Blue Origin launch: Jeff Bezos & crew complete successful space flight

Source: Livemint What is the news? Jeff Bezos and three passengers reached the edge of space and safely returned after a flight of just over 10 minutes. The Amazon.com Inc. founder and his fellow passengers were launched to the edge of space from a remote West Texas site on the New Shepard and enjoyed a… Continue reading Blue Origin launch: Jeff Bezos & crew complete successful space flight

Astronomers from VASCO detect nine star-like objects

Source: PIB What is the news? A study by an international collaboration of astronomers (VASCO project) has identified an occurrence of nine stars like objects that appeared and vanished in a small region within half an hour in an old photographic plate. Astronomers collaborating across countries track vanishing and appearing celestial objects by comparing old… Continue reading Astronomers from VASCO detect nine star-like objects

Space tourism spinoffs

Source:  The Business Standard Relevance: Space tourism is gaining popularity in the field of Space. Synopsis: The entry of the private sector into the space race brings new dimensions to the monetization of space technology. Private space tourism projects: Three important private organisations (Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin, and SpaceX) made huge investments in space projects.… Continue reading Space tourism spinoffs

Agencies take shape for special operations,space,cyber war

India has set up the tri-service divisions.It will consist of special operations,cyber and space.These were set up with an aim to add strategic heft to India’s operational ability in conventional war and anti-terror operations, The proposal for setting up the tri service division was mooted by the Naresh Chandra committee in 2012. The divisions will… Continue reading Agencies take shape for special operations,space,cyber war

New space industry emerges: servicing satellites on orbit

New space industry emerges: servicing satellites on orbit News: A new space infrastructure and civil Space at a company called Space Systems Loral (SSL) is planning to service two to three dozen satellites in a distant geostationary orbit, some 36,000 km from the earth. Important Facts: SSL unmanned spacecraft will be able to latch onto… Continue reading New space industry emerges: servicing satellites on orbit

NASA’s Kepler space telescope to retire

NASA’s Kepler space telescope to retire News: NASA’s Kepler space telescope will be retired after running out of fuel nine years after its initial launch. Important Facts: Currently orbiting the sun 156 million km from the earth, the spacecraft will drift further from the earth once its radio transmitters are turned off. About Kepler space… Continue reading NASA’s Kepler space telescope to retire

7 PM Daily Editorials Brief – February 7, 2018 (A challenging year ahead for Indian Space Research Organisation

Read In-depth analysis of all the Editorials here Source : ISRO needs 4 years to catch up with satellite demand: Dr. Sivan Analysis : A challenging year ahead for Indian Space Research Organisation