SpaceX Successfully Launches Italian Earth-Observation Satellite ‘COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation FM2’

  • SpaceX has finally launched COSMO(COnstellation of small Satellites for the Mediterranean basin Observation)-SkyMed Second Generation FM2 (CSG-2) satellite, an Italian Earth-observation satellite aboard its Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, United States (US).

Astronomers confirmed Earth’s 2nd Trojan asteroid 2020 XL5, will share its orbit for next 4,000 years

  • An International team of astronomers led by researcher Toni Santana-Ros, from the University of Alicante and the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB) have confirmed the existence of a second Earth Trojan that was discovered by the Pan-STARRS S1 telescope in Hawaii survey in 2020 and is named 2020 XL5.

Vijay Raghavan launched Beta Version of Swarajability, India’s 1st AI-based platform for specially-abled jobseeker

  • A beta version of Swarajability, India’s 1st job portal powered by artificial intelligence (AI) for specially-abled jobseekers has been launched by Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Advisor to the Union Government.
  • The portal is developed by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad,Telangana in association with Youth4Jobs, Visual Quest and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.

ISRO: INSAT-4B Successfully Decommissioned through 11 Re-orbiting manoeuvres

  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has decommissioned the INSAT-4B, an Indian communications satellite that forms part of the Indian National Satellite System on 24th January 2022 through 11 re-orbiting manoeuvres that pushed the satellite into the desired orbit mandated by the IADC space debris mitigation guidelines.

IISc Commissions Param Pravega, India’s One of the Powerful Supercomputers

  • The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, Karnataka has installed and commissioned ‘Param Pravega’, one of the most powerful supercomputers in India, and the largest in an Indian academic institution under the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM).
  • The system has a total supercomputing capacity of 3 petaflops (1 petaflop equals a quadrillion or 1,015 operations per second).