Pranab Mukherjee lauds satellite launch- Another landmark in space programme

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: S Radhakrishnan

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

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.

Ethiopia unveils telescope in first phase of space programme

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.

Iran to send another monkey into space: Report

An Iranian newspaper is reporting that the Islamic Republic plans to send another monkey into space within a month.

`Mars mission to boost India`s global credentials`

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.

China`s space programme has no military purpose

China`s space-related technological developments can be used in both civilian and military sectors, said an official.

Heavenly gadgets: Spinoffs from space programmes

Artificial hearts, Olympics-calibre swimsuits are spinoffs from space programmes.