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  • Pakistan to send first manned space mission in 2022

    Pakistan's plan to send a human to space is aimed for the same year that India plans to launch its own manned human space mission. The major difference between the two missions is that while ISRO's mission will be their own, Pakistan will do so with China's help.

    Oct 27, 2018
  • China to launch its own artificial moon by 2020

    China is planning to launch its own 'artificial moon' by 2020 to replace streetlamps and lower electricity costs in its urban areas. The first test will be experimental and if it goes well, three more artificial moons will be launched in 2022.

    Oct 23, 2018
  • ESA, JAXA send spacecraft on 7-year mission to Mercury

    In a first-of-its-kind mission, a UK-built spacecraft will set off for Mercury to determine whether the plant, which is the closest to the Sun, contains water. The European Space Agency's (ESA) BepiColombo mission will send two orbiters to explore the planet where the surface temperatures reach about 450 degrees Celsius.

    Oct 22, 2018
  • Central University of Jammu, ISRO sign MoU to set up Space Applications Center

    The Center will help in tapping potential of Space Applications for Jammu & Kashmir in various fields like disaster management, health, education, communication, weather forecasting, land use planning, etc.

    Oct 12, 2018
  • Indian Air Force launches its first mobile health app ‘MedWatch’

    The Indian Air Force launched an innovative mobile health application called ‘MedWatch’ on October 8, 2018, on the occasion of its 86th anniversary. The app comprises a host of features including information on basic first aid, health topics and nutritional facts.

    Oct 10, 2018
  • India successfully test fires short-range Prahaar missile

    India has successfully test-fired the indigenously developed surface-to-surface short-range tactical ballistic missile 'Prahaar' from the Odisha coast. The test launch was successful, as the missile travelled a range of 200 km before zeroing in on the target, achieving all mission objectives.

    Sep 21, 2018
  • Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to be first private passenger on SpaceX’s Lunar BFR Mission

    The successful landing of Yusaku Maezawa on the Moon will enable access for commoners who dream of traveling to space. Till now, only two dozen people have been to the Moon, with the final Apollo Mission of 1972, marking the last time a human visited the moon.

    Sep 18, 2018
  • ISRO launches two UK satellites aboard PSLV-C42

    The Indian Space Research Organisation has successfully launched its polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV) C42 carrying two earth observation satellites for the United Kingdom. The mission is a commercial arrangement between the British company and Antrix Corporation Limited, which is the commercial wing of ISRO.

    Sep 17, 2018
  • India’s combat aircraft Tejas successfully completes first-ever mid-air refuelling trial

    In a first, Tejas, the advanced version of India’s indigenously produced Light Combat Aircraft was successfully refuelled mid-air by a Russian-origin Ilyushin-78 tanker. The mid-air refuelling was a part of a wet contact trial for LCA Tejas MK-1.

    Sep 11, 2018
  • ISRO unveils space suit, crew model for Gaganyaan Mission

    The orange-coloured prototype space suit was developed by the ISRO over the past two years at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in Thiruvananthapuram. The suit can hold one oxygen cylinder, allowing an astronaut to breathe in space for 60 minutes.

    Sep 7, 2018
  • India, France sign MoU to form working group for Gaganyaan Mission

    The Gaganyaan mission was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his 72nd Independence Day speech. It is India’s first manned space mission that will be launched by ISRO by 2022.

    Sep 7, 2018
  • Google announces new AI Technology to fight online child sexual abuse

    Google has announced that it is employing a new Artificial Intelligence technology to combat online spreading of contents involving child sexual abuse. The tool uses deep neural networks for image processing to help discover and detect child sexual abuse material (CSAM) online.

    Sep 5, 2018
  • Government constitutes new science and technology council to advise PM

    The Union Government has constituted a 21-member science and technology council to advice Prime Minister Narendra Modi on matters related to science, technology and innovations. It will be headed by K Vijay Raghavan, the principal scientific adviser to the Union Government.

    Aug 29, 2018
  • ISRO unveils Gaganyaan Mission to put Indians in space before 2022

    The programme is expected to be completed before 2022 with first unmanned flight within 30 months. The total programme cost is expected to be less than Rs 10000 crores.

    Aug 29, 2018
  • Chandrayaan-I data confirms presence of ice on Moon: NASA

    Chandrayaan-1 was India's first mission to the moon. It was launched by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on October 22, 2008 from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, India, aboard a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle rocket.

    Aug 22, 2018