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  • Women astronauts in ISRO spaceflight: K Sivan declares major space missions
    SpaceWomen astronauts in ISRO spaceflight: K Sivan declares major space missions

    In a press conference held at ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru on Friday, 11 January 2019, ISRO Chief K Sivan has listed out upcoming space missions before the media. Sivan declares major missions like the Gaganyaan and the GSAT 20 satellite launch as part of the organisation's plans for 2019.

    8 months ago
  • Mars mission to affect space travellers' life span: Research
    SpaceMars mission to affect space travellers' life span: Research

    While astronauts are excited for the upcoming Mars Mission, there is a threat too. A research claims that the round trip will expose space travellers to dangerously high levels of solar radiation that is estimated to shorten their lifespan by two years and a half.

    9 months ago
  • Russia says US knows it strictly complies with INF Treaty
    World NewsRussia says US knows it strictly complies with INF Treaty

    Russia fully adheres to the provisions of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which the US knows well, Russian Foreign Ministry has said in response to the latest statements by the US and its allies that urged Moscow to return to full compliance with the agreement. "Russia strictly abides by the provisions of the INF Treaty, and the American side knows this," the ministry's spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Tuesday, commenting on the statements by officials of the US and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on the matter, Xinhua reported. Earlier in the day, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a press conference in Brussels that the US would suspend its obligations under the INF Treaty in 60 days unless Russia returns to full compliance with the agreement. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg later urged Moscow to take the "last chance" to preserve the key arms control agreement by demonstrating its compliance as requested by Washington. The foreign ministers of NATO member countries said on Tuesday in a statement that they supported the US finding that Russia is in "material breach" of its obligations under the INF Treaty and called on Russia to return urgently to full and verifiable compliance. In October, US President Donald Trump said Washington would pull out of the INF Treaty on account of Russia's alleged breach of the agreement, which Moscow repeatedly denied. Echoing Zakharova's remarks, Vladimir Shamanov, head of the Defense Committee of Russia's State Duma lower house of parliament, refuted the "groundless" accusations by the US and the NATO. "Russia is not the kind of country one can give ultimatums. Russia, too, has questions for the US, ones that they have left unanswered. Hence, we are not going to reply to their false accusations," Interfax news agency quoted Shamanov as saying. Russian officials warned that Moscow would take retaliatory measures if Washington withdraws from the INF Treaty. "We will answer in a reciprocal way: if the US leaves the INF Treaty and deploys medium-range and short-range missiles in Europe, Russia will increase the number of such missiles in the European part of its territory," Vladimir Dzhabarov, deputy head of the international affairs committee of Russia's upper house, was cited by Sputnik news agency as saying. It is also possible for Russia to deploy intermediate-range missiles, and primarily cruise missiles, in Latin American countries like Cuba, once the INF Treaty is terminated, according to Leonid Ivashov, former head of the Russian Defence Ministry's main department for international military cooperation. The INF Treaty was signed in 1987 between the Soviet Union and the US on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range missiles. The deal marked the first-ever pact reached by Washington and Moscow on nuclear disarmament and a major step forward in restricting arms race. Moscow and Washington have been accusing each other of violating the agreement in recent years amid increasing tension between the two countries.

    10 months ago
  • ISS celebrates 20 years in space: Interesting facts you should know
    SpaceISS celebrates 20 years in space: Interesting facts you should know

    The International Space Station (ISS) successfully completes 20 years now since its launch on Russian rocket. For long time the ISS has collected memorable moments in the history of human's journey to space. The space station was launched as a single cargo module but now it has become one of its kinds orbiting the Earth.

    10 months ago
  • 'Austria demanding transparent information from Russia on alleged espionage'
    World News'Austria demanding transparent information from Russia on alleged espionage'

    Austria is demanding transparent information from the Russian side for the moment on alleged espionage, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Friday.

    10 months ago
  • New satellite joins Glonass after successful Soyuz rocket launch
    SpaceNew satellite joins Glonass after successful Soyuz rocket launch

    After the Soyuz rocket launch into the orbit, a new satellite has joined Russia’s Glonass navigation. A Soyuz-2.1b rocket lifted off Saturday from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia.

    11 months ago
  • Russia to take off first manned mission to ISS on Dec 3
    SpaceRussia to take off first manned mission to ISS on Dec 3

    Russia space agency is planning to launch its first manned mission to the International Space Station on 3 December. The news has been confirmed by space agency Roscosmos.

    11 months ago
  • India, Russia conclude S-400 Triumf air defence missile deal
    India NewsIndia, Russia conclude S-400 Triumf air defence missile deal

    India and Russia on Friday concluded the much expected deal for the S-400 Triumf air defence missile system following the annual bilateral summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    12 months ago
  • Fossil of world's oldest animal discovered: All you need to know
    EnvironmentFossil of world's oldest animal discovered: All you need to know

    A team of Paleontologist has discovered the fossil of animal that lived 558 million years ago. A thorough study of the fossilised lifeform reveals that it is the remnants of world's oldest known animal.

    12 months ago
  • Russia launches biggest war games since Cold War
    World NewsRussia launches biggest war games since Cold War

    Russia on Tuesday launched its biggest military exercises since the Cold War, with the participation of around 300,000 troops in eastern Siberia, the Defence Ministry said.

    1 year ago