The final frontier of space technology

Synopsis:  Emerging tech is helping leverage space for various terrestrial uses. Introduction Technological innovations are now driving space activities and research. The space industry is using technologies like 5G, advanced satellite systems, 3D printing, big data, and quantum technology in its activities according to a report by Analytics Insight. It is also helping scientists, researchers… Continue reading The final frontier of space technology

Indian Space Association (ISpA) – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction Indian Space Association was recently launched by the Prime Minister of India. The industry association will act as an independent and “single-window” agency for enabling the opening up of the space sector to start-ups and the private sector. The tagline of the association is “Bhumandal Se Brahmaand Tak”, meaning from… Continue reading Indian Space Association (ISpA) – Explained, pointwise

Explained: How Jupiter Trojan asteroids will help NASA learn about evolution of solar system

What is the News? NASA is set to launch the ‘Lucy’ Mission in the next week. What is Mission Lucy? Mission Lucy is NASA’s first mission to explore the Jupiter Trojan asteroids. Named After: The mission is named after ‘Lucy’, a 3.2 million-year-old ancestor who belonged to a species of hominins (which include humans and… Continue reading Explained: How Jupiter Trojan asteroids will help NASA learn about evolution of solar system

World Is Entering A New Moon Age 

Synopsis: About NASA’s Artemis programme, various consequences of India joining the programme and how India needs to tackle all this.  Introduction  On September 7, 2019, India’s Chandrayaan-2 Moon Lander crashed in a cloud of lunar dust no human would witness. It had experienced a “hard landing” on a desolate patch of the lunar surface. It shows the difficulties of the operation and ‘optimism… Continue reading World Is Entering A New Moon Age 

India and the geopolitics of the moon

Synopsis: Delhi should take a hard look at the emerging challenges to the current space order and its interests on the moon, and develop strategies to pursue them through a national lunar mission. Introduction Space-faring powers are seeking routine access to the moon. Moreover, their attention has now turned to what is called the cis-lunar… Continue reading India and the geopolitics of the moon

The space race is getting harder

Source: Business Standard Relevance: Understanding the impact of the new space race Synopsis: A vast technological gap is opening up as humans race to colonize the solar system. A brief look into the space race of the past and the implications of the new age space race. Why launching objects into space is hard? India… Continue reading The space race is getting harder