Archive For The “Technology” Category

India’s Light Combat Aircraft to Be Armed With Beyond Visual Range Missile

Israeli defense contractor Rafael Advanced Defense Systems successfully completed integration of the I-Derby beyond-visual-range (BVR) air-to-air missile on the Indian Air Force’s Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) with test firing of the missile scheduled for the end of 2017, Flight Global reports. According to a Rafael representative, the new missile is slated to become the LCAs main air-to-air weapon […]

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ISRO develops ship-based tracking antenna terminal

In order to cater to specific tracking requirements of launch vehicles and post-launch activity, ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (Istrac), Bengaluru, has designed and developed a 4.6-metre Ship Borne Transportable (SBT) Antenna Terminal that meets the launch vehicle telemetry, tracking and command (TTC) requirements. Istrac is entrusted with the responsibility of providing tracking support for […]

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Decks cleared for Dhirubhai Ambani Aerospace Park at Mihan

The Board of Approval (BoA) for special economic zone (SEZ) under the Ministry of Commerce has approved the Reliance Aerostructure proposal for the development of the Dhirubhai Ambani Aerospace Park with related infrastructure facilities and services at Mihan SEZ (Nagpur), an official statement said here.  “With the BoA nod, the Dhirubhai Ambani Aerospace Park (DAAP) […]

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KARNATAKA DEPTS WILL GET DRONES TO GET THEIR JOBS DONE

The framework for the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in state governance has almost been finalised and is set to roll out soon. Once implemented, Karnataka would be the first state to use UAS applications extensively in government departments. The final draft of the framework, a comprehensive one prepared by experts, has been cleared […]

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Indigenous NavIC to navigate all future Indian rocket launches, replacing GPS

Indian rocketry is set for another makeover. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has taken a decision to replace US-owned GPS with NavIC (Navigation with Indian Constellation) in all future missions for Navigation, Guidance and Control (NGC). The NGC is the brain of the launch vehicle responsible for directing the propulsive forces and stabilising the vehicle […]

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NASA launches world’s smallest satellite designed by 18-year old Tamil Nadu student

India, created history after NASA launched the world’s smallest satellite, built by 18-year old Tamil Nadu student Mr Rifath Sharook and his team. Named as Kalamsat, after former President APJ Abdul Kalam, the tiny satellite weighs around 64 grams. According to news agency ANI, the satellite was flown into the space in a NASA sounding rocket […]

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Drones bring new dimension to archaeology

These days, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) can be spotted above the historic Amer Fort, located on a hill about 11 km from Jaipur. A similar activity can be seen between 11 am and 1 pm over the Kumbalgarh Fort on the westerly range of the Aravalli Hills in Rajasthan. The UAVs or drones, as they […]

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Drones can reach heart attack patients faster than ambulances

Drones equipped with a portable medical device can help save lives of heart attack victims by reaching the spot four times faster than an ambulance, a new study has found. Researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden compared the time taken to deliver an automated external defibrillator (AED) using fully autonomous drones for simulated out-of- hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) with emergency medical […]

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ISRO to flight-test kerosene-based semi-cryogenic engine by 2021

If things go as planned, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will flight-test the semi cryogenic engine, which uses refined kerosene as propellant, by 2021. With the success of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk-III (GSLV Mk-III), ISRO’s Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC) here at Valiyamala is now focusing on the next level – the […]

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THIS AIRSHIP CAN TAKE YOU PLACES, LITERALLY

A city-based aviation firm is developing an Zeppelin like airship which can be deployed for search, rescue and surveillance purposes. The helium-based airship which can fly at an altitude of up to 10,000 feet and at a speed of 40 to 50 knots will have a seating capacity of eight to ten passengers including the […]

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