ISRO is all set to launch the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C52 on February 14. Designed to orbit earth, satellite named (EOS-04) the PSLV-C52, would be launched at 5:59 am, from first pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. Notably, the satellite would be carrying two small satellites as co-passengers. The launch from Space Centre would reportedly be telecasted live.
Japan successfully launched a small Epsilon 5 rocket carrying nine satellites. The launch took place at the Uchinoura Space Center in Kagoshima's southwestern region and was aired live by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Reportedly, private corporations and businesses built the nine satellites. The launch had already been rescheduled three times due to technical… read-more
In one of the biggest hiring, Amazon has decided to employ 55,000 people around the globe, close to facebook's employee count. However, about 40,000 people will be working in the US. The company said the posts include tech & corporate roles, packaging in the warehouse, shipping orders, and several new roles in order to increase internet service, as Amazon wants to launch its satellites.
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China successfully launched its space station on June 17 from the Jiuquan launch centre in the northwest of the Gobi desert. Zhang Zhen, director of the Jiuquan satellite launch centre said, "The Long March-2F rocket has sent the Shenzhou-12 manned spacecraft". Carrying three astronauts, the Shenzhou-12 will get attached to the main section of the space station. Acknowledging the crowd of supporters, the astronauts sung the patriotic song of… read-more
To establish better contact throughout the Gaganyaan Mission, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch a 'data relay satellite' before the last stage of the mission. Reportedly, the Rs 800 crore project will serve as the medium to pass information from the Ganganyaan spacecraft to the ground stations on Earth by avoiding issues at the blind spots. The first leg Gaganyaan mission-unmanned will launch in December 2021.
The US state department on March 25 expressed the importance of NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) mission aimed at enhancing management of natural resources and disaster preparedness. Reportedly, the SUV-size Earth-observing satellite will use advanced radar imaging to evaluate land surface changes. While NASA will provide the radar reflector antenna and a communication subsystem, ISRO plans to provide the spacecraft bus and other… read-more
The Indian Space and Research Organisation has planned to launch an earth observation satellite on March 28 to enhance the Geo monitoring of India. Named GISAT-1, the satellite will provide real-time images of the borders and will help in monitoring natural disasters. To be launched from Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota spaceport, the GISAT-1 will be carried by GSLV-F10 "subject to weather conditions". Initially slated for March 5, 2020, the… read-more
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SpaceKidz India, a science research body, is planning to send a satellite into space carrying PM Narendra Modi's photograph, a Bhagwad Gita copy and names of 25,000 citizens. Named as Satish Dhawan Satellite, it will be launched by the PSLV by February end. Carrying three other payloads to study space radiation, magnetosphere, and demonstrate a low-power wide-area communication network, the satellite will be among the first two private… read-more
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Space startup firm Aevum that has software powering the world’s largest drone ‘Ravn X’ claimed that it could deliver satellites into space, reducing the liftoff cost. The company said the 80ft long x 18ft tall drone could launch satellites into Low-earth orbit of space. Moreover, the company stated that the launch system is 70% reusable while it is working on to make it 100%. Reportedly, the company has secured launch contracts worth over $1… read-more
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