Since the beginning of time, humans have always been fascinated and intrigued by outer space, the dream of venturing into the vast emptiness of space has existed throughout human history. However, the access to outer space has been severely limited. With the government controlling almost all the launches, chances of an individual experiencing the mesmerising beauty … Continue reading Privatisation of outer space – A step in the right direction?
Outer Space has captured the imagination of scientist, poets, scholars and children alike. The urge to reach out for the stars existed even before the desire to fly, it is this urge to reach for infinity and beyond that has been the plot for countless movies and numerous discoveries. While we have come a long … Continue reading Outer Space – The key to Inner Peace.
Once considered as a military weapon, drones are now entering every part of the society. From hobbyist to local law enforcement to the kids in your neighborhood it seems as if everybody owns one. Over the past few years, the commercial drone market has seen an exponential growth. They are no longer limited to hobby-flying or filming, … Continue reading Commercial Drones – A flying Hazard…
The first image that pops up in our mind when someone says the word drone, is a lean-mean high-flying unmanned aircraft launching missiles and blowing up things. While it might be partially right, it does not remotely describe the full spectrum of modern day drone, most of them being armed with nothing more than a … Continue reading Drones – a principal weapon of future wars?
The United States Airforce is one of the most recent branches of the U.S. military. Initially, a part of the United States Army, it was created on the 18th of September 1947 under the national security act of 1947. With 5000+ aircraft, 450 ICBMs, 63 dedicated satellites, employing more than 1/2 a million personnel and … Continue reading The United States Airforce -Overengineering itself into crisis.
India is home to some of the poorest people in the world and not so long ago it could barely feed its population, yet it dreamt of reaching the stars. A country plagued by internal issues and external threats with no foreseeable end in sight. Determined to play a meaningful role in the community of nations … Continue reading The Indian Space Saga – From Rags to Riches.
Space Transportation System (STS) or lovingly called as the Space Shuttle was developed during the 1970s to provide a system of reusable space crafts for NASA. It was believed that such a system would significantly cut cost and make manned missions safe and affordable. Though the first shuttle flight took place more than a decade … Continue reading Space Shuttles – The Fallen Heroes.
Most of us have heard several conspiracy theories and rumors surrounding USAs manned mission to the moon, but seldom do we hear about USSRs attempt to land a man on the moon. It is a widely known fact, that USSR never flew a manned mission to the moon and eventually lost the space race. Yet, remarkably … Continue reading Moon Landing – Truth behind the Soviet Backout.
Since time immemorial humans have always had the urge to make things bigger. Quotes like "Bigger the Better" and "More the Merrier" have been around for generations, in one form or the other. Throughout the course of human history we have had some fabulous outcomes and significant scientific advancements all because of it, be it the … Continue reading End of an Era- The fall of giant Airliners
GTRE GTX-35VS also known as Kaveri is an afterburning turbofan engine, originally intended to be used for India’s indigenous fighter (TEJAS). In the year 1986 Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) was authorized to launch this program, though full-scale development was approved only after April 1989. Back then it was expected to be a 96-month … Continue reading The significance of Kaveri