ISRO has inked a deal with France's 'CNES' to cooperate on India's first human space mission 'Gaganyaan' on April 15. The deal was announced at ISRO headquarters. The deal eyes to assist Indian astronauts in using French equipment for scientific experiments. While facilitating the landmark mission, the Indian flight physicians would also be trained under prestigious institutions in Toulouse and Germany. Notably, the mission commemorates the… read-more
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NASA has selected SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket to lift the Astrobotic Technology's lander that carries its Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER), the water-hunting rover, to the moon in 2023. VIPER aims to land on the Southern pole of the Lunar surface in Falcon Heavy's first moon visit. It is the same site where astronauts are supposed to land under the Artemis mission slated for 2024.
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A small truck-sized asteroid named '2021 GW4' close past the Earth on April 12. Travelling at a speed of 30,104 Km/h, the space rock passed from a distance of 26,200 Km from Earth. Besides, being at an altitude of 35,786 Km, the rock was within the ring of the artificial satellites orbit. The asteroid was discovered on April 8 using the Arizona’s Mt Lemmon-based 'Catalina Sky Survey'.
NASA is preparing to send the first woman and a non-white person to the Moon. Reportedly, the move is to send manned mission under its diversified international spaceflight program, Artemis. Supported by the Biden-Harris government, Artemis program has chosen 18 astronauts, including nine women and non-whites, for the mission that will probably land on the Moon in 2024. The program aims to serve as a learning opportunity for future missions… read-more
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An adventurous made-in-India open-world game, 'The Palace on the Hill', has made its mark on game distribution platform 'Steam'. Developed by two persons, the game's lead's task is to identify and collect stories about a kingdom while interacting with other characters. Interestingly, the archived stories can be used to create Indian miniature paintings. Compatible on Intel Core i3/AMD Ryzen CPU of 4 GB RAM, the game will release in 2022.
Turning dreams into reality, spaceflight companies 'Virgin Galactic' and 'Blue Origin' are eyeing to send private clients to space by developing a spacecraft. Reportedly, the trainees will be required to undergo a two-day training including classroom sessions and centrifugal test. Vowing a 99.9% pass rate in the course, Virgin Galactic, slated to begin operations by 2022, will charge the clients between $200,000-$250,000. However, Blue Origin… read-more
The US Navy's Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force has captured a night-vision video of three faint orbs and a triangular object flying above military vessel USS Russell. Reportedly, the video clip was used in filmmaker Jeremy Corbell's documentary “Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers". Corbell confirmed that the video was shot by the US Navy. Interestingly, he also shared images of an unidentified “spherical” craft captured by… read-more
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Celebrating 20 years of Mars Odyssey orbiter, NASA has released an image showing blue and golden dunes on Mars' northern polar caps. Covering 30km area, the photograph's colors are generated by surface temperatures i.e blue for cold and yellowish-orange for warm. The picture was, reportedly, captured from Dec 2002 to Nov 2004 following Odyssey's launch in 2001. Notably, Mars Odyssey orbiter, a robotic spacecraft is the longest-working… read-more
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Wealth management firm, Upstox has alerted users of a security breach targeting contact data and KYC details of customers stored in the third-party warehouse. However it assured that users funds and securities are safe. While the data has been put on dark web, Uptsox, with over three million users assured that an international cyber-security firm has been hired. Moreover, retail broking firm said it also initiated password resets via OTP.
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A Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) incubator named 'Allabout Innovation Pvt Ltd' has developed a device which can prevent the spread of airborne coronavirus. Known as 'Wolf Airmask', the device can realtime sterilise 1000 square feet of SARS-CoV-2. Successfully tested by ICMR-approved lab, it can eliminate 99% coronavirus in just 15 minutes. Moreover, requiring no service, the device can be used for 60,000 hours, providing 360-degree protection… read-more
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