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.

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.

New space robots will help refuel satellites in space in future

NASA has successfully conducted a remote controlled test of new technologies that will empower future space robots to transfer hazardous oxidizer into the tanks of satellites in space.

India to launch four foreign satellites in 2014-15

Strengthening its advancement towards space research, India is all set to launch four foreign satellites in 2014-15 in the Earth`s lower orbit, using its workhorse polar rocket, according to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) sources.

Iran to launch 3 new satellites: Report

Iran is preparing to send into orbit three new home-made satellites, Executive Affairs Vice President Mohammad Shariatmadari was quoted as saying by a Iran daily Sunday.

Soon, satellites to be made of recyclable materials

ESA are currently on a look out for new ideas on materials which can be recycled or converted into different, useful resources for other processes.

UN tasks imaging satellites for Haiyan relief

United Nations has activated a constellation of satellites to help relief operations in typhoon-ravaged Philippines, an official on Thursday said.

SES suffers launch delay to satellite ASTRA 5B

SES, one of the world`s largest commercial satellite operators, said on Wednesday that the planned launch of one of its satellites had been delayed until January.

Satellites provide view of sinking Venice

Modern satellites are helping scientists monitor how quickly Venice - the "floating city" of romance - is sinking with an unprecedented level of resolution.

To hunt Osama, satellites watched over Pakistan: Report

A fleet of satellites aimed dozens of receivers over Pakistan to collect "critical" information that prepared the ground for the US Navy SEALs raid that killed Osama bin Laden, a media report said on Friday.