NASA satellite to help farmers combat drought

NASA scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a new satellite than can predict the severity of droughts worldwide and help farmers maximise crop yield.

`Super-sharp` Earth imager satellite launched into space

DigitalGlobe recently launched the most powerful commercial imaging spacecraft WorldView-3 into the space from California, US.

China launches remote-sensing satellite

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

India identifying site for third satellite launch pad

India is considering setting up another satellite launch pad at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, which is expected to boost the launching frequency of Indian satellites, it was stated Wednesday in the Lok Sabha.

Russian `gecko sex` satellite lost in space

A Russian satellite with a crew of five lizards sent in space to understand the effects of weightlessness on sexual intercourse has gone missing.

ISRO to launch two satellites in current financial year

Indian space agency, ISRO, will launch GSAT-15 satellite in the current financial year and GSAT-16 by mid-2015, the government said on Wednesday.

Satellite `ultrasound` to detect baby stars

Using satellite data that works like an ultrasound, scientists have come up with a way to determine the internal structure, age and different life stages of a star.

NASA to launch satellite to track carbon pollution

The US space agency is to launch on Tuesday a satellite that tracks atmospheric carbon dioxide, a leading greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.

Spanish scientists discover that some satellites were mistaken

The 2011-2012 eruption of El Hierro volcano in Spain`s Canary Islands caused such changes in the surrounding sea that it became a bank of opportunities for all kinds of scientific projects, like the one that just found flaws in the sensors of three earth observation satellites.

Rain-tracking goes hi-tech, satellites to monitor signs of drought in India

With speculation of less than normal monsoon in the country this year, India has deployed satellites to check signs of a drought in 13 states. Of these 13 states, 9 are high-farm output states.

ISRO planning to launch French satellite SPOT 7 on June 26

ISRO is planning to launch its next rocket PSLV C23 carrying a French remote sensing satellite SPOT 7, along with four others from Sriharikota spaceport on June 26, a senior official said today.

Astrophysicists question map of universe

Astrophysicists have revealed that the accepted model of universe is flawed as the dwarf galaxies that orbit the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxies does not fit in it.

MH370 relatives accuse Malaysia of with holding data

Families of passengers aboard missing flight MH370 on Wednesday accused Malaysia of withholding crucial satellite data, saying a long-awaited report is incomplete and does not prove the plane crashed in the Indian Ocean.

`ISRO examining business model for industries in satellite, rocket production`

The Indian space agency is working at preparing a business model to partner with industries - public and private - so that they have a higher level of participation in the space sector, said its chief.

How a cyclone looks from space in 3D!

The first spacecraft designed to detect light rain and snowfall from space has now captured the first 3D images of precipitation on earth.

`Fierce` solar magnetic storm `barely missed` Earth in 2012

Researchers have said that a rapid succession of coronal mass ejections - the most intense eruptions on the sun - sent a pulse of magnetized plasma barrelling into space and through Earth`s orbit.

Scientists recreate crust of Jupiter`s moon Europa

Scientists suspect that inside Europa, one of the icy moons of Jupiter, reservoirs of liquid water exists, the essential element for life on Earth.

Indian aircraft would have to upgrade avionic systems soon

All Indian aircraft would have to upgrade their avionic systems soon to match with India`s own satellite-based navigation system GAGAN, to be launched later this year, a top official said on Monday.

IRNSS 1-B launch set for March 31

India`s latest navigational satellite IRNSS 1-B would be launched onboard PSLV C-24 rocket from the spaceport at Sriharikota on March 31.

NASA teams up with JAXA to launch new satellite to measure global rain and snow

A Japanese H-IIA rocket with the NASA- Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory onboard, has been launched from the Tanegashima Space Center in Tanegashima, Japan to measure global rain and snow.