Its cold on Mars
Although freezing temperatures have led to a loss of contact with the Mars Pathfinder, data collected by the mission is invaluable in improving …
Edusat will educate
Incorrect data spurred on the discovery of Pluto
Countdown to self-reliance
Indian space scientists have been forced on the indigenisation track to launch communications satellites
It's called outreach
Indian science is in Space, but not its villages
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the moon was a focus of much interest in the US and the erstwhile USSR. But that politico-scientific Cold War …
The war of the footprints
As satellites proliferate over the Indian sky and competitors wrangle a bigger share of the market, Doordarshan gears up to....
The eye in the sky
India is one of the few developing countries to have its own space satellite systems. And, now Indian planners are depending increasingly on …
Married in space
The recent Atlantis-Mir docking in space, only the 2nd of its kind, is the first tentative step towards Mars
Tapping into the source
These are the days of frenetic crossborder data networking. Electronic cilia have crawled into almost every nook in the world where information …
2008 A lunar odyssey
From a pariah after Pokhran II to scientific self esteem, India raced its way to the moon. Archita Bhatta tracked the nation's voyage to find …
Why can't Indians access maps for 43 per cent of their country?
How is it that you can buy a map of India in Paris with details as fine as the location of all tyre puncture shops in Delhi (updated every six …
Do space laws need to be modified?
Laws on outer space should ensure that
India's Chandrayaan programme is "ambitious"
A moon rush is hotting up, with India, China and Japan devising substantial space exploration programmes to compete with the big players -- the …
Miles to go
Despite achievements, India's space programme is still struggling with projects targeting rural India, finds out T V JAYAN
A lot of effort has gone into programming Cassini, the last of the bigger spaceships produced by NASA. But the mission is unlike others in that …
Landing on the red planet
The world's powers celebrated Christmas 2003 in style: they sent robotic geologists to the red planet Mars, Earth's uninviting and hostile …