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  • NASA launching laser satellite to study Earth’s changing ice

    Washington: NASA is launching a laser-armed satellite next month that will measure — in unprecedented detail — changes in the heights of Earth’s polar ice to understand what is causing ice sheets to melt fast. In recent years, contributions of melt from the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica alone have raised global sea level by more than a millimeter a year, accounting for approximately one-third of observed sea level rise, and the

  • Isro conducts test of crew escape module

    2018 end to be busy for ISRO with several rocket launches

    Chennai: The Indian space agency will have a busy year-end with several rocket launches planned from its rocket port at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, said a top official. The GSAT-11 satellite, which had been recalled from Arianespace’s rocket port in French Guiana for further tests, is also expected to be put into orbit by Arianespace’s rocket Ariane by the year end, the official said.

  • Countdown of Indian navigation satellite launch progressing smoothly

    Chennai: The 32-hour countdown for Thursday’s early launch of the IRNSS-1L navigation satellite is progressing smoothly at the Sriharikota rocket port, around 105 km from here, Indian space agency officials said. The countdown began at 8.04 p.m. on Tuesday.

  • Countdown for GSAT-6A satellite launch progressing normally

    Chennai: The 27-hour countdown for Thursday’s launch of an Indian rocket carrying strategic communication satellite GSAT-6A was progressing smoothly, an ISRO official said. According to the Indian Space Research Organisation, the real time systems check operations have been completed.

  • ISRO successfully launches 100th satellite ‘Cartosat-2 Series’; all you need to know

    Sriharikota: India today successfully launched weather observation satellite Cartosat 2 Series and 29 other spacecraft onboard its dependable Polar rocket from here. The successful orbiting of the satellites by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV C-40 comes four months after the Indian space Research Organisation’s mission to launch backup navigation spacecraft IRNSS-1H onboard PSLV-39 ended in a rare failure.

  • India’s first private-government satellite launch venture unsuccessful

    Sriharikota: The launch of India’s latest navigation satellite on board its polar rocket failed on Thursday following a technical glitch just prior to its scheduled orbiting in space. The rare setback for the ISRO in India’s space history involving the workhorse rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) came shortly after a perfect lift off of the PSLV C-39 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at around 7 pm.

  • PSLV-C39 carrying IRNSS-1H series satellite to be launched today

    Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): The countdown begins as the PSLV-C39 carrying 1425 Kg IRNSS-1H series satellite for navigation-related applications is all set to get launched at Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota today. The PSLV will launch IRNSS-1H, the eighth satellite of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), into a Sub-Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (Sub-GTO). The launch will take place from the Second Launch Pad (SLP) of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR. PSLV-C39, like

  • No ‘GPS chip’ in Rs 2,000 note

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday dispelled rumours of the Rs 2,000 note having a ‘micro nano GSP chip’ to enable its tracking through satellite.

  • NASA satellite helps create global maps of human-made CO2

    Washington: Based on data from NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite, scientists have produced the first global maps of human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) ever made solely from satellite observations of the greenhouse gas.

  • India’s communication satellite GSAT-18 launched successfully

    Bengaluru: Boosting telecommunication services, India’s latest communication satellite GSAT-18 was on Thursday launched successfully by a heavy duty rocket of Arianespace from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana. Television, telecommunication, VSAT and digital satellite news gathering are a few of the services that GSAT 18 will support in the coming days.

  • Satellite

    Satellite images used to map poverty

    Washington: Stanford scientists have found a low-cost and more reliable method to map poverty in areas previously void of data – by combining satellite images and making use of machine learning.

  • Australia moving up in the world… literally

    Sydney : Australia will adjust its latitude and longitude, a government science body says, to put the vast country into alignment with global navigation satellite systems.

  • ISRO rocket blasts off with Cartosat and 19 other satellites

    Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): An Indian rocket named Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) on Wednesday morning lifted off successfully with the country’s earth observation satellite Cartosat, Google company Terra Bella’s SkySat Gen2-1 and 18 other satellites.

  • Guj Cong leader’s son held for drinking liquor

    Ahmedabad: Police on Sunday arrested former Gujarat Congress chief Arjun Modhwadia’s son, Parth and 24 others for allegedly consuming liquor at a party in Satellite area of the city.