Archive For The “Technology” Category

Boeing Outlines Vision for Future of Aerospace

A decade from now, the aerospace industry will have been transformed, said Mr Dennis Muilenberg, CEO, president and chairman of Boeing. He foresees rockets, low-Earth-orbit spacecraft and more conventional passenger jets in the sky—and whatever they are, Boeing will be making them. Speaking at the GeekWire Summit, Muilenberg said that air and space travel won’t have […]

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Drones to help detect pests, diseases in areca nut trees: ICAR-CPCRI Kasargod

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (ICAR-CPCRI), Kasargod, has developed an intelligent drone to not only detect pests and diseases afflicting areca nut trees, but also spray pesticides to the affected ones. ICAR-CPCRI director Mr Chowdappa said the intelligent drone is an upgraded version of the drone-enabled pesticide sprayer, which they […]

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India revives its dream of manufacturing passenger aircraft

It was March 6, 2009. A 14-seater prototype aircraft called Saras Prototype 2 crashed during a trial flight in the outskirts of Bengaluru, killing all three crew members — two pilots of the Indian Air Force and a flight engineer.  During the investigation, the cockpit voice recorder disclosed the commander calling out, “aircraft has departed”, […]

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New space industry emerges: on-orbit servicing

Imagine an airport where thousands of planes, empty of fuel, are left abandoned on the tarmac. That is what has been happening for decades with satellites that circle the Earth. When satellites run out of fuel, they can no longer maintain their precise orbit, rendering them useless even if their hardware is still intact. “It’s […]

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NASA is braced for “seven minutes of terror” as its InSight probe prepares to land on Mars

After a journey of almost 300 million miles, NASA is about to attempt to land its InSight probe on the surface of Mars. What’s happening: InSight launched May 5 2018, and scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are now making the final course adjustments before the landing. It is due to land at about noon US Pacific […]

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HAL plans 3rd LCA line to keep workforce engaged

Conceding that its employees trained to work on fixed wing aircraft will see a reduction in work once it delivers the remaining Su-30 MKI planes Su-30 planes, HAL has now decided to open a third manufacturing line of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas at its Nashik facility, which so far has only made the Su-30. […]

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Pakistan has cost-effective solution to India’s latest Ballistic Missile Defence System : Report

Pakistan has “cost effective solutions” to India’s latest ballistic missile defence system and would also find a counter to its nuclear capable submarine, a media report said quoting a senior official of the country’s top strategic body. Addressing a conference on ‘Nuclear Deterrence and Strategic Stability in South Asia’ hosted by the Strategic Vision Institute […]

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Why India may not test Agni 6 even if DRDO is ready with technology?

Agni 5 is India’s most advanced missile and it has been inducted into the service after successive trials. After Agni 5 project ended, there were speculations that the DRDO may have begun working on an ICBM with longer range and payload carrying capabilities. Many reports have claimed that the DRDO a three-stage Agni VI missile. India […]

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China’s J-20 Stealth Fighter to Pursue Targets at Greater Distances – Reports

The fifth-generation Chinese Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter, which entered military service last year and participated at Airshow China 2018 in Zhuhai, will now be able to strike targets at greater distances, according to Beijing. China Central Television revealed that the aircraft has been equipped with a retractable refuelling probe embedded on the right side of […]

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Army To Test Fully Indian Man-Portable Anti Tank Missile Shortly

The Indian Army is all set to get its first ever of an anti-tank weapon fully developed and built in India. After decades using weaponry from Russia and France, and with deals with the United States and Israel either collapsing or adrift, in a few months, an Indian infantry team will be operating a comparable […]

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