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On April 1, ISRO has successfully launched India’s latest EMISAT defence satellite from the Sriharikota spaceport. In today’s mission, the rocket PSLV-C45 flew in a new configuration called “QL”. In this configuration, the rocket is fitted with four longer versions of strap-on motors that provide the vehicle the required additional thrust. Earlier, the rocket used ..
Russia has successfully tested a new hypersonic nuclear weapon delivery system , named “Avangard”, from the Dombarovskiy missile base in the southern Ural Mountains. It successfully hit a practice target on the Kura shooting range on Kamchatka, 6,000 kilometers (3,700 miles) away. The Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle flies 27 times faster than the speed of ..
Topics: Aerodynamics • Aerospace engineering • Aircraft • Airspeed • Avangard • Aviation • Boost-glide • Hypersonic aircraft • Hypersonic speed • Intercontinental ballistic missile • Outer space • Space weapons
India’s first private sector unit for manufacturing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) has recently opened at Adani Aerospace Park near Shamshabad in Hyderabad. The 50,000-sq ft state-of-the-art facility facility is built by the Adani Group and Israel-based Elbit Systems. It will start operations with the manufacturing of complete carbon composite aero-structures for the Hermes 900 UAV, ..
Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet has successfully conducted India’s first-ever test flight powered by biojet fuel between Dehradun and Delhi on August 27, 2018. The 43 minute flight was operated by the airline’s Bombardier Q-400 aircraft with total 25 on onboard, including crew. The flight was powered with a blend of 75% Air Turbine Fuel (ATF) ..
PSLV PSLV is designed mainly to deliver the ―earth-observation or ―remote-sensing‖ satellites with lift-off mass of up to about 1750 Kg to Sun-Synchronous circular polar orbits of 600-900 Km altitude. PSLV is also used to launch the satellites of lower lift-off mass of up to about 1400 Kg to the elliptical Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO). ..
Topics: Aerospace engineering • Astrodynamics • Earth orbits • Geocentric orbit • Geostationary Transfer Orbit • Geosynchronous orbit • Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle • Indian Space Research Organisation • Outer space • Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle • Satish Dhawan Space Centre • Spaceflight