Jan 16 th, 2016
Misc CANo Comments

15 Space and Defense – Current Affairs – Upcoming Exams – Aug-Sep 2015 – Part I

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• GSLV-D6 > launched successfully by upper cryogenic stage > GSAt-6 > sriharikota > 27th Aug

• GSAT-6 > s-band communication satellite > for armed forces and for disaster

• NASA NISAR > will use GSLV > 2020-21 > GSLV cost 1/3rd of cost of foreign agencies

• GSAT-6 > manouvred into geostationary orbit at 83 degrees east latitude

• INSAT-4A > more than 3 tonne > can’t be launched by GSLV which just crossed 2 tone mark > for 3 tonnes GSLV Mk-III still under testing stage

• Chile > ideal for astronomical observations > 40% world’s telescopes located here > it’s desert northern skies are ideal coz they are nearly 300 clear days aa year > Turismo Sol Del Desierto >agency provides specialized astronomical tours > part of Chile’s Elqui valley designated as 1st International Dark Sky Sanctuary

• India building > unique floating testing range – a huge ship > for carrying out missile tests of varying ranges to protect imp cities

• Indian railways to take ISRO help for improved safety and enhanced efficiency > GIS mapping of rail route, infra development > will be available from satellite-assisted navigational support through the GAGAN system of ISRO > for exact locations of trais and topography

• IAF > Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT) > developed as second rung of IAF three level training for rookie pilots underwent spin test

• ISRO > upgrade satellite transportation system or STS as well > loaded with sensors> double walled, heat-proof, metallic, suspension cradle for keeping out vibrations and shocks out

• Amogha-1 > anti-tank guided missile, second generation > 2.8 km > test-fires from Babina army range, MP

• NASA > building > space shotgun > Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) > can blast asteroids into small pieces for collection as amples

• India-Sri Lanka > Mitra Shakti > Pune > sharing practices > promote military to military relations

• China launched > 20th satellite in series of Beidou

• India launched > Astrosat > satellite for astronomy research > using PSLV-C30 > SDSC, Sriharikota > multiple telescopes > varying wavelengths

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