ISRO planning next inter-planetary mission
ISRO planning next inter-planetary mission

After India's much hailed successful missions to the Moon and Mars that boosted its global standing in space, the next inter-planetary expedition to be launched is under discussion, according to ISRO.

NASA mission spots all Pluto family members
NASA mission spots all Pluto family members

For the first time, NASA`s New Horizons spacecraft has photographed Kerberos and Styx - the smallest and faintest of Pluto`s five known moons.

Russian spacecraft burnt up on re-entering Earth's atmosphere
Russian spacecraft burnt up on re-entering Earth's atmosphere

An out-of-control unmanned Russian spacecraft on Friday burnt as it re-entered the Earth`s atmosphere, a media report said.

NASA seeks public inputs for longer human stay on Mars
NASA seeks public inputs for longer human stay on Mars

The US space agency has sought ideas from people about what is necessary to ensure a continuous human presence on the Red Planet.

SpaceX to test life-saving crew capsule next week

SpaceX is set to blast off a crew capsule on May 6 to test an astronaut rescue system designed to save lives in case of an emergency in a human spaceflight, NASA said.

NASA mission to decode Earth and Sun's explosive interplay
NASA mission to decode Earth and Sun's explosive interplay

While NASA has achieved the impossible by flying four identically equipped spacecraft together to capture 3D views of subtle magnetic interactions in space, the $1.1 billion mission is set to beam back valuable data beginning September this year.

NASA probe nearing close encounter with unexplored Pluto
NASA probe nearing close encounter with unexplored Pluto

The first spacecraft to visit distant Pluto, a dwarf planet in the solar system’s frozen backyard, is still three months away from a close encounter, but already in viewing range, newly released photos show.

Soyuz spacecraft with Russian, US astronauts blasts off to ISS
Soyuz spacecraft with Russian, US astronauts blasts off to ISS

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three crew, including a US astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut who will be the first to spend an entire year on the International Space Station, blasted off on schedule Friday, Russian mission control said.
 

International Space Station boosts orbit to dock new spacecraft
International Space Station boosts orbit to dock new spacecraft

The International Space Station (ISS) has raised its orbit, placing it in the correct orientation for the docking of a new Soyuz spacecraft carrying crew next week.

NASA tech for safe and precise spacecraft landing
NASA tech for safe and precise spacecraft landing

NASA has successfully tested new cutting-edge technologies that would enable spacecraft to land at a specific location on Mars or any other planetary body with more precision than ever before.

China to launch 40 spacecraft this year

China will launch more than 40 spacecraft, majority of them communication satellites, into orbit this year.

SpaceX launches two communications satellites
SpaceX launches two communications satellites

US space transportation company SpaceX launched two commercial communications satellites atop a Falcon 9 rocket Sunday evening.

New NASA spacecraft to study Earth's magnetic fields
New NASA spacecraft to study Earth's magnetic fields

The US space agency is set for the launch of Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft March 12, the first space mission dedicated to the study of magnetic reconnection.

NASA captures sharper images of dwarf planet
NASA captures sharper images of dwarf planet

NASA's Dawn spacecraft, on way to explore the dwarf planet called Ceres, has captured craters and mysterious bright spots on it.

Scientists recant Big Bang gravitational wave theory
Scientists recant Big Bang gravitational wave theory

A new analysis has dynamited a much-hyped discovery of primordial "gravitational waves" from the dawn of time.

NASA's Dawn captures 'sharpest images' ever seen of Dwarf Planet Ceres
NASA's Dawn captures 'sharpest images' ever seen of Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has recently captured the sharpest images ever seen of the Dwarf Planet Ceres, it has been revealed.

Rosetta provides unique insight into comet shedding its dusty coat
Rosetta provides unique insight into comet shedding its dusty coat

ESA`s Rosetta mission has enabled scientists to watch the life cycle of a comet, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, as it sheds the dusty coat accumulated over the past 4 years.

ISRO Mars Orbiter Mission team wins Space Pioneer Award
ISRO Mars Orbiter Mission team wins Space Pioneer Award

ISRO's Mars Mission team has won the prestigious 2015 Space Pioneer Award in the science and engineering category in recognition of achieving the rare feat in its very first attempt.

China moves closer to land spacecraft on Moon and return?
China moves closer to land spacecraft on Moon and return?

China's ambitious plan to land an unmanned spacecraft on the Moon before returning to Earth moved a step closer as its test?orbiter entered the lunar orbit today for further tests.

Historic Rosetta mission named 2014 'Physics world breakthrough of year'
Historic Rosetta mission named 2014 'Physics world breakthrough of year'

The first historic Rosetta mission has been named 2014 "breakthrough of the year" by the journal Physics World, it has been reported.