Space technology Current Affairs - 2020

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…

IIT Delhi, ISRO to set up Space Technology Cell

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi will set up a Space Technology Cell in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), the space agency of country at the IIT campus. With the move, IIT Delhi have joined the league of other premier institutions where the Space Technology Cells (STCs) have been set up, Read More…

MEV-1: 1st Satellite Servicing Spacecraft launched

The robotic Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) was successfully launched atop of Russian Proton rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It is first of its kind commercial satellite-servicing spacecraft. It is designed to dock with aging spacecraft more than 22,000 miles above Earth, then extend its life with aid of solar-electric thrusters. Its successful launch marks Read More…

LESA: ESA tests device to rescue injured astronauts

European Space Agency (ESA) recently tested a device called Evacuation System Assembly (or LESA), which is designed to assist in astronaut rescue missions on the surface of Moon. As per ESA, it is world’s 1st device aimed to help future incapacitated astronauts. About LESA Among other preparations for NASA’s 2024 Moon mission (Artemis Mission), scientists Read More…

ISRO opens registration for Young Scientist Programme

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has opened the registration for recently launched Young Scientist Programme. The programme also referred to as “YUva VIgyani KAryakram” (Yuvika) is aimed at imparting basic knowledge on Space Technology, Space Science and Space Applications to the younger ones with the intent of arousing their interest in the emerging areas of Read More…