Page-5 of International Space Station Current Affairs, GK & News

Raavana-1: Sri Lanka’s 1st satellite successfully launched

Sri Lanka’s first ever satellite ‘Raavana-1’, designed and developed by two Sri Lankan engineers, was successfully placed into orbit. It was launched from International Space Station (ISS) along with two other BIRDS 3 satellites from Japan and Nepal. About Raavana-1 Background: The satellite was officially handed over to JAXA (Japanese Aerospace and Exploration Agency) on ..

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Fact Sheet: India to have its own Space Station

K. Sivan, Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) recently announced that the country is planning to launch its own space station and modalities for it will be worked out after Gaganyaan Mission (India’s maiden manned mission to space). Key Highlights Mastering Technology: Although ISRO made announcement of space station recently but it has been ..

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Germany eyes the attractive Space Market

Germany is trying to get new laws passed and even rope in increased private investment in the growing space market which is all set to reach a figure of $1 trillion per year by 2040s. The push to give Germany a bigger role in the space race comes as the European, the Asiana and the ..

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Christina Koch to set a new record for longest spaceflight by a woman

NASA astronaut Christina Koch will set record for longest single spaceflight by a woman. Her mission on the International Space Station (ISS) has extended to 328 days. Koch arrived at the space station on 14th March 2019, and now is scheduled to remain in orbit until February 2020. With this, she will eclipse the record ..

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Antares Rocket takes off for International Space Station

Antares rocket built by Northrop Grumman lifted off from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore carrying the Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft to the International Space Station. Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft The spacecraft has successfully separated from the rocket and was flying on its way to the space station. Key facts about the Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft: The ..

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