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SpaceX launches rocket carrying Blacksky, Starlink satellites

The SpaceX recently launched fifty satellites. These satellites are to join the Starlink mega constellation. The satellites were launched on Falcon 9 rocket. About the launch SpaceX launched 48 Starlink satellites and two Earth Observation satellites called Blacksky Global. The Blacksky Global is building a satellite constellation which is capable of providing images of any ..

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Gaofen-11 03- China launches a new satellite

On November 20, 2021, China launched a new satellite called “Gaofen-11 03” from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre. Key Points Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre is located in the northern province of Shanxi. Satellite was launched by a Long March-4B rocket. It entered the planned orbit successfully. Launch of the satellite marked 397th mission of Long ..

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CEOS COAST: ISRO- NOAA Project endorsed by UN Body

Recently, UN body has endorsed a multinational project called “Committee on Earth Observation Satellites Coastal Observations, Applications, Services, and Tools (CEOS COAST)”. About CEOS COAST CEOS COAST programme is co-led by ISRO and NOAA from US. This programme aims to improve accuracy of coastal data on the basis of satellite and land-based observations. It also ..

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ISRO revises launch schedule of GISAT-1

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has revised the schedule launch of geo imaging satellite GISAT-1 on board GSLV-F10 rocket after a minor issue occurred with the spacecraft. Highlights The spacecraft was scheduled to be launched on March 28. But due to minor issue, it will now be launched on April 18 from Sriharikota spaceport.  Originally, ..

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CMS-01 Satellite

India recently launched the CMS-01 communication satellite into the Geostationary Transfer Orbit. It was earlier called the GSAT-12R. The satellite was launched on a PSLV-C50 launch vehicle. About the CMS-01 Satellite It is the 42nd communication satellite of India It weighs 1,410 kilograms. It is a replacement of GSAT-12. The GSAT-12 was launched in 2011 ..

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ISRO to launch 10 Earth Imaging Satellites in 2020 including first Geo Imaging Satellite-1

On February 15, 2020, ISRO published its annual report 2019-20. According to the report, the Indian Space Research Organization will launch 10 Earth Observation Satellites in 2020-21. It includes the first Geo Imaging Satellite, GISAT-1. Highlights The report says that 18 communication satellites, 19 national Earth Observation satellites and eight navigation satellites are in service. ..

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