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ICON Space Weather Satellite: launched by NASA to Study Earth’s Ionosphere

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has launched a satellite called ICON or Ionospheric Connection Explorer to explore the mysterious, dynamic region where air meets space. The ICON satellite rocketed into orbit following a two-year delay and was dropped from a plane flying over the Atlantic off the Florida coast. About ICON (Ionospheric Connection Explorer) ..




NASA launches RamanSat 2 miniature satellite

NASA has successfully launched the RamanSat 2 miniature satellite designed by 17-year-old Indian student Aabhaas Sikka. The satellite was developed by Sikka during his internship with SPACE India with help from SPACE Group Founder and CMD Sachin Bahmba along with the company’s research team. It is carrying equipment to measure the radiation from Sun and ..


Debris from Mission Shakti

In March 2019 India had successfully test-fired an anti-satellite missile by shooting down a live satellite. The project named as Mission Shakti led by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was aimed at strengthening India’s overall security. Mission Shakti DRDO-developed anti-satellite system (A-SAT) successfully destroyed a live satellite in the Low Earth Orbit. India ..


ISRO to setup Space Situational Awareness Control Centre in Bengaluru

ISRO Chief, K Sivan has recently laid the foundation stone for Space Situational Awareness Control Centre (SSACC) at Peenya, Bengaluru. The aim of the control center is to monitor and protect high value space assets from space debris has been laid. The control centre will boost activities forecast for Space Situational Awareness and Management (SSAM), ..


Kessler syndrome

The Kessler syndrome is a condition in which any collision between the objects in space is likely to generate a cascade of multiple space collisions in the low Earth orbit (LEO). Each further collision would generate more space debris which would then cause further collisions between objects. Why is this dangerous? Every piece of satellite, ..