Falcon 9 rocket Current Affairs, GK & News

South Korea’s first spacecraft launched to the moon

South Korea launched its maiden spacecraft to the moon, joining the race with other countries, on August 4, 2022. The South Korean lunar orbiter will inspect the future landing spots. It was launched on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle. It will arrive in December 2022. Highlights: If this mission is successful, it will join spacecraft ..

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SpaceX incorporates subsidiary in India

Elon Musk-owned SpaceX has incorporated its wholly-owned subsidiary in India on November 1, 2021 to start local broadband operations. Key Facts The satellite broadband arm of SpaceX, Starlink, aims to start broadband services in India from December 2022. It has 2 lakh active terminals subject to permission from the Indian government. The subsidiary has been named as ..

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SpaceX Crew-1 Mission: Four Astronauts launched into space

On November 16, 2020, SpaceX launched four astronauts into the space under Mission Crew 1. The Crew Dragon capsule becomes the first spacecraft to be certified by NASA after 40 years. Being the first in a series, there will be regular flights by the SpaceX to the International Space Station. Highlights The SpaceX Falcon 9 ..

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First 60 satellites in massive Starlink Internet Constellation Launched

SpaceX successfully deployed all 60 Starlink satellites into orbit through Falcon 9 rocket. The Falcon 9 rocket was landed back successfully for the third time i.e. going to space and back. Starlink Project Starlink is SpaceX s ambitious internet-from-space initiative. The 60 satellites launched were part of the initial probe and do not have all ..

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Spacex to Launch NASA’s Asteroid-Smashing Mission

NASA has announced that SpaceX will fly its Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) planetary-defence mission. The total launch cost for NASA is estimated to be about $69 million. DART Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is a planned space probe that will demonstrate the kinetic effects of crashing an impactor spacecraft into an asteroid moon for planetary defense purposes. The mission is intended to test ..

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Israel’s Beresheet Mission Crashes on the Moon

World’s first privately funded lunar Mission Beresheet crashed on the Moon. Beresheet crashed during a landing attempt. It is said that the spacecraft had problems with its main engine during its descent that left it unable to slow down in time before it smashed into the lunar surface. About the Mission Beresheet (Hebrew for the ..

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