21 May, 2024
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NASA to Buy Moon Resources Mined by Private Companies

NASA launched an initiative on Thursday, September 10, to pay companies to mine resources on the moon, revealing that it would purchase rocks, soil, and other lunar materials from them as the U.S. Space Agency tries to encourage private mining of valuable off-world resources for its use. NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine wrote in a blog […]

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China’s Queqiao relay satellite brakes near the Moon; It will enter the halo orbit soon

Launched on Monday, China’s relay satellite has finally reached near the moon and has successfully entered into a series of transitions before it is positioned at the desired orbit. According to the official statement released by the China National Space Administration, Queqiao – China’s relay satellite, braked near the moon and now, it will follow […]

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Queqiao relay communication satellite will enable communication between Chang’e 4 and Earth

Back in 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first person to step on the near side of the moon. While moon has been the only celestial object where any astronaut has visited, its far side i.e. the side while remains dark forever has been a mystery. Moon is tidally locked with the Earth which means, it […]

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Chandrayaan-1 returns to work- found orbiting around the Moon

In 2008, Space satellite organiser, ISRO launched Chandrayaan-1, the first unmanned space satellite of India. But it was considered lost in August 2009, as it stopped responding. Recently, NASA scientists have found out that Chandrayaan-1 is still orbiting the Moon. It came to a great surprise for the ISRO scientists when news from NASA landed […]

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NASA Marks 50 Years Anniversary of Apollo-1 Tragedy and Pays Tribute to Three Fallen Astronauts

On 50 years completion of NASA’s disastrous Apollo-1 mission, the US-based space agency, for the first-time has arranged a tribute exhibit for the fallen astronaut heroes of the spacecraft. The ambitious Apollo mission of NASA lost its successful track after the black-day of 27th January 1976, when the three astronauts burned up in a flash […]

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Twist in Lunar Mission: ISRO’s PSLV to launch two rovers from India and China in 2017

The global space industry is going to witness a first-of-its-kind lunar mission in the late of December 2017, when Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch two separate and rivalry rovers to Moon under a single mission. The Lunar mission that is scheduled for the late of December 2017 or the early of January 2018 […]

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Kolkata Astronomers to Transmit Four-Kg Freight atop Lunar Rover of Team Indus in December 2017

India has been making deep inroads into the space programming mission because of the dedicated effort of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).However, apart from ISRO, a number of private startups are also contributing to this success and growth of India and now a Kolkata-based organization is going to be enlisted in this contribution catalog. For […]

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India’s Team Indus Ties Up with Japan’s Hakuto for Next Lunar Mission

A Bengaluru-based space startup company – TeamIndus – the only Indian team to represent the country in the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition, on Wednesday publicized the report of its partnership with a Japanese space company for the upcoming Lunar mission. In the announcement of the commercial agreement, Team Indus mentioned about its collaboration with Hakuto, […]