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  • Indian rocket carrying navigation satellite blasts off 04-04-2014 06:43 PM

    An Indian rocket carrying the country's second navigation satellite - IRNSS-1B - on Friday blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikotain 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...
  • India successfully test fires Agni-IV missile off Odisha coast 20-01-2014 03:10 PM

    India on Monday successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable strategic missile Agni-IV, with a strike range of about 4,000 km, from a test range off the Odisha coast. "The test firing was a total success. The missile travelled its full range," MVKV Prasad, the director of Integrated Test Range, told PTI. It...
  • Colorado company tests spacecraft in California desert 24-08-2013 01:16 AM

    A company developing a spaceship to take astronauts to the International Space Station has run the craft through a series of tests at a NASA facility in California. The two-hour test of Dream Chaser spacecraft occurred on Thursday at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base. A...
  • India to have satellite-based navigation system by 2015 01-07-2013 06:12 PM

    Chennai: India will have its own navigational systems like couple of other countries by 2015 and its space agency is in a fast production mode to roll out six more satellites for this purpose, said an official Monday. "All the seven satellites of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS)...
  • India's first navigation satellite readies for launch 01-07-2013 06:06 PM

    Chennai: The Indian rocket that at midnight will deliver the country's first navigation satellite is being readied for its mission with its second stage getting fuelled at Sriharikota, a senior official at Indian space agency said. "The countdown is progressing well and the filling of the liquid fuel in the...
  • IRNSS-1A will help in fixing geographical co-ordinates: Dr YS Rajan 01-07-2013 04:52 PM

    The 1,425 kg IRNSS-1A, the first satellite of the seven in Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), has a mission life of 10 years and would provide accurate real-time position and timing information to users in the country as well as the region extending up to 1,500 km around it....
  • 'India's first midnight satellite launch progressing smoothly' 29-06-2013 07:01 PM

    Chennai: The countdown for the first midnight launch of an Indian navigation satellite July 1, 2013 began on Saturday at Sriharikota rocket launch centre in Andhra Pradesh and is progressing smoothly, a senior official said. "The 64.5 hour countdown for India's first navigational satellite IRNSS-1A began at 7.11 am today...
  • Google, like Facebook, in talks to buy Waze for about $1 bn: Report 24-05-2013 10:29 AM

    Bangalore: Google Inc is considering buying Israeli mobile satellite navigation start-up Waze Inc, which may lead to a bidding war with Facebook Inc, Bloomberg news reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Waze is seeking more than $1 billion and is fielding expressions of interest from multiple parties, said Bloomberg,...
  • Facebook in talks to buy Israel's Waze for up to $1 billion: Report 09-05-2013 05:22 PM

    Tel Aviv: Facebook Inc is in advanced talks to acquire Israeli mobile satellite navigation start-up Waze for $800 million to $1 billion, business daily Calcalist reported on Thursday. Due diligence is underway after a term sheet was signed, Calcalist said, adding that talks began six months ago. Waze uses satellite...
  • Explained: Satellite navigation systems 31-10-2011 09:22 AM

    New Delhi: A satellite navigation (sat nav system) is a system of satellites that can help users determine the position of an enabled device anywhere on the earths surface to within a few hundred metres. The same system with global coverage may be termed a global navigation satellite system or...
  • EU launches its first satellite navigation system 22-10-2011 02:32 PM

    Brussels: A Russian rocket launched the first two satellites of the European Union's Galileo navigation system Friday after years of delay in an ambitious bid to rival the ubiquitous American GPS network. The launch of the Soyuz from French Guiana, on the northern coast of South America, marks the maiden...
  • Fake pilot licence racket widens, two arrested 05-04-2011 10:36 AM

    New Delhi: Two more persons, including a pilot, were arrested in Ahmedabad by Delhi Police for allegedly using forged marksheets to procure licence from the country's airline regulator DGCA, taking the total number of arrests in such cases to 11. Hiren Nagar (27), a pilot, and a tout Eknath Patil(46)...
  • Cellphones move into cars, to hit satnav makers 08-10-2010 12:24 PM

    Barcelona: Technology that allows cellphones to be used as navigation devices in cars took a step forward on Thursday, putting more pressure on the makers of in-car satnav systems. German car industry group Consumer Electronics for Automotive (CE4A) unveiled a standard for the technology, which is being pushed by Nokia,...
  • New Bangalore airport may miss opening deadline 12-03-2008 09:59 PM

    Dubai: Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardene believes his team has the momentum going into the second Test against Pakistan beginning on Wednesday. Kumar Sangakkara's double century helped Sri Lanka fight back from conceding a first innings lead of 314 in the first Test to earn a draw in Abu Dhabi...
  • Don't want to ask for directions? Use a GPS navigator 19-10-2007 01:47 AM

    Centurion: Davy Jacobs was undoubtedly a happy man after guiding his side into its maiden Champions League Twenty20 final and the Warriors captain said the comfortable win against a formidable South Australia in the second semifinal here on Saturday was result of team effort. He was of the view that...
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  • China launches navigation satellite 14-04-2007 11:49 PM

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  • Ants' navigational skills uncovered 18-10-2006 01:54 PM

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  • Around the world with computing system 19-08-2006 09:00 PM

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