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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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Russia’s Lost ‘Spinning’ Spacecraft to Fall on Earth Tonight

Russian scientists have repeatedly maintained that the lost spacecraft Progress M27M will fall to earth tonight (Thursday/Friday, May 7/8, 2015) and the chances are that it may be seen hovering over the US, Colombia, Brazil and Indonesia before burn up itself mostly in the sky. The Russian spacecraft has gone out of control after liftoff on 28 April 2015. Fortunately ...

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NASA Engineers Develop Star Tracker to Locate Stars Daytime

NASA engineers are working on developing a star tracker at a low cost that would be able to locate stars during daylight hours. According to a NASA statement, the team at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility (WFF), located on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, is working on off-the-shelf solution to overcome the challenges of collecting data in daylight. The star tracker is being ...

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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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