Indian industry to make rockets, satellites: ISRO chief

Indian industry comprising public and private sectors will be allowed to make communication satellites and build rockets over the next five years, a top space agency official said Wednesday.

Object 2014-28E : A Russian space weapon or space junk?
Object 2014-28E : A Russian space weapon or space junk?

A mysterious object launched by Russia earlier this year has been tracked by the Western space agencies, sparking fears and concerns of a defunct Kremlin project to destroy satellites.

ISRO plans second Mars Mission with rover and lander in 2018
ISRO plans second Mars Mission with rover and lander in 2018

After the success of the recent Mars Orbit Mission (MOM), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to revisit the Red Planet in 2018 with a heavier satellite which will carry a lander and a rover.

Comet Siding Spring whizzes past Mars
Comet Siding Spring whizzes past Mars

A comet the size of a small mountain and about as solid as a pile of talcum powder whizzed past Mars on Sunday, dazzling space enthusiasts with the once-in-a-million-years encounter.

Chinese scientist proposes 6 new satellites to monitor earth
Chinese scientist proposes 6 new satellites to monitor earth

A Chinese scientist has proposed six new satellites to monitor "global change" or planetary scale changes concerning the Earth as well as human activity.

GSLV MK III will make India self-reliant in space: Scientist

India does not need to rely on foreign countries for launching heavier communication satellites once its experimental mission of GSLV Mark III tasted success, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) Director M Chandra Dathan today said.

ISRO getting ready for IRNSS 1C launch next month
ISRO getting ready for IRNSS 1C launch next month

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Chennai: After the historic success of Mars Orbiter Mission, ISRO scientists are now working on their next project. PSLV-C26, which would carry IRNSS 1C satellite, the third in the IRNSS series is all set to be launched from Sriharikota on October 9.

Solar storm heads Earth`s way after double sun blasts

Two big explosions on the surface of the sun will cause a moderate to strong geomagnetic storm on Earth in the coming days, possibly disrupting radio and satellite communications, scientists said Thursday.

China successfully launches two satellites into orbit
China successfully launches two satellites into orbit

China Monday successfully launched two satellites into orbit to relay informations on natural resources, disaster management and smart satellite experiments.

China launches two satellites with one rocket

China has successfully launched two satellites with a single rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the northwestern Gobi desert.

Japan to launch military space force: Report

Japan is planning to launch a military space force by 2019 that would initially be tasked with protecting satellites from dangerous debris orbiting the Earth, a report said.

Antrix has earned Rs 4,408 crore since 1992: Govt

Antrix, the commercial arm of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), has generated Rs 4,408 crore since 1992 by rendering different services, government told the Rajya Sabha today.

PM Narendra Modi to witness PSLV-C23 rocket launch on June 30

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will witness the launch of PSLV-C23 rocket on June 30, Monday, as it carries five foreign satellites into space.

ESA considering harpooning space debris

Faced with the challenge of capturing tumbling satellites to clear key orbits, ESA is considering harpooning them.

Two low-cost, car-battery-size nanosatellites launched from Canada

Two nanosatellites have been launched from Yasny, Russia, at by Anthony Moffat, of the University of Montreal and the Center for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec, and the Canadian research and technology team he leads.

India to launch five foreign satellites on June 30

The Indian space agency on Friday announced that it will launch five foreign satellites June 30 using its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket under commercial deals.

How solar wind breaks through earth`s magnetic field

A wind of charged particles blows outwards from the sun, carrying a magnetic field with it and sometimes this solar wind can break through the earth`s magnetic field.

Google buying satellite maker Skybox for USD 500M

Google is buying Skybox Imaging in a deal that could serve as a launching pad for the Internet company to send its own fleet of satellites to take aerial pictures and provide online access to remote areas of the world.

Global sea level rise: World at threat

A glacier is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight. It forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its melting and sublimation over many years, often centuries.

Space debris can make future space missions impossible

There may soon be so much debris in orbit around the Earth that future space missions could become impossible, scientists have warned.