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A Dragon 2 undergoing a Pad Abort test on May 6, 2015, demonstrating a pusher LAS.

Launch Escape Systems

We will be discussing Launch Escape Systems (LES). Also called Launch Abort System (LAS), it is a crew safety system connected to the space capsule

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The signing of the Outer Space Treaty in 1967. Credit: United Nations

What laws work in the space?

The reason for laws on space is not just to facilitate access to, and the use of, space, but to favour cooperation between all nations, not only between space powers.
You will notice curved light streaks in the image. Read below to understand the reason.

Understanding James Webb Images: Color, Curves and Spikes

The last few days were great for science. We got some very beautiful, information-packed images from deep space. All thanks to the James Webb Space Telescope. Not seen the images yet? The image you see above is at a distance of 4.24 billion light years away from us! And the age of our planet is […]
The Two Sides of the Webb Telescope

Challenges with Space Telescope

In the previous part of this Space Telescope Series, we discussed about the basic principle on which James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is based i.e. Infrared astronomy. Today we will discuss the challenges faced in launching space telescopes keeping in mind JWST in particular and space telescopes in general. Size : How to fit it […]
A near-infrared image of exoplanet 51 Eridani b captured by the Gemini Planet Imager on 18 December 2014. Credit: J. Rameau (UdeM) and C. Marois (NRC Herzberg).

James Webb ST & Infrared astronomy

The Universe is full of radiation of all types but most of this does not reach us here on Earth because our atmosphere blocks out many wavelengths of radiation, but permits others through.
Labelled diagram of James Webb Space Telescope

James Webb & Hubble Telescope

NASA launched James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) on December 24. JWST will succeed the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA’s flagship telescope that has been in service for more than three decades.
Location of China’s spaceports

China National Space Administration

We have discussed about the significant works done by NASA, ESA, Roscosmos, ISRO, and JAXA. In this article, we will discuss about China National Space Administration (CNSA), its journey, and its achievements. China’s space program evolved largely in secret under the joint control of the Chinese military and the Commission on Science, Technology, and Industry […]

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