Nishant Batra

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Nokia's Nishant Batra To Initiate First 4G Network On The Moon

Nishant Batra, a top executive at Nokia, is leading a project to establish the first 4G cellular network on the Moon for NASA's ambitious Artemis moon-landing program. Talking about the Nokia lunar connectivity project, Batra said, "If you run a 4G network, on the moon, then this device will work there." However, NASA will make a human landing on the Moon by 2024 and demonstrate Nokia-established network.

Mon, 07 Mar 2022 - 08:28 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: NASA, Nishant Batra, moon, 4G network, Mars

Courtesy: The Times of India

Curiosity Rover

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NASA’s Curiosity Rover Suggests Life On Mars; Finds Carbon In Rocks

The Curiosity rover present on Mars has found several samples rich in a particular type of carbon. For the research, Scientists collected 24 samples from the Gale crater on Mars and heated it to about 850° Celsius. ''We’re looking at what else could have caused the carbon signature we’re seeing, if not life,” said Paul Mahaffy, one of the leading investigators. The Rover had landed on Mars in 2012.

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 - 02:48 PM / by Shaloo Priya

Tags: Science, Mars, carbon, NASA, Curiosity Rover

Courtesy: India Today

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter.

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NASA's Tiny Helicopter Successfully Completes 12 Flights ON Mars

In a remarkable achievement, NASA's tiny helicopter, Ingenuity has successfully completed its 12 flights against the expected, it was estimated to fly only five times in Mars's atmosphere. However, the chopper is still working and is now helping NASA's rover Perseverance, which is another mission of searching ancient life on the red planet. ''We're doing better on the surface than we had expected,'' said Josh Ravich, the head of ingenuity's … read-more

Sun, 05 Sep 2021 - 04:50 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Mars, United States, NASA, Ingenuity Helicopter

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A rover collecting sample.

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NASA Collects First Rock Sample On Mars In Quest Of Ancient Life

NASA's Mars rover successfully collected its first rock sample from the surface of Mars. Confirming the development on September 2, the perseverance rover's chief engineer said, ''I've never been more happy to see a hole in a rock.'' Reportedly, the rock sample may help the scientist to extract the evidence of ancient life. However, to retrieve the samples, NASA will also launch more spacecraft.

Fri, 03 Sep 2021 - 11:30 AM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: NASA, Mars, Rover, Rock Sample, Ancient Life

Courtesy: Zee News


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China Plans To Deploy Robots For Mars Mission in 2033

In a bid to permanently build a human-inhabited base, China consigns its first crewed mission to Mars in 2033. China will also deploy robots to examine the red planet's resources such as water and oxygen before they start their mission to build necessary systems, in order to extract the resources. China also aims to develop technology to shuttle astronauts back and forth to earth.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 - 02:21 PM / by Manashaa Ganesan

Tags: Mars, China, Crewed mission, Robots, 2033

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Perseverance Rover and Ingenuity

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NASA Celebrates Perseverance Rover's 100 Days On Mars

NASA'S Perseverance Rover on June 1 completed its 100 days on Mars. The rover was sent with an aim to search for signs of past microbial life, and investigate the planet's geology and climate. The rover had landed on February 18 over the Jerezo Crater, which is situated at north of the Mars's equator. It is also accompanied by 'Ingenuity' helicopter, the first to take a flight on another planet. 

Wed, 02 Jun 2021 - 05:42 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Perseverance rover, Mars, Ingenuity Helicopter, NASA

Courtesy: BBC News

Curiosity rover spotted by MRO

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NASA's MRO Spots Curiosity Rover Climbing Mount Sharp On Mars

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has shared a bird's eye view picture of Curiosity rover as it flew past the Red Planet's Mount Sharp at an altitude of 269.4 kms. The rover had landed on Mars in August 2012, and has been climbing Mount Sharp since 2014, examining the area's rock deposits to determine the cause of the planet's desertification. MRO's sharp-eyed HiRISE camera consistently keeps an eye on the rover.

Sat, 22 May 2021 - 09:15 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: NASA, Curiosity Rover, Mars Reconnaissance Rover, Mount Sharp, Mars


Zhurong Mars rover.

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China Successfully Lands Zhurong Rover At Mars' Utopia Planitia Site

The China National Space Administration, on May 15, successfully landed its Zhurong rover on Mars at the southern Utopia Planitia site. The 240-kg solar-powered rover consists six major instruments to scrap data on potential water-ice deposits, weather, topography and geology of Mars in the initial 90-day mission. Launched under Tianwen-1 in July 2020, the successful touchdown marks China's first independent interplanetary expedition.

Sat, 15 May 2021 - 12:28 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: China National Space Administration, Zhurong Rover, Mars, Utopia Planitia

Courtesy: Space News

Ingenuity helicopter.

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NASA's Ingenuity Ready For 1st One-Way Flight On Mars, 5th Lift-Off In Total

NASA's rotorcraft on Mars is ready to ascend for a fifth time on May 8, which will also be Ingenuity's first one-way flight. In its fifth attempt, the helicopter plans for a 110-second flight where it will aim for a record height of 33 metres for snapping images of the surrounding terrain. NASA, in Ingenuity's fourth flight, had already mapped the new landing spot.

Sat, 08 May 2021 - 09:09 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: NASA, Ingenuity Helicopter, Mars, One-way

Courtesy: CNET

Ingenuity helicopter

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Ingenuity's Fourth Martian Flight Delayed Due To Technical Glitch

NASA has postponed the fourth flight of its Mars Ingenuity helicopter owing to a technical glitch associated with its "watchdog timer", which is responsible for alerting it of surrounding dangers. The agency, however, assured that "the helicopter is safe and in good health" and said it failed to transition to "flight mode". Reportedly, it is the same problem that delayed Ingenuity's first flight from April 11 to April 19. 

Fri, 30 Apr 2021 - 03:21 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: NASA, Mars, Ingenuity Helicopter, Technical Glitch

Courtesy: NDTV