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  • Aug 7, 2018
  • 1 Developing Indigenous Atomic Clock on NAVIC System [ Science/Technology, Space/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.

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  • Jul 24, 2018
  • 1 Juno Spacecraft: Raging Cyclones and Jet Streams on Jupiter Perplex Scientists [ Science/Technology, Space/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 long

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  • Jul 23, 2018
  • 1 Vodafone and Nokia to Create First 4G Network on Moon for Audi Lunar Quattro [ Science/Technology, Space/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.

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  • Jul 16, 2018
  • 1 GSLV Successfully Launches GSAT-6A Satellite [ Science/Technology, Space/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.

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  • Jul 11, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Rocket Launches by ISRO (Important) [ Space/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? [ Science/Technology, Space/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.

    • Spark stunning dis

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  • Jun 29, 2018
  • 1 TESS: NASA, SpaceX Collaborate to Search for Exoplanets [ Space/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 [ Science/Technology, Space/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.

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  • Jun 11, 2018
  • 1 ISRO–BHEL Tie Up for the Production of Space Grade Lithium-Ion Cells [ Science/Technology, Space/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.

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

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

    • Scientists have designed 5 pat

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  • May 8, 2018
  • 1 ISRO to Have Humans Working from ‘Igloos’ on the Moon [ Science/Technology, Space/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.

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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/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 What Happens During Solar Minimum? Sun May Become 7% Cooler by 2050 [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology, Space/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.

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  • 2 Upgrading of Aerospace Technology, ISRO’S Successful Experimental Missions [ Science/Technology, Space/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.

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  • Mar 29, 2018
  • 1 🌟 TRAPPIST-1 May Have Water-Rich Planets (Important) [ Science/Technology, Space/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.

    What is

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

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

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  • Mar 20, 2018
  • 1 SpaceX Launches Powerful Falcon Heavy Rocket for the First Time [ Science/Technology, Space/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.

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  • Mar 15, 2018
  • 1 GOLD and ICON of NASA to Explore the Ionosphere [ Science/Technology, Space/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/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.

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

    What is Cart

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  • Feb 16, 2018
  • 1 What is Super Blue Moon? Observed on January 31 to Mark Last of Trilogy [ Science/Technology, Space/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.

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

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  • Jan 28, 2018
  • 1 Summary of Space Science Developments from 2014-2017 [ Space/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.

    2014 - 15 Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM)

    • Launched on September 24,

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  • Jan 4, 2018
  • 1 NISAR Imaging Satellite: ISRO and NASA Collaboration [ Space/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).

    • JPL is developing L-band

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  • 2 🌟 Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS): NavIC Indigenous GPS (Important) [ Space/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.

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

    Details of Chandrayaan-2

    • Mission is p

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

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

    • Indian Space Research Organis

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

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