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Private sector can now build rockets, provide launch services: ISRO chief Sivan

Terming this a "major reform", Sivan said the private sector can also be part of the inter-planetary missions of the ISRO

25 Jun 2020 10:26 AM

US VP Mike Pence confident American women will land on moon

The United States is planning another space mission to the moon, Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday.

07 May 2019 9:26 AM

Cargo mission to space station is set to launch this week

The unmanned Cygnus cargo craft will carry 7,500 pounds of groceries, hardware and research.

13 Nov 2018 8:31 AM

NASA’s flight to sun delayed due to technical problem

The $1.5 billion mission is already a week late because of rocket issues.

12 Aug 2018 10:42 AM

How will Orion survive deep space?

Orion has built-in technologies that enable the crew and spacecraft to explore far into the solar system.

05 Aug 2018 5:26 PM


NASA to fly Parker probe into Sun's scorching atmosphere

The Parker probe is set to fly into the Sun’s corona within 3.8 million miles (6.1 million km) from the solar surface.

21 Jul 2018 2:43 PM

Rocket developed by Japan startup in flames after liftoff

The MOMO-2 rocket, developed by Interstellar Technologies, was supposed to reach as high as 100 kilometres into space.

01 Jul 2018 8:18 AM

2nd powered test flight for Virgin Galactic spaceship

VSS Unity fired its rocket motor for 31 seconds and climbed to an altitude of 114,500 feet.

30 May 2018 8:07 AM

NASA resuming search for planets orbiting stars beyond solar system

NASA expects TESS to detect thousands more previously unknown worlds — no larger than twice as big as our home planet.

29 Mar 2018 7:54 AM

James Webb space telescope launch delayed to 2020

NASA says that more time is needed to assemble and test the James Webb Space Telescope.

28 Mar 2018 8:59 AM


European satellite launches to go ahead after Ariane 5 failure

An independent investigation found that the cause of the error was that the rocket was fed with incorrect data.

03 Mar 2018 11:34 AM

Israeli scientists complete mock Mars mission in Negev desert

A four-day Mars habitat experiment was held, where scientists simulated living conditions on the Red Planet.

20 Feb 2018 3:43 PM

SpaceX's Falcon can deliver heavy payloads to asteroids

The Falcon Heavy has enough power to help humans mine for precious minerals on asteroids.

20 Feb 2018 1:23 PM

Israeli scientists perform mock Martian missions in desert

The participants were investigating various fields relevant to a future Mars mission.

19 Feb 2018 8:27 AM

Seventh glide test of spacecraft conducted by Virgin Atlantic

The company develops commercial spacecrafts to provide spaceflights to space tourists and suborbital launches for space science missions.

13 Jan 2018 9:42 AM