Spacecraft Current Affairs, GK & News
Recently, the test flight of the SpaceShip Two Unity was aborted by the Virgin Galactic. This was because the Virgin Galactic Space Ship Two Unity spacecraft that was released from the mother ship lost connection. This was detected by the computers as the fail-safe scenario and the rocket did not continue. It was a crewed ..
American aeronautical company SpaceX launched several experiments into the space on December 5th on board its Dragon Capsule. The SpaceX Dragon is a reusable spacecraft used for delivering cargo. This is the 19th supply run made by the company for NASA and it was launched from Cape Canaveral. It delivered the following to the International ..
Topics: Cargo spacecraft • Cimon • Commercial spaceflight • Dragon • International Space Station • NASA • Outer space • Rodent Research Hardware System • Spacecraft • Spaceflight • SpaceX • SpaceX Dragon
Cartosat-3 , an advanced earth imaging and mapping satellite would be launch by ISRO on Nov 25. Cartosat-3 will be launch along with 13 commercial nano satellites from the US. The 1,560 kg satellite will have 13 small U.S. customer satellites riding as secondary passengers. They will be placed in a polar orbit. The satellite ..
Topics: Cartosat • Cartosat-2A • Cartosat-2B • Indian Space Research Organisation • Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle • Satellite imagery • Satish Dhawan Space Centre • Space programme of India • Spacecraft • Spaceflight
Ultima Thule, the farthest cosmic body ever visited by a spacecraft, has been renamed Arrokoth, or “sky” in the Native American Powhatan language, following a backlash over the previous name’s Nazi connotations. The icy rock, which orbits in the dark and frigid Kuiper Belt about a billion miles beyond Pluto, was surveyed by the NASA spaceship ..
The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) and Airport Authority of India (AAI) has launched a new satellite-based GEMINI system that will alert deep-sea fishermen of upcoming disasters. The acronym ‘GEMINI’ stands for “GAGAN Enabled Mariner’s Instrument for Navigation and Information”& is works on GAGAN (GPS-Aided Geo Augmented Navigation) satellite system of ISRO ..