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First Rafale aircraft made for India takes flight

By | December 6, 2018

As the political controversy over the Rafale fighter jet deal continues in India, manufacturing of the aircraft customised as per specifications of the Indian Air Force (IAF) is making progress. The first aircraft built by Dassault Aviation for the IAF, a two-seater variant, made its maiden flight in France and is designated RB 008, according […]

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India’s HAL to Double Annual Production Rate of Tejas Light Combat Aircraft From 8 to 16

By | December 6, 2018

India’s state-owned aircraft maker Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) will set up a new production facility at Nashik in Maharashtra by 2020 to increase its annual output of Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), the head of HAL told The Economic Times on November 2. “We are setting up a new facility at Nashik to double the production of Tejas […]

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Rain-maker aircraft awaits key clearances

By | December 6, 2018

Creating artificial rains, Delhi’s quick fix solution to clear up its toxic air, is awaiting one final approval — clearance to the aircraft that will carry out cloud seeding.  Official communication asking for permission is in the process. The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change received a request from Hyderabad-based National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) — a centre […]

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ISRO’s ‘Bahubali’ puts communication satellite GSAT-29 in orbit; Mission Moon next

By | December 6, 2018

India’s space programme took a giant leap with the successful launch of GSLV MkIII-D2 mission carrying communication satellite GSAT-29. With the success of this flight, the developmental phase of GSLV MkIII vehicle programme has been completed and the vehicle’s operational phase will begin. This is significant because the same rocket will be used for upcoming ‘iconic’ […]

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IISc only Indian institute in Global University Employability Ranking 2016

By | December 6, 2018

The Global University Employability Ranking 2016, compiled by Times Higher Education, reveals which universities recruiters at leading companies around the world think are the best at producing work-ready graduates. Bengaluru-based Indian Institute of Science (IISc), a premier institute in the country that works in the area of scientific research and higher education was ranked 38 out of 150 universities worldwide in […]

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India’s first privately built satellite to be launched on November 19

By | December 6, 2018

The Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket will take off from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, on a rideshare mission, launching more than 70 satellites from 16 countries into a sun-synchronous polar orbit. The payload will include India’s first privately owned satellite built by a start-up based in Mumbai which is meant to serve the […]

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SO, WHAT’S GONNA FLY HIGH AT AERO INDIA 2019

By | December 6, 2018

A host of Made in India aircraft and helicopters along with foreign ones will be on display (flying and static) at the Aero India 2019 which would be held at Air Force Station, Yelahanka from February 20 to 24.  While a majority of Indian aircraft and helicopters are from the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) stable, […]

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ISRO Aerospace Park, Knowledge Centre to come up in Thiruvananthapuram

By | December 6, 2018

ISRO Chairman Dr K Sivan visited Chief Minister Mr Pinarayi Vijayan at his office here and held discussions on the proposed Dr Kalam Knowledge Centre and Aerospace Park. Both projects, planned in the state capital, are envisaged as a joint venture of the state government and the space agency. Dr Sivan informed the Chief Minister […]

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The first worldwide drone standards have been unveiled to keep aircraft safe

By | December 6, 2018

The first ever set of global standards for drones has been launched, designed to keep aircraft safe and to make sure operators are held accountable. What’s happened: The  International Organization for Standardization (IOS) has released a draft set of standards for drone operations for public consultation, open until January 21, 2019. The standards are expected to be adopted worldwide later […]

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