Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a customer payload plus its own broadband demonstration satellites in the company’s first mission since millions tuned in earlier this month for its Falcon Heavy debut.
Indian scientists have developed a super critical carbon di oxide Brayton test loop facility that would help generate clean energy from future power plants including solar thermal.
The sale of the first tranche of electoral bonds will start from March 1 for a period of 10 days. This is the first issue of the scheme, which was originally scheduled for January 2018 for the first quarter of the year, the Finance Ministry said on 22 February 2018.
Venezuela has formally launched its new oil-backed cryptocurrency in an unconventional bid to haul itself out of a deepening economic crisis. The leftist Caracas government put 38.4 million units of the world’s first state-backed digital currency, the Petro, on private pre-sale from the early hours.
India’s indigenously designed and developed light transport aircraft SARAS test flown successfully for the second time within a month in Bengaluru on 21 February 2018. Once the design of this prototype version is frozen, it will prepare the country to go for production of a much-awaited 19-seater passenger plane in 2-3 years.
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked telecom service providers to start issuing 13-digit digit numbers for SIM based machine-to-machine (M2M) services, which will co-exist with 10-digit numbers. The DoT had approved the scheme and a letter on it was sent to various departments on February 9, 2018.
Astronomers have detected what are likely to be the most massive black holes ever discovered in the universe. The discovery was made using data collected by NASA’s Chandra X-ray telescope on galaxies up to 3.5 billion light years away from Earth, researchers said.
India on 20 February 2018 test-fired its medium range nuclear capable Agni-II missile with a strike range of 2,000 km from Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast. The trial of the surface-to-surface missile was conducted from a mobile launcher at the Launch Complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR).