Space ISRO: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2019 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Sep 19, 2019
  • 1 India to Assist UAE in Launch of Its First Spacecraft “Hope Probe” [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    In a significant development towards the field of Space and Technology, the UAE Space Agency and ISRO will work together to launch UAE’s first spacecraft “Hope Probe” by July 2020. The President of UAE announced the launch of the Emirates Mars Mission Project in 2014 itself. UAE

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  • Aug 21, 2019
  • 1 Two Exoplanets Found Orbiting Around 8-Billion-Year-Old Red Dwarf [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Astronomers at Calar Alto Observatory have found evidence of two potentially habitable exoplanets orbiting around The Teegarden’s Star. The instrument used for this purpose was Calar Alto high-Resolution search for M dwarfs with Exoearths with Near-infrared and optical Echelle Sp

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  • Jul 11, 2019
  • 1 Intel Satellite Launched by ISRO Days After ASAT [ International Relations/Organizations, Space/ISRO ]

    EMISAT launched by ISRO on the PSLV C-45 in its 47th flight on April 01,2019 for Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) w/28 3rd satellites. The PSLV-C45 was used to successfully place EMISAT in its intended sun-synchronous polar orbit of 748 km height. EMISAT was built

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  • Jul 3, 2019
  • 1 World’S First Malaria Vaccine Launched in Malawi [ Space/ISRO ]

    Government of Malawi’s launched the world’s first malaria vaccine on World Malaria Day on 25th April. It was launched as pilot programme. Vaccine known as RTS, S will be made available to children up to 2 years and below in 3 African countries Malawi, Ghana and Kenya.

    According

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  • Jun 27, 2019
  • 1 The Israel’S Spacecraft Crashed on Moon Moments Before Landing [ Space/ISRO ]

    The Israel’s Spacecraft named Beresheet crashed on moon just few moments before its landing. The same spacecraft was previously known as sparrow later on in 2018 it was renamed as Beresheet.

    This spacecraft was sent with an aim to take pictures and conduct experiments.

    This Spa

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  • 2 Artificial Atoms Created for Quantum Computing [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Scientists have created artificial atoms that generate single photon, to develop all-optical quantum computing. An artificial atom is an object with discrete energy levels for electrons. Semiconductor quantum dot is example of this.

    Quantum dots are tiny semiconductor particles

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  • Jun 25, 2019
  • 1 First Earth Sized Alien World Discovered by NASA’S Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is a space telescope for NASA’s Explorers program. This satellite has been designed to search for exoplanets using the transit method in an area 400 times larger than that covered by the Kepler mission.

    This Earth Sized Alien World has b

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  • 2 Cassini-Space Research Mission Of NASA Reveals Lakes of Liquid Methane On Saturn’s Moon [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Cassini - Space research mission is a joint space project between NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Italian Space Agency to study the planet Saturn and its system, including its rings and natural satellites.

    Image show Cassini Spacecraft

    Image Show Cassini Spacecraft

    Image show Cassini Spacecraft

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  • Jun 18, 2019
  • 1 MoU Between India & Finland on Cooperation Infield of Peaceful Uses of Outer Space Approved [ International Relations/Organizations, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Space/ISRO ]

    Approval for Memorandum of Understanding between India & Finland on cooperation infield of peaceful uses of outer space has been given its approval by Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister. MoU has already been signed on10th January, 2019 at New Delhi.

    Image of MoU Between India & Finland

    Image of MoU Between India & Finland

    Image of MoU Between India & Finland

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  • Jun 13, 2019
  • 1 Deepest Radio Images of the Sun Captured by the Indian Scientists [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    In a significant development in the field of Space and Technology, the Scientists at the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics have captured deepest radio images of the Sun recently revealing magnetic fields in the Sun’s atmosphere, the corona which are the energy source for the

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  • Jun 11, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Using Space Technology in Agriculture Sector [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Space/ISRO ]

    Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has been actively using space technology in agricultural sector. Ministry has been funding various projects under which Indian Space Research Organization developed methodologies for Crop Production Forecasting, since early 80s.

    Image of Space Technology in Agriculture

    Image of Space Technology in Agriculture

    Image of Space Technology in Agriculture

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  • May 9, 2019
  • 1 🌟 India’S Communication Satellite GSAT-31 Launched Successfully from French Guiana [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    India’s latest communication satellite, GSAT-31 was successfully launched from the Spaceport in French Guiana during the early hours. The launch vehicle Ariane 5 VA-247 lifted off from Kourou Launch Base, French Guiana at 2: 31 am (IST) carrying India’s GSAT-31 and Saudi Geostat

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  • May 7, 2019
  • 1 Framework Agreement Between India and Indonesia [ International Relations/Organizations, Space/ISRO ]

    Union Cabinet gave approval to the Framework Agreement between India and Indonesia on cooperation in the exploration and uses of outer space for peaceful purposes. This Framework Agreement shall enable the following potential interest areas of cooperation such as, space science,

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  • May 5, 2019
  • 1 Scientists from National Centre for Radio Astrophysics Capture Deepest Radio Images of Sun [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    A team of scientists at National Centre for Radio Astrophysics has lead an international group of researchers to get information of some mysteries. The magnetic fields in the sun’s atmosphere are the energy source for massive explosions & they are not easy to measure.

