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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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NASA All Set to Launch Next Mars Lander Insight in March 2016 (PHOTOS)

NASA has completed the testing of its most ambitious project pertaining to the Red Planet — a stationary lander called InSight — which will be test-launched in March 2016 to prepared the ground for the manned missions in 2030s. InSight, or Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, measures the size of a car that will be fully ...

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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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Japan’s Magnetic Elevated Train Hits 603-km Milestone, Cost Just Prohibitive for India!

Japan’s dabbling with the Maglev train took a dramatic turn after 3 decades of research hitting the 600-km (373 miles per hour) mark on Tuesday, bringing cheers to Japan to showcase its new technology for sale in global market, including India. The seven-car Maglev or magnetic levitation train clocked 603 km for 11 seconds, compared to 590 km record set ...

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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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India Gears Up to Launch Fourth IRNSS Navigation Satellite in March 9-15 Window

Riding high on its Mangalyaan and re-entry module success, India is gearing up to launch its next scheduled satellite IRNSS-1D during the launch window from March 9 to March 15. With this launch, India will be moving closer to its own satellite navigation system and three more IRNSS satellites will complete the circle of full-fledged own satellite navigation system in ...

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