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Washington | 3 months ago
Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo completes test flight
Washington, Jan 11 - Virgin Galactic's space tourism vehicle, SpaceShipTwo, recorded a new high Friday on its third rocket-powered supersonic test flight.The passenger-carrying reusable space vehicle departed from Mojave Air and Space Port in California at 7.22 a.m. Pacific Standard Time on its WhiteKnightTwo mothership, which took it to the planned altitude of 14,020 metres -. At the controls wer ... read more

Hyderabad | 4 months ago
Tests underway for Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle
Hyderabad, Nov 20 - A series of tests are underway for India's first Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle - and this will get a boost with the wind tunnel facility coming up here.Defence Research and Development Organisation - is confident that HSTDV, which has already achieved 6.5 Mach, will achieve its aim of scramjet flight for 20 seconds.Mach is commonly used to represent the speed of an ... read more

10 months ago
'Shortcut Romeo' cooly crafted cat-and-mouse game
Film: Shortcut Romeo; Cast: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Ameesha Patel and Puja Gupta; Director: Susi Ganesh; Rating; *** There are two ways of doing a full-on masala film. You either turn it on its head and poke fun at ridiculous cinematic conventions. Or you treat the stereotypical characters and sacred cows of our cinema with full seriousness. Shortcut Romeo takes the midway route. It seems so full of ... read more

10 months ago
'Shortcut Romeo' cooly crafted cat-and-mouse game
Film: Shortcut Romeo; Cast: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Ameesha Patel and Puja Gupta; Director: Susi Ganesh; Rating; ***There are two ways of doing a full-on masala film. You either turn it on its head and poke fun at ridiculous cinematic conventions. Or you treat the stereotypical characters and sacred cows of our cinema with full seriousness.Shortcut Romeo takes the midway route. It seems so full of the ... read more

Washington | 11 months ago
US aircraft flies at over five times speed of sound
Washington, May 4 - The US Air Force announced its X-51A Waverider aircraft has achieved the longest hypersonic flight in history, flying for three and a half minutes on scramjet power at more than five times the speed of sound.The final flight of the unmanned aircraft built by Boeing reached Mach 5.1 over the Pacific Ocean May 1. It travelled over 230 nautical miles in just over six minutes, repo ... read more

1 year ago
Russia to build hypersonic missile
Moscow, Sep 20 - Russia will set up an aerospace company comprising missile makers NPO Mashinostroyenie and Tactical Missiles Corporation to develop hypersonic weapon technology, a senior minister said.Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said: Initially, we are talking about a big 'super-holding' based on Tactical Missiles Corporation and NPO Mashinostroyenie.We have found an acceptable solution ... read more

Tehran | 1 year ago
Iran threatens Israel
Tehran, July 2 - Iran will respond with its new indigenously built anti-radar ballistic missiles if Israel attacks the Islamic republic, the official media reported.Iran will respond if Israel ventures an attack on the Islamic republic, the IRNA news agency quoted Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of aerospace unit of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps -, as saying Sunday.Iran was at the final stage ... read more

London | 2 years ago
Recreating planetary sounds from Mars, Venus
London, April 3 - Scientists have for the first time recreated the sound of lightning and whirlwinds from Mars and Venus and also how we would hear human voices on their surface.A team from the University of Southampton, led by professor Tim Leighton, created these sounds and that of ice volcanoes on Saturn's moon, Titan, with the help of tools and techniques of physics and math. They have also mo ... read more

New Delhi | 2 years ago
Army to order mountain-strike BrahMos regiment soon
New Delhi, March 31 - The Indian Army will soon place an order for a regiment of the 290-km-range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with a steep dive capability for mountainous terrain, an top defence official said Saturday.BrahMos Aerospace chief Dr. A. Sivathanu Pillai told a press conference at the defence exposition here that the order will be received to supply the steep dive capability BrahM ... read more

2 years ago
Russian-built, BrahMos-fitted frigate set for Indian Navy induction
Moscow, Dec 16 - Equipped with BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles, INS Teg, a Russian-built frigate for the Indian Navy, will set sail once its Indian crew arrives and takes over the warship from the Russian Navy, well-informed sources said here Friday.INS Teg is the first of six Talwar - class frigates to be equipped with the 290-km BrahMos missiles jointly developed by India and Russia. The firs ... read more

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