Human-rated launch vehicle 'practically' ready: HSFC director at IISc space conference
The human-rated launch vehicle that will carry Indian astronauts to space and back as part of the human spaceflight mission — Gaganyaan — is "practically" ready and work on other key technologies is making progress.
CRISPR gene-editing possible in temperature-sensitive organisms, plants: RRI
Furthering research in the Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) gene-editing technology that bagged the Nobel Prize in 2020, Indian scientists have demonstrated for the first time that the associated Cas9 enzyme, which acts as molecular scissors to cut DNA at a location specified by a guide RNA, can bind to and cut the target DNA at very low temperatures.
First test-flight of Gaganyaan mission in February: Isro official
Speaking at the India Space Congress on Thursday, Umamaheswaran said, “Gaganyaan is not an Indian mission but an international programme as it involves collaboration with several countries like Russia, France and Australia for astronaut training and getting components for the mission.” In the space sector, India has around 250 MoUs with more than 61 countries, he added.
Isro building a cost-effective future rocket to fulfil industry demand: Agency chief
Speaking at the India Space Congress here, Isro chairman S Somanath revealed on Wednesday that "a team in Isro has started working on defining the design of a rocket. We want to build a cost-effective and reliable rocket in partnership with the industry that has expertise in this domain. Once the design is ready, we will seek inputs from the industry.
NASA shoots for the Moon, on its way to Mars
NASA's most powerful rocket yet is set to blast off Monday on the maiden voyage of a mission to take humans back to the Moon, and eventually to Mars. Fifty years after the last Apollo mission, the space program called Artemis is to get under way with the blast off of the uncrewed 322-foot (98-meter) Space Launch System (SLS) rocket at 8:33 am (1233 GMT) from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Back to Moon: Nasa set to launch Artemis-1 lunar mission on Monday
The new Space Launch System (SLS) will be the most powerful rocket engine ever flown to space, even more powerful than Apollo's Saturn V rocket that took astronauts to the Moon in the 1960s and 1970s. The Orion spacecraft that will be launched by the rocket is scheduled to travel to the Moon, deploy some small satellites and then settle into orbit.
New space telescope shows Jupiter's auroras, tiny moons
The James Webb Space Telescope took the photos in July, capturing unprecedented views of Jupiter’s northern and southern lights, and swirling polar haze. Jupiter's Great Red Spot, a storm big enough to swallow Earth, stands out brightly alongside countless smaller storms.
Known risk factors behind 37% of India cancer deaths
Globally 44.4% (4.5 million) of all cancer deaths were attributable to risk factors, says the study. The estimates are based on the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk factors Report, 2019. According to the study, nearly half (50.6%) of all cancer deaths in men globally in 2019 (2.8 million) were due to known risk factors, compared with 36.3% all female cancer deaths (1.5 million) attributable to these factors.