    Image About Scientists from National Centre

    Image About Scientists from National Centre

    Image About Scientists from National Centre for Radio Astrophysics

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  • Apr 23, 2019
  • 1 🌟 PSLV-C44 Carrying India’s Military Satellite Microsat-R, Students’ Payload Kalamsat, Lifts off [ Space/ISRO ]

    The Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) workhorse Polar rocket blasted off from the first launchpad. The blast off took place at 11.37 pm at the end of a 28-hour countdown and soared into the clear and starry night sky, in the first mission for ISRO in 2019.

    Image of India’s Military Satellite

    Image of India’s Military Satellite

    Image of India’s Military Satellite

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  • 2 Earth’S Oldest Rock Found on Moon [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Scientists have discovered Earth’s oldest rock in a lunar sample returned from the Moon by the Apollo 14 astronauts. Center for Lunar Science and Exploration (CLSE) in the US found evidence that the rock was launched from Earth by a large impacting asteroid or comet which jettiso

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  • Mar 16, 2019
  • 1 ISRO’S GSLV-F11/Gsat-7A Mission Successful, Satellite Meant for Military Applications [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    The “Indian Angry Bird”, a communications satellite, meant for the exclusive use of the Indian Air Force, took off from the Launchpad of Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh and was placed in orbit.

    Image Of Indian Angry Bird

    Image Of Indian Angry Bird

    Image Of Indian Angry Bird

    The Working of GSLV-7A

    • The G

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  • Mar 15, 2019
  • 1 🌟 NASA’S New Horizons Spacecraft is on Target for a Close Pass of Kuiper Belt [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    After a record-setting course-correction, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is on target for a close pass of Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69, coming within just 2,200 miles (3,500 kilometers) at 12: 33 a. m. EST on Jan. 1.

    Image Of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft

    Image Of NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft

    Image Of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft

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  • Feb 22, 2019
  • 1 Indian Human Spaceflight Initiative: Gaganyaan Has Been Approved [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    The Union Cabinet approved the Gaganyaan Programme with demonstration of Indian Human Spaceflight capability to low earth orbit for a mission duration ranging from one orbital period to a maximum of seven days.

    Image Of Going Into Flight Details

    Image Of Going Into Flight Details

    Image Of Going Into Flight Details

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  • 2 🌟 Appraisal of Framework Agreement Between India and Sao Tome & Principe [ International Relations/Organizations, Space/ISRO ]

    Framework Agreement between India and Sao Tome & Principe worked on Cooperation in the Exploration and Uses of Outer Space for Peaceful Purposes. The Framework Agreement was signed in New Delhi, on Seven September 2018. It would lead to develop a host of joint activities in the f

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  • Feb 4, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Reusable Rocket Technology [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    ISRO is working on reusable technology for reducing the cost of access to space including the development of a winged body unmanned reusable launch vehicle (RLV) for launching payloads into low earth orbits.

    Image Of Launching Payloads Earth

    Image Of Launching Payloads Earth

    Image Of Launching Payloads Earth

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  • Jan 23, 2019
  • 1 Interstellar Object Oumuamua May Be ‘Alien Probe’ [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Interstellar object ‘Oumuamua could be “light-sail” created by alien civilization. Unexplained trajectory of object as it travelled thru solar system could be result of it being accelerated by sunlight.

    Image of Interstellar Object

    Image of Interstellar Object

    Image of Interstellar Object

    • Unclear whethe

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  • Jan 9, 2019
  • 1 PSLV-C43 Successfully Launches Earth Observation Satellite HysIS and 30 Foreign Satellites [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched country’s 1st advance earth observation satellite Hyper Spectral Imaging Satellite (HysIS) along w/30 other satellites from 8 countries.

    Image of Sriharikota map

    Image of Sriharikota Map

    Image of Sriharikota map

     Image of PSLV - C43

    Image of PSLV - C43

    Image of PSLV - C43

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  • 2 GSAT-11: India’S Heaviest Communication Satellite Launched Successfully from French Guiana [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Indian Space Research & Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched India’s heaviest & most-advanced communication satellite GSAT-11 into space. It was launched on board of Ariane 5 VA-246 rocket from Kourou Launch Base, French Guiana.

    Image of The GSAT -11

    Image of The GSAT -11

    Image of The GSAT -11

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  • Nov 14, 2018
  • 1 NASA’S Parker Solar Probe Completes 1stVenus Flyby of Venus [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has successfully completed flyby of Venus at distance of abt 2,415 kms during its 1st gravity assist from planet. These gravity assists will help spacecraft tighten its orbit closer to Sun over course of mission.

