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Indian, Russian satellites barely miss collision in space

Chennai (1 Min Read): India’s 700 kg cartography satellite Cartosat-2F and Russia’s 450 kg Kanopus-V satellite had a near miss in the outer space on Friday morning, said Roscosmos, Russia’s state space corporation. Both the satellites were as close as 224 metres. Roscosmos said in a statement that as per the TsNIIMash main information and analytical […]

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India’s Statue of Unity visible from Space, See Picture

Commerical satellite network ‘Planet’ has tweeted a picture of ‘Statue of Unity’ photographed from Space on November 15. ‘Statue of Unity’ was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31 in the honour of country’s first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Naramada district of Gujarat. At 597 feet, India’s Statue of Unity is […]

ISRO to send Indian into space by 2022

Bengaluru : State-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will fly an Indian astronaut into space for the first time by 2022, an official said on Wednesday. “All the critical technologies for the human space mission are being developed. We will pursue it to put an Indian astronaut in space by 2022,” a senior ISRO official […]

Why NASA sent human sperm to space

Washington :  With talk of space tourism and even trips to Mars, NASA has launched human sperm to the International Space Station (ISS) to test what happens when it gets exposed to zero-gravity environment.   The mission, dubbed Micro-11, technically began on April 1, when NASA sent frozen human and bull sperm on board a […]