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The government had put the draft Space Activities Bill in the public domain, inviting suggestions. The bill was never introduced in this Lok Sabha.
Officially called the Human Spaceflight Programme, the first Gaganyaan launch will be in December 2020 to test an unoccupied vehicle.
Who gets to decide where space begins? The boundary shouldn’t be an arbitrary one.
More than 20,000 satellites, rocket pieces and collision fragments are orbiting earth & present a clear and present danger to satellite operations.
There's the passion for flying, of course, but there are many other factors as well. ThePrint explains.
The Giant Metre-wave Radio Telescope has singularly detected several record-breaking objects.
Front Page As uncertainty ensued over the 40 lakh names missing from the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India said “no genuine Indian citizen should have any fear or panic in regard to the filing of claims and objections", The Indian Express reports. The daily also tells us the stories of some of the people left out of the NRC: A school teacher, a pair of twins, former MLA, a BEd student, and a Delhi-based social worker have all been left out of the list. https://youtu.be/sSVdjD_JXtw Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has warned of an 'impending civil war and bloodbath' because of the NRC. BJP president Amit Shah has criticised her statements, saying the list will be implemented to the “last full stop". The Supreme Court stepped in to direct authorities not to "initiate any coercive action" against the 40 lakh people left out of the NRC draft, The Hindu reports. The...
Stars close to the supermassive black hole were found to be losing energy, a phenomenon predicted by Einstein almost 100 years ago.
Ahead of ISRO’s Chandrayaan 2 launch later this year, and the planning for Mangalyaan 2 mission underway, there is global talk on going back to the moon. ISRO’s budding planetary exploration programme’s budget might eventually have to prioritise one over the other. What offers more? ThePrint asks: Should India lead the way and set up a colony on the moon or focus on Mars instead? Taxpayers would invest in long-term space tech when current tech shows societal benefit Rachana Reddy Space engineer and previously worked with Indian space programme As much as I often dream of watching Earth-rise from a lunar colony or hiking in the Valles Marineris, I believe India should, in the short-term, focus on maximising the social potential of its already existing space technology know-how before investing into space exploration. ISRO had indeed taken up a multitude of initiatives towards social development even with its limited budget of $1.4 billion that accounts for only 0.05 per cent of...
Scientist Nambi Narayanan in Ready to Fire: How India and I Survived the ISRO Spy Case writes about being accused of selling top-secret data to foreign nationals and his acquittal.