Satellite

  • NASA satellite to help farmers combat drought August 24, 2014

    Washington: NASA scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a new satellite than can predict the severity of droughts worldwide and help farmers maximise crop yield. Currently, there is no ground- or satellite-based global network monitoring soil moisture at a local level. Farmers, scientists and resource managers can place sensors...
  • Europe's Galileo satellites launched into wrong orbit August 23, 2014

    Paris: European satellite launch company Arianespace announced on Saturday that the two satellites of Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system launched on Friday from the European spaceport in French Guiana were delivered into the wrong orbit. "Complementary observations gathered after separation of the Galileo FOC (Full operation) M1 satellites on Soyuz Flight...
  • Photos: Have you seen what the India-Pakistan border looks like from space? 19 amazing photos of India as seen from space August 21, 2014

    Have you seen images of the India-Pakistan border from space? The picture clearly shows a border that is lit u by floodlights. The floodlights dot the border in Gujarat to prevent smuggling and arms trafficking. NASA has also captured some amazing photos of the Sundarbans area and the Ganges valley...
  • ISRO mulls developing higher capability communication satellites August 10, 2014

    Hyderabad: ISRO is planning to develop communication satellites in higher frequency bands and power and data handling capacity in the range of 100 Gigabits per second to meet the growing demands of broadband internet and rural telecom connectivity, ISRO chairman K Radhakrishnan said on Sunday. Radhakrishnan also said that the premier...
  • India's Mars orbiter spacecraft to reach target in 75 days July 12, 2014

    Bangalore: Exactly 75 days from July 12, India's Mars spacecraft is scheduled for a rendezvous with the red planet as it is rapidly coasting towards its target. Mars Orbiter Spacecraft has travelled 525 million km on its heliocentric arc. Radio signals from earth now take 15 minutes to reach MOM and...
  • India earned euro 40 million launching foreign satellites July 9, 2014

    Chennai: India has earned around 40 million euros launching 15 foreign satellites from 2011 till date, Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday. In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Jitendra Singh - who is also minister for Earth sciences, department of atomic energy and...
  • PM Narendra Modi congratulates ISRO for PSLV C-23 launch, asks scientists to develop a SAARC satellite June 30, 2014

    Sriharikota: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday witnessed the PSLV C-23 launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre. A thrilled Modi congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation scientists and thanked them for giving him the opportunity to witness the launch in person. Speaking after the launch of the five foreign satellites,...
  • ISRO to launch PSLV C-23 with 5 foreign satellites today June 30, 2014

    Sriharikota: It is a big day for the Indian Space Research Organisation on Monday as last minute preparations are in full swing for the launch of the PSLV C-23 rocket at 9:52 am. The PSLV-C23 rocket will be carrying satellites of France, Germany, Canada and Singapore. Among the audience will...
  • PSLV C23 launch cleared; 49-hour countdown begins on Saturday June 27, 2014

    Chennai: A 49-hour countdown for the June 30 launch of PSLV C23 carrying French Earth Observation Satellite SPOT-7 and four co-passenger spacecraft from the spaceport of Sriharikota will begin at 8.52 AM on Saturday. The Launch Authorisation Board (LAB), which met Friday at Sriharikota, cleared the launch, paving the way for...
  • CM Harish Rawat seeks 100 satellite phones for the state June 23, 2014

    The Uttarakhand government has sought 100 satellite phones from the Centre in view of state's vulnerability to earthquakes. In a letter to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said as a long-term disaster management measure, the Centre should make available 100 satellite phones on a permanent basis to the...
  • Five foreign satellites to be launched by ISRO on June 30 June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: India will launch five satellites for France, Canada, Germany and Singapore on June 30 under commercial agreements, space agency ISRO said on Sunday. The indigenous PSLV-C23 rocket will carry a 714 kg French Earth Observation Satellite 'SPOT-7' as the main payload. It will also carry 14 kg AISAT of...
  • 2013 Uttarakhand floods: Dramatic before and after animated satellite image June 17, 2014

    It has been a year since floods and landslides wreaked havoc in the hill state of Uttarakhand killing thousands. These images captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA's Aqua satellite in May and June 2013 show how the area looked like before the multi-day cloudburst and what it...
  • Google planning to launch 180 satellites to make Internet available for the entire planet June 3, 2014

    California: When you are busy chatting or surfing the internet, do you know that nearly 4.8 billion people - or two-third of the world's population - are not yet online? This is going to change soon. Google is planning to launch 180 satellites to provide web access for them, according to...
  • Satellite TV operator Dish Network to accept bitcoins May 29, 2014

