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ISRO Tests Cryogenic Rocket Engine Successfully for 800 Seconds, What it Means?

India tested successfully its first indigenously designed High Thrust cryogenic rocket engine generating a nominal thrust of 19 tonnes and the endurance hot was tested for a duration of 800 seconds on July 16, 2015 at ISRO Propulsion Complex, Mahendragiri. This duration is approximately 25% more than the engine burn duration in flight. The engine will be used for powering the Cryogenic ...

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ISRO Postpones IRNSS-1D Launch Due to Last Minute Glitch in Telemetry Transmitter

ISRO has postponed the launch of its fourth navigation satellite IRNSS-1D scheduled for launch around March 9 just ahead of the clearance for board after anomaly found in its telemetry transmitters at the last minute. The entire system was put through a full test on Tuesday, March 3 and the glitch was noticed during the integrated electrical checks of the ...

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Ariane 5 Successfully Lofts ISRO GSAT-16, DIRECTV-14 Satellites into Orbit

India’s advanced communications satellite GSAT-16 was carried into orbit by an European Ariane 5 rocket, that blasted off from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana on Saturday at 20:40 GMT, alongwith the other passenger DIRECTV-14 of the US. This is also a landmark for Arianespace for achieving a record combined payload mass orbited from French Guiana in a single year: ...

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Space DNA Helps to Find Extraterrestrial Life

A unique space experiment has found that DNA has the capability to survive extreme conditions of space and re-entry into Earth’s dense atmosphere – raising the possibility of finding extraterrestrial life. During the experiment, small, double-stranded DNA molecules were applied to the outer shell of the payload section of a rocket. After the launch, space flight, re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere ...

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NASA Cargo Spacecraft Explodes Minutes After Launch

In a shocking incident, an unmanned commercial rocket carrying crucial scientific cargo for the International Space Station (ISS) exploded moments after lift-off Tuesday evening. Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Antares rocket blew up over the launch complex at Wallops Island Facility in Virginia, just six seconds after lift-off. “While NASA is disappointed that Orbital Sciences’ third contracted re-supply mission to the International ...

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