NASA orbiters set for close encounter with comet near Mars

NASA orbiters set for close encounter with comet near Mars

A comet called C/2013 A1 or Siding Spring will pass within about 139,500 kms of Mars Sunday, NASA said in a statement.

Oct 18, 2014, 15:14 PM IST

China successfully launches orbiter into space

China today successfully sent an experimental orbiter into space to conduct scientific and technological experiments.

Jul 15, 2013, 19:46 PM IST

NASA’s Mars Orbiter completes 5-yr mark

NASA’s prolific Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has completed five years of circling the Red Planet.

Mar 10, 2011, 13:30 PM IST

China set to launch sixth orbiter into space: Official

China will launch its sixth orbiter into space in the "coming days" as part of its plans to set up indigenous satellite-navigation and-positioning network, a top official said.

Oct 29, 2010, 21:57 PM IST

China draws up plan to send orbiter to Mars in 2013

China has drawn up a technical plan to send an orbiter to Mars in 2013 for exploration of the planet.

Oct 22, 2010, 13:40 PM IST

Scientists wowed by Mars orbiter performance

Scientists are impressed with the flood of data beamed back by NASA`s most advanced Mars orbiter.

Mar 04, 2010, 10:13 AM IST