Spacecraft

Bengaluru-based start-up scouts for funds to build spacecraft for lunar mission

Bengaluru-based start-up scouts for funds to build spacecraft for lunar mission

The firm aims to launch its spacecraft in three to six months in an attempt to win the "Google Lunar XPRIZE", a competition to challenge and inspire engineers and entrepreneurs from around the world to develop low-cost methods of robotic space exploration.

Oct 06, 2017, 13:49 PM IST
Monitoring microbes can keep 'Marsonauts' healthy: Study

Monitoring microbes can keep 'Marsonauts' healthy: Study

Researchers have found that apart from the crew - the main source of human-associated bacteria inside the habitat - confinement appears to be the strongest trigger shaping the bacterial community which remains highly dynamic over time.

Oct 04, 2017, 18:04 PM IST
Scientists push for 50 tiny spacecraft to tour 300 asteroids

Scientists push for 50 tiny spacecraft to tour 300 asteroids

An infrared spectrometer analyses spectral signatures in light reflected or emitted by the asteroid to determine its mineralogy.

Sep 21, 2017, 17:23 PM IST
Poorly understood Mars landing conditions led to probe's demise – report

Poorly understood Mars landing conditions led to probe's demise – report

Schiaparelli flew to Mars with the Trace Gas Orbiter, which is studying gases in the planet's atmosphere from orbit. The lander crashed during an attempted touchdown on Oct. 19.

May 25, 2017, 00:25 AM IST
China to conduct several manned space flights around 2020

China to conduct several manned space flights around 2020

The spacecraft and Tiangong-2 space lab completed their first in-orbit refuelling late on Thursday, marking the completion of the country's space lab mission.

Apr 29, 2017, 00:22 AM IST
China's first unmanned cargo spacecraft docks with space lab

China's first unmanned cargo spacecraft docks with space lab

The Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft successfully completed automated docking with the orbiting space lab at 12:23 PM (local time), according to Beijing Aerospace Control Centre.

Apr 22, 2017, 19:16 PM IST
NASA's Cassini to make its final close encounter with Saturn's moon Titan on Friday!

NASA's Cassini to make its final close encounter with Saturn's moon Titan on Friday!

NASA's Cassini spacecraft will make its final close encounter with Saturn's haze-enshrouded moon Titan on Friday.

Apr 21, 2017, 00:47 AM IST
China launches its first cargo spacecraft 'Tianzhou-1'

China launches its first cargo spacecraft 'Tianzhou-1'

China on Thursday launched its first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 from the Wenchang Space Launch Centre in Hainan province.

Apr 20, 2017, 17:51 PM IST
NASA scientists creates 3D-printed metal fabrics for use in space

NASA scientists creates 3D-printed metal fabrics for use in space

NASA scientists are creating a metal fabrics that could one day be used in space.

Apr 19, 2017, 23:14 PM IST
NASA's Juno spacecraft captures Jupiter's atmospheric conditions appearing to collide!

NASA's Juno spacecraft captures Jupiter's atmospheric conditions appearing to collide!

The US space agency has released a beautiful image taken by its Juno spacecraft, that highlighted a feature on Jupiter where multiple atmospheric conditions appear to collide.

Apr 08, 2017, 00:10 AM IST
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft halfway from Pluto to next flyby target

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft halfway from Pluto to next flyby target

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has travelled half the distance from Pluto and will continue on its path through the outer regions of the solar system.

Apr 04, 2017, 11:24 AM IST
NASA’s Juno Spacecraft set for its fifth flyby over Jupiter

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft set for its fifth flyby over Jupiter

The US space agency NASA’s Juno spacecraft is all set to make its fifth fly-by over Jupiter’s mysterious cloud tops on Monday, March 27 at 4:52 am EDT.

Mar 25, 2017, 21:42 PM IST
SpaceX's 10th resupply mission to space station delayed by 24 hours

SpaceX's 10th resupply mission to space station delayed by 24 hours

SpaceX has delayed the launch of its the highly-anticipated Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday for 24 hours due to some kind of technical issue.

Feb 18, 2017, 21:43 PM IST
NASA images display crater created by European Mars lander

NASA images display crater created by European Mars lander

New images beamed back by a NASA probe show that the European Space Agency's Mars lander created a shallow crater when it crashed on to the red planet.

Oct 28, 2016, 14:05 PM IST
China launches manned space mission

China launches manned space mission

The Shenzhou-11 was put into orbit by a Long March-2F carrier rocket.

Oct 17, 2016, 06:16 AM IST
Orbital ATK to launch resupply mission to space station on Sunday!

Orbital ATK to launch resupply mission to space station on Sunday!

NASA commercial provider Orbital ATK is all set to launch its sixth commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday, October 16, 2016.

Oct 15, 2016, 23:07 PM IST

China develops material for spacecraft to withstand high temperatures

Zou Junfeng, a senior engineer at the Aerospace Institute of Advanced Materials and Processing Technology in Beijing, said the material, called aerogel, has been widely used in space missions by the United States, Russia and Europe.

Aug 12, 2016, 14:19 PM IST
NASA's SDO captures this stunning image of 'lunar transit' – See pic!

NASA's SDO captures this stunning image of 'lunar transit' – See pic!

NASA says two of the spacecraft’s three science instruments - the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager, or HMI, and the Extreme Ultraviolet Variability Experiment, or EVE - are online and sending science data to Earth. 

Aug 05, 2016, 10:21 AM IST
Moon Express co-founded by Indian-American cleared for lunar landing in 2017!

Moon Express co-founded by Indian-American cleared for lunar landing in 2017!

There have been no private space missions so far beyond Earth's orbit and only state agencies have performed outer space missions.

Aug 04, 2016, 08:40 AM IST