Low Earth orbit Current Affairs, GK & News

Chinese Rocket falls into Indian Ocean

The remains of Chinese rocket have crashed into the Indian Ocean. It is said to have been hurtling towards the earth. Hurtling is moving in a high speed, especially in a wildly uncontrolled manner. What happened? On April 28, 2021, China launched the Long March 5B rocket. The rocket carried the Tianhe core module of ..

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched 60 Starlink satellites

The SpaceX recently launched sixty Starlink Internet Satellites. The satellites were carried by Falcon 9 rocket. It was launched from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station located in Florida. SpaceX The company has done twelve launches in 2021 alone. The majority of those launches have been its own Starlink satellites. SpaceX has permission to launch ..

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LauncherOne launched by Virgin Orbit

Virgin Orbit recently launched its LauncherOne rocket to the orbit. This is the first successful flight of the rocket. Earlier an unsuccessful launch attempt was made in May 2020. LauncherOne LauncherOne is a two-stage orbital launch vehicle. It is an air-launched rocket. It is capable of carrying small satellite payloads up to 300 kilograms. The ..

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Gaganyaan Mission: L&T delivers Booster Segment, the first launch hardware to ISRO

On November 17, 2020, Larsen and Toubro delivered a Booster Segment, the first hardware for the Gaganyaan Mission to ISRO. The company has delivered the module ahead of schedule. What is a Booster segment in a rocket? It is an engine or can also be a booster rocket. It is either the first stage of ..

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Israel launches Military Surveillance Satellite

On July 6, 2020, Israel launched a new military surveillance satellite called Ofek-16 or Ofeq-16. Highlights The satellite has provided Israel technological superiority. Ofek-16 is to provide high-quality surveillance to its military through electro-optical reconnaissance technology. The satellite was launched using a locally developed “Shavit” launcher. The satellite is to revolve the earth in the ..

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