Spacecraft & Probes

Indian Space Research Organisation Launched Its Mega Rocket GSLV Mark III
June 05, 2017
News

Indian Space Research Organisation Launched Its Mega Rocket GSLV Mark III

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched its mega rocket — the GSLV Mark III, which put the GSAT-19 satellite into orbit. The mega rocket GSLV-Mark III lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre on Monday at 7:59 a.m. Eastern. Some reports indicated that the rocket was performing as planned...

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The First 3D Printed Engine Blasts Off From New Zealand
June 01, 2017
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The First 3D Printed Engine Blasts Off From New Zealand

25th of May, a US based Rocket Lab successfully launched their 56 feet tall and 4 feet wide, electron rocket, from a private launch pad in New Zealand. There is something special about this rocket. Not only was it the first to launch from a private site, but also the first to be powered by an engine made almost entirely using...

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NASA Touching Sun: Space Agency Announces Historic Mission
May 31, 2017
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NASA Touching Sun: Space Agency Announces Historic Mission

In a bid to unlock the mysteries of the corona, NASA has announced its first mission to fly directly into the sun’s atmosphere. NASA’s upcoming sun-studying mission has been renamed the Parker Solar Probe, agency officials announced today (May 31). The new name honors pioneering University of Chicago...

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NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Gets Into The Most Dangerous Dive So Far!
May 29, 2017
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NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Gets Into The Most Dangerous Dive So Far!

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft finished its sixth and most dangerous dive between Saturn and its rings on May 28. This plunging has been described as one of the most dangerous so far. That’s because the spacecraft made it’s direct dive through the D ring of the ringed planet which is exceedingly faint and located...

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Here’s SpaceX’s Plan For Mars Colonization
May 25, 2017
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Here’s SpaceX’s Plan For Mars Colonization

Elon Musk presents the plan for a manned mission to Mars. Mars colonization is becoming reality. The famous entrepreneur, also the CEO of Tesla Motors, chairman of renewable energy company Solar City and co-founder of PayPal, displays his ambitious plan for the Mars colonization. So, the dream of humans setting foot on Mars...

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Saturn’s Solstice Arrives – Cassini Observes the Gas Giant
May 25, 2017
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Saturn’s Solstice Arrives – Cassini Observes the Gas Giant

Cassini spacecraft still has a few months to go before it completes its mission in September. But the Saturn explorer reaches a new breakthrough today. Saturn’s solstice – the longest day of summer in the northern hemisphere and the shortest day of winter in the southern hemisphere, arrives today for the planet...

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How Many Satellites are Currently Orbiting the Earth in 2017
May 22, 2017
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How Many Satellites are Currently Orbiting the Earth in 2017

From down here on the ground, space looks like a pristine void. But Earth’s orbit is actually crowded with satellites and a ton of stuff. Well, it all depends on how you define a satellite! A satellite can be a body that orbits a larger body. If you take this as the definition of the satellite then the answer to your...

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Hubble Space Telescope Spotted The Most Distant Object In The Universe
May 22, 2017
Galaxy

Hubble Space Telescope Spotted The Most Distant Object In The Universe

Scientists, through the Hubble Space Telescope, have found the most distant object that humans have ever seen. A galaxy, 13.4 billion light-years away, has been spotted by the Hubble Space Telescope. It could lead scientists to question their understanding of the way that the universe evolved. A galaxy of such a size...

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Hubble’s Successor: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope
May 21, 2017
Galaxy

Hubble’s Successor: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

NASA will launch James Webb Space Telescope in 2021. It will observe the cosmos to uncover the history of the universe from the Big Bang and beyond. James Webb Space Telescope will focus on four main areas: first light in the universe, assembly of galaxies in the early universe, the birth of stars and protoplanetary systems,...

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