SpaceX Launches 53 Starlink Satellites From California:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Developments in Science and Technology.   Context: SpaceX recently launched a rocket carrying 53 satellites for the Starlink internet constellation from California Onboard Falcon 9 rocket. SpaceX has already launched more than 2,500 Starlink satellites to date but plans to loft many more.   What is the Starlink project? The Starlink …

Russian space agency’s threat on International Space Station:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Awareness in space.   Context: Amid the ongoing war, the Russian space agency has threatened that Russia could respond to the US sanctions by letting the ISS fall from space.   How is the Space Station protected from such acts? It is governed by the International Space Station Intergovernmental Agreement. …

Jio Platforms to provide satellite broadband services:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Developments in Science and Technology.   Context: Jio has formed a joint-venture with Luxembourg-based SES to deliver satellite broadband services across India.   How? The joint venture will use multi-orbit space networks that is a combination of GEO (geostationary equatorial orbit) and MEO (medium earth orbit) satellite constellations capable of …