Spacecraft

SpaceX Dragon cargo craft arrives at International Space Station

SpaceX Dragon cargo craft arrives at International Space Station

SpaceX Dragon cargo craft, carrying 2,630 kg of research, crew supplies and hardware, has finally arrived at the Internation Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday, April 4.

Apr 04, 2018, 17:34 PM IST
SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket in resupply mission to space station

SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket in resupply mission to space station

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has successfully launched its Dragon spacecraft- the private spaceflight company's 14th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station (ISS) - on Monday, April 2.

Apr 03, 2018, 10:13 AM IST
Mars parachute sent high up in key NASA test

Mars parachute sent high up in key NASA test

A supersonic parachute designed for future missions to Mars has undergone a successful test in which it was sent very high up in the sky in a rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

Apr 02, 2018, 18:01 PM IST
SpaceX preparing Starlink demo satellite launch: Report

SpaceX preparing Starlink demo satellite launch: Report

SpaceX is targeting February 17 for the test launch of its first satellite for global internet constellation -- a project, informally known as Starlink, which aims to provide low-cost internet access on a global scale, the media reported.

Feb 12, 2018, 11:35 AM IST
NASA successfully fires Voyager 1 thrusters after 37 years

NASA successfully fires Voyager 1 thrusters after 37 years

NASA`s Voyager 1 spacecraft -- cruising interstellar space billions of miles from Earth -- was back on the right track Friday thanks to thrusters that were fired up for the first time in 37 years.

Dec 02, 2017, 08:50 AM IST
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