ISRO launch: These students burnt the midnight oil to put Swayam in space | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

“The team has devised an ingenious passive stabilisation system which employs a pair of hysteresis rods and a magnet to stabilise the satellite, thus eliminating the need to use bulky and power hungry magnetorquers,” he said, adding the feature was appreciated by ISRO. He further said within moments of launch, ‘Swayam’ was separated at 515.3 km in orbit.

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Watch NASA Set a Fire in Space … on Purpose | WIRED

About a week ago, NASA scientists started a fire in one of their own cargo bays. Hold up, don’t freak out: NASA’s not dealing with rogue arsonist astronauts here. This was all part of the first Spacecraft Fire Experiment, a study constructed to figure out how flames behave in space—and how to put them out before making everything go kablooie.A fire in space is different than a fire on Earth. In microgravity, flames don’t taper like they do on your dinner table: They stay blobby and spherical. And without natural convection, flames spread differently, too—instead of rising, they just follow the spacecraft’s ventilation system. The standard smoke detector on the ceiling set up? Not going to work. If the fire is any bigger than an index card, though, scientists haven’t studied what will happen. What materials catch fire in microgravity? How fast does the fire spread? How hot does it get?

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NASA is making a robotic spacecraft that can refuel satellites

NASA has not only given the Restore-L mission its seal of approval, it has also zeroed in on its first potential client: government-owned satellite Landsat 7. The mission’s goal is to develop and launch a robotic spacecraft, which can refuel and do maintenance work on satellites already in orbit, by 2020. As you can see in the image above, it will be equipped with robotic arms to catch its client’s orbiters and a propellant transfer system to deliver measured quantities of fuel at the proper temperature and

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The Launch of PSLV-C34/Cartosat- 2 Series Satellite Mission

Watch the full telecast of the PSLV C34 rocket of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The launch happened on 22 June 2016, at 9:26 AM, from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, india.

This launch beats ISRO’s own record, by putting 20 satellites in one go. Only Russia has put more satellites in orbit from a single rocket.

Cartosat- was the main payload. Apart from this, 17 foreign satellites and 2 satellites from Indian universities were put in orbit.

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ISRO set to hold exhibition in Pune | Sakal Times

PUNE: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will send its mobile space exhibition, including full of working models and cameras, to Pune for the first time ever.The three-day exhibition, being jointly organised by ISRO and city-based NGO Indo-Science Education Trust, will be held between January 19 and 21 at the Pimpri Chinchwad Science Park, which is set to celebrate its third anniversary.“Six ISRO scientists from Space Application Centre, Ahmedabad, will engage school students over the various space missions through panel displays, working models and videos,” said Prashant Dobriyal, a volunteer from Indo-Science Education Trust. The main objective of this exhibition, which is free of cost, is to reach out to underprivileged school students, said Santosh Pise, another volunteer.“This will be a great opportunity for students to interact with eminent scientists,” said CEO of science park Madanmohan Sable. There is also an opportunity for high school students to be ISRO ambassadors by volunteering to explain the models.

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