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Video: Launch of India's RESOURCESAT-2A Earth Observation Satellite Video in Story

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Launch of India's RESOURCESAT-2A Earth Observation Satellite.

India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C36 has successfully launched the earth observation satellite RESOURCESAT-2A from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.


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Chinese Astronauts Land Safely After 30 Day Mission Video in Story

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Chinese Astronauts Land Safely After 30 Day Mission

Two Chinese astronauts, Chen Dong and Jing Haipeng, landed safely in north China's Inner Mongolia region on Friday after spending 30 days in the Tiangong-2 space laboratory.

Orbital View of Tiangong 2 and Shenzhou 11

Orbital View of Tiangong 2 and Shenzhou 11

CNSA has released imagery taken by a smallsat deployed the other day that shows Tiangong 2 and Shenzhou 11


Shenzhou-11 Docks With Tiangong-2

Shenzhou-11 Docks With Tiangong-2

China's Shenzhou-11 has docked with the Tiangong-2 Space Station.


Shenzhou-11 Is In Orbit

Shenzhou-11 Is In Orbit Video in Story

China placed the Shenzhou-11 spacecraft with two astronauts aboard into orbit today.


Congress Hearing: Are We Losing the Space Race to China

Congress Hearing: Are We Losing the Space Race to China Video in Story

On Tuesday, September 27th the Space Subcommittee of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee will held a hearing on "Are We Losing the Space Race to China."


India's PSLV-C35 With SCATSAT-1 Set for Launch Monday, September 26

India's PSLV-C35 With SCATSAT-1 Set for Launch Monday, September 26

India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its thirty-seventh flight (PSLV-C35), will launch the 377 kg SCATSAT-1 for ocean and weather related studies and seven co-passenger satellites into polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO). Co-passenger satellites are from Algeria, Canada and USA as well as two satellites from Indian Universities/ Academic Institute.


China Launches Tiangong-2 Space Laboratory Module

China Launches Tiangong-2 Space Laboratory Module Video in Story

China launched the Tiangong-2 space laboratory module on a Long March 2F rocket today. The two year year mission of Tiangong-2 will see two Chinese astronauts occupy the space lab for up to a month at a time to perform a variety of scientific experiments.


NASA Data Used To Automatically Detect Potential Landslides In Nepal

NASA Data Used To Automatically Detect Potential Landslides In Nepal

As farmers in Nepal prepare for a fruitful monsoon season, NASA scientist Dalia Kirschbaum anticipates a different impact of the torrential rains-- the loosening of earth on steep slopes that lead to landslides.


Indian Rocket Successfully Launches 20 Satellites

Indian Rocket Successfully Launches 20 Satellites Video in Story

At 11:57 p.m. EDT (8:57 a.m. Indian local time) the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) PSLV-34 rocket with 20 satellites onboard flawlessly launched. It was a milestone mission for India as it continues to showcase its developing launch capability.


India's Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD) Successfully Flight Tested

India's Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD) Successfully Flight Tested

Today, May 23, 2016 ISRO successfully flight tested India's first winged body aerospace vehicle operating in hypersonic flight regime.


SMOS Gets Help From Tibet

SMOS Gets Help From Tibet

Ground measurements are essential for making sure that satellites deliver accurate information about our changing world.


Astrosat First Light: CZT Imager Looks at Crab Nebula

Astrosat First Light: CZT Imager Looks at Crab Nebula

Astrosat, India's first Multi-wavelength Space Observatory was successfully launched by ISRO's workhorse launch vehicle PSLV into a 650km orbit on September 28, 2015. Then began the process of putting each of the payloads into operation.


Central Nepal As Seen From Orbit at Night

Central Nepal As Seen From Orbit at Night

ISS nadir point: 28.4° N, 84.5° E Date taken: 2015.05.16 Time taken: 20:27:51 GMT


NASA Aids Response to Nepal Quake

NASA Aids Response to Nepal Quake

NASA and its partners are gathering the best available science and information on the April 25, 2015, magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal, referred to as the Gorkha earthquake, to assist in relief and humanitarian operations.


Testimony from the Hearing on China's Space and Counterspace Programs

Testimony from the Hearing on China's Space and Counterspace Programs Video in Story

The Senate U.S. - China Economic and Security Review Commission held a hearing on February 18, 2015 on China's Space and Counterspace Programs. All of the testimony is now available along with the webcast.


Haze Over The Himalayas in Nepal Seen From Orbit

Haze Over The Himalayas in Nepal Seen From Orbit

This photo was taken by the Expedition 8 crew aboard the International Space Station on 25 November 2003. It shows hazing conditions over the pan-Himalayas in Nepal.


Mapping Forest Structure From Space

Mapping Forest Structure From Space

Over the last 10 years a new method using satellite radar data has been maturing to provide 3D views of Earth's natural resources and urban environments.



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