ispace partners SpaceX for 2020 & 2021 moon missions

SpaceX shall be launch provider of ispace for its maiden voyages to the moon in 2020 and 2021as the first and the second missions. ispace has named the first two missions to the moon as HAKUTO-R, that means Reboot. This is a reference to HAKUTO, meaning the “white rabbit” in Japanese, based on the folklore of […]

ISRO plans to launch 18 missions in the next six months

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on the night of September 16 successfully launched the NovaSAR and S1-4 earth observation satellites of the UK-based Surrey Satellite Technologies Ltd. The continuing success of PSLV missions has encouraged ISRO to plan launches of 18 missions in the next six months, which is like one mission every fortnight. We […]

California launching its ‘own damn’ Satellite to fight climate change

Two years ago Jerry Brown suggested that California might “launch its own damn satellite” in defiance of federal climate change policies, well he wasn’t daydreaming. On Friday, Brown announced that California will launch its own satellite into orbit to track and monitor the formation of pollutants that cause climate change. This dramatic announcement was made […]

SpaceX announces its plans to fly private passenger to the moon aboard BFR

SpaceX, Elon Musk’s space transportation company, announced on Thursday that it has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the moon aboard its Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) launch vehicle plan, a massive launch vehicle being designed to carry people into deep space. On Twitter, the company stated that “SpaceX has signed the world’s […]

NASA TV to air live coverage of JAXA’s unpiloted HTV-7 spacecraft’s journey to the space station

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) unpiloted H-II Transport Vehicle-7 (HTV-7) has been loaded with more than five tons of supplies, water, spare parts and experiments and is scheduled to lift off from the Tanegashima Space Center and launch to the International Space Station at 6:32 p.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 10 (7:32 a.m. Sept. 11 […]

Nasa Rocket FOXSI set to launch to probe the Sun’s Nanoflare

NASA in a recent update has stated that the US space agency is all set to launch a rocket to probe the Sun’s nanoflare using X-ray vision. Nanoflares are the tiny and highly intense eruptions that take place across the sun’s surface. These eruptions have resulted when the magnetic field lines of the sun’s atmosphere […]

PM Modi fixes the 2022 deadline for ISRO’s manned space mission

Prime Minister Modi announced that India on its 75th year of Independence will place an Indian in space. Modi fixed the 2022 deadline for the most anticipated manned space mission. The most awaited manned space mission has been on board for more than a decade and the announcement made by PM has put ISRO on […]

ESA successfully launched Aeolus to measure Earth’s winds

The European launch company Arianespace launched Aeolus, a weather satellite on 22nd August. Aeolus is the first satellite designed to measure Earth’s winds on a global scale. The satellite’s full name is Atmospheric Dynamics Mission Aeolus. Aeolus lifted off from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana at 5:20 p.m EDT (6:20 p.m local […]

NASA is launching ICESat-2 to measure the height changes of earth’s polar ice

NASA will launch into space a laser instrument to measure the changes in the heights of earth’s polar ice. NASA’s Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 or ICESat-2 will measure the average annual elevation change of land ice covering Greenland and Antarctica to within the width of a pencil, capturing 60,000 measurements every second. The […]

Scientists find traces of water ice around the Moon’s poles

A team of scientists, led by Shuai Li of the University of Hawaii and Brown University, and including Richard Elphic from NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley, has used data from NASA’s Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) to identify three specific signatures that definitively prove the presence of water ice on the surface of […]

5 ISRO satellites in rescue role for saving lives in Kerala floods

Kerala has been going through a devastating period. And during this time technology comes in rescue to help Kerala find their way out of their situation. Indian Space Research Organization with its five satellites comes forth to play a key role in saving lives in rain-battered Kerala. The Five ISRO satellites playing the major role […]

ISRO’s very own Space and Science TV Channel, ISRO TV to launch soon

There’s good news for all the budding students aspiring to be an astronaut when they grow up. ISRO has made this dream a little closer within reach. The space agency has recently announced that it will soon launch an all-new dedicated space and science television channel across the country to inspire more cosmonauts from our […]