January 2022 - June 2022

Science & Technology Information

1. The India Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully completed the ground test of the solid-fuel-based booster stage (SS1) of its new Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV).

2. Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter has detected solar proton events, via its Large Area Soft X-ray Spectrometer (CLASS).

3. An Indian Space tech startup Pixxel grabbed attention after it successfully launched its first fully-fledged commercial satellite called ‘Shakuntala’ or Pixxel TD-2.

4. China’s second Laong March 8 rocket launched late Saturday carrying a domestic record 22 satellites for a range of commercial Chinese space companies.

5. The Indian Space research Organisation successfully launched an Earth Observation Satellite, EOS-04 and two small satellites into the intended orbit.

6. NASA has announced two new science missions namely Multi-slit Solar Explorer (MUSE) and HelioSwarm.

7. The ISRO has successfullytest-fired the Vikas engine that would power India’s first human-carry rocket (Gaganyaan human space mission)

8. The Parker Solar Probe of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has taken pictures of the surface of he planet Venus from space.

9. Researchers have recently found scientific evidence of strong anti-cancer activity in the ethyl acetate fraction of Halodule uninervis.

10. India undertook another successful test-firing of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with increased indigenous content and improved performance.

11. Japan has launched the “Inmarsat-6 F1” communication satellite from Tanegashima Space Center via the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries H-IIA204 rocket.

12. MPATGM will be manufactured by Bharat Dynamics Limited at its facility in Bhanoor, Telangana.

13. The test was conducted at ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC), Mahendragiri in Tamil Nadu. This long-duration test is a major milestone for the three-crewed Human Space Programme Gaganyaan.

14. The advanced sea to sea variant of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise missile was launched from INS Visakhapatnam, a stealth guided-missile destroyer of the Indian Navy.

15. India successfully conducted the maiden flight test of the indigenously-developed, surface-to-surface missile ‘Pralay’ off the Odisha coast.

16. NASA’s $10 billion telescope James Webb Space Telescope is designed to capture the first glimpse of the universe shortly after the Big Bang, targeted for an explosion from the European Space Agency’s Kourou, French Guiana.

17. America’s space agency NASA has released the recorded sound of the Juno mission near Jupiter’s moon Ganymede

18. India successfully conducted the first flight test of indigenously developed, surface-to-surface missile ‘Pralaya’ off the Odisha coast.

19. America’s space agency NASA has announced the launch of “Psyche Mission” in August 2022.