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14 January, 2019 8:30 AM SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft to reach Earth on Monday

This will be the first night--time splashdown and recovery for the Dragon with plenty of moonlight to track its entry. Washington: After spending over a month in the orbit, SpaceX`s Dragon spacecraft left the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday and is expected to land on Earth on Monday night, NASA said. "The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft was released 141

11 January, 2019 11:51 AM ISRO Says Chandrayaan-2 Moon Mission Launch Planned for Mid-April

The launch of India's second Moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, is planned for the middle of April this year, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K Sivan announced Friday. ISRO had earlier said Chandrayaan-2 will be launched in a window between January-February 16 this year. The mission, costing nearly Rs. 800 crores, is an advanced version 149

26 December, 2018 8:30 AM NASA to Continue Flying Astronauts on Russian Soyuz: Report

NASA is likely to continue flying its astronauts on the Russian Soyuz vehicle even after US commercial crew vehicles arrive, media report said. However, nothing has been signed officially yet, an agency spokesperson said. "Bill Gerstenmaier and senior NASA leadership have stated their intention to have US crewmembers on Soyuz vehicles after 2019 and (to have) 87

18 December, 2018 7:54 AM 3-hour manned flights to ISS to begin in 18 months: Roscosmos

ROSCOSMOS is challenging its own manned flight records to ISS, this time under an ultra-fast three hour scheme. Moscow: Manned flights to the International Space Station (ISS) under an ultra-fast three-hour scheme involving circling the Earth twice, will begin in a year and a half, said Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Russian state space corporation Roscosmos 122

17 December, 2018 4:07 PM Australia to provide support for European Space Agency's tracking station

Confirmed on Friday by the Australian government, "CSIRO" to take over day-to-day operations of European Space Agency's tracking centre by March 2019. Canberra: In a first an Australian body has been chosen to take over day-to-day operations at the European Space Agency's (ESA) deep space tracking centre, it was announced on Friday. The station at New Norcia 145

12 December, 2018 1:09 PM Russian Cosmonauts Take Samples on 6th Hour of Spacewalk to Crack Mystery

Two Russian cosmonauts have taken samples of their capsule's exterior in the sixth hour of a spacewalk seeking to resolve the mystery of a small hole found in the craft docked at the International Space Station, a live broadcast by Russian space agency Roscosmos showed early on Wednesday. Roscosmos has ruled out a manufacturing defect causing the 2 mm-wide 75

3 December, 2018 4:37 AM This Startup Is Taking The Cremated Remains Of 100 People Into Space

Family members will be able to track the satellite's progress through an app on their phones. A San Francisco-based startup is planning to send the cremated remains of a 100 people into space, in a unique celestial memorial. Elysium Space said families paid about $2,500 to have a sample of their loved ones' ashes placed on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which 84

29 November, 2018 5:50 AM NASA's InSight spacecraft touches down on Mars to peer into planet's deep interior

NASA's online live broadcast reported InSight touched down on Mars at approximately 2:54 PM. LOS ANGELES: NASA's InSight spacecraft touched down safely on Mars on Monday, kicking off a two-year mission to explore the deep interior of the Red Planet. NASA's online live broadcast reported InSight touched down on Mars at approximately 2:54 PM EST (2000 GMT) on Monday 178

29 November, 2018 5:23 AM ISRO launches Indian earth-mapping and 30 other satellites from 8 countries into earth's orbit

HysIS has been developed by ISRO and has a mission life five years.  The Indian Space Research Organization's on Thursday morning launched the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket carrying Indian earth-mapping satellite HysIS and 30 other satellites from eight countries. The rocket took off at 9.58 am from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR at Sriharikota 139

23 October, 2018 12:41 PM Hubble Space Telescope to Soon Return to Normal Operations: NASA

NASA has brought Hubble Space Telescope's seven-year-old backup gyroscope (gyro) back to life, after the spacecraft entered safe mode due to a failed gyro earlier this month, the US space agency said on Tuesday. A gyro is a device that measures the speed at which the spacecraft is turning and is needed to help Hubble turn and lock on to new targets 112