Landsat 9: NASA’s ‘new eye in the sky’ that will help study climate change 

What is the news?  Recently, a NASA satellite was successfully launched the earth monitoring satellite, Landsat 9. It is a joint mission of NASA and the US Geological Survey (USGS).  The first Landsat satellite was launched in 1972. Since then, Landsat satellites have collected images of our planet and helped understand how land usage has changed over the… Continue reading Landsat 9: NASA’s ‘new eye in the sky’ that will help study climate change 

What Chandrayaan-2 has sent

Synopsis: The failure of Chandrayaan-2 to make a soft-landing on the lunar surface had led to much disappointment. However, Orbiter part of the mission has gathered a wealth of new information. Introduction Due to crash landing, ISRO missed the opportunity to demonstrate soft-landing in outer space and gather more local information. The lander Vikram and rover… Continue reading What Chandrayaan-2 has sent

What is Inspiration4, SpaceX’s first all-civilian space mission?

What is the News? SpaceX has announced that it is planning to launch the Inspiration4 mission by September 15. About Inspiration4 mission: Inspiration4 is a spaceflight planned for four people aboard the SpaceX Resilience capsule. The three-day flight will be the first human spaceflight to orbit Earth with exclusively private citizens on board. The flight… Continue reading What is Inspiration4, SpaceX’s first all-civilian space mission?

Why ISRO’s launch of Earth-watching satellite failed?

Source: Mint, India Express, The Hindu What is the news? Recently, ISRO’s attempt to put EOS-03 satellite using GSLV-F10 into the orbit failed. What went wrong? The upper stage, powered by a cryogenic engine fuelled by liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen at very low temperatures, failed to ignite. The rocket lost the power to carry… Continue reading Why ISRO’s launch of Earth-watching satellite failed?