Satellite Technology Current Affairs - 2020

DRDO displays A-SAT weapon system at Republic Day Parade

On January 26, 2020, the Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) displayed the A-SAT weapon system. A-SAT is the Anti-Satellite Weapon System. India is one of the few countries in the world to own the technology. The other countries include US, China and Russia. Highlights DRDO launched “Mission Shakti”, the first A-SAT mission. The mission demonstrated Read More…

ISRO sets up Space Technology Cells in premier institutions

The Indian Space Research Organization will set up five Space Technology Cells at the premier institutes in order to carry out research activities. It includes IISc, IITs in Kharagpur, Bombay, Madras and Kanpur. Space Technology cell The Technology cells will consist of professors and scholars associated with the institute. Under the programme, the experts will Read More…

NASA launches Remote Sensing Toolkit to promote commercial use of satellite data

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has launched ‘Remote Sensing Toolkit’ to promote commercial use of satellite data. The toolkit was launched as part of NASA’s Technology Transfer program that offers open remote-sensing data benefiting scientific community, other government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Remote Sensing Toolkit It is an online toolkit that aims to Read More…

ISRO signs contracts with 3 vendors to assemble 27 Satellites 

U.R. Rao Satellite Centre (URSC), ISRO’s nodal satellites division has signed separate contracts with three vendors to outsource Spacecraft Assembly Integration and Testing (AIT) activities. The contracts were signed with Alpha Design Technologies P Ltd and its six consortium members; also with defence public enterprise Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) and Tata Advanced Systems Ltd, Hyderabad. Read More…

NISAR: ISRO, NASA jointly working Dual Frequency Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging Satellite

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) of NASA are jointly working on the development of NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR), a Dual Frequency Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging Satellite. Salient Features NISAR is a dual frequency (L & S Band) Radar Imaging Satellite. It will be the first radar imaging satellite to Read More…