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ISRO’s Lunar Craft Module Ready for ‘Chandrayaan 2’

India’s second lunar mission to moon under the ‘Cahndrayaan 2’ project has seen the first phase successfully finished with the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) delivering the ‘Orbiter Craft Module Structure’ to ISRO in Bangalore. Chandrayaan-2 mission to moon is the advanced version of the previous moon mission undertaken by the space agency on Oct. 22, 2008. To be launched by ...

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NASA’s Curiosity Rover on Mars a Big Hoax?

Just as NASA’s Apollo was brqanded a hoax by many physicists and critics, the current Curisoity rover gong around Mars surface and keeping enthusiasts on their toes about water, methane and possible life on Mars has led many to believe that it was a concocted story. Some conspiracy theorists have said that alients were on Mars and helping Curiosity to ...

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Flying Drone to Scout for Mars Rovers

NASA engineers are on a new mission. They are working on a small helicopter that could “scout” a trail for future Mars rovers. According to the statement by NASA, the low-flying Mars helicopter would fly ahead of the rover almost every day, checking out various possible points of interest and helping engineers back on Earth plan the best driving route. ...

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NASA Teams Up With Microsoft to Explore Mars Using ‘Hololens’

NASA and Microsoft have joined hands to develop new software that will help scientists to work on the Red Planet virtually, using a wearable technology called Hololens. A statement by NASA, released on Wednesday, declared that its scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasaden, California, will be working with Microsoft to adapt the software giant’s wearable technology called HoloLens, ...

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Rosetta Landing on Comet Top Breakthrough of 2014

The landing of European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft on a comet tops the list of 10 breakthroughs of 2014, the prestigious journal Science announced in its December issue. Rosetta and its lander module Philae made major headlines in November when Philae touched down on the surface of the speeding comet. The landing was rougher than expected as Philae bounced off ...

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Riding High on Mangalyaan Success, ISRO Targets 2nd Mars Orbiter in 2018

After accolades and applause all over the world for its unique achievement of reaching Mars with its highly successful and economical Mangalyaan mission, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has been gearing up for the next mission in 2018 with lander and a rover to explore Mars in depth. ISRO Satellite Centre Director S Shiva Kumar has confirmed that they are ...

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