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Indian Rocket Successfully Launches 20 Satellites Video in Story

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Launch of the Indian PSLV-34 rocket.

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.


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

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RLV-TD Launch

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.


Smog Comparisons Over India, Nepal, and Tibet As Seen From Space

Smog Comparisons Over India, Nepal, and Tibet As Seen From Space

True color image over northeastern India, Nepal and Tibet. Note the large amount of smog/pollution over India relative to Tibet, and how the mountains keep it all localized.


Tracking Typhoon Hagupit From Orbit

Tracking Typhoon Hagupit From Orbit

NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites flew over Typhoon Hagupit from Dec. 6 through Dec. 8 and the MODIS instrument that flies aboard both satellites provided images of the storm as it moved through the country.


Hayabusa2 Launched By Japan

Hayabusa2 Launched By Japan Video in Story

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA successfully launched the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 26 with the Asteroid Explorer Hayabusa2 onboard at 1:22:04 p.m. on December 3, 2014 JST from the Tanegashima Space Center.


Northern Sumatra Dealing With Smoke From Fires

Northern Sumatra Dealing With Smoke From Fires

On February 27, 2014, the Wall Street Journal and Southeast Asia Realtime reported that: "the plantation-rich province of Riau on Indonesia's Sumatra Island has declared a state of emergency as fires set for land clearing have sent pollution levels soaring and smoke made breathing difficult for thousands."


NASA and JAXA Launch the GMP Satellite

NASA and JAXA Launch the GMP Satellite Video in Story

From the Tanegashima Space Center near the southernmost tip of Japan, NASA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched a joint mission to study global measurements of rainfall and snowfall abroad JAXA's H-IIA rocket.


Chang'e-3 Lands On The Moon And Deploys Yutu Rover

Chang'e-3 Lands On The Moon And Deploys Yutu Rover Video in Story

Update: The Yutu rover has been deployed and is driving on the lunar surface.


China's Chang'e-3 Heads For The Moon

China's Chang'e-3 Heads For The Moon Video in Story

China's Chang'e-3 lunar rover Yutu ("Jade rabbit") left Earth today aboard a Long March IIIB rocket today. Liftoff occurred at 12:30 pm EST from Xichang launch facility in in China's Sichuan province.


India's Mars Orbiter Placed in Mars Transfer Trajectory

India's Mars Orbiter Placed in Mars Transfer Trajectory

The critical manoeuvre to place India's Mars Orbiter Spacecraft in the Mars Transfer Trajectory was successfully carried out in the early hours of today (Sunday, December 1, 2013).


Fires in China As Seen From Space

Fires in China As Seen From Space

Shuangyashan is a coal mining prefecture-level city located in the eastern part Heilongjiang province, People's Republic of China, bordering Russia's Khabarovsk and Primorsky krais to the east.



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