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Do you know how many Indian space objects are currently in orbit? - Here's the answer

Do you know how many Indian space objects are currently in orbit? - Here's the answer

As of April 1, 2017, a total of 192 Indian objects are orbiting in space, catalogued by US Space Surveillance Network, said a retired Indian scientist.

 

Sep 08, 2017, 15:53 PM IST
Chinese communications satellite Zhongxing-9A enters orbit

Chinese communications satellite Zhongxing-9A enters orbit

According to the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), the Long March-3B rocket encountered a problem in its third phase after it was launched on June 19, failing to place the satellite in orbit on time.

Jul 06, 2017, 16:01 PM IST
SpaceX taking recycling all way to orbit for NASA

SpaceX taking recycling all way to orbit for NASA

On this week's supply run to the International Space Station, SpaceX will launch a Dragon capsule that's already traveled there. The milestone comes just two months after the launch of its first reused rocket booster.

Jun 01, 2017, 09:27 AM IST
After successful mega-launch, ISRO planning to put SAARC satellite into orbit next month

After successful mega-launch, ISRO planning to put SAARC satellite into orbit next month

If this launch is too planned successfully, it will be ISRO's second big achievement in the year 2017.

Feb 15, 2017, 16:03 PM IST
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.

Jan 28, 2017, 14:15 PM IST

ISRO's GSLV-F05 successfully places advanced weather satellite INSAT-3DR into orbit

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Sep 08, 2016, 21:48 PM IST
Planet with eccentric orbit spotted

Planet with eccentric orbit spotted

 A team of researchers has spotted an extrasolar planet about 117 light-years from Earth that boasts the most eccentric orbit yet seen.

Mar 19, 2016, 13:40 PM IST
All 7 IRNSS satellites to be in orbit by March 2016: ISRO

All 7 IRNSS satellites to be in orbit by March 2016: ISRO

India has entered into the realm of satellite-based navigation with its two "pioneering" projects GAGAN and IRNSS.

Oct 08, 2015, 19:24 PM IST
NASA's Dawn spacecraft sends remarkable images of Ceres

NASA's Dawn spacecraft sends remarkable images of Ceres

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has delivered the closest-yet views of the dwarf planet Ceres.

Aug 26, 2015, 09:40 AM IST
Glitch shifts space station's orbit, but crew safe

Glitch shifts space station's orbit, but crew safe

A glitch at the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday caused its position in orbit to change, but the crew is safe, the Russian space agency Roscomos said.

Jun 10, 2015, 20:00 PM IST
 India to launch heavy satellite by December next year

India to launch heavy satellite by December next year

With the successful testing of indigenous cryogenic engine, India has attained the capability of putting heavy satellites in orbit and the first one is expected to be launched by December next year, government told the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

Apr 29, 2015, 18:52 PM IST

China to launch 40 spacecraft this year

China will launch more than 40 spacecraft, majority of them communication satellites, into orbit this year.

Mar 18, 2015, 23:09 PM IST
Scientists discover 9 new dwarf galaxies orbiting Milky Way

Scientists discover 9 new dwarf galaxies orbiting Milky Way

Scientists have identified nine new dwarf galaxies, which is the largest number ever found at once, in orbit around the Milky Way.

Mar 11, 2015, 10:29 AM IST

China launches remote-sensing satellite

China Saturday sent a remote-sensing satellite into the orbit.

Aug 09, 2014, 18:32 PM IST

`One-of-a-kind` meteorite unveils violent past of Earth`s solar system

A volcanic meteorite recovered in Western Australia has helped researchers uncover the fierce past Earth`s solar system.

Aug 09, 2014, 12:17 PM IST

ESA`s Rosetta measures its comet`s temperature for 1st time

ESA`s Rosetta spacecraft has recently measured the temperature of its target comet for the first time.

Aug 02, 2014, 20:14 PM IST

Beanstalk-like `space elevators` come closer to reality

Researchers suggest that a space elevator consisting of an Earth-anchored tether that extends 62,000 miles into space could eventually provide routine, safe, inexpensive and quiet access to orbit.

Mar 12, 2014, 16:12 PM IST

Russian Soyuz rocket successfully puts satellite into orbit

The Russian Soyuz rocket, successfully placed a scientific earth-monitoring satellite into orbit on Sunday. There were several delays earlier this week due to an accident during testing which caused engine damage.

Dec 29, 2013, 15:54 PM IST

Stars move in peanut-shell shaped orbits at center of galaxy

A new study suggests that the stars probably move in peanut-shell or figure of eight-shaped orbits instead.

Nov 28, 2013, 15:14 PM IST

Iran to send satellite into orbit

Iran plans to send its indigenously-designed satellite Sharifsat into orbit in the near future, a media report said Tuesday.

Sep 10, 2013, 19:36 PM IST