New Space Industry Emerges: On-Orbit Servicing

Tadros describes it as “equivalent to a AAA servicing truck in geostationary orbit.” Imagine an airport where thousands of planes, empty of fuel, are left abandoned on the tarmac. That is what has been happening for decades with satellites that circle the Earth. When satellites run out of fuel, they can no longer maintain their […]

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NASA’s InSight Spacecraft, Safely on Mars, Snaps Some Pictures

NASA has released the first pictures taken by its InSight spacecraft HIGHLIGHTS NASA has released the first pictures taken by its InSight spacecraft InSight will soon begin unfolding its arm and deploying its quake-sensors The arm has five fingers to help it place its instruments on Martian soil After safely landing on Mars following its […]

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ISRO Says PSLV-CA Takes Off Successfully With 31 Satellites

The PSLV rocket took off at 9:58am from the launch pad HIGHLIGHTS The PSLV rocket took off at 9:58am from the launch pad Entire mission will be completed in about 112 minutes 16 minutes into flight, rocket’s fourth stage/engine will be switched off Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) lifted off successfully on Thursday […]

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ISRO Says GSAT-11, India’s Heaviest Communication Satellite, to Be Launched on December 5

The satellite is scheduled for launch on board Ariane-5 launch vehicle from French Guiana. India’s heaviest communication satellite with high throughput GSAT-11 will be put into orbit by Ariane-5 rocket of Arianespace from French Guiana on December 5, 2018, the Indian space agency said. According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the GSAT-11 weighing 5,854 […]

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Signs of Supermassive Black Holes Merging Spotted

Astronomers have found evidence for a large number of double supermassive black holes, the likely precursors of gigantic black hole merging events. Astronomers have found evidence for a large number of double supermassive black holes, the likely precursors of gigantic black hole merging events. This confirms the current understanding of cosmological evolution – that galaxies […]

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Russia Launches First Soyuz Rocket Since Failed Space Launch

The satellite reached its orbit at the set time, according to the ministry. Russia on Thursday successfully launched a Soyuz rocket for the first time since the failure of a similar rocket aborted a manned take-off to the International Space Station (ISS) on October 11. “On Thursday at 03:15 (0015 GMT) a Soyuz-2.1B rocket was […]

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New ‘Robotic Skins’ Can Assist Astronauts in Mars Exploration

The technology can also be reused to help astronauts accomplish an array of tasks with the same reconfigurable material. Researchers have developed a new “robotic skins” technology that allows users to turn everyday objects into robots as well as help astronauts for Mars exploration where the environment is unpredictable. The skins, developed and designed by […]

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