India launches South Asia Satellite: Everything you need to know

India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09) successfully launched the 2230 kg South Asia Satellite (GSAT-9) into its planned Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) on May 05, 2017. This was eleventh  successful launch of GSLV and took place from the Second Launch Pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR (SDSC SHAR), Sriharikota. What is GSLV or Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Launch Vehicles are used to carry spacecraft to space. India has two operational Continue Reading

September: Space and Defense Current Affairs Summary

Summary of September: Space and Defense Current Affairs  DEFENCE NEWS: India, Kazakhstan joint bilateral military exercise PRABAL DOSTYK-16 began in Karaganda region of Kazakhstan. The fourteen day (till 17 September 2016) will be a significant step towards fostering military as well as diplomatic ties between both countries. ‘Prabal Dostyk’ means ‘Robust Friendship’. China has claimed that it has successfully developed and tested a radar system that uses quantum entanglement to beat Continue Reading

Current Affairs: 19th July

SpaceX successfully launched its Dragon Cargo capsule filled with supplies for astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The Dragon Cargo capsule was launched using SpaceX’s workhorse Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Key Facts: SpaceX: Space Exploration Technologies Corporation – Private company engaged in space transportation. Founded by Elon Musk – also founder of Tesla Motors, Paypal. Spacecraft: Dragon Launch Vehicle: Falcon 1 & Falcon 9 – reusable Continue Reading