Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology promises to bring revolutionary changes in many areas, with the potential for great benefits. Nanotechnology (NT) is predicted to produce revolutionary changes, bringing far-reaching consequences in many areas. Scientists are using nanotechnology to create materials with properties that will revolutionize military technology, from processors to display screens and body armor to air filters. Molecular […]

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Avenues in Space

Avenues in space The smooth launch of India’s home-grown 1858-kg radar imaging satellite RISAT-1 by means of XL version of the four stage Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) on April 26 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), the Indian spaceport in Sriharikota Island on India’s eastern coast, is considered a major boost to India’s defence […]

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Boosting Capsule

Boosting capsule In a major boost to the Indian space programme, GSAT-10, the heaviest ever Indian satellite, was successfully placed into orbit on September 29 by means of the Ariane-5 vehicle of the European space transportation company, Arianespace, from the Kourou launch complex in French Guiana. The 3,400-kg GSAT-10, described as an advanced Indian communications […]

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Command from Space

Command from space Satellites meant for a variety of end uses which serve as ‘eyes and ears’ from the commanding position of outer space, have now become indispensable for sustaining the strategic superiority of defence forces keen on realizing their mission goals, speedily and efficiently. Indeed, space resources are being considered a ‘force multiplier and […]

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Eye in Space

Eye in space After indulging in port diplomacy with India’s neighbors China is now engaged in Space diplomacy with them. This has caused jitters in Indian security establishment, which incidentally was not caught off guard. Sri Lanka, Maldives and Bangladesh had floated global Request for Proposal for acquiring communication satellites and the relevant Indian departments […]

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Probing Journey

Probing journey In what has been considered a major boost to the Indian planetary exploration programme, the Government of India has approved the Indian mission to the Red Planet Mars expected to cost more than US$80-million to the exchequer. India’s Space Commission had okayed the Mars Mission in December 2011. Against this backdrop, Indian Space […]

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