NASA (United States) Current Affairs, GK & News

NASA’s Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD)

NASA is set to test a “Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) technology” in space, with the aim of speeding up space communications. Key Points The LCRD will be launched on December 4, following a two-year delay. It will be launched into space by Department of Defence, onboard United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket during Space ..

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Landsat 9 satellite sends 1st photos of Earth

NASA and US Geological Survey led Landsat 9 mission collected and sent its first light images of the Earth. Highlights Images highlight the remote coastal islands and inlets of Kimberley region of Western Australia, Lake Erie, white sands of Pensacola Beach and Glaciers high in the Himalayas. All the acquired images provide a preview of ..

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NASA To Launch Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) Mission

American Space Agency, NASA has announced to launch “asteroid-killing Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft” on November 24, 2021. Key Points The spacecraft will be launched, aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. It will be launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California. Under this mission, NASA will build advanced technologies which would protect the Earth from hazardous asteroid collision. Background ..

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What is Solar conjunction?

American Space Agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently decided to stop sending active commands to its missions on the MARS for next few weeks till the time “Mars solar conjunction” remains in effect. What is Solar Conjunction? As per NASA, during the Mars solar conjunction period, Earth and the MARS will be on ..

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NASA’s Lucy Mission- Key Facts

American Space Agency, NASA, is set to send its first spacecraft to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids. Key Points Spacecraft will be launched from “Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida” on October 16, 2021. This spacecraft would obtain new insights into the formation of solar system 4.5 billion years ago. The spacecraft has been named as ..

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Evidence of Solar-Driven Change traced on moon

A study led by scientists at Northern Arizona University has highlighted clues to help in understanding the active lunar surface. Highlights In the study, tiny iron-nanoparticles were found naturally on the Earth and have been found everywhere on the moon. According to an article published in Geophysical Research Letters, researchers have found that solar radiation ..

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