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ISRO, CNES ink pact on satellite launch

Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO, and French Space agency (CNES) today signed a partnership agreement in satellite launch technology. The agreement was signed between ISRO Chairman Kiran Kumar and CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall in the presence of visiting French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault in Bengaluru today. Space cooperation between France and India … Continue reading ISRO, CNES ink pact on satellite launch

ISRO to launch record 103 satellites in February

India’s space agency ISRO will launch a record 103 satellites-all but three of them foreign at one go on a single rocket in the first week of February in what will be a major feat not attempted by any country. As India looks to grab a larger slice of the lucrative commercial space market, 100 … Continue reading ISRO to launch record 103 satellites in February

India will be among top 3 countries in science and technology: PM

AMN / Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said, India will be among the top three countries in science and technology by 2030. Inaugurating the 104th Indian Science Congress at Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh, Mr Modi said, his government is committed to supporting different streams of scientific knowledge. He said, science must meet the rising aspirations … Continue reading India will be among top 3 countries in science and technology: PM

India test fire Agni-5 ballistic missile successfully

AMN FOLLOW US ON TWITTER India today test fired indigenous developed intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile ‘Agni-5’ from the Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast. Defence Research and Development Organisation sources said, range co-ordination has reached its final stage for the fourth test of Agni-5 missile. The indigenously-developed surface-to-surface missile, Agni-5, is capable of … Continue reading India test fire Agni-5 ballistic missile successfully

DRDO successfully flight tests Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon

The Defence and Research Development Organization, DRDO has successfully flight tested the Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon, SAAW, from an Indian Air Force aircraft. In a statement today, the DRDO said, the flight test was conducted at the integrated test range in Chandipur, Odisha yesterday. SAAW is an indigenously designed and developed 120 kilogram class smart weapon, … Continue reading DRDO successfully flight tests Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon

Quake-detection app captures nearly 400 earthquakes worldwide

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER A smartphone app developed by scientists has successfully detected nearly 400 earthquakes since its launch earlier this year, paving the way for a warning system that can alert users before a disaster occurs. The MyShake app, developed at University of California, Berkeley, harnesses a smartphone’s motion detectors to measure earthquake ground … Continue reading Quake-detection app captures nearly 400 earthquakes worldwide

Japan launches much-needed supplies to space station

A Japanese capsule blasted off with much-needed supplies for the International Space Station yesterday, a week after a Russian shipment was destroyed shortly after liftoff. The Russian rocket accident and the grounding of one of NASA’s commercial suppliers make this delivery all the more urgent. The spacecraft would arrive at the station on Tuesday. The … Continue reading Japan launches much-needed supplies to space station

ISRO launches PSLV C36 Resource Sat-2A

India’s PSLV rocket with Resourcesat-2A lifted off successfully with the Country’s earth observation satellite Resourcesat -2A. The PSLV-XL variant rocket standing 44.4 metre tall and weighing 321 ton tore into the morning skies at 10.25 a.m. with a reverberating sound breaking free of the earth’s gravitational pull. The PSLV rocket is a four stage engine … Continue reading ISRO launches PSLV C36 Resource Sat-2A

Former ISRO chief MGK Menon passes away

Professor MGK Menon, an acclaimed physicist, who had played a prominent role in the development of science and technology in the country over the last five decades, breathed his last in New Delhi yesterday. He was 88 years old. He leaves behind his wife, a son and a daughter. Menon, had headed the Indian Space … Continue reading Former ISRO chief MGK Menon passes away

India’s nuclear programme making rapid strides: Minister

AMN /NEW DELHI India’s Minister for Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has said that country’s nuclear programme has made rapid strides in the last two years and the results have now begun to show. Dr Jitendra Singh, on a visit to the “Hall of Nuclear Power” here today, was interacting with visitors, particularly … Continue reading India’s nuclear programme making rapid strides: Minister

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