Hybrid Regional Plane

IIT-Delhi engineer developing hybrid regional plane in US

Highlights Ashish Kumar is developing regional hybrid-electric aircraft whose range will go up to 1,600 km by 2030 Founded in 2013, Zunum Aero is building a family of commercial hybrid-to-electric aircraft designed for regional…


Record breaking brown dwarf identified

  LONDON: Astronomers have identified a record breaking brown dwarf – a star too small for nuclear fusion – with the ‘purest’ composition and the highest mass yet known, located 750 light years away….


British Teenager Points Out Error in NASA Data

A 17-year-old British teenager pointed out a major error in a set of data that NASA collects from the International Space Station (ISS), the media reported. A-level student Miles Soloman from Tapton School in…


Seven teams qualify for Indian private moon mission

The state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will fly TeamIndus spacecraft (robot) on its PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) or rocket from its Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh, about 80 km northeast of Chennai….


NASA Spacecraft Avoids Collision with Martian Moon Phobos

Close call! NASA’s Mars-orbiting spacecraft shifted course this week to avoid a future collision with Mars’ dark moon Phobos. The MAVEN spacecraft — short for Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN — has been orbitng Mars…


NASA sending new plant system to space station

The new plant system will this month join Veggie – NASA’s first fresh food growth system already active on ISS NASA is sending a new, nearly self-sufficient plant growth system to the International Space…

Nasa Plan Sun Mission

NASA plans Sun mission to probe its atmosphere

NASA plans to launch the Solar Probe Plus mission to the Sun which is about 149 million kilometers from the Earth. NASA plans to send its first robotic spacecraft to the Sun next year…