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

ExoMars Program

Published: March 14, 2020

The ExoMars Mission has been delayed by 2 years due to software problems. The ESA mission is now expected to be launched in 2022. About the Program The ExoMars or Exobiology on Mars mission is a collaborative program between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Roscosmos (Russian space agency). Its objective is to look ..

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India Plans to build its own Space Station

Published: June 14, 2019

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has unveiled its plan to build its own space station in low earth orbit to conduct microgravity experiments in space in 5 to 7 years. Indian Space Station The proposed Indian Space Station would be smaller than the existing International Space Station (ISS). While the ISS weighs 420 tonnes, ..

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SpaceX launches Cargo Mission for NASA to ISS

Published: May 5, 2019

SpaceX successfully launched a Dragon spacecraft on a cargo mission for NASA to International Space Station (ISS). About Mission This is SpaceX’s fifth launch of year. The launch was rescheduled earlier due to some electrical problem on ISS. It was launched on a ‘Falcon 9’ rocket, from Cape Canaveral in Florida. It is being used ..

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Methane surge spotted in the red planet

Published: April 3, 2019

The European spacecraft, Mars Express orbiter has confirmed the presence of Methane gas in Mars. Methane being released in the red planet was first found by the NASA’s Curiosity Rover.  It measured the presence of Methane on 15 June 2013. It also said that the methane might have originated from the Gale Crater to the ..

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Soyuz Spacecraft Successfully reach ISS

Published: March 18, 2019

Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying  NASA Astronaut Nick Hague and Christina Koch, and Cosmonaut (Russian Crew members are called as a cosmonaut) Alexey Ovchinin successfully docked International Space Station. Soyuz Spacecraft Soyuz is a Russian Spacecraft carries people and supplies to and from the space station. Soyuz Spacecraft also function as lifeboats and one Soyuz spacecraft is always docked ..

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