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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…

ISRO sets up nozzle testing labs in VSSC

ISRO sets up nozzle testing labs in VSSC

In a bid to carry out better research in the area of rocket nozzle, Indian Space Research Organisation has established Nozzle Testing Laboratories at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in Thiruvananthapuram.…

Transit of Mercury over Sun on May 9

Transit of Mercury over Sun on May 9

A transit of Mercury over the disc of the sun will take place in the afternoon of May 9 and will be visible from India after a gap of about…

PM terms PSLV-C33 launch as example of ‘Make in India’

PM terms PSLV-C33 launch as example of ‘Make in India’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hailed the successful launch of PSLV-C33 carrying 7th navigation satellite IRNSS-1G to complete the landmark mission for a regional navigational system, saying it will…

NASA’s Saturn probe detects interstellar dust

NASA’s Saturn probe detects interstellar dust

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn has for the first time detected and analysed dust coming from beyond our solar system. Cassini has been in orbit around Saturn since 2004, studying…