Low Earth orbit
India is set to launch Vikram-S on November 15 from Indian Space Research Organisation’s launchpad at Sriharikota – an island in Andhra Pradesh. What is Vikram-S? Vikram-S, a single stage sub-orbital launch vehicle, is India’s first privately developed rocket. It ..
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, ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2021
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2020