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Russia loses contact with satellites, space station


Russia on Wednesday lost the ability to send commands to most of its satellites and its segment of the International Space Station following a power cable failure near Moscow.

The Roscosmos space age

No Indian will rocket into space for next five years

India’s plans to put a second native son into space, the first from an indigenously made Indian space rocket in the next five years, have fizzled out.

Dr K. Radhakrishnan, Chairman, Indian Space Rese

Space odyssey on cloud nine


The textbook launch of PSLV-C21 rocket from the spaceport here on Sunday is important not just because it is the 100th space mission for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) but also since it

Future rockets to use air for fuel

With the need for lightweight and efficient satellite launch vehicles, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will conduct flight tests for air-breathing rocket systems which use atmospheric ox

India launches 100th space mission succesfully

India on Sunday successfully launched its 100th space mission with the indigenous PSLV-C21 rocket putting in orbit two foreign satellites.

In a copybook launch, witnessed by Prime Minister Manmohan

Manmohan defends spending on space exploration


Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday defended spending millions of dollars on space exploration despite many people in the country living in grinding poverty.

India plans to launch a probe

Sunita Williams enjoys Olympics from space


Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams, along with five others living aboard the International Space Station for last two weeks, is enjoying the Olympics from space.

"Watching Olympics from here

ISRO to build third launchpad at Sriharikota

With plans for 60 missions over the next five years, ISRO will develop a third launchpad at its spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh to meet the growing demand.

"We are planning to have a third

Venus transit casts wide spell


Waking up groggily, little Sivasankaran went straight to his grandmother Shyamala, asking her to take him to Birla Planetarium. “He saw the Venus transit on television and immediately wanted me to bri

China successfully launches French made satellite

China on Saturday successfully sent a French-made high power communication and broadcasting satellite into orbit.

A Long March-3B carrier rocket launched the satellite 'APSTAR-7' from the southweste

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