An Indian start-up hopes to reach moon this year


A grand prize of $20 million is at stake at Google Lunar Xprize for the team that will successfully land and control a robot on the moon. The robot must be privately developed and funded, and capable of travelling a distance of more than 500 meters (1,640 feet). An Indian startup, however, has stepped up to make their dreams into a reality, and many More...

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By Kuldeep Chhetri On Monday, January 16th, 2017

SpaceX Launches, Lands Rocket for First Time Since September Blast

SpaceX on Saturday successfully launched and landed its first unmanned Falcon 9 rocket since a costly and complicated launchpad explosion in September. SpaceX has successfully landed multiple rockets this way, on More...

By Kuldeep Chhetri On Friday, January 13th, 2017

Milky Way : Black hole spews out cosmic ‘spitballs’

A supermassive black hole in the centre of the Milky Way galaxy flings out planet-sized ‘spitballs’ formed from fragments of stars shredded by it, scientists have found. Every few thousand years, an More...

By Kuldeep Chhetri On Friday, January 6th, 2017

NASA Announces Two Missions to Study Early Solar System

The US space agency NASA on Wednesday announced two unmanned missions to asteroids designed to study one of the earliest eras in the history of the solar system.The period NASA wants to learn more about is an era More...

By Kuldeep Chhetri On Thursday, January 5th, 2017

ISRO : Set to raise nation’s pride with five missions

It’s a new year bash of a different kind at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) this season. The opening months of 2017 are quite hectic for the space agency with five missions lined up for the first More...

By newsuttarakhand On Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Russian Resupply Ship Experiences Anomaly; International Space Station Crew is Fine

The Russian space agency Roscosmos has confirmed a Progress cargo resupply spacecraft bound for the International Space Station has been lost. The spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Thursday More...

By newsuttarakhand On Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft in Orbit Around Mighty Jupiter

After an almost five-year journey to the solar system’s largest planet, NASA’s Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit during a 35-minute engine burn. Confirmation that the burn had completed More...

By newsuttarakhand On Monday, April 11th, 2016

NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft enters emergency mode

NASA’s Kepler spacecraft, that hunts for Earth-like planets orbiting other stars, has gone into emergency mode some 75 million miles from Earth, the US space agency said. During a scheduled contact on April More...

By newsuttarakhand On Saturday, February 27th, 2016

New technique may help divert Earth-bound asteroids

A new approach that uses a spacecraft to crash at high speeds into an asteroid headed for a collision with the Earth may prevent the potentially devastating consequences of an impact, scientists say. Asteroids headed More...

By newsuttarakhand On Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

5 planets to be visible to the naked eye in a rare planetary alignment

End of January has brought a sky show for the star gazers as all five planets visible to the naked eye -Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn -have aligned in southern sky for nearly a fortnight starting January More...