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Indian Rocket Launch Breaks Record by Orbiting 104 Satellites

Indian Rocket Launch Breaks Record by Orbiting 104 Satellites

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SRIHARIKOTA: India scripted a new chapter in the history of space exploration on Wednesday with the successful launch of a record 104 satellites+ by Isro's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) in a single mission. PSLV-C37 carrying the 104 satellites lifted off from the first launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 9.28am. It was PSLV's 39th flight+ . Seventeen minutes later, the rocket started placing the satellites into orbit, one by one with a time-frame of about 11 minutes. Out of the total 104 satellites placed in orbit, 101 satellites belonged to six foreign countries. They included 96 from the US and one each from Israel, the UAE, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Kazakhstan. PSLV first injected its main payload Cartosat- 2 series, India's indigenous...

India eyes record satellite launch Asia’s space race heats up – CNN.com

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(CNN)Forget the US versus Russia. The real space race is taking place in Asia. India's space agency will attempt to launch 104 satellites from a single rocket Wednesday -- a record feat that, if successful, will cement the country's space smarts after its successful Mars orbiter mission. The launch would almost triple the current record of 37 satellites Russia sent into orbit in 2014. "It's going to be a big deal. It shows the sophistication of India's space program," says Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, head of the Nuclear and Space Policy Initiative at the Observer Research Foundation. India, China and Japan have all outlined bold space exploration plans for 2017 and beyond. Smaller powers, like South Korea, also want to get in on the act with ambitions of their own. The inc...

North Korea calls ballistic missile test-fire a success – CNN.com

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(CNN)North Korea says it has successfully completed the launch of a new ballistic missile, according to state media. The Pukguksong-2, a medium long-range ballistic missile, was test fired on Sunday under the supervision of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to North Korea's Korean Central News Agency, KCNA. South Korea and the United States confirmed the launch Sunday. A US official said the missile traveled 500 kilometers (310 miles) before landing in the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, and that it was launched from North Pyongan province. Intermediate-range ballistic missiles typically travel from 3,000 to 5,500 kilometers (1,864 to 3,417 miles). KCNA also reported Kim was present at the site and personally gave the order for the launch, which was the fi...
SUPER BOWL 51 HIGHLIGHTS 2017 | New England Patriots vs Atlanta Falcons  – Patriots defeated the Falcons, 34–28

SUPER BOWL 51 HIGHLIGHTS 2017 | New England Patriots vs Atlanta Falcons – Patriots defeated the Falcons, 34–28

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Super Bowl LI was an American football game played between the American Football Conference (AFC) champions New England Patriots and the National Football Conference (NFC) champions Atlanta Falcons, to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 2016 season. The Patriots defeated the Falcons, 34–28, in the first Super Bowl ever to go into overtime.[8][9] Super Bowl LI was played at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, on Sunday, February 5, 2017.[10] It was the second Super Bowl to be held at NRG Stadium, the other being Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004, which also featured the New England Patriots against that season's NFC South champion Carolina Panthers. It was also the third time the Super Bowl has been played in Houston, with Super Bowl VIII in 1974 having been held at Rice Stadiu

Aero india 2017: Homegrown ‘eye in the sky’ to join IAF fleet at aero show | Times of India

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Homegrown ‘eye in the sky’ to join IAF fleet at aero show Chethan Kumar| TNN | Updated: Feb 12, 2017, 02.37 PM IST  HIGHLIGHTS Rs 2,400-crore project will see the first aircraft inducted on February 14. The AEW&C system will help in detect incoming cruise missiles, fighter jets from both Pakistan and China The AEW&C system is equipped with a 240-degree coverage radars. Developed by Bengaluru’s Centre for Airborne Systems and integrated on Brazilian-made BENGALURU: The Indian Air Force will finally induct the first indigenously developed all-weather airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) system — 'Eye in the Sky' — at the Aero India 2017 in Bengaluru, augmenting its ability to detect incoming cruise missiles, fighter jets and even d

Andy Murray Roger Federer’s Australian Open win ‘incredible’

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ESPN Staff World No.1 Andy Murray has described Roger Federer's victory at the Australian Open as "incredible" and believes lessons can be learned from the Swiss great's build-up to the tournament. Federer, 35, was making his comeback from six months out injured in Melbourne but defied expectations by reaching the final and then defeating fellow veteran Rafael Nadal in five sets. Murray, on the other hand, travelled to Australia on the back of a successful but hectic end to the 2016 season and went on to suffer a shock fourth-round defeat to Germany's Mischa Zverev. "It's incredible what he did in Australia after such a long break," Murray said. "We play so much -- a lot of the year. Sometimes coming to events fresh can have some huge advantages. Andy Murray w...

Volunteers in New Zealand Race to Save 17 Whales Stranded After 650 Beached – NBC News

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olunteers and conservationists in New Zealand who endured frigid temperatures to help hundreds of beached pilot whales return to the water continue to have their work cut out for them. A charity that helps protect marine mammals said Sunday that about 17 of the creatures were discovered stranded again near a roadside of South Island's Golden Bay — after volunteers had spent Friday and Saturday trying to save 650 of them. Many of them were already dead, although about 240 whales refloated themselves. Nearly two dozen people were using buckets and cloths to help keep the beached whales wet, while a spotter plane was patrolling the area to see if there were any more whales heading inland toward the bay. Pilot whales grow to about 25 feet and are common around New Zealand's wate

North Korea conducts ballistic missile test – BBC News

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North Korea has fired a ballistic missile in the first such test since Donald Trump took office as US president. Mr Trump assured Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that "America stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100%". The missile flew east towards the Sea of Japan for about 500km (300 miles), South Korean officials say. Mr Abe said the test was "absolutely intolerable". Japanese officials say the missile did not reach its waters. Speaking at a joint conference during a visit to the US, Mr Abe added that Mr Trump had also assured him that he was committed to "further enforcing our alliance". During his election campaign, Mr Trump said US defence commitments to Japan and South Korea were unfair and also called for Japan to pay the full cost of stationing US troops on its s...

Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Elections 2017: Constituencies, Dates, Schedule, Latest News and Updates

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Information about India Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Election 2017 Dates, Schedule, Constituency Maps, Latest News and Updates. Map highlights polling states participating in Vidhan Sabha Chunav 2017. Manipur Assembly Election 2017 Phase - I (38 Constituencies) Date of notification: 7 February 2017 Last Date of Nominations 14 February 2017 Scrutiny of nominations 16 February 2017 Withdrawal of candidature: 18 February 2017 Polling Date 4 March 2017 Counting of Vote 11 March 2017 Phase - II (22 Constituencies) Date of notification: 11 February 2017 Last Date of Nominations 18 February 2017 Scrutiny of nominations 20 February 2017 Withdrawal of candidature: 22 February 2017 Polling Date 8 March 20...