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  • ISRO to launch communication satellite GSAT-7A

    India will launch its latest communication satellite, GSAT-7A aboard Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle on December 19, 2018 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. GSAT-7A, which weighs about 2,250 kg, is the 35th communication satellite built by ISRO.

    7 hrs ago
  • India successfully test-fires Agni-5 ballistic missile

    The missile has been designed to hit the designated target point accurately, guided by the on-board computer with the support of a Ring Laser Gyro-based Inertial Navigation System, the Micro Inertial Navigation System, fully-digital control system and advanced compact avionics.

    Dec 11, 2018
  • NITI Aayog launches Global Hackathon on Artificial Intelligence

    NITI Aayog in partnership with Perlin, a Singapore-based AI start up, has launched ‘AI 4 All Global Hackathon’ to further expand the idea of ‘Artificial Intelligence, AI for All’ articulated in the National AI Strategy.

    Dec 8, 2018
  • GSAT-11: India’s heaviest communication satellite launched successfully from French Guiana

    The satellite will help provide satellite-based internet to remote places where cable-based internet cannot reach. The satellite, weighing 5854 kg, is the heaviest Indian-made equipment that has been put into the orbit.

    Dec 5, 2018
  • SpaceX launches 64 satellites aboard reusable rocket

    Elon Musk's SpaceX has launched its Falcon 9 rocket carrying 64 small satellites into low orbit around the Earth, setting a new US record. The mission was one of the company’s largest and most complex and intricate endeavours.

    Dec 4, 2018
  • Government launches Digital Sky Platform for drone registration

    The Union Government’s Civil Aviation Regulations to enable safe flying of Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems popularly referred to as drones came into effect on December 1, 2018. The Government had announced the release of the regulations in August 2018.

    Dec 3, 2018
  • ISRO successfully launches HySIS satellite aboard PSLV-C43

    The Indian Space Research Organisation has successfully launched a hyperspectral imaging satellite, an earth observation satellite along with 30 foreign commercial satellites from Sriharikota launch centre in Andhra Pradesh.

    Nov 29, 2018
  • NASA’s InSight Mars explorer lands safely on the Red Planet

    NASA’s InSight explorer successfully touched down on Mars on November 26, after an almost seven-month journey through deep space. This is the eighth time in human history that NASA has executed a successful landing on the red planet and the first in six years.

    Nov 27, 2018
  • NASA, SpaceX to launch test flight on January 7, ahead of historic crewed flight

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States is planning to send humans to space for the first time in eight years, in a historic flight through SpaceX Crew Dragon. The SpaceX will send its Crew Dragon capsule on its maiden voyage to the International Space Station on January 7.

    Nov 24, 2018
  • 26th General Conference on Weights and Measures redefines standard definition of Kg

    The 26th CGPM was special and historic, as the members voted for the redefinition of 130-years-old “Le grand K – the SI unit of kg” in terms of the fundamental Planck’s constant (h). The new definitions will come into force on May 20, 2019.

    Nov 21, 2018
  • ISRO successfully launches communication satellite GSAT-29

    The Indian Space Research Organisation has launched the communication satellite GSAT-29 aboard ISRO’s heavy-lift rocket GSLV Mark-III. The satellite will mainly aim to increase hi-speed communication facilities in the northeast and far-flung areas of the nation.

    Nov 15, 2018
  • IIT-Madras develops India’s first microprocessor ‘Shakti’

    India’s first indigenous microprocessor, ‘Shakti’, has been designed by the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) to reduce reliance on imported microprocessors in communication and defence sectors.

    Nov 5, 2018
  • Researchers develop web-based tool to monitor fake news on social media

    Researchers from the University of Michigan in the US have developed a web-based tool to monitor fake news on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.

    Oct 29, 2018
  • 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
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