India recently successfully launched its PSLV-C16 rocked that carried into orbit the latest remote sensing satellite REsourcesat-2 that would study and help manage natural resources along with two Nano satellites, YOUTHSAT and XSAT. The PSLV has an impressive track record of 16 uninterrupted launches. This is the 18th launch and 17th successive flight of PSLV by ISRO.
SAGA-2203 is India’s fastest
Indian Space Research Organization has built a new supercomputer with theoretical peak performance of 220 TeraFLOPS (220 Trillion Floating Point Operations per second). “SAGA-2203 (Supercomputer for Aerospace with GPU Architecture-220 TeraFLOPS) is housed at the supercomputing facility named as Satish Dhawan Supercomputing Facility located at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram. The new Graphic Processing Unit (GPU) based supercomputer “SAGA-2203 is being used by space scientists for solving complex aerospace problems. Scalable to many PetaFLOPS (1000 TeraFLOPS), the “SAGA-2203 Supercomputer is fully designed and built by VSSC using commercially available hardware, open source software components and in house developments. The system uses
Space shuttle Discovery blasts off on its final flight Discovery, the world’s most travelled spaceship, thundered into orbit for the final time in the month of February, 2011, heading toward the International Space Station on a journey that marks the beginning of the end of the shuttle era. It was Discovery’s 39th launch and the 133rd shuttle mission overall. Discovery is the oldest of NASA’s
Launches Glonass-K satellite The Russian Space Forces recently launched a new Glonass-K navigation satellite from the Plesetsk space centre by the Soyuz 2-1b launcher. The previous launch under the Glonass-M project in December 2010, supposed to conclude the forming of the satellite grouping, was unsuccessful as the rocket veered off course and sunk in the Pacific Ocean.