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 ..


ISRO to launch Amazonia satellite of Brazil

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 ..


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

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 ..


Tianwen 1: China’s first Mars Exploration Mission

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 ..


Gravity Assist Maneuver

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 ..

GSLV Mk-III Rocket

The Chandrayaan 2 mission was aborted at the last minute due to technical glitches with the GSLV Mk-III Rocket. This has raised some concerns since ISRO intends to use GSLV Mk-III for all future deep space exploration missions, including Gaganyaan, India’s ..