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Falcon Heavy to ship Tesla Roadster into space on February 6, confirms Elon Musk

The first launch of Falcon Heavy is finally knocking on the door! According to yesterday’s tweet of Chris Gerbhardt (@ChrisG_NSF) of NASASpaceflight.com, the Tesla rocket will have its inaugural launch on February 6 “with a backup on the 7th.” Chris, with the hashtag #ItsHappening gave the launch time as 13:30-16:30 EST or 18:30-21:30 UTC. And […]

ISRO terminates contract with XPRIZE winner TeamIndus ending India’s first private Moon mission

Yesterday, January 24, Antrix Corporation (the commercial arm of ISRO) announced that it mutually terminated the space mission launch agreement with Indian startup TeamIndus. The contract was a part of Google Lunar XPRIZE contest, and the mission would have been the country’s first-ever private voyage to the moon. The Bengaluru-based TeamIndus signed the contract with Antrix […]

The new SkyGuard 1 aerostat to have multiple intelligence sensors

Aero-T has confirmed that the first SkyGuard 1 aerostat system is all set to go. For those who don’t know, SkyGuard 1 is a large aerostat with a blimp shape. It is capable of carrying payloads weighing up to 90 kg to an altitude of 1,000 meters. It’s got high endurance and can operate continuously […]

NASA: Skyscraper sized asteroid is speeding towards Earth at a speed of 67,000mph

NASA confirmed that a gigantic asteroid named 2002 AJ129 which is as big as the size of Burj Khalifa is speeding towards Earth at a speed of 67,000mph. On February 4 it is due to brush past the Earth. The 0.7 miles wide asteroid is wider than Burj Khalifa which stands 0.5 miles high (0.8km). […]

New Earth observation satellite launched successfully by Japan

A new advanced Earth observation satellite has been successfully launched by Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Equipped with X-band radar, this latest Earth observation satellite will capture high-resolution terrain images while revolving around the Earth. The satellite has the Advanced Satellite New System Architecture for Observation (ASNARO-2) as well, launched by a third-generation Epsilon rocket. The […]

Chinese scientists to create giant lasers for cleaning space junk on Earth’s orbit

A group of Chinese scientists have offered to blast the space junk out of the orbit of our beloved planet Earth and wants to create a space laser station. On behalf of the Air Force Engineering University of China, the researchers have come forward with the proposal to counter the growing threat that the accumulated […]

NASA releases most magnificent video of Orion Nebula to date

Space lovers who dream of wandering into the deep delve of our galaxy can now take a trip through the bright lights of the Orion Nebula, thanks to a new video released by NASA. Orion Nebula, which is almost 1,350 light years from Earth is known for giving birth to the newest stars in Milky […]

SpaceX to test Falcon Heavy, world’s most powerful rocket at Kennedy Space Center

Space X which is known to be the most powerful rocket will test fire on Tuesday afternoon. The test will be performed on its newest rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Falcon Heavy Rocket is reusable which can return to Earth and land after launching. The local sources reveal that the […]

After successfully placing Cartosat-2 into orbit ISRO celebrates launch of 100 satellites

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully launched its 100th satellite today from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) has launched ‘Cartosat-2’ series satellite along with 30 co-passenger satellite at 9.28 a.m. ISRO has also adopted an optimum sequence so as to avoid any kind of collisions. The final […]

The Zuma Mission by SpaceX: A success or a failure?

SpaceX started the year by launching a super-secret, allegedly ‘spy-satellite’, Zuma into space on behalf of the US Government. The Zuma Mission, which was being delayed for reasons like ‘fairing testing’ and bad weather since last November, finally lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sunday, 7th January. But new reports […]

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launches Zuma spacecraft for US Government

On January 7 at 8 pm EST, SpaceX launched the Falcon 9 from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. It is the secret Zuma Mission for the U.S. government, featuring a successful execution in its landing. In 2 minutes and 19 seconds of the flight, two stages of the […]

3GPP groups are working to find out the role of satellite in 5G connectivity

The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) plans to incorporate satellites and other forms of non-terrestrial networks to enhance the 5th generation mobile networks. They are currently conducting a number of studies to see how satellites may help to provide better connectivity over mobile networks. The standards body is currently working on two study items. The […]

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