'Sensory skin' to detect damage outside spacecraft

'Sensory skin' to detect damage outside spacecraft

As space shuttle windows revealed, something as small as a paint chip moving at that velocity can punch through several layers of glass.

Mar 27, 2017, 00:05 AM IST

20-km-high space elevator a reality soon

 A Canadian firm has been granted a US patent to build the world's first-ever space elevator -- 20 times the height of the world's tallest building Burj Khalifa -- that will also have a tower assisting spacecrafts to land and take off.

Aug 17, 2015, 17:52 PM IST

NASA's four spacecraft successfully enter Earth's orbit to solve magnetic mystery

NASA launched four identical spacecraft recently on a billion-dollar mission to study the explosive give-and-take between the magnetic fields of Earth and the Sun .

Mar 13, 2015, 14:24 PM IST

Wearable health devices key for safe space tourism

At a time when several firms are developing spacecrafts to take ordinary citizens on short trips into space, scientists have outlined the risks and challenges involved in human commercial spaceflights.

Oct 31, 2014, 12:56 PM IST

NASA`s Mars spacecraft gears up for maiden test flight

With just six months until its first scheduled trip to space in December this year, engineers at NASA`s Kennedy Space Center have begun the final assembly of Orion spacecraft that could take man to Mars.

Jun 13, 2014, 12:44 PM IST

New space stethoscope helps assess astronauts in noisy spacecrafts

Students from The Johns Hopkins University have designed a new stethoscope for NASA to deliver accurate heart- and body-sounds to medics, who try to assess astronauts` health in noisy spacecraft.

May 26, 2013, 11:02 AM IST

ESA`s Proba-3 mission to fly 2 spacecrafts in formation

A European Space Agency (ESA) project is aiming to demonstrate that two satellites can move as one single object with sub-millimetre precision.

Apr 17, 2013, 14:55 PM IST

NASA’s future spacecrafts may be able to land like helicopters

NASA scientists have designed and tested a new rotor landing system in an attempt to enable spacecrafts to land like helicopters.

Nov 10, 2012, 22:04 PM IST

China launches data relay satellite

The satellite was launched on a Long March-3C carrier
rocket last night from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in
southwest Sichuan Province.

Jul 13, 2011, 10:51 AM IST

Swarming spacecrafts to save others

Future space probes will have many small spacecrafts that can commit hara-kiri if they begin to fail.

Sep 07, 2010, 15:16 PM IST