Imperialism and aggression in the 20th century culminated in victimizing the centrifugal retaliation which had gone beyond the Karman line. The space race today is not just between 2 countries but among several rapidly growing nations like China, India, Japan, France etc. The 20th-century world wars paved the way for outstanding innovations in space whereas […]
The deal between Chinese and Russian space agencies for a lunar station shows the strained relations between NASA and Roscosmos
Russia and China did not sign the NASA established the “Artemis Accords”, a series of bilateral agreements with various space agencies
The latest Russia-China agreement for the same purpose is now seen as a counter to the US led lunar consortium.
Another aspect which resulted in the Russia-China space partnership is strained relations between US and China.
On the other hand, Indian, Japanese and European space agencies are joining hands for several joint missions.
Alliances is a norm in deep space exploration but forming of different alliances for the same purpose may be a precursor to the ensuing ‘space race’.
The Nasa-Isro Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) is a collaboration between the Indian and US space agencies for a dual-frequency L and S-band SAR for earth observation
The NISAR Mission will measure Earth’s changing ecosystems, dynamic surfaces, and ice masses providing information about biomass, natural hazards, sea level rise, and groundwater, and will support a host of other applications.
NISAR will observe Earth’s land and ice-covered surfaces globally with 12-day regularity on ascending and descending passes, sampling Earth on average every 6 days for a baseline 3-year mission.
NISAR is the first satellite mission to collect radar data in two microwave bandwidth regions, called the L-band and the S-band, to measure changes in our planet’s surface less than a centimeter across.
After landing on Mars, the Perseverance rover will search Jezero Crater for signs of ancient life and collect samples that will eventually be returned to Earth, said NASA.
A team of astronomers led by senior scientist Mireia Montes of the University of New South Wales in Australia have discovered that the missing dark matter in recently discovered galaxies can be explained by the effects of tidal disruption. They discovered the effects while studying the dark matter in the NGC 1052-DF4 using deep optical imaging aided by the data collected by the Hubble space telescope.