The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) successfully launched the IRNSS-1I navigation satellite aboard the PSLV-C41. The rocket was launched from First Launch Pad (FLP) of SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota. IRNSS-1L is expected to replace IRNSS-1A, the first of the seven navigation satellites, which was rendered. . . . .
NASA is all set to send the first-ever mission dedicated to exploring the deep interior of Mars. Scheduled to launch on May 5, InSight - a stationary lander - will also be the first NASA mission since the Apollo moon landings to place a seismometer, a device that measures quakes, on the soil of another planet. In some. . . . .
ISRO's GSLV rocket carrying the country's communications satellite GSAT-6A lifted off from Sriharikota. The GSLV-F08 rocket saddled with the passenger satellite in its payload fairing blasted off from the second launch pad at 4.56 pm. Leaving behind plumes of smoke, the 49.1-metre tall GSLV soared majestically into. . . . .
India successfully flight-tested its precision strike BrahMos weapon, which is called the world's fastest supersonic cruise missile from Pokhran test range, Rajasthan. The missile flies almost three times the speed of sound at Mach 2.8 and has a range of 290 km. The BrahMos missile has been jointly developed with. . . . .
Russia successfully launched a hypersonic missile which President Vladimir Putin called "an ideal weapon" as he unveiled a new array of next-generation arms earlier this month. The high-precision Kinzhal (Dagger) missile was launched from a MiG-31 supersonic interceptor jet that took off from an. . . . .
Huawei unveiled world’s first commercial 5G modem with the claim that it can deliver peak speed of over 2,000 megabits per second (Mbps ) on the next-generation network. Chinese electronic device and smartphone maker Huawei has unveiled Balong 5G01, world's first 5G chip at Mobile World Congress 2018 held in Barcelona,. . . . .
National Science Day (NSD) is celebrated every year on 28 February. National Science Day is celebrated to commemorate the discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’, which led to Sir C.V. Raman winning the Noble Prize. National Science Day is celebrated to spread the message about the importance. . . . .
Two NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut returned to Earth rounding off a mission of more than five months aboard the International Space Station. Alexander Misurkin of Russia's Roscosmos space agency and NASA's Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba touched down on steppe land southeast of the town of Dzhezkazgan in central. . . . .
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully carried out a test flight of indigenous drone Rustom-2 at its Aeronautical Test Range in Karnataka's Chitradurga district. A medium altitude, long endurance unmanned air vehicle being developed by DRDO for the three defence services,. . . . .
India successfully test-fired the nuclear-capable ‘Dhanush’ ballistic missile with a strike range of 350 km from a naval ship off Odisha coast. ‘Dhanush’ missile is capable of carrying a payload of 500 kg and hitting both land and sea-based targets, its trial was carried out by the Strategic Force Command. . . . .
On the occasion of the International Mother Language Day Microsoft announced support for e-mail addresses in 15 Indian languages across its apps and services, including Office 365, Outlook 2016, Outlook.com, Exchange Online and Exchange Online Protection (EOP). Indian users would be able. . . . .
India test-fired its medium range nuclear capable Agni-II missile with a strike range of 2,000 km from Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast. The trial of the surface-to-surface missile was conducted from a mobile launcher at the Launch Complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR). The Intermediate Range Ballistic. . . . .
India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile as part of a user trial by the Army from Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, in Odisha. It is a surface-to-surface missile and has a strike range of 350 km. Prithvi-II is capable of carrying 500-1,000. . . . .
Search engine giant Google has launched ‘#SecurityCheckKiya’ campaign in India to create awareness around Internet safety. It was launched on the occasion of Safer Internet Day (6 February). The campaign aims to protect first-time web users from account hijacking, safeguard Android devices from malicious apps and secure. . . . .
The world's most powerful rocket, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, blasted off on its highly anticipated maiden test flight, carrying CEO Elon Musk's cherry red Tesla roadster toward an orbit near Mars. Falcon Heavy's thrust and capacity are the highest since NASA's Saturn V, which carried astronauts to the Moon. Falcon Heavy successfully. . . . .
India successfully test-fired the indigenously developed short-range nuclear capable Agni-I ballistic missile. The missile was fired from the Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast. The test was conducted by the Strategic Force Command of the Indian Army. The range of Missile is 700 km. It was 18th. . . . .
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the world's smallest rocket with the ability to put a micro-satellite into orbit, following a failed attempt and several postponements over the last year. The launch of the low-cost rocket with a height of 10 meters and 53 centimeters in diameter took place from the. . . . .
Two NASA astronauts conducted the first spacewalk of the year while working on a robotic arm. Astronauts Scott Tingle and Mark Vande Hei, crew members of the Expedition 54 aboard the International Space Station (ISS), spent about 6.5 hours outside the space station. The two astronauts replaced LEE-B with a spare. . . . .
ISRO's Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC) director S Somanath has taken charge as the new director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC). Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre is ISRO's lead centre for launch vehicles. He has replaced K Sivan who has joined ISRO as Chairman. Vikram. . . . .
Facebook-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp formally announced the launch of a new ‘Business’ application. Called WhatsApp Business, it’s a free-to-download Android application for business users. WhatsApp Business app plans to make it simpler for smaller businesses to connect with the customers.. . . . .