Space technology Current Affairs - 2019

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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…

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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…

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Exclusive Satellite to help in securing Pakistan and Bangladesh borders

Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) will launch a satellite exclusively for the Union Home Ministry to help it in strengthening its frontiers with Pakistan and Bangladesh among others. Features of the exclusive satellite for Border Management The important features of the exclusive satellite for Border Management are: The exclusive satellite will be utilised for the Read More…

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NASA’s spacecraft OSIRIS-REx arrives at its targeted asteroid Bennu after 2-year journey

NASA’s first-ever OSIRIS-REx mission designed to visit asteroid and return sample of its dust back to Earth reached its destination, Bennu, two years after its launch. It will use its suite of five science instruments to study asteroid for the next year and a half. OSIRIS-Rex OSIRIS-Rex stands for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Read More…

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SpaceX successfully launches 64 small satellites using reusable Falcon 9 rocket

Elon Musk-led SpaceX has successfully launched 64 small satellites into low Earth orbit onboard of its reusable and preflown Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. This has set new record in United States of launching satellites in single go. It was third voyage of Falcon 9 rocket, marking another milestone in Read More…

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ISRO successfully launches earth observation satellite HysIS, 30 foreign satellites into orbit

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched country’s first advance earth observation satellite Hyper Spectral Imaging Satellite (HysIS) along with 30 other satellites from eight countries. These satellites were launched on board of ISRO’s workhorse PSLV-C43 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. About mission PSLV-C43 was 45th flight of Read More…

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Mohammed VI-B: Morocco launches its second earth observation satellite

Morocco successfully launched its second earth observation satellite named Mohammed VI-B on board of Arianespace Vega rocket from launch pad at Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana in South America.  It will be placed at same orbit as its twin satellite Mohammed 6-A, the first Moroccan satellite launched in November 2017 also on Vega Read More…

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