Space Exploration
Space Exploration
Hubble’s Remarkable 31 Year Journey
Amidst a plethora of galaxies and distant stars, Hubble makes its quiet orbit around the Earth. Even today, as it speeds its way, at 17,000 miles an hour, the first major optical telescope to be placed in space is expanding scientific vision day after day.
In Conversation With Rajiv Jayaraman, Founder-CEO, KNOLSKAPE
Rajiv Jayaraman is the Founder- CEO of KNOLSKAPE and serves on its board of directors. He has played a pivotal role in creating an award-winning portfolio of experiential learning products and is responsible for KNOLSKAPE’s global business strategy and growth. Under his leadership, KNOLSKAPE has grown into a leading player in the corporate learning space.
Sputnik’s Legacy
More than 60 years ago, on October 4, 1957, hundreds of Americans could be seen raising their heads and peering through binoculars in rapt amazement. The object that had captured everyone's attention was a brand new entry into our constellation. It would disappear from sight and reappear every 90 minutes or so, and with every pass, newspapers seemed to have a newer headline to stun the nation with. The moving star was Sputnik, the first manmade satellite launched into space by the Soviet Union.
SpaceX, The Future Lies Here
SpaceX. Heard about the name? Heard about the man behind it? You must have. And if you haven’t, just Google about upcoming Mars missions or Dogecoin or Elon Musk, or just keep reading this article and you will get acquainted with all of these. Should I start with how one man’s dream of getting to Mars led us to a company that is now capable of sending people to space? Or should I explain the Musk phenomena? Let’s start with what an exceptional achievement SpaceX is.
Role of Space-Based Communications in 5G Era
The mobile industry has entered the era of 5G communications. New standards are being finalized, testbeds are proving technology worldwide, and the first commercial services have recently been launched. 5G will enhance mobile services for consumers and enable new application to serve a wide range of sectors, from healthcare to education and manufacturing to transportation.
Inspiration4: The First All-Civilian Mission To Orbit
This marks the beginning for people like us, flying to space. Yes, you read that right! Now, with the growing ambitions and accomplishments of SpaceX, it has become possible for civilians to get a chance to live the dream of visiting space. SpaceX has proved with examples, over time, that they can successfully take up numerous space missions with perfect launches and landings. Additionally, with NASA's approval, not just cargo but humans can also take a seat in the crafts going to space. One such mission is Inspiration4. Read ahead to learn everything about this mission.
The Superpressure Balloon-borne Imaging Telescope (SuperBIT)
One of the expected advantages of SuperBIT is that it will be immune to weather fluctuations because it would be located in the stratosphere, 40 kilometres above the Earth. Most of the weather events take place in the troposphere layer of the Earth's atmosphere. The primary goal of this telescope will be to capture high-resolution pictures of objects in space.
The Impact of AI in Satellite Imagery
What do we know about satellite imagery? The most basic definition of satellite imagery is that it is a mechanism by which we receive photos of the Earth taken from space with the help of certain technology. These satellites are like eyes in the sky. With the advent of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), satellite imagery has evolved into something far more exciting and valuable.
How Artificial Intelligence Is Helping With Space Exploration
Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly vital in space operations and exploration, from evaluating the landscape on Mars to boosting communications between satellites and ground stations. It has a capacity that has a plethora of uses and holds enormous potential for the data-dense and complex environment of space.
Small Sat Launcher: The Future of New Space Age
According to NASA classification, a small sat launcher (small-lift vehicle) is a class of rocket orbital launch vehicle capable of lifting up to 2000 kg (4,400 lbs.) of payload into low Earth orbit. The Sputnik 1, the first small-lift launch vehicle, was developed by the Soviet Union, and it was successfully launched on October 4, 1957, into the Low Earth Orbit.
Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic
A dreamer can only dream of going to space in childhood. Richard Branson, an American Billionaire businessman, one of those dreamers, accomplished his dream by building a company, Virgin Galactic. He founded Virgin Galactic by collaborating with the British Virgin Group. Virgin Galactic is a space tourism company that intends to offer commercial suborbital flights to space tourists in 2022.
Europa Clipper Mission to Determine Whether Icy Moon Has Signs for Life
The discovery by Galileo of four brilliant moons circling Jupiter in 1610 shattered the long-standing belief that all celestial bodies revolved around the Earth, which had been maintained for centuries prior. The Europa Clipper spacecraft, which is scheduled for launch in 2024, is expected to discover data that will profoundly change our view of the solar system.
Space Travel: A Giant Leap of Mankind
One of the exciting industries for consumers is the combination of space and tourism. Over the years of science and technology development in history, scientists and researchers have made space travel possible for consumers other than astronauts. As a kid, everyone would dream of what space looks like outside their science textbooks, and a few privately-owned companies have taken a step forward to explore more about space —one of them being- Blue Origin, owned by Jeff Bezos.
The Space Economy: A Gateway to Opportunities for Innovators
Space - a boundless extension and humans are well capable of doing business anywhere in the universe. Space travel has been an exclusive province of astronauts and animals (as a specimen) for the past few decades. Thanks to visionaries and emerging technologies, multi-planetary life is now a possibility — a breakthrough. What will you call an industry that is not limited to a state, country, continent, or even the planet? Rather than defining it as an industry, we can call it a medium of commerce where humans conduct business. Why wait? Take a look at the economy and initiatives to increase growth and opportunities for various industries.
Journey towards the Colonization on the Red Planet
Every 26 months, there is an alignment of the Earth and Mars. As a result, travel time and cost are reduced, allowing probes to complete the interplanetary journey in about six months. Space agencies tend to launch investigations during these conjunctions, the most recent in the summer of 2020. Three countries sent spacecraft to Mars during this period: on July 20, 2020, the Emirates United Arabs launched the Hope probe, which will orbit Mars to study its atmosphere and weather conditions; China, which launched the Tianwen-1 probe on July 23; and the United States, which launched the Perseverance rover on July 30.
Exploring Mars - An Insight into The Missions to The Red Planet
Since the 1960s, hundreds of exploration missions of Mars have been launched to discover more about our neighboring celestial body. Some of them were successful, most were not. Apart from Earth, Mars now has more spacecraft at operation than any other planet.
Entry, Descent, And Landing Technologies for Perseverance Rover and Other Details
The Perseverance Rover happens to be the most expensive and upgraded mobile laboratory sent on a Mars mission ever. This initiative aims to find evidence of life on Mars and go even beyond that to have a better understanding of the continuously expanding universe. Also, the Rover is supposed to throw light on the future of both manned and unmanned missions to the red planet.
James Webb Space Observatory- A New Horizon in Human History
The James Webb Space Telescope, also referred to as Webb or JWST, is a massive space-based observatory tuned for infrared wavelengths to complement and expand the Hubble Space Telescope's findings. It will cover a broader range of wavelengths and have much better sensitivity. Webb can now scan further back in time to locate the earliest galaxies that formed in the early Universe, as well as gaze within dust clouds where stars and planetary systems are developing today.
Mars Exploration Timeline – From Then to Now
There has been a consistent burning curiosity behind the answers for these questions that has formed the crux of major space explorations for more than a century. Ever since the Soviets launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, into space in 1957, space explorations have become a major area of research. Post Sputnik 1, the U.S. launched Explorer 1 in 1958, and from then on commenced a series of spaceflights, from the Vostok series to the Apollo series, and satellite launches to discover the further marvels of space.
How Could A Colony On Mars Change Everything On Earth
According to NASA, a humanized colony on Mars will stand as a great example for Science and its growing fate.

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