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With drained battery and no fuel, India's Mars Orbiter craft quietly bids adieu

India's Mars Orbiter craft has run out of propellant and its battery drained beyond the safe limit, fuelling speculation that the country's maiden interplanetary mission 'Mangalyaan' may have......

Meant for 6 months, India's Mars orbiter craft completes 8 years in orbit

India's Mars orbiter craft has completed eight years in its orbit, well beyond its designed mission life of six months. Plans on a follow-on 'Mangalyaan' mission to the Red Planet, however, are......

Space Race: Will India Be Just A Watcher?

Billionaires are not only eyeing a profit as they push mankind out into the stars.It appears India will be among those nations consigned to being among the watchers and not participants of this......

ISRO's maiden SSLV launch places satellites in wrong orbit

The Indian Space Research Organisation on Sunday faced a blip in its plan to tap the small satellite launch vehicle market, as an anomaly in the placing of the satellites by the rocket led to......

Setback for ISRO as maiden SSLV mission suffers 'data loss'

Indian Space Research Organisation's tryst with history suffered a setback on Sunday, as the maiden Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) suffered 'data loss' at the terminal stage, although three......

The Bengaluru connection to NASA's moon lander

While New Jersey, US-based OrbitBeyond leads a consortium of subcontractors who have designed and developed hardware for deep space missions, Bengaluru-based Team Indus is leading OrbitBeyond's......

Growing crops in space, reaping the benefits on Earth

The ongoing experiments on Moon, Mars and elsewhere could translate into better crop yields and hardier plants that could thrive in inhospitable parts of the world, says Devangshu Datta. IMAGE:......

Why space start-ups find it hard to raise funds

While industry is upbeat, start-ups in the space sector are finding it difficult to cater to the demand due to a lack of funding, issues related to policy like foreign funding, intellectual......

Mukesh Ambani's wealth equals Estonia's GDP: Forbes

The total wealth of India's top five billionaires, which stands at a whopping $83.7 billion, is more than the cost of 1,230 Mars Orbiter 'Mangalyaan' Missions and is more than 18 times the cost of......

Technology, Mr Modi, is the god with clay feet

  Prime Minister Narendra Modi may discover from the experiences of his predecessor Rajiv Gandhi that there are limits to what technology can achieve, notes Kanika Datta Technology is back in......

The Mission Mangal Review

Mission Mangal has its heart in place, feels Sukanya Verma. An apple fell on Newton’s head, Archimedes stepped inside a bathtub and Vidya Balan fries puris to make an important......

Bollywood's SPACE adventures!

When it comes to courtship, Bollywood's romantics aim for the stars and moon. But when it comes to space travel, they develop cold feet. Neither Sushant Singh Rajput’s dream project,......

All About Mission Mangal

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Kirti Kulhari, Sharman Joshi, Nithya Menon and H R Dattatreya. Director: Jagan Shakti. What's it about: How a group of scientists......

What Akshay Kumar wants to tell ALL heroes!

'In our textbooks, we never had chapters where a woman does something.''We had one Rani Laxmibai chapter, the rest only the men did.''We have been trained like that but, now, things have to......

What were Taapsee, Vidya, Kiara up to?

Wherever the stars go, the cameras follow. Film promotions, shoots... film folk get snapped everywhere. So what were they doing this weekend?   Taapsee Pannu was spotted at the Sun-n-Sand......
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