India and the world got to know about the 'Mangalyaan' entering the orbit of Mars from the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC) which was capturing signals from the unmanned spacecraft, Australia said today.

Mangalyaan set for date with Mars, will India make space history?
Mangalyaan set for date with Mars, will India make space history?

A day after successfully test-firing its dormant main engine, scientists of the Indian Space and Research Organisation (ISRO) are all set to ensure India's ambitious Mars Orbiter Mission, which has already traversed 662 million km, enters the orbit of the red planet on Wednesday morning as planned.

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft set to enter Mars orbit after 10 months along with 442 million miles
NASA's MAVEN spacecraft set to enter Mars orbit after 10 months along with 442 million miles

NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft is set to enter the Mars orbit on Sunday evening to study the upper atmosphere of the Red Planet and reveal how its climate changed over time.

2016 NASA asteroid mission awaits your messages

NASA has invited the public to submit short messages and images on social media that could be placed in a time capsule aboard a spacecraft to be launched in 2016 for an asteroid study.

India`s Mars orbiter to reach red planet in 33 days: ISRO

India`s ambitious Mars Orbiter Mission was just nine million kilometres away from the red planet, Indian Space Research Organisation said today.

SpaceX rocket explodes during test flight

A SpaceX rocket exploded in midair during a test flight, though no one was injured, as the company seeks to develop a spacecraft that can return to Earth and be used again.