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NASA: Engineer vital to 1969 moon landing dies

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 11:13

John C Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the US space programme were vital to NASA`s successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.

Pranab Mukherjee lauds satellite launch- Another landmark in space programme

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 21:02

India will immensely benefit from the applications of the country`s second navigation satellite that was successfully placed into orbit Friday, said President Pranab Mukherjee.

Space programme has benefited country: ISRO chief

Last Updated: Sunday, March 09, 2014, 01:16

The success of the Indian space programme has trickled down to society and led to direct economic and other benefits, ISRO chairman S Radhakrishnan on Saturday said.

Space programme has benefited country: S Radhakrishnan

Last Updated: Sunday, March 09, 2014, 00:13

The success of the Indian space programme has trickled down to society and led to direct economic and other benefits, ISRO chairman S Radhakrishnan today said.

Scottish Mars exploration plan given 4 mn pound funding

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 11:29

A space programme led by a Scottish research group has received about 4 million pounds in funding to develop a drill to explore the surface of Mars.

China to launch moon rover on Monday

Last Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013, 10:27

China will launch its first ever moon rover mission on Monday, state media said, as Beijing embarks on the latest stage in its ambitious space programme.

Ethiopia unveils telescope in first phase of space programme

Last Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 08:50

Ethiopia unveiled Friday the first phase of a space exploration programme, which includes East Africa`s largest observatory designed to promote astronomy research in the region.

IRNSS-IA launch important milestone in space programme: PM

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 13:43

Hailing the successful launch of IRNSS-1A satellite, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today described it as an "important milestone in the development of India`s space programme".

Jupiter moon lander project to get first funding in 2014

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 06, 2013, 09:12

Russia`s Jupiter research project, which includes a lander mission to its moon Ganymede, will receive its first funding next year, a space agency official said.

`Mars mission to boost India`s global credentials`

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 15:26

India`s proposed Mars mission in November would boost New Delhi`s credentials to become a partner in international ventures of such kind in the future, veteran space scientist K Kasturirangan said.

PM defends space programme expenditure

Last Updated: Sunday, September 09, 2012, 20:23

The launch of India`s 100th space mission on Sunday gave some anxious moments to French officials when there was a minor flight path deviation of the PSLV C-21 rocket, which put their and a Japanese satellite in orbit.

ISRO plans 58 missions in 5 years

Last Updated: Friday, August 10, 2012, 16:30

India`s premier space agency ISRO plans to undertake 58 satellite and launch vehicle missions in the 12th Five year period and sees larger role for industries in realising these ventures.