The largest section of the Long March 5B rocket that launched the main module of China’s first permanent space station into orbit is expected to plunge back to Earth as early as Saturday at an unknown location. However, China’s Space Agency has not yet commented on the concern expressed by many countries. Basic details about […]
A team of computer science researchers has uncovered a line of attack that breaks all defenses and can affect computers globally, says ScienceDaily report. The new vulnerability breaks all Spectre defenses, meaning that billions of computers and other devices across the globe are just as vulnerable today as they were when Spectre was first announced. […]
China successfully launched the core module of its space station on Thursday. The module was carried by The Long March-5B Y2 rocket, reports Xinhua news agency. Tianhe, the name of the core module, means Harmony of the Heavens in Chinese. The launch is part of China’s foray into outer space. In 2019, the China Manned […]
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed single crystal blades technology and supplied 60 of these blades to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) as part of their indigenous helicopter development program for helicopter engine application. Very few countries in the world such as USA, UK, France and Russia have the capability to design and manufacture […]
Scientists from various institutions throughout the country will discuss some long standing scientific problems in observational astronomy at a national workshop titled ‘Astrophysical jets and observational facilities: National perspective’. 200 scientists and young researchers from over more than 30 institutes all over India will be part of the workshop which will be held between April […]
For the first time in the country, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully demonstrated free-space Quantum Communication over a distance of 300 m. With this breakthrough, India joins a handful of other nations such as the US, the UK, Canada, China and Japan who have made significant contributions in the field of quantum communication. […]
The deal between Chinese and Russian space agencies for a lunar station shows the strained relations between NASA and Roscosmos
Russia and China did not sign the NASA established the “Artemis Accords”, a series of bilateral agreements with various space agencies
The latest Russia-China agreement for the same purpose is now seen as a counter to the US led lunar consortium.
Another aspect which resulted in the Russia-China space partnership is strained relations between US and China.
On the other hand, Indian, Japanese and European space agencies are joining hands for several joint missions.
Alliances is a norm in deep space exploration but forming of different alliances for the same purpose may be a precursor to the ensuing ‘space race’.
The Nasa-Isro Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) is a collaboration between the Indian and US space agencies for a dual-frequency L and S-band SAR for earth observation
The NISAR Mission will measure Earth’s changing ecosystems, dynamic surfaces, and ice masses providing information about biomass, natural hazards, sea level rise, and groundwater, and will support a host of other applications.
NISAR will observe Earth’s land and ice-covered surfaces globally with 12-day regularity on ascending and descending passes, sampling Earth on average every 6 days for a baseline 3-year mission.
NISAR is the first satellite mission to collect radar data in two microwave bandwidth regions, called the L-band and the S-band, to measure changes in our planet’s surface less than a centimeter across.
Indigenously designed and developed ‘Made in India’ spectrograph, commissioned on Devasthal Optical Telescope, can locate faint light from distant celestial objects
The spectroscope, the largest of its kind among the existing astronomical spectrographs in the country, has been successfully commissioned on the 3.6-m Devasthal Optical Telescope (DOT), the largest in the country and in Asia, near Nainital Uttarakhand.
Expertise from various national institutes, organizations, including the ISRO and some MSMEs, were involved to review and build parts of the instrument serving as an example of effective collaboration.
Scientists have estimated how the Sun has rotated over a century from data extracted from old films and photographs that have been digitized. This estimation would help study magnetic field generated in the interior of the Sun, which causes sunspots and results in extreme situations like the historical mini-ice age on Earth (absence of sunspots). It could also help predict solar cycles and their variations in the future.