"It's tomorrow morning (tentatively between 8.30 am and 9.30 am). It's challenging," Chairman of ISRO, K Sivan, said.
The team has also developed a prototype of oil-water separation device using these membranes.
From the Satellite Telecommunication Experiments Project (STEP) that took the first televisions to Indian villages much before India officially had TVs to real-time advisories being sent to fishermen every day, the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has led India’s development from the adolescence of independence to present-day advancements.And, as the space agency—known to work quietly without much fuss—prepares for another eventful year having successfully launched its second mission to Moon, it has achieved another major milestone.
Around 29 days after liftoff from Sriharikota on July 22, Chandrayaan-2 is finally going to enter Moon’s orbit around 9.30am on Tuesday. It is touted to be a milestone in itself for Isro before the lunarcraft’s historic moonlanding on September 7. Critical velocity is a must to craft’s orbit entry, otherwise it will fly away, said ex-Isro chief.
Chandrayaan-2 will explore a region of the moon where no mission has ever set foot.
The agency has invited Indian companies to build five PSLVs for nearly Rs 1,000 cr.
The benefit of osmotic power generation is that estuaries in which sea water and the fresh water rivers meet can be used to generate power.
NASA scientist Josh Willis is now closely studying the phenomenon in hopes of figuring out precisely how global warming is eating away at Greenland's ice. Specifically, he wants to know whether the melting is being caused more by warm air or warm seawater. The answer could be crucial to Earth's future. Water brings more heat to something frozen faster than air does, as anyone who has ever defrosted a steak under the faucet knows.
On the golden jubilee year of Isro, its chairman K Sivan said the agency is now looking to develop technologies required for future.
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The award carries 8 gm gold medal, Rs five lakh in cash and a citation.
The spacecraft, now on "Lunar Transfer Trajectory", is expected to reach the moon's orbit on August 20 with the soft landing of rover on the lunar surface planned on September 7.
A prototype of the grasper has been fabricated at the Robotics Laboratory, Department of Engineering Design, IIT Madras, and the experimental results confirm manipulation capabilities of the robot.
Musk calculated the approximate future cost of sending a minimum payload to Mars "to nearest order of magnitude", at $100,000 per tonne.
Their work has been published in the March 2019 issue of the reputed peer-review journal Ceramics International.
Chandrayaan-2 headed onwards on its path to the moon after the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) early Wednesday successfully carried out a crucial process to manoeuvre India's second lunar probe out of the earth's orbit.
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