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On May 14, 2021, the Chinese Spacecraft Tianwen 1 landed on Mars successfully. It was launched in July 2020 on a Long March 5 rocket. About the landing Tianwen 1 has been orbiting Mars for three months now. The lander that carried the Zhurong rover touched down the Martian surface successfully. It landed in the ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2021
Category: Science & Technology Current Affairs
After the Vikram lander of the Chandrayaan-2 mission lost its communication link with the ground station, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had started its efforts to restore the link. This has not been successful so far. About Chandrayaan-2 Mission Chandrayaan-2 Mission was India’s first moon lander and rover mission. ISRO attempted to soft-land the ..
Topics: Chandrayaan programme • Chandrayaan-2 • Exploration of the Moon • In India • In spaceflight • Indian Space Research Organisation • Lander • Lunar rovers • Outer space • Rover • Spacecraft • Spaceflight
In a major success for the Indian Space Research Organization, the lander Vikram successfully detached itself the orbital module of the Chandrayaan -2 spacecraft. The lander will now make a four day journey to moon’s surface. About Vikram The lander component of the Chandrayaan-2 is known as Vikram. Named in honor of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, ..
Topics: Chandrayaan programme • Chandrayaan-2 • Indian Space Research Organisation • Lander • Lunar rovers • Outer space • Pragyan • Rover • Sarabhai • Science and technology in India • Spaceflight • Vikram Sarabhai
India has successfully launched its 2nd lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 onboard its powerful rocket GSLV-MkIII-M1 from Sriharikota to explore the uncharted south pole of the Moon by landing a rover. The Rs 978 crore mission will mark a giant leap in India’s space research and make it only the 4th country to have landed a rover ..
Topics: Chandrayaan programme • Chandrayaan-2 • Exploration of the Moon • In India • Indian Space Research Organisation • Lander • Lunar rovers • Lunar South Pole • Pragyan • Rover • Spacecraft • Spaceflight
Spacex to Launch NASA’s Asteroid-Smashing Mission. Which will blast off in June 2021 and this will smash into the asteroid’s moon around October 2022 The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is a spacecraft designed to determine whether an asteroid can be redirected with a high-speed collision. SpaceX will launch the spacecraft toward an asteroid named ..
Topics: AIDA • Asteroid • Asteroid impact avoidance • Binary asteroid • Double Asteroid Redirection Test • Impact event • Lander • Outer space • Planetary defense • Solar System Exploration program • Spacecraft • Uncrewed spacecraft
NASA awarded $69 million to SpaceX to redirect an asteroid. The mission is called DART ”Double Asteroid Redirection Test. It works on Kinetic Impactor technique. The technique is sending a high speed spacecraft to the path of an astronomical object approaching the earth. The asteroid is called Didymos and is to hit the earth by ..