Space program: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

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 ..

What is Chandrayaan I?

Chandrayaan 1 is the first lunar probe of India launched by Indian Space Research Organization in October 2008. It was launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre. The unmanned spacecraft weighed about 1380 kgs with 11 payloads made in India, UK, USA, Germany, Bulgaria and Sweden. The aim of the mission was to study the lunar ..