Aerospace

  • BrahMos missile testfired from warship INS Kolkata June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Monday successfully testfired the 290 kmrange BrahMos supersonic antiship cruise missile from the country's largest indigenous warship INS Kolkata off the coast of Karwar in Karnataka. The Mazagon Dockyards Limitedbuilt INS Kolkata is yet to be formally inducted into the Navy and will have the capability to...
  • Google buys Titan Aerospace, maker of solar-powered drones April 15, 2014

    New York: Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems. Financial terms were not disclosed. Google said Monday that atmospheric satellites could also be used in disaster relief and assessing...
  • Facebook in talks to buy drone company Titan Aerospace for $60 mn: Reports March 5, 2014

    San Francisco: Facebook Inc is in talks to buy drone maker Titan Aerospace for $60 million, according to media reports. The high-flying drones would give Facebook, the world's No.1 Internet social network, the ability to beam wireless Internet access to consumers in undeveloped parts of the world, according to the technology...
  • Private firms may travel to lunar surface: NASA report May 25, 2013

    London: A study of future human missions has indicated corporate researchers could be living on the moon by the time NASA astronauts head off to visit an asteroid in the 2020s. The study by Bigelow Aerospace, commissioned by NASA, shows "a lot of excitement and interest from various companies" for...
  • China join rush to live on Mars, 600 apply for project April 29, 2013

    Beijing: Over 600 Chinese have applied to join an ambitious Dutch aerospace project that plans to send humans on a oneway trip to Mars for permanent settlement. The Dutch project, while triggering enthusiasm to explore outer space, is also under fire with the trip being viewed by some as a...
  • Aerobatic display marks the conclusion of Aero India 2013 February 11, 2013

    Bangalore: Aerobatic display by metal birds enthralled tens of thousands of aviation enthusiasts at Yelahanka airbase in Bangalore on Sunday as the curtains came down on the fiveday Aero India 2013, Asia's premier airshow. 'Sarang', the helicopter display team of Indian Air Force, 'Flying Bulls' of Czech Rupublic and valiant 'Russian...
  • Asia's biggest air show kicks off in Bangalore February 6, 2013

    Bangalore: Kicking off Asia's biggest aerospace exposition here, Defence Minister AK Antony on February 6 said the focus of the country is achieving self reliance in the defence sector. Aero India 2013 showcases the latest international technology in military and civil aircraft, avionics and subsystems, as well as radars in...
  • Aero India show begins today in Bangalore, US again lead exhibitor February 6, 2013

    New Delhi: India's premier airshow Aero India opens in Bangalore on Wednesday with the world's aerospace majors in attendance. Although big ticket aircraft deals are done or in process, India still offers a lucrative market for makers of helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles and air defence systems. The US is again the...
  • Reliance may invest $1 bn in aerospace business July 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Reliance Industries (RELI.NS), India's thirdmost valuable company, is expected to invest close to $1 billion over the next few years in its aerospace division, 'The Economic Times' reported on Saturday, citing unnamed executives close to the matter. The company, controlled by India's richest man Mukesh Ambani, may hire about...
  • Intel inspired by aerospace to make sturdier laptops June 2, 2012

    San Francisco: Engineers at Intel Corp are applying lessons from aircraft design to create sturdier laptops in a bid to reduce the prices of the new ultrathin computers the top chipmaker is promoting heavily. Intel is counting on the superthin laptops, a category it has dubbed ultrabooks, to add some pizzazz...
  • Russian superjet goes off radar in Indonesia May 9, 2012

    Jakarta: A Russianmade plane carrying 46 people lost contact with air controllers while flying over mountains during a demonstration flight on Wednesday in western Indonesia, officials said. Search and rescue teams were heading to the area, said Bambang Ervan, a spokesman for the Ministry of Transportation. Bad weather, however, forced at...
  • Full text of IndiaKorea strategic partnership deal March 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met South Korean President Lee MyungBak in Seoul on Sunday. The duo issued a joint statement postmeeting that said that the two leaders pledged to enhance cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space as envisaged in the MoU on cooperation between the...
  • China to launch 100 rockets, 100 satellites by 2015 March 11, 2012

    Beijing: China is planning to launch "100 rockets, 100 satellites" by 2015 as part of its ambitious space expansion programme. China has set a target of completing a space mission of "100 rockets, 100 satellites" between 2011 and 2015, according to a space official. On average, China will complete about 20...
  • BrahMos hypersonic missile to be ready in 5 years January 10, 2012

    Coimbatore: With the air version of BrahMos missile likely to be inducted in IAF within a year, work has started to develop BrahMos 2, the fastest hypersonic missile in the world, which would take final shape in five years. While the BrahMos missile has the speed of Mach 3 (speed...
  • India joins select band of titanium producers February 27, 2011

    Kollam: India on Sunday join a select band of titanium sponge producers with Defence Minister AK Antony inaugurated a 500 tonnecapacity plant at Chavara near here. A select group of nations like the US, China, Japan and Britain have the technology for industrialscale production of titanium sponge. Titanium and its alloys are...
  • India begins feasibility study on civilian plane May 27, 2010

    Bangalore: India began a feasibility study to design and develop an indigenous 90seater civilian plane to fly on feeder and trunk routes, a top official of the national civil aircraft development project said on Thursday. "The first meeting of the high power committee for the national civil aircraft development project has...
  • Antony raps scientists for being slow to deliver February 10, 2009

    New Delhi: Just ahead of Aero India 2009 in Bangalore, defence scientists in the country got a sharp rap for being extremely slow. The criticism came from none other than Defence Minister A K Antony himself. Antony was addressing the International Seminar on Aerospace, where he publicly snubbed the Defence...
  • US aerospace to Obama: Learn from India or perish January 25, 2009

    New Delhi:Taking note of India's stunning successes in space research, the US aerospace industry believes it could become a world leader in space technology and has urged the Obama administration to learn from it. The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) of the US, in a special report this month, has advised the...
  • AP CM unveils SEZ for aerospace engineering October 21, 2008

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh might have lost the Nano race to Gujarat but that's definitely not keeping Chief Minister YS Rajashekhar Reddy from moving on. Reddy has unveiled an SEZ for aerospace and precision engineering in Adibatla near Hyderabad. While the Nano will not roll out of the state, interestingly it...
  • ISRO Olympiad plays host to bright kids October 29, 2006

    Chandigarh: The National Aerospace Olympiad held by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in Chandigarh played host to many bright students from across the country. The Olympiad tested the students' conceptual ability to visualize sending an unmanned mission to the moon. Thirteen teams from across the country participated in the...
  • Boeing to invest $118 mn in Maharashtra August 29, 2006

    Mumbai: Boeing Co will invest $118 million to set up a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility in Maharashtra as part of the US aerospace firm's India commitments, following the Rs 35,000 crore deal with Air India. The venture, to be set up near Nagpur will serve as MRO facility...