Space Technology

IASGateAdmin | 14, Oct 2019

IONOSPHERIC CONNECTION EXPLORER

Why in News? NASA has launched a satellite to explore the mysterious, dynamic region where air meets space. Ionospheric Connection…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Oct 2019

GEOTAIL

Why in News? Recently on board with Chandrayaan-2 mission, an instrument called CLASS, designed to detect signatures of elements in…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Oct 2019

PLANET NINE

Why in News? Hidden in the outer Solar System lurks a presence, believed to be a gigantic planet orbiting the…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Oct 2019

CHANDRAYAAN-2’S ORBITER CLASS DETECTS…

Why in News? Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced that Chandrayaan2’s Orbiter payload CLASS has detected charged particles on…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Sep 2019

HOW GRAVITY DISTORTS OUR…

Context: A new visualisation of a black hole, released by NASA, illustrates how its gravity distorts our view by warping…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Sep 2019

PROJECT NETRA

Why in news? ISRO has initiated ‘Project NETRA’ – an early warning system in space to detect debris and other…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Sep 2019

CHANDRAYAAN-2’S VIKRAM LANDER HAD…

Why in News? S. space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has officially said moon lander Vikram had a…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 27-09-2019

1.Boiga thackerayi Why in News? A team of biodiversity researchers have discovered a new species of cat snake in Maharashtra’s…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Sep 2019

METHANE-POWERED ROCKET ENGINE

Why in News? ISRO is planning to develop methane-powered rocket engines. LOX Methane Engines: The space agency is developing two…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 24-09-2019

1.Shondol Dance Why in News? Ladakhi Shondol dance has recently created history by entering into the Guinness Book Of World…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 23-09-2019

1.Tobacco Board of India Why in News? The Executive Director of the Tobacco Board of India cancelled her appearance at…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Sep 2019

LUNAR RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER (LRO)

Why in News? ISRO’S attempts to figure out what happened to Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram will get a boost when NASA’s Lunar…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Sep 2019

ISRO’S VIKRAM LANDER IS…

Context: The Indian Space Research Organisation lost contact with the Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram just moments before it was to land…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Sep 2019

ASTEROID IMPACT DEFLECTION ASSESSMENT…

Why in News? During September 11-13, asteroid researchers and spacecraft engineers from around the world will gather in Rome to…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 31-08-2019

1.Missile Ghaznavi Context: Pakistan has successfully carried out night-training launch of surface-to-surface ballistic missile 'Ghaznavi'. About Missile: The ballistic missile…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Aug 2019

MARS SOLAR CONJUNCTION

Why in News? For more than a week, the daily communication between Earth and Mars will go silent. Mars Solar…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Aug 2019

GRAVITATIONAL LENSING

Why in News? Using NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope as a sort of time machine, researchers plan to investigate how…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 27-08-2019

1. Special Protection Group (SPG) Context: The Union Government has withdrawn SPG security cover to former PM Manmohan Singh. About…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 26-08-2019

Bavar-373 Context: Iran has officially unveiled Bavar-373 air defense system About: It is Iran’s new home-grown air defence system. It…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Aug 2019

CHANDRAYAAN-2 PLACED IN LUNAR…

Context: India’s Chandrayaan-2 mission crossed a major milestone on its journey towards the Moon, having entered a lunar orbit, almost…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Aug 2019

NASA’S PARKER SOLAR PROBE

Why in news? NASA’s Parker Solar Probe completed a year in service. Aim of the mission: The mission’s central aim…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Aug 2019

CHANDRAYAAN-2 SUCCESSFULLY ENTERS LUNAR…

Why in News? Chandrayaan-2 has successfully carried out the significant process of trans-lunar injection, moving from earth`s orbit towards the…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Aug 2019

LUNAR LIBRARY

Why in News? On February 21, an Israeli lunar lander called Beresheet (Hebrew for ‘the beginning’) began its journey to…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Aug 2019

NEW ISRO SYSTEM TO…

Why in News? To get accurate data about the movement of space debris to avoid collision with its satellites, ISRO…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Jul 2019

NASA’S PUNCH MISSION

NASA has selected an US based Indian researcher to lead its PUNCH mission which will image the Sun. PUNCH Mission:…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Jun 2019

DRAGONFLY MISSION

Why in News? The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Dragonfly mission, (which will be launched in 2026 and land…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Jun 2019

Space Activities Bill

Why in news? India has begun pre legislative consultations on a “Space Activities Bill” that is designed to encourage domestic…

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