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First flight of SSLV ends in failure: What exactly went wrong with the ISRO mission?
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First flight of SSLV ends in failure: What exactly went wrong with the ISRO mission?

The maiden lift-off of the SSLV ended in failure after the two satellites — EOS-02 and AzaadiSAT — were placed in an elliptical orbit instead of a circular one, rendering them ‘no longer usable’. ISRO, has attributed the problem to a sensor issue and vowed to come back ‘soon with SSLV-D2’

Chinese booster rocket makes uncontrolled return to Earth, says US officials
World

Chinese booster rocket makes uncontrolled return to Earth, says US officials

NASA administrator Bill Nelson criticised Beijing, saying that the failure to share the details of the rocket's descent was irresponsible and risky

Watch: Ukrainian man casually shaves while rocket lies embedded in home; internet amazed
World

Watch: Ukrainian man casually shaves while rocket lies embedded in home; internet amazed

While the video did provide a moment of levity to social media users, the war in Ukraine continues to dominate headlines. Several explosions shook the capital Kyiv, as well as other parts of the country on Sunday

Fuel leak foils NASA's dress rehearsal for moon rocket
World

Fuel leak foils NASA's dress rehearsal for moon rocket

The launch team had just begun loading fuel into the core stage of the rocket when the hydrogen leak cropped up

Private enterprises to take over building GSLV-Mk III and SSLV rockets for the space department
India

Private enterprises to take over building GSLV-Mk III and SSLV rockets for the space department

The industrialisation of space activities is gaining momentum in India.

ISRO will launch its earth observation satellite: Here's all you need to know
science

ISRO will launch its earth observation satellite: Here's all you need to know

The advanced imaging satellite will allow for constant, real-time monitoring of the Indian landmass and the oceans.

Jeff Bezos announces 82-year-old female pilot Wally Funk will launch into space with him
science

Jeff Bezos announces 82-year-old female pilot Wally Funk will launch into space with him

She will accompany Bezos, his brother and an auction winner will be the first people to fly in a Blue Origin rocket and capsule.

ISRO successfully conducts hot test of its Vikas engine for Gaganyaan
science

ISRO successfully conducts hot test of its Vikas engine for Gaganyaan

The test was done for the core L110 liquid stage of the human-rated GSLV MkIII vehicle, as part of the engine qualification requirements for the Gaganyaan programme.

GET, SET, SPACE: IN BRANSON VS BEZOS, WHO’S GOT THE BETTER PLAN AND SUPERIOR VEHICLE?
science

GET, SET, SPACE: IN BRANSON VS BEZOS, WHO’S GOT THE BETTER PLAN AND SUPERIOR VEHICLE?

While Branson will travel as part of a six-person crew onboard the SpaceShipTwo spaceplane, Bezos will be a part of a four-person crew in the New Shepard rocket.

Virgin Orbit launches seven satellites from three different customers on 747 plane
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Virgin Orbit launches seven satellites from three different customers on 747 plane

The company plans three more test flights of its rocket ship this summer and fall before taking paying passengers next year.

Russian Soyuz, Arianespace launch OneWeb's 36 telecom satellites to LEO
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Russian Soyuz, Arianespace launch OneWeb's 36 telecom satellites to LEO

The company is competing against billionaires Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos in the race to provide fast internet via satellites.

China defends rocket debris, says it's held to different standards than other countries
science

China defends rocket debris, says it's held to different standards than other countries

Hua Chunying said Beijing was being treated unfairly, the American media romanticises their launches and space debris free falls.

Debris from China's Long March 5B rocket is hurtling towards Earth, expected to crash next week
science

Debris from China's Long March 5B rocket is hurtling towards Earth, expected to crash next week

It could land anywhere from New York, Madrid and Beijing and as far south as southern Chile and Wellington, New Zealand.

ISRO's SSLV rocket's first stage solid motor fails its static test pushing back launch timeline
India

ISRO's SSLV rocket's first stage solid motor fails its static test pushing back launch timeline

Asked how long it may take for ISRO to complete the two static tests, an official said: "Maybe six months".

India's satellite man: Everything you need to know about Udupi Ramachandra Rao
India

India's satellite man: Everything you need to know about Udupi Ramachandra Rao

Rao was instrumental in the development of the ASLV, the PSLV, GSLV rocket and encouraged work to begin on cryogenic technology.

Hits and misses: Will all the risks SpaceX is taking to test its Starship rocket pay off?
science

Hits and misses: Will all the risks SpaceX is taking to test its Starship rocket pay off?

Starship can carry some 100 tons of material into space, with SpaceX calling it "the world's most powerful launch vehicle ever developed.

ISRO has 14 missions lined up for this year, including Gaganyaan announced K Sivan
India

ISRO has 14 missions lined up for this year, including Gaganyaan announced K Sivan

There will be seven launch vehicle missions and six satellite missions, as well as our first unmanned mission by the end of the year.

SpaceX Starship SN9 prototype explodes on landing again: Here’s all you need to know
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SpaceX Starship SN9 prototype explodes on landing again: Here’s all you need to know

The Starship rocket needs to master its landing as this is the second time that it has exploded with the first time happening last year, in December.

SpaceX, NASA to launch space station Crew-2 mission with four astronauts on 20 April
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SpaceX, NASA to launch space station Crew-2 mission with four astronauts on 20 April

The mission will be the first time that two international partner crew members are flying together, NASA said.

Union Budget 2021: DoS granted funds for ISRO's Chandrayaan 3, Gaganyaan launch, deep ocean mission
India

Union Budget 2021: DoS granted funds for ISRO's Chandrayaan 3, Gaganyaan launch, deep ocean mission

FM says four Indians are in Russia undergoing astronaut training as part of the joint partnership between ISRO and Roscosmos.