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ESA developing an autonomous robot for lunar cave exploration

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.

SpaceX Starlink satellites featuring laser intercommunication enhance polar region coverage

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.

NewsBytes Briefing: FBI probes Twitter hack; Netflix gets new CEO

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.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Microsoft's data leak, OnePlus 8 specs, ISRO's Vyommitra, more

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.

NASA, ESA astronauts baked 'space cookies' for the first time

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.

European Space Agency plans to extract oxygen from Moon's surface

20 Jan 2020

European Space Agency plans to extract oxygen from Moon's surface

NASA plans to take humans back to the Moon.

Venus was Solar System's 'first habitable planet'. Here's what happened

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.

NASA's job offering: Rs. 6 lakh/month for staying in bed

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.

Body parts could be 3D printed to heal injured astronauts

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.

Kerala floods: NASA's before-and-after images reveal scale of devastation

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.

Today, you can see Mars with naked eyes: Details here

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.

May-25 is Towel Day: Here's the reason to celebrate it

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.

Chinese space-lab falls back to Earth, breaks-up over Pacific Ocean

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.

China's Tiangong-1 space station to fall back to Earth tomorrow

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.

China's Tiangong-1 space station to hit Earth by April 2

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.

China's Tiangong-1 space station to crash to Earth within weeks

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.

New European satellite detects alarming pollution levels in North India

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.

NASA's $3.9-bn spacecraft crashes into Saturn, ends 20-year mission

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.

Google can now take you to outer-space! Find out how

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?

Three atomic clocks of Indian GPS satellites stopped working

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.

China and Europe will collaborate to build a "moon village"

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".

Satellites at risk: Scientists warn of aggravating space debris problem

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.

New US spy chief surprised at India's space capabilities

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."

India can develop its own space station, says ISRO chief

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.

China weary of India's improving space launch capabilities

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.

The building blocks of life found on dwarf planet Ceres

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.

Global media lauds ISRO feat of 104-satellite launch

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".

ISRO launches 104 satellites, at once

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.

ISRO plans Venus and Mars mission

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.

Fate of European space lander to Mars unknown

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).

Year-long Mars simulation study comes to an end

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.