Satellite

ISRO's century: India's 100th satellite to hit skies on January 12

ISRO's century: India's 100th satellite to hit skies on January 12

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said it was "back in the game" with the launch, the first Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) mission after the unsuccessful launch of the navigation satellite IRNSS-1H in August last year.

Jan 09, 2018, 17:48 PM IST
North Korea preparing to launch satellite: Reports

North Korea preparing to launch satellite: Reports

North Korea is preparing to launch a satellite, a Seoul newspaper said today, as outside observers warn that the nuclear-armed regime's space programme is a fig leaf for weapons tests.

Dec 26, 2017, 10:24 AM IST
North Korea preparing to launch satellite: Report

North Korea preparing to launch satellite: Report

Pyongyang is under multiple UN sanctions over its nuclear and missile tests and is prohibited from carrying out any launch using ballistic missile technology including satellites.

Dec 26, 2017, 08:56 AM IST
Decades-old space mystery solved with shoebox-sized satellite

Decades-old space mystery solved with shoebox-sized satellite

Earth's radiation belts, known as the Van Allen belts, are layers of energetic particles held in place by the planet's magnetic field.

Dec 14, 2017, 14:13 PM IST
NASA launches next-generation weather satellite

NASA launches next-generation weather satellite

The satellite, called the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1), is a joint venture between the US space agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which provides weather reports and forecasts.

Nov 18, 2017, 18:14 PM IST
US-German Earth gravity-measuring satellites end mission

US-German Earth gravity-measuring satellites end mission

The twin GRACE-1 and GRACE-2 satellites made detailed measurements of Earth's gravity field, leading to discoveries about gravity and Earth's natural systems.
 

Oct 28, 2017, 16:30 PM IST
Russia-backed European satellite to dedicatedly monitor Earth's atmosphere

Russia-backed European satellite to dedicatedly monitor Earth's atmosphere

The Sentinel-5P orbiter took off on time at 0927 GMT from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia.

Oct 13, 2017, 17:10 PM IST
Japan launches latest satellite of positioning system

Japan launches latest satellite of positioning system

The GPS, owned by the US, has a margin of error of about 10 metres in global positioning; the coordination between the GPS and Michibiki will reduce the margin to between 1 metre and about 6 cm.

Oct 10, 2017, 15:23 PM IST
Aimed to improve GPS accuracy, Japan launches third satellite 'Michibiki'

Aimed to improve GPS accuracy, Japan launches third satellite 'Michibiki'

The launch was initially scheduled last week but was postponed due to a technical glitch.

Aug 19, 2017, 15:31 PM IST
How satellites can prevent fatalities from landslides

How satellites can prevent fatalities from landslides

Scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have sent spacecraft towards the Moon and Mars -- and now have their sights on Venus.
 

Aug 17, 2017, 21:56 PM IST
Unbreakable code from space delivered to Earth, courtesy China's quantum satellite!

Unbreakable code from space delivered to Earth, courtesy China's quantum satellite!

The satellite sent quantum keys to ground stations in Xinglong, in north China's Hebei province, and Nanshan, near Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur region.

Aug 10, 2017, 18:49 PM IST
New mini satellite can be propelled with water

New mini satellite can be propelled with water

The new micropropulsion system uses ultra-purified water, researchers said.

Aug 09, 2017, 20:05 PM IST
Israel launches its first spatial environmental research satellite

Israel launches its first spatial environmental research satellite

Israel has successfully launched its first spatial environmental research vehicle designed for orbital monitoring of Earth's vegetation, the Israel Space Agency (ISA) said on Wednesday.

Aug 02, 2017, 20:50 PM IST
Iran successfully tests satellite launch rocket

Iran successfully tests satellite launch rocket

The Simorgh satellite carrier would be able to put satellites weighing as much as 250 kg at an orbit about 500 km above the Earth's surface, according to Tasnim news agency.

Jul 28, 2017, 00:55 AM IST
NASA detects drop in prevalence of fires worldwide

NASA detects drop in prevalence of fires worldwide

The researchers found that in some parts of the world including in India, China and Brazil, the amount of land being burned by fire has increased.

Jun 30, 2017, 23:05 PM IST
Team that built world's lightest satellite 'KalamSat' felicitated

Team that built world's lightest satellite 'KalamSat' felicitated

The satellite's structure is fully 3D printed with reinforced carbon fibre polymer.

Jun 24, 2017, 16:37 PM IST
World's smallest satellite 'KalamSat' built by Indian teens launched by NASA

World's smallest satellite 'KalamSat' built by Indian teens launched by NASA

Weighing just 64grams, the satellite was designed and built by 18-year-old Rifath Sharook along with six other teammates. 

Jun 22, 2017, 16:31 PM IST
NISAR mission: NASA, ISRO begin work on joint project; on course for 2021 launch

NISAR mission: NASA, ISRO begin work on joint project; on course for 2021 launch

The NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar, or NISAR, satellite will provide an unprecedented detailed view of Earth by using advanced radar imaging.

Jun 21, 2017, 11:40 AM IST
Navigation satellite clocks ticking; system to be expanded: ISRO

Navigation satellite clocks ticking; system to be expanded: ISRO

The phrase signals that the atomic clocks -- that provide locational data -- in the six navigation satellites are functioning normally. 

Jun 10, 2017, 18:07 PM IST
Mongolia all set to send first sattelite to space

Mongolia all set to send first sattelite to space

The satellite will accompany the "SpaceX Falcon 9" rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida through a project supported by UNESCO and Japan.

Jun 03, 2017, 11:29 AM IST