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ISRO to outsource production of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle to private Industries

WEB DESK The Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO will outsource the production of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle and Small Satellite Launch Vehicles to private Industries. The Indian Space agency Chairman K Sivan informed media persons in Bengaluru yesterday that private industries will play a major role in capacity building. He said the ISRO will … Continue reading ISRO to outsource production of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle to private Industries

First time in decades, astronaut quits NASA training

  WEB DESK For the first time in five decades, a NASA astronaut candidate has resigned from training, the US space agency has said. Robb Kulin resigned from NASA effective August 31 for personal reasons, spokeswoman Brandi Dean said, declining to provide further details. Some 18 thousand people seek the 12 spots that open each … Continue reading First time in decades, astronaut quits NASA training

ISRO unveils plan of Gaganyaan programme

To put Indian in space before 2022 Bisheshwar Mishra / New Delhi The Indian Space Research Organization, ISRO, Tuesday unveiled India’s Gaganyaan programme for manned space flight before 2022 as announced by the Prime Minister on the Independence Day. Giving details at a press conference here, ISRO Chairman K. Sivan said the manned mission to … Continue reading ISRO unveils plan of Gaganyaan programme

IIT Kanpur develops online tool to help people deal with mental health issues

AMN / KANPUR The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has developed an online tool, TreadWill, to help people cope with issues related to mental health. The tool has been developed by a team with collaborative support from the Computer Science and Engineering and Humanities and Social Sciences, HSS (Psychology) departments. Professor at the Biological … Continue reading IIT Kanpur develops online tool to help people deal with mental health issues

ISRO carries out flight tests for Crew Escape System

AMN The Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO, today successfully carried out a flight test for a newly-designed Crew Escape System. It is meant for saving lives of astronauts in an exigency. In a release, the ISRO said the first ‘Pad Abort Test’ demonstrated the safe recovery of the crew module in case of any exigency … Continue reading ISRO carries out flight tests for Crew Escape System

US Scientists create world’s smallest computer

U-M researchers from @UMengineering have taken their research one step further (or smaller) and created the world’s smallest computer measuring just 0.3 mm. https://t.co/5JnYhOd7eT pic.twitter.com/NUMEJa151J — University of Michigan (@UMich) June 21, 2018   WEB DESK US Scientists in the University of Michigan have developed the world’s smallest computer. It measures just 0.3 millimetres and … Continue reading US Scientists create world’s smallest computer

Alan Bean, 4th man to walk on the Moon died

AMN Former US astronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth man to walk on the Moon, has died in Texas, United States. He was 86. His family said, he died peacefully at a hospital. Bean went into space twice, the first time in November 1969 as the lunar module pilot on the Apollo 12 moon-landing … Continue reading Alan Bean, 4th man to walk on the Moon died

ISRO to carry out fourth & final orbit raising operation of IRNSS-1I

AMN The Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO will carry out the fourth and final orbit raising operation of IRNSS-1I navigation satellite at around 21:20 hrs tonight. The targeted perigee height is 35,381 km and apogee height is 35,793 km. The third orbit raising operation of the satellite was successfully carried out last night. The achieved … Continue reading ISRO to carry out fourth & final orbit raising operation of IRNSS-1I

India’s traditional knowledge have made valuable contributions to society: Harsh Vardhan

AMN Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan said that India’s traditional knowledge and its scientists have made valuable contributions to society but sometimes people “hesitate to feel” about the nation’s greatness and ancient wisdom. He referred to a book written long ago about what foreigners had said about the greatness of India. He was … Continue reading India’s traditional knowledge have made valuable contributions to society: Harsh Vardhan

India, EU sign agreement on sharing earth observation data from each other’s satellites

AMN India and the European Union (EU) have signed an agreement that will enable them to share earth observation data from each other’s satellites. The pact was inked in Bengaluru yesterday by Philippe Brunet, Director for Space Policy, Copernicus and Defence, on behalf of the European Commission, and by Scientific Secretary, PG Diwakar. The Copernicus … Continue reading India, EU sign agreement on sharing earth observation data from each other’s satellites

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