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Russia to launch third generation Glonass-K Satellite

Russia recently announced that it is to launch the third generation Glonass-K satellite from the Plesetsk Space Centre in August, 2020. The launch of the satellite was postponed several times. Highlights Glonass-K is a Russian navigation satellite. It is to be launched using Soyuz carrier rocket. The first Glonass-K satellite was launched in 2011 and ..

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Indian Scientists Discover model to predict Ionospheric Electron Density

The Indian Institute of Geomagnetism researchers have developed a model that will predict electronic density of ionosphere. This is highly important for the communication and navigation on the earth. Highlights The researchers developed an Artificial Neural Networks based Global Ionospheric Model (ANNIM) to predict ionospheric electron density. The model was developed by using data collected ..

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Satellite-based advisory service ‘Gemini’ launched for deep sea fishermen

The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) and Airport Authority of India (AAI) has launched a new satellite-based GEMINI system that will alert deep-sea fishermen of upcoming disasters. The acronym ‘GEMINI’ stands for “GAGAN Enabled Mariner’s Instrument for Navigation and Information”& is works on GAGAN (GPS-Aided Geo Augmented Navigation) satellite system of ISRO ..

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NavIC System (IRNSS)

The Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS) is a sub-regional satellite navigation system which is owned and operated by the ISRO on behalf of the by the Indian government.? As of 2019, the IRNSS is now complete with its entire constellation of satellites in orbit. It was renamed as the Navigation Indian Constellation (NAVIC) by ..

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Government to introduce Commercial Space Activities Bill in the Budget session

The government is likely to introduce the Commercial Space Activities Bill in the budget session. The government has said in Lok Sabha that “Steps are being taken so that the Bill could be possibly introduced during the Budget session 2019”. Features of the Space Activities Bill, 2017 The Space Activities Bill, 2017 is aimed at ..

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