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SpaceX rocket launch creates 60 kilometre-wide hole in Earth's ionosphere

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launched on August 24, 2017 has created a massive hole in the Earth's ionosphere.

Mar 26, 2018, 15:31 PM IST

SpaceX schedules early February launch of Falcon Heavy rocket

The Falcon Heavy, a reusable super heavy-lift launch vehicle, is seen as the world's most powerful rocket since NASA's Saturn V moon rocket in the 1960s.

Jan 28, 2018, 12:10 PM IST

Save the date! ISRO to launch 31 satellites on January 12

The rocket launch would take place from ISRO's spaceport located at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

Jan 08, 2018, 14:43 PM IST

ISRO to launch one rocket every month in 2018: Officials

The first mission in this regard is likely to be the launch of Cartosat-2E remote-sensing spacecraft along with 28 nano and micro-satellites in early January if delayed from December end.

Nov 29, 2017, 13:48 PM IST

Man prepares to launch himself in homemade rocket to prove Earth is flat

He believes the Earth is flat despite being aware that it is a conundrum, given that he’s about to launch himself into the atmosphere.

Nov 22, 2017, 19:15 PM IST

ISRO to develop rockets that can be assembled in just three days

The manufacturing cost of a launch vehicle is generally in the range of Rs 150 crore to Rs 500 crore across the world.

Nov 22, 2017, 09:58 AM IST

SpaceX celebrates success of 14th Falcon 9 launch, delivers 10 satellites into orbit

The mission marked SpaceX's 14th launch this year and the 17th successful landing of a Falcon 9 first stage.

Oct 10, 2017, 10:27 AM IST

Russia launches 73 satellites into three different orbits via Soyuz 2.1a rocket!

 The 73 satellites also include those from US, Germany, Norway, Canada and Japan.

Jul 15, 2017, 13:23 PM IST

NASA launching sounding rocket to create artificial clouds tonight

The next liftoff attempt has been rescheduled for Monday, June 12, with a launch window from 9:04 to 9:19 p.m. EDT, says NASA.

Jun 12, 2017, 09:42 AM IST

NASA postpones launch of sounding rocket until June 11

The Sunday launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility was scrubbed due to clouds impacting the ability to test the new ampoule ejection system designed to support studies of the ionosphere and aurora.

Jun 05, 2017, 18:42 PM IST

Save the date! ISRO announces launch schedule of GSLV Mark-III – India's heaviest rocket

 The GSLV-MK III-D1 is a three-stage vehicle with two solid motor strap-ons, a liquid propellant core stage and a cryogenic stage (C25).

May 30, 2017, 22:13 PM IST

New Zealand reaches for the stars, could soon surpass US frequency in launching commercial rockets!

Rocket Lab is planning the first launch of its Electron rocket sometime from Monday, depending on conditions.

May 21, 2017, 10:01 AM IST

Strike-delayed European rocket launches in French Guiana

SGDC will provide strategic communications for the Brazilian government and military, and beam broadband services across the country, helping to provide internet access to remote and underserved communities.

May 06, 2017, 10:42 AM IST

NASA to broadcast world’s first live 360 degree video of rocket launch on April 18!

The US space agency NASA, in coordination with United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Orbital ATK, will broadcast the world’s first live 360-degree stream of a rocket launch on April 18.

Apr 15, 2017, 11:06 AM IST

SpaceX set for Numero Uno recycled rocket launch

The goal of the launch, scheduled for 6:27 pm (2227 GMT) from Cape Canaveral, Florida, is to send a communications satellite for Luxembourg-based company SES into a distant orbit.

Mar 30, 2017, 11:30 AM IST

Japan aborts mini-rocket launch due to communication failure

The rocket fell into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Uchinoura.

Jan 15, 2017, 14:00 PM IST

What a comeback! SpaceX launches first rocket after September explosion

Lift-off finally came Saturday at 5:54 p.m. (local time) as planned.

Jan 15, 2017, 09:59 AM IST

India to maximise rocket capability for more launches

India would maximise its rocket capability to launch more satellites for maximum return on investment, its space agency chief said on Wednesday.

Jan 11, 2017, 23:38 PM IST

ISRO to make commercial use of multiple burn technology in today's rocket launch

In an unprecedented event, Indian space agency ISRO, will be making commercial use its own multiple burn technology while launching eight satellites - five foreign and three domestic - in different orbits today.

Sep 25, 2016, 20:49 PM IST

China all set to launch second space lab Tiangong-2 next week!

Considering all goes well, China will launch Tianzhou-1 – China’s first refueling and cargo vessel – which will visit Tiangong-2 in the first half of the next year. Long March 7 rocket will be used to blast Tianzhou-1.

Sep 11, 2016, 10:18 AM IST