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NASA’s LRO to capture images of Vikram lander on lunar surface

NASA has scheduled a flyover of its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) over the crashed landing site of ISRO’s Vikram Lander on October 14, 2019. With a little luck, we will be able to see the condition the Vikram Lander is in currently. On September 17, 2019, the LRO flew over the site but was unable […]

ISRO is in plans to build 50 spacecraft within next two and a half years

At the seventeenth annual convocation of Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), Dr. Narayanan, an authority on cryogenic propulsion proclaimed ISRO’s future plans. ISRO will be creating fifty spacecraft within the next two and a half years. At the 17th annual convocation, 1,203 students were conferred degrees by the senate within the presence of […]

SpaceX to fly Nasa astronauts to space station in 2020

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine confirmed that if everything goes according to the plan, SpaceX could fly NASA astronauts to the space station as soon as the first quarter of next year. NASA has had to rely on Russia’s Soyuz rocket for flying astronauts to the space station which proved itself […]

NASA’s TESS Mission witnesses first Star-shredding Black Hole

Black Hole is probably the most mysterious force of the universe. Recent studies have helped us to know this mysterious energy-consuming giant much better, yet we still have a long way to go. A recent report from NASA has given us the opportunity to observe the power of this gigantic force for the first time, […]

NASA’s Shapeshifter: Mini robots to explore distant Saturn’s Moon

According to NASA a transformer collection of mini-robots called Shapeshifter is under testing mode at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. It is a collection of mini-robots that can form one machine or act independently. NASA Shapeshifting robot is a novel system concept which is capable of mobility including rolling on a smooth surface, flying in the […]

SpaceX, Elon Musk illustrates on Twitter the Starship’s orbital launches

SpaceX has worked a lot throughout last weekend at his test facility in Boca Chica, Texas, where it is finalizing the last prototype of the starship that Elon Musk hopes to send to Mars one day. The eccentric billionaire has shared new SpaceX photos and videos of the state of play: you see the “fins” […]

NASA tests its autonomous drill to dig deep under Mars surface

NASA announced a new tool that will be for drilling the surface of Mars. The tool is attached to a rover which is being tested in the Atacama Desert in Chile called ARADS. The aim of the drill is to trace tiny, living microbes or their fossilized remains on Mars that indicate the life on […]

Astronomers detect interstellar comet hurtling through solar system

Astronomers have detected Comet Borisov (C/2019 Q4), the second interstellar minor body to enter the solar system. First, there was ‘Oumuamua, discovered nearly two years ago. Now we might be in store for another interstellar flyby, this time by the recently discovered comet. Astronomers have almost certainly detected a second interstellar comet, but there is […]

NASA successfully conducts Pad 39B water flow test for the launch of Artemis I

NASA did a water flow test on the mobile launcher at Kennedy Space Center’s Pad 39B, and the test was successful, egging NASA on to their 2024 venture to send a woman and a man to the lunar surface. The first water flow test was done in July, and taking the important measures from there […]

NASA Lunar Orbiter will fly over Vikram lander’s landing site today

The Chandrayaan-2 mission was launched on its course to the Moon from the second launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre on July 22, 2019, at 2.43 PM IST. The craft reached the Moon’s orbit on August 20, 2019, but on September 7 a few hundred meters above the Moon Vikram lander of Chandrayaan-2 lost […]

Open Cosmos to develop ‘MANTIS’ Earth observation satellite

Open Cosmos has signed an agreement with the European Space Agency to develop a new Earth Observation satellite called ‘MANTIS‘. Open Cosmos announced their dream project at the European Space Agency center in Frascati this week during the Earth Observation Phi-Week event. ‘MANTIS’ stands for ‘Mission and Agile Nanosatellite for Terrestrial Imagery Services’. As the […]

SpaceX, SES announced the launch of O3 mPOWER satellites aboard Falcon 9

At the 2019 World Satellite Business Week, SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell and SES Satellites CEO Steve Collar announced that SpaceX will launch seven O3b mPOWER communications satellites starting in 2021. The satellites will be mounted on two separate Falcon 9 missions expanding the constellation’s bandwidth capabilities by more than a factor […]