Satellite: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

NATO to set up new Space Centre in Ramstein, Germany

The North Atlantic Treaty organisation is to setup a new Space Centre in Ramstein, Germany. The centre is to serve as a co-ordination Centre for space observation. Highlights The new Centre will gather information about possible threats to satellites. The centre is to be developed into a command centre of defensive measures in near future. ..

UAE plans Mars Mission

The United States, India and European Space Agency have sent successful missions to Mars. China is now preparing to launch its first Mars rover in July. Now United Arab Emirates is to join the elite club of sending a probe to Mars. Highlights UAE is the first country in the Arab world to plan a ..

China launches Shiyan-6, Gaofen and APStar-6D satellites

On July 9, 2020, China launched APStar-6D communications satellite. In the last week, China has launched three satellites in 2 rockets. This includes the Gaofen remote sensing satellite, Xibaipo and Shiyan-6. The Shiyan-6 satellite will be used to study environment space. China has launched Xibaipo satellite to perform science experiments such as transmitting images and ..

BLUIS: Odisha’s satellite-based technology to prevent encroachment of government land

On July 8, 2020, the Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched BLUIS-Bhubaneswar Land Use Intelligence System. The system will help in preventing encroachments of government lands with the help of satellites. Highlights BLUIS is a web and mobile based solution to monitor changes in government lands in Bhubaneswar. The system uses high resolution satellite images ..

Google Earth covers 98 percent of the Entire Population

Google Earth developed by the global search engine, Google has revealed that it now covers more than 98 percent of the world population, and has 10 million miles of street view imagery captured. 10 million miles is equal to a distance that could circle our entire planet Earth more than 400 times. Google Earth-based primarily ..