    Spacecraft in future will be carrying 6

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  • 2 NASA to Launch Space Laser to Measure Earth’S Polar Ice [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology, Space/ISRO ]

    NASA is preparing to launch its $1 billion (abt Rs. 7,210 cr. ) ICESat-2 mission, using advanced lasers to uncover true depth of melting of Earth’s ice sheets. Satellite mission, called ICESat-2 should provide more precise information on how these frozen surfaces are being affect

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  • Oct 8, 2018
  • 1 🌟 India Based Neutrino Observatory (Important) [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Space/ISRO ]

    Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF’s) has given environmental clearance to India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) project to be set up in Bodi West hills in Tamil Nadu. Neutrinos hold key to several imp. & fundamental questions on origin of Universe & energy production in st

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  • 2 Observatory for Gravitational Waves Study [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Space/ISRO ]

    Environment Ministry has allowed scientists to test suitability of land in Maharashtra’s Hingoli district to host India wing of ambitious Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) project.

    Image of LIGO interferometer

    Image of LIGO Interferometer

    Image of LIGO interferometer

    Background

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  • Sep 14, 2018
  • 1 Einstein’S Theory of Relativity Proved in 3-Star Systems [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Einstein’s Theory of Relativity was proven to work even in 3-star systems. Study conducted by scientists proved that legendary scientist was correct about gravity even in most extreme scales.

    Einstein’s Theory of Relativity Proved in 3-star Systems

    Einstein’s Theory of Relativity Proved in 3-star Systems

    Image of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity Proved in 3-star Systems

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  • 2 🌟 What is Blood Moon, Blue Moon, Black Moon, Supermoon, and Full Wolf Moon? (Important) [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Rare celestial event took place on 27th July when moon was visible to naked human eye in reddish colour. Scientists say this will be longest lunar eclipse of century & they have named this as ‘blood moon’.

    Blood Moon, Blue Moon, Black Moon, Supermoon & Full Wolf Moon

    Blood Moon, Blue Moon, Black Moon, Supermoon & Full Wolf Moon

    Image of Blood Moon, Blue Moon, Black Moon, Supermoon, and Full Wolf Moon

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  • Aug 31, 2018
  • 1 K2-236b: Indian Scientists Discover Planet 600 Light Years Away [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Team of scientists from Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad, discovered sub-Saturn or super-Neptune size exoplanet, which is about 27 times mass of Earth & 6 times radius of Earth.

    Image of Planet 600 light years away

    Image of Planet 600 Light Years Away

    Image of Planet 600 light years away

    • Exoplanet

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  • Aug 24, 2018
  • 1 🌟 SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Successfully Launches NASA’S TESS Planet Hunting Telescope (Important) [ Space/ISRO ]

    National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) launched Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), first-of-its-kind mission to discover planets outside solar system, including some that could support life on 19th April, 2018.

    Image of transiting exoplanet survey satellite

    Image of Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

    Image of transiting exoplanet survey satellite

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  • Aug 22, 2018
  • 1 What is PARAS? Used for Discovery of a Sub-Saturn Like Planet Around a Sun-Like Star (ISRO) [ Space/ISRO ]

    Indian team of scientists led by Professor Abhijit Chakraborty of Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad, discovered sub-Saturn or super-Neptune size planet around Sun-like star using PARAS.

    W/this discovery, India has joined handful of countries that have discovered plan

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  • 2 What is PSLV? Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark-III Continuation Programme [ Space/ISRO ]

    Union Cabinet approved Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Continuation Programme (Phase 6) & funding of 30 PSLV operational flights under Programme. Programme will meet launch requirement of satellites for Earth observation, Navigation & Space Sciences.

    Image of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle

    Image of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle

    Image of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle

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  • Aug 17, 2018
  • 1 Newly Discovered 840 Small Planets Beyond Neptune [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Researchers have discovered & confirmed 840 small worlds in distant, hard-to-reach area beyond Neptune. This is single largest finding of planets ever made & increases number of distant planets around sun by 50%.

    Image of Newly Discovered 840 Small Planets

    Image of Newly Discovered 840 Small Planets

    Image of Newly Discovered 840 Small Planets

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  • 2 India’S Longest Elevated 10.3 Km Long Hindon Elevated Road [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Primary objectivity of the road was to ease traffic movement from Ghaziabad to New Delhi & vice versa. Hindon Elevated Road Project is being India’s longest elevated road reducing hour-long journey to just 18 minutes.

    Image of India’s Longest Elevated 10.3 km Long

    Image of India’s Longest Elevated 10.3 Km Long

    Image of India’s Longest Elevated 10.3 km Long

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  • 3 What is Iridium Messaging? Network Gets Boost from SpaceX [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    10 more satellites for Iridium’s commercial communications network flew into orbit Friday aboard Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, raising total number of upgraded Iridium spacecraft launched to 50 & clearing way for lift-off of SpaceX supply ship Mond

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  • Aug 10, 2018
  • 1 Lyrid 2018 Meteor Shower on April 22 [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Lyrid 2018 meteor shower put on a good show this year due to dark, moonless skies during the peak. The Lyrids, which peak during late April, are one of the oldest known meteor showers. The Lyrid meteor shower indicates the start of the meteor shower calendar.

    Image of Meteor Shower Calendar For 2018

    Image of Meteor Shower Calendar For 2018

    Image of Meteor Shower Calendar For 2018

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