ISRO satellite detected 500 black hole formations in 6 years. Mission scientist tells us how they did it
Dipankar Bhattacharya talks about how AstroSat uses gamma ray bursts to detect formations of black holes
Countries bet big on nuclear energy to explore deep space
From fuel to outer space power plants, the world is developing different usages of nuclear energy to explore space
Simply Put: Spacing out Budget
Union budget 2022-23: Is India‘s Rs 13,700 cr space budget enough?
Smart policy moves can help India circumvent budget constraints, experts say
Economic survey 2022: India saw 47 new space start-ups
At present, India accounts for only about 2% of global space economy
Land degradation in India hurts farmers and forest dwellers the most
More than half of the degraded land in the country is either rainfed farmland, responsible for the food security of the country, or forest land …
Despite PM Modi’s assurance, land degradation, desertification increasing
Some 29.7 per cent of India’s land is degraded, according to a new ISRO atlas
A year around the moon
India’s second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, completed one year in orbit around the moon August 20, 2020. Space agency ISRO said it has …
Nano technology enables scientists to study migrations of Pied Cuckoo
The project is the first to study the species, which is closely linked to the arrival of the south west monsoon in India
Chandrayaan 2 lunar landing: Isro loses contact with lander Vikram
Lander performed as planned up to 2.1 km above the lunar surface during its descent
Desertification in India: Mining monstrous for Goa, but urbanisation digs a bigger hole
Lack of planning has potential of becoming the biggest degrader of land in Goa
Chandrayaan 2 in Moon’s orbit, now gets ready for ‘15 minutes of terror’
On September 7, the lander will use its four thrusters and central engine to attempt to soft land on the lunar surface
ISRO’s new space company gets its first order
American space rideshare company Spaceflight bought payload slot on the first commercial launch of ISRO’s newest rocket, Small Satellite …
As the West toasted men on the moon, Algeria held a party to a post-imperial world
There are no such plans for a 50th anniversary event this year, as Algeria goes through its latest period of political unrest after almost 60 …
Chandrayaan-2 in orbit, now focus on Sept 7 moon landing
The satellite will, in the next 23 days, burn its internal thrusters six times raising its height
Chandrayaan 2 launch called off due to technical snag
Isro to tell revised launch date later
Where did Chandrayaan-1 leave us?
Before India achieves the feat of soft landing on the Moon, let’s look at what the first mission attained and how the second will be different
Meet satellite Aeolus; it may better predict the next Fani
Josef Aschbacher of the European Space Agency talks about the only satellite dedicated to measuring wind speeds after localised winds made it …
Space Race 2.0: Are we ready to stay in outer space?
Habitation designs and technologies are almost ready to make life possible on other planets
Space Race 2.0: Are we aliens?
There is a theory that says life could have intergalactic origin
Space Race 2.0: Calendar of space launches in next 15 years
Here's a look at what governments and private firms plan to do in space
Space Race 2.0: Journey so far
Humans have mapped the solar system. A few probes have even gone interstellar, but beyond that we have snapshots of galaxies, quasars and black …
Space Race 2.0: ISRO now stands at the cusp of next change
The next step involves sending humans to space and responding to the changing dynamics of global space business
Space Race 2.0: Why go beyond the Earth?
The urge to look towards the sky stems from an intrinsic human curiosity emanating out of not just scientific but also existential queries
If we can change our mindsets, let’s make a heaven here… Why go elsewhere?
Wing Commander (retired) Rakesh Sharma recently completed 35 years of being the first Indian to have ever set foot in space. He talked to Down To …