Aerospace engineering: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

ISRO launches EMISAT and 28 customer satellites by PSLV-C45

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 ..

Russia tests a new hypersonic nuclear weapon delivery system ‘Avangard’

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 ..

India’s first private Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) factory opened in Hyderabad

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 ..

India’s first-ever test flight powered by biojet fuel successfully conducted

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 ..

PSLV versus GSLV

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 ..