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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

India’s second lunar mission Chandrayan-2 to be launched in April

AMN Minister of Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has said that the country will send its second mission to the moon – Chandrayan-2 in April this year. Dr Singh said in New Delhi yesterday that the mission will cost around 800 crore rupees which includes cost of orbiter, lander and rover. Regarding nuclear … Continue reading India’s second lunar mission Chandrayan-2 to be launched in April

Total Eclipse of Moon on January 31

AMN A total eclipse of the moon will occur on January 31, 2018. This is the first eclipse of the year, with a rare coincidence of a blue moon and a super full moon. The full moon on that day happens to be the second full moon of the calendar month of January, termed as … Continue reading Total Eclipse of Moon on January 31

Indian satellite technology at par with world standards: ISRO’s Director

AMN Noted scientist and Director of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)’s Space Applications Centre of Ahmedabad, Tapan Mishra has said, the Indian satellite technology is at par with world standards. He was delivering the 34th annual seminar and 18th Dr Triguna Sen Memorial lecture on Indian Space Research and Relevant Achievements in New Delhi. Mr … Continue reading Indian satellite technology at par with world standards: ISRO’s Director

Countdown begins for launch of Cartosat-2 series satellite

File photo AMN / Sriharikota (AP) The 28-hour countdown for the launch of the PSLV C40 rocket is progressing smoothly in the national space station at Sriharikota. The countdown process started this morning at 5.29 hours at its first launch pad. The Indian Space Research Organization will launch “Cartosat-2 Series” satellite meant for earth observation … Continue reading Countdown begins for launch of Cartosat-2 series satellite

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