Space missions

Shortage of critical fuel could threaten NASA's deep space missions, warns US govt

Shortage of critical fuel could threaten NASA's deep space missions, warns US govt

Missions such as Mars Curiousity rover and the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft use radioisotope thermoelectric generators as power source.

Oct 12, 2017, 19:06 PM IST
Russia launches 73 satellites into three different orbits via Soyuz 2.1a rocket!

Russia launches 73 satellites into three different orbits via Soyuz 2.1a rocket!

 The 73 satellites also include those from US, Germany, Norway, Canada and Japan.

Jul 15, 2017, 13:23 PM IST
China's latest heavy-lift carrier rocket launch fails after liftoff

China's latest heavy-lift carrier rocket launch fails after liftoff

China's largest rocket, carrying an experimental communication satellite, blasted off at 7.23 p.m. from the Wenchang Space Launch Centre in southern province of Hainan.

Jul 03, 2017, 10:58 AM IST
Meet 'DeployBot' – The first foldable, walking robot to assist in future space missions!

Meet 'DeployBot' – The first foldable, walking robot to assist in future space missions!

The modules are made of both rigid and flexible materials and contain embedded magnets that connect and lock multiple modules together.

Jun 26, 2017, 18:38 PM IST
Emergency spacewalk outside ISS underway; NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer take the reigns – Watch LIVE

Emergency spacewalk outside ISS underway; NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer take the reigns – Watch LIVE

The failed relay box was installed in the space station truss March 30 during a spacewalk by Whitson and Expedition 50 commander Shane Kimbrough.

May 23, 2017, 18:04 PM IST
Astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer conclude 200th spacewalk!

Astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer conclude 200th spacewalk!

The spacewalk was the ninth of Whitson's career. She holds the record for most spacewalks by a woman.

May 12, 2017, 23:34 PM IST
Astronauts' exercise capacity mitigates in spaceflight due to alteration in cardiovascular function

Astronauts' exercise capacity mitigates in spaceflight due to alteration in cardiovascular function

This happens because their heart and muscles lose the efficacy of transporting oxygen to the muscles.

May 10, 2017, 15:56 PM IST
NASA astronauts Andrew Feustel and Jeanette Epps to be part of upcoming space station crew in 2018!

NASA astronauts Andrew Feustel and Jeanette Epps to be part of upcoming space station crew in 2018!

Feustel and Epps will be added to the long list of distinguished astronauts who have been a part of space missions on the ISS since November 2000.

Jan 05, 2017, 11:09 AM IST
NASA gears up to explore the early solar system; announces two new robotic missions!

NASA gears up to explore the early solar system; announces two new robotic missions!

Lucy and Psyche, as the missions are being called, are robotic missions planned for launch in 2021 and 2023 respectively, with an aim to target mysterious, unstudied asteroids.

Jan 05, 2017, 09:24 AM IST
Breaking records: China gears up to send 30 missions into space in 2017!

Breaking records: China gears up to send 30 missions into space in 2017!

The probe would land on the moon, collect samples and return to Earth.

Jan 04, 2017, 15:14 PM IST
NASA's #YearInSpace mission: Eight things to know!

NASA's #YearInSpace mission: Eight things to know!

The space mission has been a huge help to US space agency NASA, in terms of research and findings.  

Feb 24, 2016, 09:52 AM IST
Specialised fuel to power future deep space missions

Specialised fuel to power future deep space missions

Researchers from US Department of Energy (DOE) have completed the production of a specialised fuel to power future deep space missions.

Dec 26, 2015, 12:46 PM IST
NASA upgrades Orion's thermal protection system for next mission

NASA upgrades Orion's thermal protection system for next mission

It consists of the spacecraft’s main heat shield that faces into the atmosphere on re-entry to slow the spaceship down and also the grid of tiles known as the back shell.

Nov 20, 2015, 18:15 PM IST
NASA seeks astronauts for deeper space missions

NASA seeks astronauts for deeper space missions

From pilots and engineers to scientists and medical doctors, NASA selects qualified astronaut candidates from a diverse pool of US citizens with a wide variety of backgrounds.

Nov 05, 2015, 16:06 PM IST

Hindi atlas on Mars Orbiter Mission released

 Union minister Jitendra Singh on Monday released the first-ever Hindi atlas on Mars Orbiter Mission and said the language could help spread awareness on space missions in the country.

Oct 27, 2015, 03:58 AM IST
NASA completes key milestone for most powerful rocket

NASA completes key milestone for most powerful rocket

The agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) is the first vehicle designed to meet the challenges of the journey to Mars and the first exploration class rocket since the Saturn V.

Oct 23, 2015, 12:18 PM IST
NASA wants to turn astronauts' poop into food

NASA wants to turn astronauts' poop into food

The US space agency has funded researchers to find out how to recycle human excreta into food that can help astronauts sustain on deeper space missions, including Mars.

Aug 23, 2015, 15:34 PM IST

NASA to develop augmented reality glasses for astronauts

 Several outer space tasks like doing repairs and conducting experiments may become a lot easier for astronauts now as NASA is developing augmented reality glasses like Google Glass for them.

Mar 15, 2015, 15:59 PM IST
ISRO working on manned space mission: Dr Radhakrishnan

ISRO working on manned space mission: Dr Radhakrishnan

After the success of Mangalyaan, the Indian Space Research Organisation is working on developing technology to send a manned mission to space, the organisation's former chief Dr K Radhakrishnan today said.

Jan 03, 2015, 19:50 PM IST

Aiming indigenous engines for space missions: ISRO

Aiming for indigenous engines for India's space missions, ISRO chairman Dr K Radhakrishnan on Monday laid the foundation stone for Integrated Cryogenic Engine Manufacturing (ICEM) facility here.

Dec 01, 2014, 20:09 PM IST