New head of Indian space agency’s ‘biggest challenge’ will be human spaceflight

The new head of the India Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has an ambitious agenda to put human spaceflight back on track, according to media reports. Shri. Somanath assumed the helm of the agency on Friday (Jan. 14) as ISRO works to help the Gaganyaan human spaceflight program recover from setbacks in part induced by the … Read more

Ocean currents: Outsider wins DARPA challenge to predict where floats will drift

A competition to forecast the locations of 90 floats drifting in the Atlantic could lead to better methods for tracking oil slicks and locating shipwreck survivors Technology 10 January 2022 By David Hambling A drifting float like those used in the challenge Courtesy of Sofar Ocean A satellite engineer with no background in oceanography has … Read more