TNPSC Current Affairs 2017 February 15

1.IAF gets ‘Netra’, an indigenous Airborne Early Warning and Control System

Indian Air force has formally inducted an indigenous Airborne Early Warning and Control System ‘Netra’ Developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation at the on-going ‘Aero India 2017’

India has now entered in Elite club of joining along with US, Israel an Russia which has already developed the technology.

This systems is capable of long range surveillance,can track area within 240 degrees of its sides at any given point of time. The system was fitted on three smaller oBrazilian Embraer-145 jet  y DRDO.

2.ISRO Successfully launched 104 satellites in single mission

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched 104 satellite successfully in a single mission form Satish Dhawan Space centre, Sriharikota.

India has set a world record for launching more satellites in one go beating Russia's launch of 39 satellites in single mission in June 2014

The rocket PSLV C37 has launched from Satish dhawan space centre in Sriharikota, Andhrapradesh.
The rocket carried 3 Indian and others foreign satellites including 96 belongs to US, Israel Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Switzerland as part of an outsoucing Tie up between these countries.

Cartosat-2 Series satellite injected first into orbit followed by other 103 nano satellites in a gap of 30 mins.The most of the foreign Satellites is for commercial purpose and the while the Indian satellites were intended to observe and measure the Earth's atmosphere

Kiran Kumar ISRO’s Chairman said that “all satellite successfully placed on Orbit and congratulated the entire ISRO team for the wonderful job”.

About PSLV

PSLV is known as polar satellite launch vehicle is launch system operated and developed by ISRO (Indian space research Organisation). It is one of the world’s most reliable launch vehicle is in service for more than 20 years. It has launched various satellites including chandrayaan 1, Mars Orbiter Mission, Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System etc

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