NASA chief Nelson says China hiding military presence in space

The chief of US space agency NASA has told lawmakers in Washington that China is using civilian programmes to hide military objectives in space. “China has made extraordinary strides [in space] especially in the last 10 years, but they are very, very secretive,” Bill Nelson told the appropriations committee of the US House of Representatives … Read more

Israel Aerospace Industries Opens Indian Subsidiary New Delhi Partnership DRDO Advanced Defence Systems

Israel Aerospace Industries, Israel’s major aerospace and aviation manufacturer, has launched its Indian subsidiary in New Delhi, as part of its partnership with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The subsidiary, called Aerospace Services India (ASO), will develop and support advanced systems for the Indian Armed Forces.  Its establishment is in line with the … Read more

ISRO rocket accomplishes zero orbital debris mission

Through the POEM, which serves as a very cost-effective platform for carrying out short-duration space-borne experiments, ISRO has opened up new vistas for academia, startups, and NGEs to experiment with their new payloads, it said. This novel opportunity has been effectively utilised by numerous startups, universities, and NGEs for carrying out experiments in space, which … Read more

Starship Destroyed Atmospheric Re entry Earth Contact Lost No Splashdown SpaceX Confirms

Starship was destroyed while it was returning to Earth following a successful launch attempt on March 14, 2024. SpaceX lost contact with Starship, the world’s largest and most powerful launch system, during the final stages of its third flight test, The Guardian reported. Starship, which refers to the integrated Starship spacecraft and Super Heavy rocket, … Read more

Odysseus Moon Lander Intuitive Machines NASA Sends Final Images Lunar South Pole Before Mission Ends See PICS

Odysseus, the Moon lander that made history by landing the farthest south any spacecraft has been on the lunar surface, is set to bid adieu to the world on February 28, 2024. Before the mission ends, Odysseus sent its final close-ups of the Moon’s south pole. The images are the closest observations ever made of … Read more

Odysseus Moon Lander Tipped Over On Landing But Alive Well Operational US Returns To Moon 50 Years Lunar South Pole Intuitive Machines ABPP

Odysseus, the Moon lander which landed on the lunar south pole on February 23, 2024, marking the United States’ return to the Moon for the first time in 50 years, tipped over on landing. While the lander, built by Texas-based aerospace firm Intuitive Machines, is resting on its side, it is still operational, according to … Read more

Intuitive Machines 1 Mission IM1 US Returns Moon For First Time In 50 Years Odysseus NOVA C Lands Lunar South Pole NASA Payloads SpaceX

Intuitive Machines 1 Mission: The United States has returned to the Moon for the first time in 50 years. On February 23, 2024, Texas-based aerospace firm Intuitive Machine’s Odysseus Moon lander, also known as NOVA-C, was placed at the Malapert A crater near the lunar south pole. The mission, called Intuitive Machines 1 Mission (IM-1), … Read more

Cabinet gives go-ahead for up to 100 per cent FDI in space sector

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday, 21 February approved the amendment in the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy for the space sector to allow up to 100 per cent FDI in the space sector. The satellites sub-sector has been divided into three different activities — launch vehicles, satellites and satellite components. Under the amended policy, up … Read more

Russian Cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko Makes History By Spending 878 Days In Space The Highest For Any Human

Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko has made history by spending a total of over 878 days in space, the highest for any human. The 59-year-old Russian cosmonaut beat Gennady Ivanovich Padalka, a Roscosmos cosmonaut who had spent 878 days, 11 hours, 29 minutes, and 48 seconds in space over the course of five different missions, from … Read more

Peregrine Mission One Astrobotic No Chance Of Soft Landing For United States First Lander To Moon In 50 Yrs Spacecraft Remains Operational ABPP

Astrobotic Peregrine Mission One: Pittsburgh-based aerospace firm’s Peregrine lunar lander has suffered anomalies due to defects in the propulsion system, and propellant leak, but continues to remain operational in space. As of January 10, 2024, Peregrine has been operational in space for 55 hours. However, there is no chance of the lander making a soft … Read more