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SpaceX launches supplies to space station

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 04:06

The SpaceX company returned to orbit today, launching fresh supplies to the International Space Station after more than a month`s delay.

Beanstalk-like `space elevators` come closer to reality

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 16:12

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.

Beanstalk-like `space elevator` could soon be a reality

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 14:03

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.

GSAT-14 orbit raised again

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 18:36

The Indian space agency Thursday successfully completed the orbit-raising activity of its communication satellite G-SAT14 for a third time since it was put in orbit Jan 5.

ISRO carries out first orbit raising manoeuvre of GSAT-14

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 15:53

The first orbit raising operation of GSAT-14 communication satellite was successfully carried out by ISRO on Monday, a day after it was shot into space in a milestone launch by GSLV-D5 rocket powered by the indigenous cryogenic engine.

Russian Soyuz rocket successfully puts satellite into orbit

Last Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013, 15:54

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.

India’s Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft crosses lunar orbit

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 18:42

India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), informally called ‘Mangalyaan’, crossed the distance of the Moon’s orbit on Monday morning, said the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

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

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 15:14

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

Final orbit raising to take MOM to height of 2 lakh kms

Last Updated: Thursday, November 14, 2013, 19:55

The Indian Space Research Agency (ISRO) plans to raise the orbit of the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) to an apogee height of 2,00,000 kms by November 30.

ISRO`s Mars Mission back on track, orbit raised further

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 09:43

The fourth supplementary orbit raising manoeuvre of Mars Orbiter Spacecraft ‘Mangalyaan’ was successfully completed on Tuesday.

Mars Orbiter: 4th orbit raising manoeuvre falls short of target

Last Updated: Monday, November 11, 2013, 13:29

India`s Rs 450 crore Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) seemed to have suffered a hiccup Monday morning when its orbit was being raised for the fourth time.

India`s Mars probe performs third orbit raising manoeuvre

Last Updated: Saturday, November 09, 2013, 09:47

The third of the five orbit raising manoeuvres of Mars Orbiter spacecraft has been successfully completed early Saturday, the Indian Space Research Organisation said.