Archive For The “Technology” Category

ISRO to launch 31 satellites in December: Kiran Kumar

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch 31 satellites, including the Cartosat-2 series, in the second week of December. ISRO Chairman Mr A S Kiran kumar said that the PSLV will carry the satellites from Sriharikota. “Of the 31 satellites, 28 belong to other countries,” he said. Referring to the IRNSS launch failure, he […]

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Boeing acquires major drone, aerospace developer with focus on more autonomy

The American multinational corporation known as the Boeing Company has just made some very interesting plans, according to CNN Money. The aerospace corporation, founded in 1916, is planning on purchasing Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation, which is a world-class developer and manufacturer of advanced automated drones and aerospace platforms. Mr Greg Hyslop, Chief Technology Officer and senior Vice President of Boeing Engineering, Test & Technology, […]

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New material may help create hypersonic aircraft

Scientists have identified an extremely lightweight material that can withstand a high temperature and stress, a step towards developing hypersonic aircraft able to travel at five to 10 times the speed of sound. The study by researchers at NASA and Binghamton University in the US, could lead to a drastic decrease in flight times. There […]

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Tejas jets to get French-made radars

Thales, a French multinational that makes aerospace and defence equipment, has flight-tested an active array radar built specifically for Tejas, the indigenously built light combat aircraft. The radar is based on the company’s successful RBE2 radar installed on Rafale fighter jets, 36 of which India is buying from Dassault. It meets the specific requirements of […]

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NASA tests rocket designed to get humans to Mars

NASA has test-fired an astonishingly powerful engine which will one day propel a manned mission all the way to Mars. The American space agency tested the RS-25 rocket engine at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi yesterday. This gigantic booster spat out vast clouds of smoke as it fired up, sending thick smog billowing into […]

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ISRO to launch Cartosat 2 sat with 30 nano sats in mid-December

After the unsuccessful launch of navigation satellite IRNSS-1H, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is gearing up to launch a remote sensing satellite of Cartosat-2 series along with 30 nano satellites of foreign countries in the second half of December. Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) director Dr K Sivan said, “ISRO will be busy in launching a series of […]

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India’s Space mission to Moon ‘Chandrayaan- II’ in 2018

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has said that India’s Space Mission to Moon, “Chandrayaan-II”, will take place in 2018, most likely in the first quarter of the year. Addressing […]

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New record: aerospace gearbox reaches 70,000 horsepower

Rolls-Royce announced that it has set a new record for the world’s most powerful aerospace gearbox, just months after testing began. Speaking at the International Society for Air Breathing Engines (ISABE) conference in Manchester, UK, Paul Stein, Chief Technology Officer at Rolls-Royce, confirmed that the Power Gearbox had successfully reached 70,000 horsepower while on test […]

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India’s first satellite actively built by private firms to take off

Fifty-years after India’s space programme first test fired a rocket, a new chapter is ready to unfold with the country’s first satellite built actively by the private industry all set to enter space. For the first time, private players have been actively involved in building a full satellite. Their role earlier was limited to supplying […]

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India’s HAL flies first AESA radar-upgraded Jaguar fighter aircraft

India-based Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has reportedly announced the successful flight of the first Jaguar fighter aircraft to be upgraded with an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar. The aircraft will be capable of tracking multiple targets and communicating in multiple frequencies via high bandwidth using the AESA radar system. HAL’s Mission & Combat System Research […]

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