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Countdown Begins for ASTROSAT Launch on Monday, Sept.28

Countdown began today, Saturday for the 50-hour long preparation for the launch of India’s first dedicated astronomy satellite ASTROSAT after the Mission Readiness Review (MRR) committee and Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) have cleared the way. Currently, Mono Methyl Hydrazine (MMH) propellant filling operation of fourth stage (PS4) of PSLV-C30 is under progress, said ISRO in its latest update. PSLV-C30 / ...

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Comet Lander Philae Wakes up, Sends Signals via Mothership Rosetta

The comet landing of Philae enthralled the entire mankind in November last but soon it went into hibernation and the European space Agency thought it was lost forever on the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. When its mothership Rosetta landed the robotic space lander Philae, it created an unprecedented record but soon turned silent as it fell on the darker side of the ...

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Game changer alloy ‘cerium’ to bring down engine cost of wind trubines, cars soon

The rare-earth element ‘Dysprosium’, highly expensive and rarely available, will soon be replaced with an alternative to this traditionally used material called ‘Dysprosium’, said a team of researchers from AMES Lab in the US. The element dysprosium is used in high performance permanent magnets that are used in car engines and wind turbines and cerium can replace the element abnd ...

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission Passes Critical Milestone, Enters Next

NASA’s science mission to retrieve a sample from an ancient space rock has almost achieved its mission, said NASA in a latest statement. The Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has passed a critical milestone in its path and is set to enter the next phase, said NASA. Key Decision Point-D (KDP-D) of the spacecraft occurs as ...

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Nitrogen, Water Traces on Mars Show Life Was Possible in Ancient Red Planet

The nitrogen sample analysis of Curiosity findings could have made it possible for life organism to survive on Mars. Since the nitrogen found on Mars doesn’t show any evidence of life as the surface of Mars is inhospitable for living organism, the researchers believe that the nitrates found on Mars are ancient, and could have come from non-biological processes like meteorite impacts ...

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NASA Approves, Boeing Clears First Hurdle To Send Human to Space

The completion of first milestone of Boeing, in the company’s path toward launching crews to the International Space Station (ISS) from the US, has been approved by NASA. As part of a groundbreaking Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract, the Certification Baseline Review is the first of many more milestones, including flight tests from Florida’s Space Coast that will establish ...

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Google’s self-driving car logs more miles on new wheels

With more than a dozen self-driven cars on the road at any given time, Google has completed more than 300,000 miles of testing and these self-driving cars have covered a wide range of traffic conditions, without a single accident. “We’re encouraged by this progress, but there’s still a long road ahead. To provide the best experience we can, we’ll need ...

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