ESA Current Affairs - 2019

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SpaceX launches Cargo Mission for NASA to ISS

SpaceX successfully launched a Dragon spacecraft on a cargo mission for NASA to International Space Station (ISS). About Mission This is SpaceX’s fifth launch of year. The launch was rescheduled earlier due to some electrical problem on ISS. It was launched on a ‘Falcon 9’ rocket, from Cape Canaveral in Florida. It is being used Read More…

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BepiColombo Ready for Long Cruise to Mercury

The European Space Agency (ESA) – Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)’s BepiColombo mission has successfully completed a series of tests and has completed its near-Earth commissioning phase. The BepiColombo mission is now ready for the operations that will take place during the cruise and, eventually, for its scientific investigations at Mercury. About the Mission BepiColombo is Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & TechnologyUPSC

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Soyuz Spacecraft Successfully reach ISS

Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying  NASA Astronaut Nick Hague and Christina Koch, and Cosmonaut (Russian Crew members are called as a cosmonaut) Alexey Ovchinin successfully docked International Space Station. Soyuz Spacecraft Soyuz is a Russian Spacecraft carries people and supplies to and from the space station. Soyuz Spacecraft also function as lifeboats and one Soyuz spacecraft is always docked Read More…

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SpaceX Crew Dragon docks with International Space Station

The Crew Dragon capsule of Space X has successfully docked with the International Space Station. SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule The demonstration mission is named as Demo-1. It was a test mission before it can begin taking US astronauts into space. After the successful docking, the crew members of International Space Station opened the hatch of Read More…

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Parliamentary Panel Report on Western Ghats

The Western Ghats has an exceptionally high level of biological diversity and endemism and is recognized as one of the world’s eight ‘hottest hotspots’ of biological diversity. The Western Ghats represents geomorphic features of immense importance with unique biophysical and ecological processes. The Rajya Sabha Committee on Government Assurances has examined issues related to the categorisation Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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Sun’s core rotates 4 times faster than its surface: Study

A team of researchers have discovered solar seismic waves which revealed that Sun’s core is rotating four times faster than its surface.  Earlier it was assumed that sun’s core rotate at same speed as the surface. The discovery was made using 16 years of observations from GOLF (Global Oscillations at Low Frequency) instrument on Solar Read More…

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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft to make final observations of Saturn

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft after studying Saturn, its rings and moons for more than 12 years, has entered in the final year of its epic voyage. In its epic voyage, the Cassini spacecraft will make the closest-ever observations of the planet. Beginning November 30, 2016 Cassini will make the closest-ever observations of Saturn. During the final Read More…

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