Falcon Current Affairs, GK & News

Shaheen-II: successfully test-fired by Pakistan

Pakistan has successfully test-fired a land-based ballistic missile named ‘Shaheen-II’. The impact point of missile was in the Arabian Sea. Key Highlights Background: On 9 March 2004 Pakistan successfully test fires a medium-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile Shaheen-II from an undisclosed location. Now on 21 May 2019 Pakistan test-fired intermediate-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile which could 2,000 ..

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SpaceX carries out first commercial launch with Falcon Heavy rocket

SpaceX carried out its first commercial operational mission by launching its Falcon Heavy rocket to place a Saudi telecoms satellite into orbit operated by Arabsat. The Saudi telecoms bright white rocket rose with a mighty roar and spewed thick gray smoke and shiny silver satellite was successfully deployed after lift-off of about 34 minutes from ..

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SpaceX confirms plans to launch first private spaceship to ISS

SpaceX confirmed its plans to launch a rocket and capsule on May 7, 2012 in a historic first flight of a private spaceship to the ISS (International Space Station). SpaceX held that its unmanned Dragon capsule is due to ride on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. SpaceX aims ..

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Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 (HTV-2)

HTV-2 is an unmanned, rocket-launched, manoeuvrable aircraft that can glide through the Earth’s atmosphere at a top speed of 21,580 kmph. The US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) launched it atop a rocket recently from Vandenberg Air Force Base, but lost contact with it after the vehicle successfully separated from the booster and entered ..

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