Space Current Affairs - 2019

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NASA takes first high-resolution measurements of Interplanetary Shock

NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission took first high-resolution measurements of an interplanetary shock.  These shocks are made of particles and electromagnetic waves launched by Sun. These interplanetary shocks provide ideal test beds for learning about larger universal phenomena. About Interplanetary shocks They are type of collisionless shock — ones where particles transfer energy through electromagnetic Read More…

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Japan’s Hayabusa2 Probe makes 2nd touchdown on asteroid Ryugu

Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe has made a perfect touchdown on a distant asteroid named Ryugu, some 300 million kilometres from Earth. It collected samples from beneath surface in an unprecedented mission that could shed light on origins of solar system. About Hayabusa2 Mission Creating History: Before this touchdown by Hayabusa2 probe, a  sub-surface material from a Read More…

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NASA’s Dragonfly to look for Origins, Signs of Life in Titan

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently announced its plan to launch Dragonfly drone helicopter to Saturn’s largest moon Titan in search of building blocks of life. About NASA’s Dragonfly Mission It is part of space agencies quest to search for building blocks of life and will aim towards collecting samples and examining sites around Read More…

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ISRO to launch Radar Imaging Satellite ‘RISAT 2BR1’ by end of May 2019

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced its plans to launch its latest radar imaging reconnaissance satellite ‘RISAT 2BR1’ towards the end of May 2019. Its launch was earlier scheduled in 2020 after RISAT-2A but is now preponed. About Launch The RISAT (radar imaging satellite), will be carried by PSLV-C46. It is one of the Read More…

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President Trump Signs Directive to Create a Military Space Force

President Trump has signed a directive to create a Military Space Force. The directive orders the Pentagon to establish the Space Force as the sixth branch of the United States military, to go along with the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. Military Space Force The main goal of the Space Force is Read More…

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10 dimensions of Vision 2030

The Union Government in the interim budget 2019 unveiled its vision for 2030, listing 10 dimensions to create an India where poverty, malnutrition, littering and illiteracy would be a matter of the past. Vision 2030 The 10 dimensions of Vision 2030 listed in the interim budget 2019 are: Physical & Social Infrastructure Building next-generation infrastructure in all Read More…

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Young Scientist Programme

Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has announced Young Scientist Programme to inculcate and nurture space research fervour in young minds. Young Scientist programme is part of Isro’s efforts to reach out to the student community. On the New Year day, Isro had organised Samwad with Students and an announcement was made about the student outreach Read More…

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