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All Set for ISRO’s ASTROSAT Launch Next Monday, Sept. 28

ISRO is all set to launch its nex ambitious indigenous astronomy satellite ASTROSAT on September 28 from Sriharikota buoyed with its success of Mars orbit mission or Mangalyaan, which is likely to go on far more than its earlier target of 6 months. The ASTROSAT satellite, weighing 1.5 tons, will be launched via Indians Space Research Organisation (ISRO) workhorse PSLV-C30 ...

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Everest-Like Pyramid on Ceres Baffles NASA Scientists as Dawn Images Pour in

Dawn spacecraft that has already raised the levels of curiosity with bright spots captured a baffling pyramid-shaped peak towering in a flat surrounding landscape on the dwarf planet, similar to Himalayan Mount Everest. DAWN spacecraft has found a merterious pyramid on Ceres, the dwarf planet it is moving towards to take closer shots to unravel the mystery of bright spots ...

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NASA’s SMAP Instrument All Set to Measure Earth’s Soil

NASA’s Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) instrument is all set to measure the moisture lodged in Earth’s soils with an unprecedented accuracy and resolution. The instrument’s consists of three main parts – a radar, a radiometer and the largest rotating mesh antenna ever deployed in space. It is scheduled for launch on January 29. Remote sensing instruments are called “active” when ...

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ISRO All Set to Launch its ‘Mini Orion’ GSLV Mark III Mission on Dec. 18 (Photos)

ISRO will launch its GSLV Mk-III X / CARE Mission, the first experimental suborbital flight of India’s latest generation Launch Vehicle- GSLV Mk-III, next Thursday, December 18, 2014 between 9am and 12pm window from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota and has sought applications for media coverage of the event. The mission, close on the heels of similar mission successfully ...

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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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India All Set to Launch Third Navigation Satellite on Thursday

After a thunder storm has delayed some operations on Wednesday, the countdown for the launch of India’s third navigation satellite on Thursday is progressing smoothly, said a senior space agency official on Wednesday. "Today morning we moved the mobile service tower (MST) backwards. The operation was delayed by around two hours owing to thunderstorm in the morning. There is sufficient ...

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PSLV-C18 successfully launched, 4 satellites placed in orbit

The Indian Space Research Organisation on Wednesday successfully launched its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C18 ( PSLV-C18) and placed four satellites in their designated orbits. The Indo-French satellite Megha-Tropiques will track the weather, and two satellites are for educational institutions, and the fourth is from Luxembourg. “The launch was a great success and it demonstrates the reliability and versatility of PSLV ...

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