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Union Minister Jitendra Singh says India targets five-fold increase in its share of the global space economy

Indian minister Jitendra Singh has said the country targets a five-fold increase in its share of the global space economy.

Moon's age approx 40 million years more than calculated by previous research

A recent analysis of moon crystals, originally brought to Earth by Apollo astronauts in the 1970s, has indicated that the moon is approximately 40 million years older than previously thought.

UN space agency vigilant over threat posed by ‘near-Earth objects’

New York: With over 18,000 near-Earth objects (NEOs) lurking beyond the stratosphere, 2,000 of which are classified as potentially hazardous, the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is using Friday’s International Asteroid Day to raise awareness across the planet.

Soyuz MS-23 spacecraft to be sent to International Space Station

Moscow: The Soyuz MS-23 rescue spacecraft will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) via unmanned mode on February 20, the Soyuz MS-22 with a damaged cooling system will return to Earth without a crew, Russian state space agency Roscosmos said on Wednesday.

Gaganyaan: Test flights for India's maiden unmanned space flights to start from Feb

New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will start the test flights for India's maiden human space flight mission -- Gaganyaan -- from February next year, said R Umamaheshwaran, Director of ISRO's Human Space Flight Centre on Thursday, according to media reports.

UAE's Hope Probe sends first image of Mars

Dubai/IBNS: UAE's "Hope" probe has sent the first image of Mars the national space agency said Sunday, after it entered the atmosphere of the red planet on Tuesday.

'Potentially hazardous' asteroid set to fly past Earth on Jul 24 : B M Birla Science Centre

Hyderabad, Jul 18 (UNI) Travelling at a staggering speed of 13.5 kilometres per second or 48,000 kilometres per hour, an asteroid will come within just 0.034 astronomical units (Astronomical unit is the distance between the Earth and Sun) of the earth on July 24, B M Birla Science Centre Director Dr B G Sidharth said.

Space tourists will get unique chance to celebrate new year 2022 in orbit

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: Two space tourists who will fly to the International Space Station (ISS) on board the Russian Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft in late 2021 will have a unique opportunity to celebrate New Year in orbit, officials said on Monday.

India-Russia meet on space cooperation

New Delhi, July 12 (IBNS): Director-general of Russia’s ROSCOSMOS and former Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin held detailed high level talks with National Security Adviser Ajit Doval at Hyderabad House, New Delhi on Thursday on all aspects of India-Russia space cooperation.

Cabinet clears Gaganyaan Programme, 3 Indians will be sent to space by 2022

New Delhi, Dec 28 (IBNS): Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Gaganyaan Programme with demonstration of Indian Human Spaceflight capability to low earth orbit for a mission duration ranging from one orbital period to a maximum of seven days.

UN space-based tool opens new horizons to track land-use on Earth’s surface

New York, Dec 13 (IBNS): Satellite-based tracking to chart how land is being used on the earth’s surface is about to get much easier and more accessible, the UN food agency has announced, launching a new online portal developed in collaboration with the United States Space Agency, NASA.

From low-earth orbit, ‘envoys’ of humanity join UN space forum

New York, June 21 (IBNS): Floating in near zero-gravity, 400 kilometres above the Pacific Ocean and flying at over 28,000 kilometres per hour, the six crew members onboard the International Space Station (ISS) joined the key United Nations forum on outer space affairs via video link on Wednesday, to discuss the importance of working together.

Space science ‘superpowers’ can light the way to success for girls in ‘STEM’ fields, hears UN forum

New York, June 20 (IBNS): On its opening day, a major United Nations forum on the peaceful uses of outer space, was issued a clear challenge to break through the so-called “glass ceiling” that prevents women and girls from achieving their full potential; especially in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

UN forum to explore use of outer space to improve lives, protect planet

New York, June 20 (IBNS): Marking 50 years since the world first came together to discuss the peaceful uses of outer space, government leaders, policy makers, civil society representatives and space experts will gather at a United Nations forum in Vienna from Monday to explore the future course of global space cooperation for the benefit of humankind.

Space science now a ‘fundamental pillar’ of 21st century human development: top UN space official

New York, June 19 (IBNS): After “relentless” progress in space technology, the focus for the international community must now shift to ensuring that the benefits of space science are available to everyone, everywhere, a senior United Nations official told a major conference on Monday.