    Bangalore: Satellite TV operator Dish Network said it would accept bitcoin payments from customers from the third quarter. Dish said it selected Coinbase as the payment processor for bitcoin transactions with customers who choose to pay their bills online with the bitcoin wallet of their choice. Dish will use Coinbase's Instant Exchange...
  • MH370: Relatives of passengers accuse Malaysia of withholding data May 28, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Families of passengers aboard missing flight MH370 on Wednesday accused Malaysia of withholding crucial satellite data, saying a long-awaited report is incomplete and does not prove the plane crashed in the Indian Ocean. Authorities on Tuesday released a 47-page summary of communication logs from the Malaysia Airlines plane recorded...
  • Malaysia releases satellite data on missing jet MH370 May 27, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian government on Tuesday released 45 pages of raw satellite data it used to determine that the missing jetliner crashed into the southern Indian Ocean, responding to demands for greater transparency by relatives of some of the 239 people on board. But at least one independent expert said...
  • Raw satellite data on missing MH370 may be released on Tuesday May 26, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia on Monday said that it may release raw satellite data about missing Flight MH370 on Tuesday, meeting a demand by kin of the 239 people on board the ill-fated jet. The Malaysian government and UK's Inmarsat had earlier said that they will release raw satellite data used to...
  • Japan launches new satellite to survey disasters May 24, 2014

    Japan successfully launched a new mapping satellite on Saturday that will be used to survey damage from natural disasters and changes affecting rainforests. The Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 (ALOS-2) will be able to see scars left by catastrophes such as Japan's 2011 tsunami as well as monitor progress made in reconstruction,...
  • MH370: Malaysia, Inmarsat agree to release raw satellite data May 20, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia and UK's Inmarsat on Tuesday said that they will release raw satellite data used to narrow down the search for the missing MH370 to the southern Indian Ocean to the public for "greater transparency", meeting a demand by kin of the 239 people on board the ill-fated...
  • NASA crashed moon mission at 5,700 km per hour April 21, 2014

    Washington: Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), the moon exploring robot of NASA was annihilated when it impacted the surface of the moon, as planned last weekend, the US space agency announced. "At the time of impact, LADEE was travelling at a speed of 3,600 miles (5,700 km) per hour...
  • Indian rocket carrying navigation satellite blasts off April 4, 2014

    An Indian rocket carrying the country's second navigation satellite - IRNSS-1B - on Friday blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota  in Andhra Pradesh. Exactly at 5.14 p.m., the rocket - Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C24 (PSLV-C24) standing around 44.4 metres tall and weighing around 320 tonnes - tore into...
  • Search for MH370: Thai satellite spots 300 objects in Indian Ocean March 27, 2014

    Bangkok: A Thai satellite has detected about 300 objects floating in the Indian Ocean near the search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner. Anond Snidvongs, director of Thailand's space technology development agency, said Thursday the images showed "300 objects of various sizes" in the southern Indian Ocean about 2,700 kilometers...
  • Missing Malaysian plane: China releases image of object in search area March 23, 2014

    Kuala Lampur: Search planes headed back out to a desolate patch of the southern Indian Ocean on Sunday in hopes of finding answers to the fate of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, after China released a satellite image showing a large object floating in the search zone. The object, which appeared...
  • Chinese satellite found object of suspected missing plane: Malaysia March 22, 2014

    Malaysia's Defense Minister says a Chinese satellite has spotted a large object along a broad stretch of ocean where officials hope to find a Malaysia Airlines plane that has been missing for more than two weeks. Hishammuddin Hussein told reporters on Saturday that he had been informed that a Chinese satellite...
  • Norwegian ship reaches area where Malaysia plane debris may have been spotted March 20, 2014

    Norwegian car carrier Hoegh St. Petersburg has reached the area in the southern Indian Ocean off Australia where two floating objects, suspected to be debris from the missing Malaysian jetliner, were spotted, the ship's owner said on Thursday. The car carrier was on its way from Madagascar to Melbourne when it...
  • Satellite firm says it received signals from missing Malaysian aircraft March 15, 2014

    A British satellite communications company on Saturday said it had recorded electronic ping signals from the missing Malaysian aircraft which could be analysed to help estimate its location. As the hunt for Flight MH370 remained inconclusive, the information from Inmarsat could prove to be a valuable break in the frustrating search...
  • Missing Malaysian plane sent signals to satellite for hours March 14, 2014

    Washington: A US official says a Malaysia Airlines plane was sending signals to a satellite for four hours after the aircraft went missing, an indication that it was still flying. The official said the Boeing 777-200 wasn't transmitting data to the satellite, but sending out a signal to establish contact. Boeing...
  • China denies finding any proof to link debris to missing Malaysian jet March 13, 2014

    Beijing: A senior Chinese aviation official said on Thursday that the authorities could not confirm any link between the floating objects captured on Chinese satellite images to a Malaysia Airlines jet missing for more than five days. "It is true that the satellite was launched and detected some smoke and what...
  • Remember the climate change satellite Shah Rukh Khan was working on in Swades? NASA actually launched it this morning February 28, 2014

    New Delhi: It's been a decade since Shah Rukh Khan's 'Swades' hit the screens and his character Mohan Bhargava, a project manager at Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory with NASA hit the right chord with the audiences. In 'Swades', Shah Rukh worked with a department called GPM which is...
  • NASA to launch satellite in collaboration with ISRO February 26, 2014

    Washington: US space agency NASA on Tuesday said it would launch a water-related satellite in collaboration with India's ISRO. The NASA-Indian Space Research Organisation Synthetic Aperture Radar mission is a part of its plan to launch in the next seven years a series of satellite related to water and draught,...