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ISRO Develops Multi-Object Tracking Radar, Exploring Ion Propulsion, semi-cryogenic engine

The indigenously designed Rs.245 crore multi-object tracking radar (MOTR) that can track 10 objects at a time is ready to undergo trials soon, according to ISRO scientists. “The multi-object tracking radar has been installed. It has to undergo trials. Once the trials are satisfactory then it will be ready for use,” M.Y.S. Prasad, director, Satish Dhawan Space Centre, told reporters. ...

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NASA’s Dawn Probe Begins Approach to Dwarf Planet Ceres

The US space agency, NASA, declared that the Dawn spacecraft, which was launched in 2007, has entered an approach phase in which it will continue to close in on Ceres, a Texas-sized dwarf planet never before visited by a spacecraft. The Dawn spacecraft is scheduled to enter Ceres orbit on March 6, 2015. According to NASA statement, the spacecraft’s arrival ...

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