European Space Agency
25 Mar 2021
ESA developing an autonomous robot for lunar cave exploration
The European Space Agency (ESA) is developing a spherical robot to explore lunar caves. The autonomous robot will be lowered into caves on the Moon's surface that could protect settlers from radiation, temperature extremities, and micrometeorites.
27 Jan 2021
SpaceX Starlink satellites featuring laser intercommunication enhance polar region coverage
SpaceX launched 10 laser link-enabled Starlink satellites into polar orbit using its Transporter-1 dedicated rideshare mission on January 24.
17 Jul 2020
NewsBytes Briefing: FBI probes Twitter hack; Netflix gets new CEO
In the last few hours, several developments have been reported from the world of technology.
26 Jan 2020
#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Microsoft's data leak, OnePlus 8 specs, ISRO's Vyommitra, more
This week, some major developments were noted in the tech space.
25 Jan 2020
NASA, ESA astronauts baked 'space cookies' for the first time
For the first time in the history of human spaceflight, astronauts have baked something in space - a batch of cookies.
20 Jan 2020
European Space Agency plans to extract oxygen from Moon's surface
NASA plans to take humans back to the Moon.
18 Jun 2019
Venus was Solar System's 'first habitable planet'. Here's what happened
Planet Venus often gets branded as Earth's evil twin; how despite sharing similar sizes, density, and chemical makeup, Venus is a Hadean reflection of Earth.
29 Mar 2019
NASA's job offering: Rs. 6 lakh/month for staying in bed
NASA has got a new job opening, one that pays very well and only requires you to stay in bed.
12 Dec 2018
Body parts could be 3D printed to heal injured astronauts
Humankind is spending more and more time in space, and these long-drawn space missions are only slated to get longer, with mega missions coming up.
28 Aug 2018
Kerala floods: NASA's before-and-after images reveal scale of devastation
After releasing satellite measurements explaining the role of the Western Ghats in the Kerala floods, NASA has now released imagery that, in vivid detail, shows the devastation suffered by Kerala during the floods.
31 Jul 2018
Today, you can see Mars with naked eyes: Details here
July has already been a great month for stargazers, and it's set to end with a bang.
24 May 2018
May-25 is Towel Day: Here's the reason to celebrate it
The world would celebrate "Towel Day" tomorrow as a tribute to author Douglas Adams by his fans.
02 Apr 2018
Chinese space-lab falls back to Earth, breaks-up over Pacific Ocean
China's now-defunct space station Tiangong-1 has re-entered the Earth's atmosphere above the South Pacific, according to reports.
01 Apr 2018
China's Tiangong-1 space station to fall back to Earth tomorrow
Two years after it went out of service, China's space agency, the Tiangong-1, is set to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere.
28 Mar 2018
China's Tiangong-1 space station to hit Earth by April 2
According to the European Space Agency (ESA), China's first space station Tiangong-1 will crash to Earth within a couple of days.
07 Mar 2018
China's Tiangong-1 space station to crash to Earth within weeks
China's first space station Tiangong-1 will crash to Earth in a couple of weeks.
03 Dec 2017
New European satellite detects alarming pollution levels in North India
Satellite images captured by the European Space Agency (ESA) have revealed alarming levels of pollution in northern India on November 10, when Delhi was struggling with a crisis.
15 Sep 2017
NASA's $3.9-bn spacecraft crashes into Saturn, ends 20-year mission
NASA's Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn's atmosphere today, at a speed of over 120,000 km/hr, ending a $3.9-billion mission.
22 Jul 2017
Google can now take you to outer-space! Find out how
Ever wondered what Earth looks like from space? Or wanted to take a tour of a spaceship?
14 Jun 2017
Three atomic clocks of Indian GPS satellites stopped working
Three atomic clocks onboard one of the seven satellites of India's version of American navigation system GPS -Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS)- have failed.
27 Apr 2017
China and Europe will collaborate to build a "moon village"
European Space Agency is collaborating with its Chinese counterpart to build a "moon village".
20 Apr 2017
Satellites at risk: Scientists warn of aggravating space debris problem
Scientists speaking at the seventh European Conference on Space, warned the international community on the increasing danger posed to space exploration by space debris from over 60 years of exploration.
01 Mar 2017
New US spy chief surprised at India's space capabilities
Dan Coats, President Donald Trump's Director of National Intelligence said that he was, "shocked the other day to read that India, on one rocket launch, deposited more than 100 satellites in space."
21 Feb 2017
India can develop its own space station, says ISRO chief
ISRO chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar said with ambitious planning and a long-term approach, India could develop its own space station.
20 Feb 2017
China weary of India's improving space launch capabilities
Reports in Chinese media suggest that Beijing may be weary of the strides ISRO has made in commercial satellite launch operations.
18 Feb 2017
The building blocks of life found on dwarf planet Ceres
In the latest development in the search for extraterrestrial life, researchers have detected organic materials on the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
16 Feb 2017
Global media lauds ISRO feat of 104-satellite launch
India's launch of 104 satellites in a single rocket was lauded by global media including The NY Times, London's Times, UK's Guardian, China's Xinhua, and the BBC. The Washington Post called it "another success for ISRO, which is rapidly gaining a reputation globally for its effective yet low-cost missions".
15 Feb 2017
ISRO launches 104 satellites, at once
ISRO successfully launched a record 104 satellites on a single rocket from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.
13 Feb 2017
ISRO plans Venus and Mars mission
The ISRO plans to launch an unmanned space mission to Venus for the first time and revisit Mars.
20 Oct 2016
Fate of European space lander to Mars unknown
A European Space lander destined for Mars has reached the red planet according to the European Space Agency (ESA).
01 Sep 2016
Year-long Mars simulation study comes to an end
A team of 6 scientists, part of the Mars simulation study, completed the experiment, where they lived in near isolation for a year.