SCIENCE / TECH

ISRO successfully test-fires GSLV-Mark III

India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, GSLV-Mark III project aimed at carrying four-tonne payloads, including future manned missions, has got a boost with ISRO successfully test-firing the first indigenous high-thrust cryogenic rocket engine for more than its full duration. ISRO yesterday confirmed that the test was conducted at its Propulsion Complex at Mahendragiri in southern Tamil … Continue reading ISRO successfully test-fires GSLV-Mark III

Sunita Williams among 4 chosen by NASA to fly first commercial space vehicle

A Indian-origin Sunita Williams is among four “veteran” astronauts picked by NASA to fly the first commercial space vehicles, a part of the space agency’s ambitious plan of human landing on Mars by 2030. According to NASA, Williams, 49, accompanied by Robert Behnken, Eric Boe and Douglas Hurley, will train and prepare for commercial space … Continue reading Sunita Williams among 4 chosen by NASA to fly first commercial space vehicle

ISRO set for biggest commercial launch with PSLV rocket

Indian Space Research Organization – ISRO is gearing up for its heaviest and biggest commercial launch of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C-28 tonight. It is scheduled to put into orbit five satellites belonging to the UK firms at 9.58 pm from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikotta, India’s spaceport. The PSLV-C-28 is decked with … Continue reading ISRO set for biggest commercial launch with PSLV rocket

C-DOT to Launch Broadband Products

AMN C-DOT, the premier R&D institute of the Department of Telecommunications, Govt. of India, has developed indigenous technologies attuned to the sensitive needs of Indian landscape aim at the digital convergence of rural and urban India with a vast potential for building the citadels of “Digital India”. The following 4 products are to launched by … Continue reading C-DOT to Launch Broadband Products

Unmanned American Falcon-9 rocket explodes after launch

An unmanned American Falcon-9 rocket has broken apart in flames minutes after lifting off from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Debris from the SpaceX vehicle tumbled out of the sky into the Atlantic Ocean. The rocket, which had 18 straight successes prior to Sunday’s flight, was in the process of sending a cargo ship to the … Continue reading Unmanned American Falcon-9 rocket explodes after launch

HAL delivers Chandrayaan-2 structure to ISRO

Defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has delivered ‘Orbiter Craft Module Structure’ of Chandrayaan-2, India’s second lunar exploration mission, to ISRO Satellite Centre in Bangaluru. Chandrayaan-2, an advanced version of the previous mission, consists of an Orbiter, Lander and Rover configuration. India had successfully launched Chandrayaan-1 on October 22, 2008. HAL Chairman and Managing Director … Continue reading HAL delivers Chandrayaan-2 structure to ISRO

China invents first electric plane

The world’s first electric passenger aircraft BX1E to gain an airworthiness certificate has been produced by China. Chinese official media reported, the BX1E has a 14.5-meter wingspan and a maximum payload of 230 kgs. According to media reports, the aircraft can fly at an altitude of 3,000 meters. The charging is completed within two hours, … Continue reading China invents first electric plane

India to give more emphasis to space missions

AMN — The government today said Indian space technology has come of age after successful launch of indigenously developed Mars Mission. It said, many gulf countries have sought India’s help to develop their own mars missions. Talking to media persons in New Delhi, Minister of State for Space Dr Jitendra Singh said, the country will … Continue reading India to give more emphasis to space missions

World’s first birth from ovary tissue frozen in childhood

In Belgium, a 27 year old woman is the first in the world to give birth to a baby using transplanted ovarian tissue frozen. Her ovary removed at age 13, just before she began invasive treatment for sickle cell anaemia. Her remaining ovary failed following the treatment, meaning she would have been unlikely to conceive … Continue reading World’s first birth from ovary tissue frozen in childhood

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