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ISRO launches earth observation satellite Cartosat-2 Series

AMN ISRO has successfully launched PSLV C-38 this morning putting Cartosat-2 Series remote sensing earth observation satellite and 30 other nano-satellites into their orbits. The fortieth flight of its highly reliable polar satellite launch vehicle lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikotta at 9.29 am. Around 16 minutes after lift-off, the rocket placed … Continue reading ISRO launches earth observation satellite Cartosat-2 Series

Countdown for launch of ISRO’s Cartosat-2 & 30 nano satellites begins

The 28-hour countdown for the launch of the PSLV C38 rocket carrying India’s Cartost-2 Series satellite and 30 other co-passenger payloads, has begun Thursday morning at 5.29 hours. In the 40th flight of the launch vehicle PSLV, the satellites would be slung into a 505-kilometer sun-synchronous orbit on Friday, after its lift off at Nine-Twenty … Continue reading Countdown for launch of ISRO’s Cartosat-2 & 30 nano satellites begins

Mangalyaan completes 1000 Earth days in its orbit

AMN Indian Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) also called Mangalyaan completes 1000 Earth days in its orbit today. The interplanetary mission of ISRO was launched on 5th November, 2013. It was inserted into Martian orbit on 24th September, 2014 in its first attempt. The Mars Orbiter Mission credited with many laurels like cost-effectiveness, short period of … Continue reading Mangalyaan completes 1000 Earth days in its orbit

NASA sends team to bottom of Atlantic Ocean

NASA is sending a team of four crew members to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, which will spend 10 days simulating a deep space mission with similar objectives to exploration on Mars. Living and working at the bottom of the ocean mimics the micro-gravity (or harsh) environment that humans will experience in space. Researchers … Continue reading NASA sends team to bottom of Atlantic Ocean

Countdown begins for launch of GSLV Mark III D-1

The twenty five and a half hour countdown for the launch of Indian Space Research Organization ISRO’s heaviest ever rocket GSLV Mark III D-1 has begun at 3.58 this evening. The most powerful launch vehicle ever developed by the national space agency is set to carry the communication satellite GSAT-19 into a geosynchronous transfer orbit, … Continue reading Countdown begins for launch of GSLV Mark III D-1

‘Super-Earth’ found 21 light years away may host alien life

Scientists have discovered a potentially habitable Earth-like planet, located just 21 light years away, that may host liquid water on its surface. US Scientists found that the planet, with a mass between two and three times the Earth, resides at the edge of the habitable zone of its host star Gliese 625. They said, the … Continue reading ‘Super-Earth’ found 21 light years away may host alien life

In tribute to Kalam, NASA names new species after him

Scientists at NASA have named a new organism discovered by them after the late president Dr A P J Abdul Kalam. Researchers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, JPL, the foremost lab of NASA for work on inter-planetary travel, discovered the new bacteria on the filters of the International Space Station, ISS, and named it Solibacillus … Continue reading In tribute to Kalam, NASA names new species after him

Amnesty International launches new global campaign ‘Brave’

Amnesty International today launched a new global campaign ‘Brave’ to fight against a growing wave of attacks against those defending human rights. Community leaders, lawyers, journalists and other human rights defenders across the world are facing unprecedented levels of persecution, intimidation and violence, it warned. In India, the human rights group said that activists face … Continue reading Amnesty International launches new global campaign ‘Brave’

Cyber should be wake-up call for govts: Microsoft

The ‘ransomware’ cyberattack that has hit as many as 200,000 victims in over 150 countries should be treated by governments around the world as a “wake- up call”, IT giant Microsoft has said. The virus exploits a flaw in a version of Microsoft Windows first identified by US intelligence. The attacks exploited the computers because … Continue reading Cyber should be wake-up call for govts: Microsoft

Capsule Robot performs intricate manoeuvres inside large intestine

Scientists have used a tiny ‘Capsule Robot’ to successfully perform intricate manoeuvres inside the large intestine. The capsule is guided by an external magnet attached to an 18-millimetre robotic arm. Researchers hope the capsule robot could be used safely and effectively in the future on humans to identify and remove pre-cancerous lesions and tumours detected … Continue reading Capsule Robot performs intricate manoeuvres inside large intestine

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Mallya case: India gives fresh set of documents to UK

AMN India has given a fresh set of papers to the UK in the extradition case of businessman Vijay Mallya. Ex ...