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Mini Truck-Sized Asteroid '2021 GW4' Close Past Earth On April 12

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'. 

Wed, 14 Apr 2021 - 12:52 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Space, telescope, NASA, 2021 GW4, Asteroid, Catalina Sky Survey

Courtesy: WION

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'Virgin Galactic', 'Blue Origin' Plan To Send Common People To Space

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

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 - 10:21 AM / by Ronit John

Tags: Space, Spacecraft, NASA, virgin galactic

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Nora al-Matrooshi

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UAE's Nora al-Matrooshi Selected As 1st Arab Woman For Astronaut Training

UAE’s Nora al-Matrooshi created history as being the first Arab woman to be selected for astronaut training in NASA. The 27-year-old, a mechanical engineering student will soon join NASA's 2021 Astronaut Candidate Class in US. Based on the practical, physical, psychological & scientific abilities, Matrooshi was selected among 4,300 candidates. Notably, expanding its space sector, the UAE government in 2017 had launched a National Space… read-more

Sun, 11 Apr 2021 - 07:40 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: UAE, Astronaut, Space, Space Training, Nora al-Matrooshi

Courtesy: Times of India

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Unknown Ancient Crater Lake Found On Mars With Evidence Of Waterbeds

A study led by US' Brown University researchers' have located an unknown ancient crater lake on Mars. The study, published in Planetary Science Journal, claimed that the mysterious crater may have remains of ancient stream beds and ponds. Considered to be a part of the lost Martian glacier, the lake is different from Gale and Jezero craters. Scientists are optimistic that this finding can connect dots between theory and observation.

Sat, 03 Apr 2021 - 02:41 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Mars, Space, Mars Planet, US, Gale Crater, Jezero Crater

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Space Firm 'Bigelow Aerospace' Sues NASA For Contract Payment Failure

Space tech firm 'Bigelow Aerospace' has sued NASA demanding it to pay Rs 7.3 crore for the ‘space station air performance test’ contract. Reportedly, NASA withheld the contractual payment to Bigelow, as it did not furnish extensive data about 'B330' space habitat from December 2019-August 2020. However, the space agency has refrained from commenting about the lawsuit. The B330 project was designed to provide deep-space habitat for humans and… read-more

Tue, 30 Mar 2021 - 08:38 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: NASA, Space, Technology, United States, Bigelow Aerospace

Courtesy: NDTV

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NASA-ISRO's NISAR Mission Will Enhance Natural Resource Mgmt: US

The US state department on March 25 expressed the importance of NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) mission aimed at enhancing management of natural resources and disaster preparedness. Reportedly, the SUV-size Earth-observing satellite will use advanced radar imaging to evaluate land surface changes. While NASA will provide the radar reflector antenna and a communication subsystem, ISRO plans to provide the spacecraft bus and other… read-more

Fri, 26 Mar 2021 - 07:34 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: ISRO, NASA, satellites, Space

Courtesy: ANI

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India, France Working On Third Joint Space Mission: ISRO Chairman 

ISRO Chairman K Sivan on March 19 stated India and France are working on their third joint space mission. Terming France as “the biggest partner of India in space," Sivan said that many French companies were keen to benefit from the Centre’s space reforms. Besides ISRO and French space agency CNES’ earth observation satellite mission and thermal imaging satellite TRISHNA, the countries are working on India’s OCEANSAT-3 and regional navigation… read-more

Sat, 20 Mar 2021 - 05:56 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: ISRO, Space, K Sivan, France, CNES, NavIC, OCEANSAT-3

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ISRO's NSIL To Invest Rs 10,000 Crore In Next 5 Years; Make PSLV

ISRO's commercial arm Newspace India Limited is planning to invest Rs 10,000 crore in five years. Started in 2019, the NSIL earned Rs 300 crore revenue for the first year and aims to generate Rs 400 crore in 2020-21. Planning to raise the equity and debt mix amount, it looks to create PSLV to tap the global satellite launch demand including four international launches by 2023. Additionally, NSIL eyes to own already installed satellites. 

Fri, 12 Mar 2021 - 08:40 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: ISRO, NSIL, Space, PSLV, Newspace India Limited

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Photographer Captures ISS In Front Of Moon, 400 Km Away From Earth

In a rare incident, space photographer Andrew McMcarthy has captured pictures of the International Space Station in front of the moon while it was preparing for the Extra-Vehicular Activity. Known for capturing wonders through his telescope, Andrew was trying to capture the ISS pass by the moon in the background. Reportedly, the ISS had a scheduled six-hour spacewalk to upgrade the floating space stations.

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 - 08:54 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Space, International Space Station, moon, Space Photography, rare photos

Courtesy: India Times

Doors being opened for talented youth says PM Narendra Modi

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New Opportunities To Be Opened Up For Talented Youth: PM Modi

The new National Educational Policy aims at providing opportunities to youth in several sectors including space, atomic energy, and agriculture stated Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Addressing a webinar, the PM urged academicians to create the best content possible in every local language. Besides, he pointed out the importance of research and innovation for a country's growth. He added, "The Union Budget has broadened our efforts to link… read-more

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 - 04:40 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: New Education Policy, PM Modi, Youth, Space, job opportunities

Courtesy: NDTV