Space ISRO: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2018 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Nov 14, 2018
  • 1 NASA’S Parker Solar Probe Completes 1stVenus Flyby of Venus [ Sci-Tech, Space and 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 [ Sci-Tech, Env., Space and 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) [ Sci-Tech, Schemes & Proj., Space and 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 [ Sci-Tech, Schemes & Proj., Space and 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 [ Sci-Tech, Space and 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) [ Sci-Tech, Space and 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 [ Sci-Tech, Space and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 [ Sci-Tech, Space and 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 [ Sci-Tech, Space and 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 [ Sci-Tech, Space and 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 [ Sci-Tech, Space and 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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  • Aug 7, 2018
  • 1 Developing Indigenous Atomic Clock on NAVIC System [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    Atomic clocks on 1st satellite IRNSS-1A of NAVIC is indigenously built satellite system. It will be used in navigation satellites to measure precise location data. Minimum 4 working satellites were sufficient for proper functioning of navigation system.

    Image of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System

    Image of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System

    Image of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System

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  • Jul 24, 2018
  • 1 Juno Spacecraft: Raging Cyclones and Jet Streams on Jupiter Perplex Scientists [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    NASA’s Juno spacecraft is continuing to deliver new information about Jupiter. What are the New Findings about Jupiter? - The gas giant’s atmospheric winds are nothing like the atmospheric winds of Earth, the latest findings show. They run deeper into the atmosphere and have lon

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  • Jul 23, 2018
  • 1 Vodafone and Nokia to Create First 4G Network on Moon for Audi Lunar Quattro [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    Vodafone plans to create the first 4G network on the Moon to support a mission by ’PTScientists’ in 2019. The project will last for about 11 days because of massive change in temperature on the moon. Vodafone has appointed Nokia as its technology partner.

    Image of Vodafone and Nokia to Create First 4G Network on Moon

    Image of Vodafone and Nokia to Create First 4G Network on Moon

    Image of Vodafone and Nokia to Create First 4G Network on Moon

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  • Jul 16, 2018
  • 1 GSLV Successfully Launches GSAT-6A Satellite [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    On 29th March 2018, India successfully launched GSAT-6A communication satellite using its heavy rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F08). Satellite is equipped w/S & C band transponders & has mission life of about ten years.

    Image of GSLV Successfully Launches GSAT-6A Satellite

    Image of GSLV Successfully Launches GSAT-6A Satellite

    Image of GSLV Successfully Launches GSAT-6A Satellite

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  • Jul 11, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Rocket Launches by ISRO (Important) [ Space and ISRO ]

    During last 3 years, from January 2015 to December 2017, total 169 foreign satellites from 23 countries were successfully launched on board Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). Income earned thru these launches was approx. 95 million Euros & 4.5 million USD in Foreign Exchange.

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  • Jul 1, 2018
  • 1 Solar Storm Could Strike Earth! What is Solar Storm? [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    A huge solar storm was heading towards Earth, which could strike earth on March 15, 2018. What Destructions Could Be Caused By The Solar Storm? - The storm is expected to: Knockout satellites, Disrupt power supplies.

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    Image of Solar Storm

    Image of Solar Storm

    • Spark stunnin

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  • Jun 29, 2018
  • 1 TESS: NASA, SpaceX Collaborate to Search for Exoplanets [ Space and ISRO ]

    NASA has collaborated with private space launching company SpaceX to launch Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) to search for exoplanets using the transit method. TESS is designed to carry out first space borne all-sky transiting exoplanet survey. It is equipped with fou

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  • Jun 27, 2018
  • 1 Hot, Metallic Earth-Sized Planet Discovered [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    Scientists have discovered a hot, metallic, Earth-sized planet orbiting a dwarf star located 260 million light years away. Named K2 - 229b, the planet is almost 20 per cent larger than Earth but has a mass which is over two-and-a-half times greater.

    Image of Hot, Metallic Earth-Sized Planet Discovered

    Image of Hot, Metallic Earth-Sized Planet Discovered

    Image of Hot, Metallic Earth-Sized Planet Discovered

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  • Jun 11, 2018
  • 1 ISRO–BHEL Tie Up for the Production of Space Grade Lithium-Ion Cells [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    ISRO has entered into Technology Transfer Agreement (TTA) with Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd (BHEL) to transfer technology for manufacture of space-grade Li-Ion cells. Key Facts of Tie-Up: TTA was signed at ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru.

    Image of Lead acid battery & Nickel Metal Hydride Battery

    Image of Lead Acid Battery & Nickel Metal Hydride Battery

    Image of Lead acid battery & Nickel Metal Hydride Battery

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  • May 31, 2018
  • 1 Building Igloos on Moon- What is the Difference Between Lunar Soil and Earth Soil? [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    ISRO is doing experiment on probable structures for lunar habitation with academic institutions: Different options are being prepared about requirements & complexities of habitats.

