Chandrayaan Current Affairs, GK & News

Chandrayaan-2 maps sodium content on Moon’s surface

For the first time, the spectrometer on Chandrayaan-2 mapped abundance of sodium on the moon. Key facts The x-ray spectrometer called CLASS (Chandrayaan-2 Large Area Soft X-ray Spectrometer) aboard the Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter detected a large amount of sodium on the moon for the first time. Earlier, Chandrayaan-1 X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometer (C1XS) opened up the possibility ..

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Gaganyaan Mission: L&T delivers Booster Segment, the first launch hardware to ISRO

On November 17, 2020, Larsen and Toubro delivered a Booster Segment, the first hardware for the Gaganyaan Mission to ISRO. The company has delivered the module ahead of schedule. What is a Booster segment in a rocket? It is an engine or can also be a booster rocket. It is either the first stage of ..

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ISRO to launch Earth Observation Satellite EOS-1 and 9 Customer Satellites

The Indian Space Research Organisation is to launch Earth observation satellite, RISAT-2BR2 and nine other customer satellites by November 7, 2020. Highlights Around 10 missions of ISRO were disturbed due to covid-19. About the Earth Observation Satellite The Earth observation satellite has been code named EOS-01. It aims to support applications in Forestry, agriculture and ..

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NASA takes Chandrayaan’s Water Discovery to a step higher

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA has found the presence of water on the sun lit surface of the Moon. The presence of water was found by the spacecraft SOFIA. Earlier, ISRO Chandrayaan 1 confirmed the presence of water in the shadowed places of moon. Thus, NASA has taken the discovery of water on ..

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ISRO to launch Amazonia satellite of Brazil

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is to launch Amazonia-1 satellite developed by Brazil in August 2020. Highlights Amazonia-1 is the first earth observation satellite completely developed by Brazil. The operations of Amazonia-1 will be held jointly under China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite Programme (CBERS) CBERS So far, six satellites have been launched under CBERS programme. ..

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Update : Chandrayaan 2

To test the effectiveness of the landing gear and motor assembly of the soon-to-be-launched Chnadrayaan-2 lunar rover, it was tested on a proto-Lunar Terrain Test Facility (LTTF) at ISRO’s advanced satellite testing unit, ISITE, in Bengaluru. This was done by modifying a balloon research lab, about 30-40 m high, long and wide. What was done? ..

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