Pinaka missile system successfully flight-tested for 2nd day
Developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the Pinaka MK-II rocket is modified as a missile by integrating the navigation, control and guidance system to improve the end accuracy and enhance the range, they said. The missile system is capable of striking into enemy territory up to a range of 75 kilometres with high precision.
Pixxel gets ready for first satellite mission with Leaf Space agreement
Through this agreement, Leaf Space will provide the support service up to one pass per orbit to the satellite in SSO, demonstrating capabilities of its mid-latitude distributed ground station network. Uplink and downlink service for the mission will be provided using VHF, UHF and S-Band frequencies. The satellite is set to be launched in July '20.
SpaceX launches 60 mini satellites for cheaper global Internet
Elon Musk-run SpaceX has launched 60 "Starlink" satellites into low-Earth orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida that will bring cheaper Internet access to the world.
What are the core and satellite strategy of building a portfolio?
Core portfolio provides stability and long term appreciation. The satellite portfolio offers an extra risk-adjusted return that pushes up overall returns.
Coal India, Isro tie up to develop satellite-based air pollution system
Coal India has used services of satellites for monitoring land reclamation and reforestation. Satellite-based pollution monitoring system exists only at the NASA in the US. Coal India subsidiary, CMPDI, has taken up the project for satellitebased monitoring of respirable particulate matter and it is under implementation at Singrauli and Talcher coalfields.
US Congress consents to designate India's NAVIC as allied system
Indigenously developed, NAVIC is an autonomous regional satellite navigation system that provides accurate real-time positioning and timing services. As per the NDAA 2020, approved by a bicameral conference report, the NAVIC system of India would be treated as “allied system” at par with the Galileo system of the European Union and QZSS of Japan.
Qualcomm announces support for India’s NavIC Satellite Navigation System
Support for NavIC will be available in select Qualcomm Technologies’ chipset platforms starting in late 2019 and commercial devices with NavIC support are expected to be available during the first half of 2020.
Demand for smaller satellites sends Indian startups into orbit
There are now 15 to 20 startups in space technologies sector compared to just a handful a few years ago.
Delhi Development Authority to use satellite images to mark boundaries of unauthorised colonies
The exercise to determine the boundaries of unauthorised colonies has been going for almost a decade. During the earlier govt, the urban development department had asked the residents’ welfare associations to submit the layout of these colonies.
ISRO chief optimistic about CARTOSAT-3 launch, offers prayers at Lord Venkateswara
K Sivan was seen at Tirumala in Andhra Pradesh.
China successfully launches three new satellites
The resource satellite ZY-1 02D is developed by the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) and is an important part of China's space-based infrastructure.
Pollution levels in Delhi and satellite towns shoot up, air quality 'severe plus' at several places
The city received 0.3 mm rain in the past 24 hours which slightly lowered the hazardous level of air pollutants in the air. The day is forecast to remain generally cloudy with light rain or drizzle expected later on. The maximum temperature will be around 28 degrees Celsius, a MeT department official said.
G Narayanan to guide ISRO's commercial path
Narayanan takes up the role at a time when the Indian space agency is looking to engage the industry in building rockets and satellites and launch them from the country. It is already behind schedule by two years in selecting an industry consortium to build its polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV). Narayanan declined comment, while Isro chairman K Sivan was not reachable.
Indian Railways is linking its trains to an ISRO satellite. How will it use 1.4 crore daily updates?
Apart from knowing exact location and speed of trains, this ISRO-aided system will help in future planning.
ISRO in 2018 lost contact with military satellite GSAT 6A, led to deferring of Chandrayaan launch
GSAT 6A was launched in March last year and was meant to support military communications in hostile regions using handy ground terminals.
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