    Image of Building Igloos on Moon

    Image of Building Igloos on Moon

    Image of Building Igloos on Moon

    • Scientists have designed 5 p

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  • May 8, 2018
  • 1 ISRO to Have Humans Working from ‘Igloos’ on the Moon [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    To extend space research, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is working on building igloo-like habitats on the lunar surface for potential future missions. ISRO plans to build igloos to protect astronauts working in space.

    Image of ISRO to Have Humans Working From ‘Igloos’ On the Moon

    Image of ISRO to Have Humans Working From ‘Igloos’ On the Moon

    Image of ISRO to Have Humans Working From ‘Igloos’ On the Moon

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  • Apr 19, 2018
  • 1 How is Chandrayaan-2 Going to Work? Likely in April: India’S Second Mission to the Moon [ Space and ISRO ]

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to launch Chandrayan-2 Mission around April this year. Chandrayaan-2 is the country’s second mission to the moon. The total cost of the Chandrayaan-2 mission will be about Rs. 8 billion. If the mission could not be launche

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  • Apr 7, 2018
  • 1 Upgrading of Aerospace Technology, ISRO’S Successful Experimental Missions [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    The 41st flight of PSLV (PSLV-C39) that took place on August 31, 2017 with Indian Regional Navigational Satellite (IRNSS-1H weighing 1425 kg) could not reach the designated orbit, is considered as a failure.

    Image of Upgrading of Aerospace Technology

    Image of Upgrading of Aerospace Technology

    Image of Upgrading of Aerospace Technology

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  • 2 What Happens During Solar Minimum? Sun May Become 7% Cooler by 2050 [ Sci-Tech, Env., Space and ISRO ]

    Scientists based on 20 years of observations and data, have calculated that sun will be nearly seven percent cooler and dimmer by 2050 causing a mini ice age, said the team of researchers from San Diego.

    Image of 400 years of sunspot observations

    Image of 400 Years of Sunspot Observations

    Image of 400 years of sunspot observations

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  • Mar 29, 2018
  • 1 🌟 TRAPPIST-1 May Have Water-Rich Planets (Important) [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    Planets around the faint red star TRAPPIST-1, 40 light-years from Earth, may host significant amounts of water. The shifts of TRAPPIST-1 planets depend on the planets’ masses, their distances, and other orbital parameters.

    TRAPPIST-1 System Image

    TRAPPIST-1 System Image

    TRAPPIST-1 System Image

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  • Mar 27, 2018
  • 1 How ISRO & Antrix Became International Go-to Agencies- ISRO’S ‘Small is Beautiful’ ? [ Space and ISRO ]

    In February 2017, ISRO launched 104 satellites in one go beating Russia’s record of 37. Barring the 714-kg Cartosat, all others were nano-satellites. This is a big achievement and marks a feather in the cap of ISRO’s commercial venture.

    How ISRO & Antrix Became International Go-To Agencies- ISRO’s

    How ISRO & Antrix Became International Go-To Agencies- ISRO’s

    How ISRO & Antrix Became International Go-To Agencies- ISRO’s

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  • Mar 26, 2018
  • 1 🌟 ISRO to Align with 170 Government Projects to Benefit Common Man (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Space and ISRO ]

    Indian Space Research Organization, to bring socio-economic transformation in the country. It is set to act as a force-multiplier in implementing as many as 170 projects where space technology can be used for a better life.

    ISRO Align with 170 Government Projects to Benefit Common Man

    ISRO Align with 170 Government Projects to Benefit Common Man

    ISRO Align with 170 Government Projects to Benefit Common Man

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  • Mar 20, 2018
  • 1 SpaceX Launches Powerful Falcon Heavy Rocket for the First Time [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket took off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center carrying its payload red Tesla Roadster into orbit finally landing into the ocean. Two of the Falcon Heavy’s rocket cores successfully touched down back on Earth after takeoff.

    SpaceX Launches Powerful Falcon Heavy Rocket for the First Time

    SpaceX Launches Powerful Falcon Heavy Rocket for the First Time

    SpaceX Launches Powerful Falcon Heavy Rocket for the First Time

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  • Mar 15, 2018
  • 1 GOLD and ICON of NASA to Explore the Ionosphere [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    NASA has announced two missions to explore the little-understood area of 96 km above Earth’s surface called Ionosphere. The Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission was launched in January 2018, and the Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) will be launched

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  • Mar 4, 2018
  • 1 Opportunity Will Celebrate Its 14th Year on Mars [ Space and ISRO ]

    NASA’s rover ‘Opportunity’ celebrates 14 years on Mars, almost 14 years longer than planned creating incredible success story in the history of the NASA’s hardware. Opportunity’s remarkable longevity is a huge achievement, but rover is showing signs of its age.

