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Water detected on metallic asteroid Psyche

Water detected on metallic asteroid Psyche

Scientists have detected the presence of water on Psyche, the largest metallic asteroid in our solar system and the target of a proposed NASA mission. Previous observations of Psyche had…

GSAT-18 launched successfully on board Ariane-5 from Kourou

GSAT-18 launched successfully on board Ariane-5 from Kourou

India’s latest communication satellite GSAT-18 was successfully launched by a heavy duty rocket of Arianespace from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana on Thursday. The launch was originally scheduled…

PSLV C-35 with 8 satellites lifts off

PSLV C-35 with 8 satellites lifts off

PSLV C-35, carrying India’s SCATSAT-1 meant for ocean and weather studies and seven other satellites including from the U.S and Canada, lifted off from the spaceport, here in Sriharikota. Besides…

ISRO planning record 68 satellites’ launch next year

ISRO planning record 68 satellites’ launch next year

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning for the launch of a record 68 satellites in one mission by early next year. “There are many launches. There is one particular…

NASA’s Juno spacecraft beams back first images from Jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft beams back first images from Jupiter

JunoCam – the camera aboard NASA’s Juno mission – has sent back some of the first images of Jupiter along with three of its four largest moons taken after the…

NASA spacecraft ‘Juno’ successfully enters Jupiter’s orbit

NASA spacecraft ‘Juno’ successfully enters Jupiter’s orbit

NASA’s unmanned Juno spacecraft began orbiting Jupiter, a key triumph for a $1.1 billion mission that aims to uncover the origins of the biggest planet in the solar system. “Welcome…

M.V Dhekane takes over as Director of IISU

M.V Dhekane takes over as Director of IISU

Noted scientist M.V Dhekane has assumed the office of Director, ISRO Inertial Systems Unit (IISU), Department of Space, at Vattiyoorkavu, in Thiruvananthapuram. Dhekane, who is the seventh director of IISU,…

ISRO launches record 20 satellites in one go

ISRO launches record 20 satellites in one go

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has created a new record by launching 20 satellites, including those from the U.S, Germany, Canada and Indonesia, in a single mission on Wednesday…

NASA probe beams best close-up images of Pluto

NASA probe beams best close-up images of Pluto

The most stunning and close-up images of Pluto’s surface have been beamed back to Earth by NASA’s New Horizons space probe. “This is the most detailed view of Pluto’s terrain…

India successfully launches its own ‘space shuttle’

India successfully launches its own ‘space shuttle’

India on Monday successfully launched the first technology demonstrator of indigenously made Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV), capable of launching satellites into orbit around earth and then re-enter the atmosphere, from…