The Outer Space Treaty & the Weaponization of Space

Reading Time: 4 mins Presently, we are at an era that sees increased human influence that extends beyond the Earth’s atmosphere. Even our daily actions are under the influence of the technologies that exist in outer space. This includes our daily telecommunications, favourite TV shows, etc. They are under the influence of the satellites that exist in the outer …

Space Activities Bill 2017 – Commercializing Indian Space SectorPREMIUM 

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India has successfully demonstrated its space prowess for a while now. However, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has monopolized this sector for a very long time. For India to become a global space power, it is essential to bring in the private players on board for a higher success rate.

Currently, the new start-ups are emerging in the space sector for undertaking ambitious projects like launching palm-sized satellites and propulsion of satellites using cleaner fuels. With the promise of high returns of the investment in this sector, there is an increased inflow of investments into these start-ups.

For the success of these new companies, it is essential for the Indian Government to provide a law that assures ease of doing business and faster promotion of these aspiring projects. The Space Activities Bill, 2017 is a major leap forward in this direction.

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Chandrayaan 2 – All you need to know about India’s second Lunar Mission

Reading Time: 4 mins The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced that India’s 2nd lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 is scheduled to be launched in July 2019. The Chandrayaan-2’s lander will touch down near Moon’s south pole in September 2019. This mission holds so much significance for Indian and international space research which we will discuss in this article.

[Mindmap] Compilation of Space Missions (for UPSC Prelims) – Revise FasterPREMIUM 

Reading Time: < 1 minute Compilation of all space missions under different categories like Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, etc and under different organisations NASA, ISRO, ESA, JAXA, etc.. Link is visible for members only.

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Mission Shakti – Why is it Path-Breaking?

Reading Time: 5 mins Recently, the DRDO’s anti-satellite missile system (ASAT) project named Mission Shakti successfully destroyed a live satellite in the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) (300 km altitude). With this test, India became the fourth country after the US, Russia, and China to achieve the feat. It is considered to be a milestone for the institutions and a significant development in terms of strengthening the country’s overall security. However, the test also sparked controversy regarding space militarization and space debris.

Higgs Boson – Understanding the God Particle

Reading Time: 8 mins Recently, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) which has the largest particle accelerator in the world known as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), has published a report that presents LHC’s larger and more powerful potential successor, the Future Circular Collider (FCC). Many criticized that the super collider which is expected to cost billions of dollars is not going to be a good investment. However, it has to be noted that, the same kind of criticisms had overwhelmed the LHC project until it discovered the Higgs Boson.

In this article, you will learn every basic thing related to the particle physics and the associated research, so that you will be able to better understand the future news related to the particle physics.

[Premium] Gaganyaan Mission – India’s Quest towards putting Indians in Space

Reading Time: 4 mins ISRO has launched GSAT-29 communication satellite successfully on board GSLV-MK III D2. With this launch, GSLV-MK III is considered to be operational for space missions like Chandrayaan II and Gaganyaan. Gaganyaan mission was announced by Prime Minister in his Independence Day speech, that ISRO will be sending its first human spaceflight mission into space by 2022.

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GSLV MK-III: A Major boost to Moon and Manned Space missions

Reading Time: 4 mins ISRO has launched GSAT-29 communication satellite successfully on board GSLV-Mk III D2 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota. With this launch, GSLV Mk III completed the test flights and is declared operational, thus joining the ranks of the working vehicles such as PSLV. Besides, this launch serves as a major boost for Chandrayaan-II (moon) and Gaganyaan (manned) missions.