    Opportunity's Marathon Journey Image

    Opportunity’s Marathon Journey Image

    Opportunity’s Marathon Journey Image

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  • Feb 23, 2018
  • 1 What Was ISRO’S 100th Satellite? ISRO Launches 100th Satellite into Space [ Space and ISRO ]

    India successfully launched weather observation satellite Cartosat 2 Series and 29 other spacecraft from Sriharikota with the help of PSLV-C40. This launch was 100th launch by ISRO.

    Chart of Number of PSLV launches per year

    Chart of Number of PSLV Launches Per Year

    Chart of Number of PSLV launches per year

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  • Feb 16, 2018
  • 1 What is Super Blue Moon? Observed on January 31 to Mark Last of Trilogy [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    The January 31 full moon was special due to three reasons- it was last in a trilogy of “supermoons”, it is about 14 per cent brighter than usual and is the second full moon of the month, commonly known as a “blue moon”, which happens every two and a half years, on average.

    Image of Super blue blood moon

    Image of Super Blue Blood Moon

    Image of Super blue blood moon

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  • Feb 5, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is the Commercial Arm of ISRO? What is Commercial Use of Space? (Important) [ Space and ISRO ]

    Antrix Corporation Limited (Antrix), the commercial arm of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), successfully launched 209 foreign satellites from 29 countries under a commercial arrangement.

    Image of Commercial Satellite Manufacturing in 2016

    Image of Commercial Satellite Manufacturing in 2016

    Image of Commercial Satellite Manufacturing in 2016

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  • Jan 28, 2018
  • 1 Summary of Space Science Developments from 2014-2017 [ Space and ISRO ]

    ISRO is the acronym for Indian Space Research Organization. ISRO is the space agency of government of India headquartered at Bangalore. Major achievements since 2014 are detailed below.

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    Image of Isro

    Image of isro

    2014 - 15 Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM)

    • Launched on September

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  • Jan 4, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS): NavIC Indigenous GPS (Important) [ Space and ISRO ]

    India deployed its own regional navigational system, namely NavIC using constellation of seven navigational satellites and ground segment, which provides position, navigation, and timing services to Indian region.

    Image of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System

    Image of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System

    Image of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System

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  • 2 NISAR Imaging Satellite: ISRO and NASA Collaboration [ Space and ISRO ]

    ISRO and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) of NASA are working on Dual Frequency (L&S band) Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging Satellite named as NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR).

    Image of NISAR Imaging Satellite

    Image of NISAR Imaging Satellite

    Image of NISAR Imaging Satellite

    • JPL is developing L-band

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  • Dec 19, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Chandrayaan-2 India Shoots for Moon Landing in 2018 (Important) [ Space and ISRO ]

    ISRO is getting ready to land its very first lunar rover by the end of March 2018, as part of its Chandrayaan-2 mission- the Indian government’s most ambitious moon exploration project to date.

    Image of Chandrayaan-2

    Image of Chandrayaan-2

    Image of Chandrayaan-2

    Details of Chandrayaan-2

    • Mission is

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  • Dec 12, 2017
  • 1 Aditya L1 Mission: ISRO’S First Sun Launching in 2019 [ Space and ISRO ]

    Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) first solar mission Aditya-L1 in 2019 will be ’India’s first dedicated scientific mission to study sun. Aditya L1 satellite will be launched by PSLV XL in early part of next solar cycle.

    First solar mission Aditya-L1

    First Solar Mission Aditya-L1

    First solar mission Aditya-L1

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  • Nov 28, 2017
  • 1 ISRO’S AstroSat for First Time Accomplishes X-Ray Polarization [ Space and ISRO ]

    AstroSat accomplished the 18-month-long task of measuring X-ray polarization of Crab pulsar in the Taurus constellation for the first time, marking a new era in the country’s space program.

    Image of Pulsar Neutron Star

    Image of Pulsar Neutron Star

    Image of Pulsar Neutron Star

    • Indian Space Research Orga

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  • Nov 13, 2017
  • 1 Stratolaunch: World’S Largest Aircraft Passed Engine Tests and Osiris-Rex Spacecraft Swings [ Space and ISRO ]

    Private spaceflight company Stratolaunch tested out all 6 turbofan engines on aircraft for the first time. Engines were filled with fuel and allowed to idle one at a time at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.

    Stratolaunch: World’s Largest Aircraft Passed Engine Tests

    Stratolaunch: World’s Largest Aircraft Passed Engine Tests

    Stratolaunch: World’s Largest Aircraft Passed Engine Tests

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