Saturday, 20 August, 2022

Topic: satellites

This UK study calculated the risk of being killed by space junk—and chances are increasing

The study estimated that rocket bodies are three times more likely to land at the latitudes of Indonesia and Bangladesh than in the US, China, or Russia.

CSIR-NAL’s new solar-powered UAV can help border surveillance, improve communications

At Wings India 2022 civil aviation event last month, organisation demonstrated functional, sub-scale model that runs on solar power during day & high-density lithium ion batteries at night.

Last year’s Chinese rocket stage reenters over Maharashtra, MP producing a spectacular display

The third stage of the Long March 3B rocket, used to launch the JSW-6 communication satellite in February last year, was being tracked for a week before its reentry.

India eyes more military satellites, aims for secure communication & 24-hr border surveillance

Defence Acquisition Council Tuesday cleared first step of procurement for indigenously designed and built GSAT 7B, a state-of-the-art, multiband, military-grade satellite for Army.

Amazon to launch first 2 satellites of Project Kuiper for high-speed internet in 2022

While the first two satellites are scheduled to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2022, the final constellation will consist of 3,236 satellites.

ISRO plans to launch Brazilian satellite, 3 Indian payloads on 28 February

ISRO's first mission for 2021 will have Amazonia-1, Brazil's first earth observation satellite, as primary payload and India's Anand, Satish Dhawan satellite and UNITYsat as co-passengers.

Scientists discover 12 new deep-sea species in the Atlantic Ocean

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.

UK’s space partnership with India takes flight with launch of 36 satellites

The partly state-owned OneWeb network, a startup the UK bailed out with the Indian billionaire Sunil Mittal, will compete with Elon Musk to offer broadband internet from space.

China launches 13 satellites into orbit with single rocket

The satellites, including 10 remote sensing satellites developed by Argentinian company Satellogic, blasted off atop a March-6 rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre.

Sunil Mittal bids for bankrupt UK satellite firm OneWeb PM Johnson is trying to save

OneWeb makes low-Earth orbit satellites that provide high-speed communications. UK hopes it'll help build a new national navigation system.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.