PSLV: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Highlights: India’s first upper-stage rocket engine test-fired by Skyroot Aerospace

Aerospace startup venture Skyroot Aerospace has successfully test-fired an upper-stage rocket engine, thus becoming the first private company in India to demonstrate the capability to build a homegrown rocket engine. About the Engine The engine is 3-D printed and named as Raman, after the Nobel Laureate CV Raman. It has fewer moving parts and weighs ..

ISRO to launch Israeli student-made satellite- Duchifat 3

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch the third in the series of Israeli student-made satellites named Duchifat 3 with the 50th mission of  PSLV on Wednesday, 11th December 2019. PSLV-C48 which will mark the 50th mission of PSLV will launch RIBSAT-2BR1 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. PSLV will also carry ..

ISRO set to launch Cartosat-3

Indian Space Research Organization, ISRO will launch it’s 3rd generation mapping and earth imaging satellite ‘Cartosat-3’ along with 13 commercial United States of America nanosatellites at 09:28 a.m IST, on November 27, 2019. The satellites will be launched into the Sun Synchronous Orbit by India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C47 from the Satish Dhawan Space ..

Aditya-L1 : ISRO’s Mission to Study the Sun

Following the successful launch of the Chandrayaan-2 satellite to study the moon, ISRO now plans to launch a new satellite to study the sun. Dubbed the Aditya-L1, the satellite has been designed and will be built in mutual collaboration between the ISRO and other Indian research institutes like the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Inter-University ..

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 first human mission, scheduled to be launched before 2022. Why the much successful PSLV cannot ..