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Satellite data may predict floods almost a year in advance

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 09:45

Based on satellite monitoring of the gravitational field of a river basin, researchers have found a new way to predict which rivers are prone to dangerous flooding 11 months in advance.

Lok Sabha hails launch of polar satellite PSLV-C23

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 16:05

Lok Sabha today hailed successful launch of PSLV-C23 with five satellites saying it has yet again exhibited India`s prowess in space technology.

Satellite `ultrasound` to detect baby stars

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 17:48

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`s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 blasts off on Delta II rocket

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 18:46

NASA has launched its first satellite to measure carbon dioxide, Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, aboard a Delta II rocket early Wednesday, July 2 in California .

NASA delays carbon-hunting satellite launch by a day

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 17:17

The launch of NASA`s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket was postponed Tuesday less than a minute before lift-off when the launch pad`s water system failed, NASA said in a statement.

NASA to launch satellite to track carbon pollution

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 09:55

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.

PLSV-C23 launch: From "Yeh dil maange more" to "Gravity", all in Modi`s speech

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 23:40

From the famous catch phrase `Yeh dil maange more` to epic science fiction thriller "Gravity" were some of the ingredients in Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s speech today saluting Indian space scientists.

PSLV-C23 launch: SPOT-7 can cover areas 10 times the size of France

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 18:35

French Earth Observation Satellite SPOT-7, which has been successfully launched into orbit today, June 30, by the Indian rocket, PSLV-C23, along with four other co-passenger foreign satellites, can cover an area of 10 times the size of France.

Gang involved in satellite signal theft busted; 4 arrested

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 22:45

City police has unearthed a gang that illegally tapped satellite signals of TV channels and carried out signal piracy of cable TV service providers and arrested four persons involved.

Spanish scientists discover that some satellites were mistaken

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 19:15

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.

SPOT-7 to be launched June 30 onboard PSLV-C23

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 21:45

European aerospace major and world`s second largest space company, Airbus Defence and Space, is in the final stages of preparation for the launch of SPOT-7, its new high-resolution earth observation satellite, onboard an Indian rocket (PSLV-C23) June 30.

First standardised way to measure stars

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 23:34

The same way we need values to measure everything from temperature to time, astronomers have now developed a new stellar scale as a "ruler" to help them classify and compare data on star discoveries.