ISRO Planning to Launch 32 Space Missions in 2019

ISRO Planning to Launch 32 Space Missions in 2019

India is planning to launch 32 space missions in 2019, a top space official said here. “The year 2019 promises to be challenging to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) community with 32 planned missions,” its chairman K. Sivan said in a...
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NASA’s New Horizons to Fly Past Ultima Thule Tonight, Here’s How to Watch

NASA’s New Horizons to Fly Past Ultima Thule Tonight, Here’s How to Watch

To ancient explorers, “Ultima Thule” was what lay past the northernmost edges of maps, beyond the borders of the known world. So when NASA chose a target for its New Horizons spacecraft that was farther than anything explored before, “Ult...
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Coursera Says Machine Learning Most Subscribed by Indians in 2018

Coursera Says Machine Learning Most Subscribed by Indians in 2018

Owing to the growing demand for emerging technology experts, Machine Learning (ML) was the most subscribed subject by Indians on Coursera in 2018, the US-based online education company said on Wednesday. Technology courses constituted 80 percent of the list of...
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Next Generation GPS Satellite Launch Postponed by 1 Day

Next Generation GPS Satellite Launch Postponed by 1 Day

The launch of a new GPS satellite was postponed for one day Tuesday because of an unspecified problem with the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that will put the satellite in orbit. Liftoff was rescheduled for Wednesday at Cape Canaveral, Florida....
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Virgin Galactic Reaches Space and Is One Step Closer to Space Tourism

Virgin Galactic Reaches Space and Is One Step Closer to Space Tourism

Photo Credit: Washington Post photo by Jonathan Newton Workers at the Virgin Galactic headquarters work on a spaceplane Virgin Galactic launched a spacecraft more than 50 miles high Thursday, reaching the Federal Aviation Administration’s definition of s...
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Astrophysicists Count All the Starlight in the Universe

Astrophysicists Count All the Starlight in the Universe

The universe shines with the light of some billion trillion stars. A team of astrophysicists recently used a satellite to sum up all these stars’ light, measured in particles called photons. Let there be numbers: By their estimate, over the...
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NASA Detects Formation of Galaxies That Looks Like a Smiley

NASA Detects Formation of Galaxies That Looks Like a Smiley

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured a formation of galaxies that looks like a smiling face, said the US space agency. On Saturday, it posted an image on its Instagram handle that showed two yellow orbs above an arc of light...
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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Sets Record for Closest Approach to Sun

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Sets Record for Closest Approach to Sun

Parker Solar Probe became the closest human-made object to the Sun The spacecraft passed the current record of 26.55 million miles The previous record was set by German-American Helios 2 spacecraft NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, which launched earlier this ...
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Japan Launches Environment Monitoring Satellite

Japan Launches Environment Monitoring Satellite

Japan’s space agency on Monday launched a rocket carrying a satellite that will monitor greenhouse gases, as well as the first satellite built entirely in the United Arab Emirates. The nation’s H-IIA rocket lifted off Monday afternoon at 1:08 pm...
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Russia Opposes US OneWeb Satellite Service, Cites Security Concerns

Russia Opposes US OneWeb Satellite Service, Cites Security Concerns

Russia’s state security agency is opposing a high-level deal for the US OneWeb satellite startup to bring Internet access to remote parts of the country because it says the project could be used to gather intelligence and damage national security. OneWe...
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