Space ISRO: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles 2018 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • 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
  • 1Solar 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.

     Image of Solar Storm

    Image of Solar Storm

    Image of Solar Storm

    • Spark stunnin…

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  • Jun 29, 2018
  • 1TESS: 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
  • 1Hot, 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
  • 1ISRO–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
  • 1Building 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
  • 1ISRO 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
  • 1How 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
  • 1Upgrading 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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  • 2What 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
  • 1How 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
  • 1SpaceX 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
  • 1GOLD 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 12, 2018
  • 1रॉकेट (अग्निबाण) (Rocket- in Hindi) [ Space and ISRO ]

    प्रस्तावना: - नासा ने दुनिया का सबसे शक्तिशाली रॉकेट (अग्निबाण) स्पेस (अंतरिक्ष) लॉन्च (प्रक्षेपण) सिस्टम (प्रबंध) (एसएलएस) बनाकर तैयार कर लिया है। नासा के मुताबिक -इस रॉकेट (अग्निबाण) के इंजन आरएस-25 का परीक्षण सफल रहा है। इसी के साथ रॉकेट ने भी आकार ले लिया है। अब सब कुछ ठीक र…

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  • Mar 4, 2018
  • 1Opportunity 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
  • 1What 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

    What is Ca…

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  • Feb 16, 2018
  • 1What 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
  • 1Summary 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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  • 2NISAR 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

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  • Dec 12, 2017
  • 1Aditya 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
  • 1ISRO’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
  • 1Stratolaunch: 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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