Two years ago, in December 2019, the US Space Force was born. The mission of this new U.S. military branch is to protect the nation’s satellites and other space assets. From space military security to day-to-day satellite communications, the Space Force’s job seems very high-level and highly classified. With the establishment of the US Space… Continue reading Why does every country want a Space Force after the birth of the US “Space Force”?
On January 13 SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station to deliver 105 satellites into a near-polar Sun-synchronous orbits, successfully completing its third discounted rideshare flight. While other space agency struglling to launch because of pandemic, the US private aerospace company, Musk’s SpaceX, has successfully carried out two launches in… Continue reading Before we even started in 2022, Musk has launched 2 rockets to put 154 satellites
According to NASA, an asteroid about 1.06 km wide will pass or crash into Earth on January 18. Seems like the world’s “hotspots” are nothing compared to this. First discovered by Australian astronomer Robert McNaught in 1994, the “space rock” Flyby is classified as a “potentially hazardous asteroid” due to its size and orbit. It will… Continue reading Forget Kazakhstan, Ukraine or Syria, the world is facing something much more terrible
This nuclear-powered aircraft was developed by Lockheed Martin in the United States. It uses the B52 as a carrier, has 68,000 horsepower, and can fly continuously without landing for 15 years. The United States announced to the outside world the latest TR-3B nuclear-powered anti-gravity delta aircraft on October 1, 2019. This aircraft, which is… Continue reading The world’s first nuclear-powered fighter jet, Could fly for 15 years without landing
On August 27, 2015 a commutations satellite called GSAT-6 was launched by ISRO, which is also known to cater for strategic requirements of the country. GSAT-6 is known to provide quality and secure communication. For a long time Indian armed forces have been getting assistance from satellites towards steering their operations. Recently, it has been… Continue reading Military Satellites: India needs to FastTrack
As early as the 1930s, a Russian scientist and engineer Boris Ushacov created a special weapon ‘Flying Submarine’ that terrified the West. However, the project was not widely implemented. Possessing a weapon capable of reaching the enemy’s location undetected, dealing lightning strikes and returning unscathed is the dream of any industrialized military country in the world. The… Continue reading Why did the Soviet Union give up the ‘Flying Submarine’ – the weapon that once made the West so frightened ?
Although the US was once thought to hold absolute military superiority in space, this assessment may be becoming inaccurate as Russia and China are making great strides. “Russia and China are developing space weapons, including lasers, anti satellite missiles, and combat satellites, to counter the United States in space,” said General John Raymond, Chief of… Continue reading Nudol and S-500 missile systems: Russia gearing up to dominate the “Space”
On 28 January, 2021, the UR Rao Satellite Centre (URSC) of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) invited proposals for the three phase development of a 100 Watt Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG). As ISRO’s lead centre for design, development, fabrication, and testing of all Indian-made satellites, the centre envisions using RTG for power generation and thermal management of… Continue reading ISRO plans for nuclear energy use in space
There is growing demand for India to enhance its space force structure to meet military needs. The security implications of China’s growing capabilities and investment in space are causing serious apprehension in India. Chinese space militarisation directly impacts Indian security. Such geopolitical concerns have led the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), essentially a civil space… Continue reading India need to expand its space capabilities to counter China
Italy is going to convert one of its two aircraft carriers, the 35-year-old Garibaldi, to a platform for launching SLVs (Satellite Launch Vehicle) rockets that put satellites into orbit. This would mean using smaller rockets that are now available to put smaller, but effective, satellites into LEO (Low Earth Orbit, about 600 kilometers high). The… Continue reading Italy is going to covert its aircraft carrier into a launch vehicle platform