Mangalyaan: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

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

Published: November 17, 2020

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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ISRO to launch Amazonia satellite of Brazil

Published: July 10, 2020

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is to launch Amazonia-1 satellite developed by Brazil in August 2020. Highlights Amazonia-1 is the first earth observation satellite completely developed by Brazil. The operations of Amazonia-1 will be held jointly under China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite Programme (CBERS) CBERS So far, six satellites have been launched under CBERS programme. ..

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ISRO’s Mangalyaan captures images of Phobos, Biggest moon of Mars

Published: July 4, 2020

The Mars orbiter of the Indian Space Research Organization has captured images of Phobos, the biggest moon of Mars. Highlights The Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft was placed in Mars orbit in September 2014. By this India entered the elite group of countries that hold an orbiter around the planet. The other countries that hold satellites ..

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Tianwen 1: China’s first Mars Exploration Mission

Published: April 24, 2020

On April 24, 2020, the Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA) named its first Mars Exploration mission as Tianwen 1. The CNSA also announced that henceforth all the planetary missions are to be named as Tianwen series. Highlights The announcement comes on April 24 as China has been celebrating its National Space Day on April 24 ..

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Gravity Assist Maneuver

Published: August 16, 2019

The Gravity Assist Maneuver (also known as a gravitational slingshot, gravity assist maneuver or simply swing-by) is a term used in aerospace technology when the satellite uses the gravity of a celestial body (Earth, Moon or the Sun) to change the direction profile and moving of a spacecraft. What is Gravity Assist Maneuver? The Gravity ..

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