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ISRO launches the GSAT-7A satellite in space to support Air-Force India

The Indian Space Research Agency (ISRO) launched into space a rocket with GSAT-7A communications satellite, designed to improve the capabilities of the country’s Air Force. The launch of the GSLV-Mk II carrier rocket, which was broadcast by all the major Indian television channels, took place at 16.12 India local time (10.42 GMT) from the Space […]

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo may soon reach space with two pilots

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity is all set for entering into the next test of testing at the end of which, hopefully, and eventually, the spaceship will reach space for the first time. But before reaching space, it will be tested for airspeed, loads and thermal heating. Virgin Galactic is the world’s first commercial spaceline […]

Voyager 2 probe becomes second object to reach the Interstellar Space

NASA confirmed on Monday that the Voyager 2 probe left the Solar System. The object became the second, created by humans, to arrive in the Interstellar Space. The first was its predecessor – Voyager 1 – in September 2013. To reach this stage, the spacecraft needed to exit the heliosphere, a protective bubble of particles […]

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft discovers water on the asteroid, Bennu

NASA’s latest Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource, Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer or OSIRIS-Rex mission has detected water on the asteroid Bennu. OSIRIS-Rex is NASA’s first asteroid sample mission. OSIRIS-Rex is the third of NASA’s New Frontier Programme. It traveled for 2.2 million KM on its journey from Earth to arrive at a distance of 19 KM from […]

New launch date announced for SpaceX Demo-1

Nasa and SpaceX mutually decided to move the launch date of the uncrewed Demo-1 flight test from January 7 to January 17. The decision of shifting dates was taken so that the Dragon spacecraft gets time to return from the 16th commercial resupply of service mission of a company. Key data will be provided by […]

Satellite GSAT-11: ISRO launches India’s heaviest satellite; The ‘Big Bird’ into orbit

While most of India was sleeping, ISRO has witnessed yet another landmark achievement. India’s heaviest satellite GSAT-11, that would boost broadband services in the country, was successfully launched by an Arianespace rocket from the French Guiana in the early hours of Wednesday. Also called the “Big Bird” was successfully launched into space today from the […]

NASA’s InSight spacecraft landed on ‘a Large Sandbox’ slightly tilted at 4 degrees

Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena have many reasons to celebrate with the successful landing of the InSight on the Martian surface. InSight blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on May 5 and will operate on the surface for one Martian year, plus 40 Martian days, or sols – the […]

SpaceX’s crewed test flight to the Space Station will take place on January 7th

The first flight of a SpaceX rocket was scheduled to fly astronauts to the International Space Station. NASA has finally informed on Wednesday that the test for the said flight will finally take place on January 7th, 2019 and that the rocket is ready to lift off from Kennedy Space Center. The last time NASA […]

India’s Human Space Mission is scheduled for December, 2022

After the successful launch of communication satellite GSAT-29, the Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), K. Sivan, has informed reporters that ISRO plans on conducting two unmanned missions before embarking on the human space mission in 2022; the first of which has been scheduled for December, 2019. The first of the two unmanned mission […]

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and drone ship is all set to launch on Novermber 15 and 19

SpaceX is ready for the launch of Falcon 9 and drone ship landings on both coasts of US. They will launch from Cape Canaveral’s Kennedy Space Center and Vandenberg Air Force Base no earlier than (NET) November 15th and 19th, respectively. The static fire test for Falcon 9 B1047 took place on November 12 on […]

ISRO’s international proposals for its second interplanetary mission to Venus in 2023

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has invited international proposals for a scientific payload for its mission to Venus by mid-2023. The ISRO has issued a declaration of Opportunities AO. This is a declaration of space-based opportunities for study on Venus, which is openly invited by international astronauts from many spacecraft, research laboratories, academic institutions, […]

SpaceX is testing BFR winged spaceship to launch on the Falcon 9 by June 2019

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk intends to test some of the BFR’s most innovative designs using the Falcon 9 rocket. On Wednesday, Musk took to Twitter to announce that SpaceX would construct a miniature version of the BFR’s winged space shuttle to launch on the Falcon 9 as early as June 2019. The plan involves upgrading […]