India loses contact with GSAT-6A satellite

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 12:40

Bengaluru, April 1 (IANS) In a setback for its space programme, India on Sunday said it lost contact with its communication satellite GSAT-6A, which was launched on board the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) on March 29.


To prevent collapse of tropical forests, protect their shape

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 11:50

New York, April 1 (IANS) Fires on the edges of tropical forests and their alteration by land use makes these hot ecosystems lose their shape and stability bringing a sudden, even catastrophic, transformation of land from trees to grass, researchers have found.


Family, friends attend Hawking's funeral in Cambridge

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 01:50

London, April 1 (IANS) Hundreds of family and friends, including actor Eddie Redmayne, who played Stephen Hawking in the 2014 biographical drama "The Theory of Everything," attended the renowned scientist's private funeral Saturday in Cambridge.


Stephen Hawking's funeral held in Cambridge

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 19:54

London, March 31 (IANS) The funeral service of British physicist Stephen Hawking was held in Cambridge on Saturday in presence of stars and academics who turned out to pay tribute to the world-famous professor.


Venus' clouds could harbour microbial life: Study

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 17:40

New York, March 31 (IANS) While the surface conditions on Venus are known to be inhospitable, with temperatures soaring above 450 degrees Celsius, the cloudy, acidic atmosphere of the planet could potentially harbour microbial life, a new study suggests.


SpaceX launches 10 satellites, but $6 mn nose cone crashes

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 12:24

Washington, March 31 (IANS) SpaceX has confirmed successful deployment of all 10 communications satellites to low-Earth orbit after their launch aboard a a Falcon 9 on Friday, but the company reported a glitch in landing the $6 million nose cone into a giant seaborne net.


China-France satellite launch in September

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 12:24

Beijing, March 31 (IANS) An ocean-observing satellite developed by China and France will be launched in September, according to China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT).


Tupperware containers to help NASA astronauts eat fresh food

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 10:20

Washington, March 31 (IANS) Tupperware, a household name when it comes to keeping food fresh, is now helping NASA improve astronauts' diet with its airtight plastic containers at the International Space Station (ISS).


SpaceX launches rocket carrying 10 communication satellites

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 02:14

Washington, March 31 (IANS) American aerospace company SpaceX on Friday successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 10 telecommunications satellites from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California.


Submit your name to go onboard NASA's new solar mission

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 15:08

Washington, March 30 (IANS) NASA is inviting people around the world to submit their names online to be placed on a microchip aboard NASAs historic Parker Solar Probe mission, to be launched this summer.