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BepiColombo completes its near Earth commissioning phase

The ESA (European Space Agency) and JAXA’s (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) BepiColombo mission has successfully completed a series of test. It has completed its near-Earth commissioning phase and is now ready for the operations that will take place during the cruise and, eventually, for its scientific investigations at Mercury. It is a joint mission of ..

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2019 International Day of Human Space Flight

The International Day of Human Space Flight is observed every year on April 12 to mark the beginning of the space era for mankind, reaffirming the important contribution of space science and technology in achieving sustainable development goals and increasing the well-being of States and peoples, as well as ensuring the realization of their aspiration ..

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Chang ‘e-4’launched to far side of Moon recently

On December 7, China has launched its first-ever space mission ‘Chang’e-4’ to land a robotic craft on the far side of the Moon. It was launched on a Long March 3B rocket from the southwestern Xichang launch centre, which will explore the Von Karman crater. The mission, which consists of a stationary lander and a ..

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Gaganyaan

Gaganyaan is a proposed manned space mission by Government of India. This will be India’s first manned mission, to be launched by 2022. Announcement The mission was announced on August 15, 2018 (Independence Day) by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his independence day speech from Red Fort. Prime Minister said that  by or before the year ..

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Queqiao satellite: China launches relay satellite to explore dark side of Moon

China launched relay satellite named Queqiao (Magpie Bridge) to establish communication link between earth and its planned Chang’e-4 lunar probe (rover) that will explore the dark side of moon. It was launched as part of Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP) onboard of Long March-4C rocket from Xichang launch centre. Queqiao (Magpie Bridge) Queqiao (meaning bridge ..

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