International Space Station: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

SpaceX to send astronauts to ISS in May

America-based Private space agency owned by Elon Musk, SpaceX will send astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) for the first time in May. This was announced by NASA, which also revealed that the first crewed launch from the United States to the ISS platform since 2011 is to be sent through SpaceX. The space company will launch a Falcon 9 rocket to transport NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the ..

NASA’s astronaut Christina Koch creates world record

The noted astronaut of the US- based National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Christina Koch recently completed the longest-ever single spaceflight by a woman. Christina Koch landed through a parachute at Kazakhstan, from the Russian Soyuz spacecraft she was onboard. She had created a record by spending 328 days on the International Space Station (ISS) ..

SpaceX makes supply run for NASA

American aeronautical company SpaceX launched several experiments into the space on December 5th on board its Dragon Capsule. The SpaceX Dragon is a reusable spacecraft used for delivering cargo. This is the 19th supply run made by the company for NASA and it was launched from Cape Canaveral. It delivered the following to the International ..

Japan launchs world’s biggest transport space ship for space station

Japan has successfully launched an unmanned spacecraft “Kounotori8” towards the International Space Station (ISS) from the Tanegashima Space Center at Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in southwestern Japan. The acronym ‘Kounotori8’ stands for “white stork” in Japanese & intends to deliver about 5.3 tonnes of supplies to astronauts at the ISS.

Fedor: The Robot

The FEDOR (Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research) robot is the humanoid robot sent to the International Space Station (ISS) on a planned two-week mission to support the crew and test its skills. How will it work? The FEDOR will be operated manually by ISS astronauts wearing robotic exoskeleton suits. The robot mirrors their movements. This ..

Russia launchs rocket carrying life-sized robot “Fedor” to International Space Station

Russia has launched a rocket carrying life-sized robot to the International Space Station (ISS) from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It is set to arrive at the station on Saturday. The robot, named Fedor (Experimental Demonstration Object Research), is the first ever sent into space by Russia. Fedor stands some one metre and 80 centimetres tall ..

TIANGONG-2

Tiangong-2 was the Chinese space laboratory which was used as a testbed for key technologies that will be used in the Chinese large modular space station, which is planned for launch between 2019 and 2022. Features of Tiangong-2 Tiangong-2 which weighed 8.6 metric tones was 10.4 metres long and 3.35 metres wide at its widest point. Launched ..

Ravana-1 Launched into Orbit

Ravana-1 which is the first satellite of Sri Lanka was successfully launched into orbit from International Space Station. Ravana-1 Ravana-1 has been designed by two Sri Lankan engineers studying space engineering at Japan s Kyushu Institute of Technology. The satellite is expected to fulfil five missions which include capturing of pictures of Sri Lanka and ..