Tianwen 1 - China's Maiden journey to Mars Feb 17, 2021 Tianwen-1 is the Chinese spacecraft that went into orbit around Mars on February 10, 2021. There was not going to be a live coverage of the event. Andrew Jones, a journalist tracking the Chinese space program tweeted that AMSAT-DL is covering the event on radio. This is where I followed the event. Radio output from Tianwen-1 after it emerged from behind Mars. Photo is a screenshot of the AMSAT-DL YouTube live feed ...
Hope - UAE's Maiden journey to Mars Feb 12, 2021 I had the chance to follow the United Arab Emirate (UAE)’s Hope mission to Mars on YouTube and Twitter. I followed the YouTube stream of Dubai One. On Twitter, I followed the official Twitter account of Hope and Sarwat Nasir, a journalist with The National, a UAE based newspaper. The Hope (Al-Amal) was designed, developed and controlled from the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) in Dubai, UAE. It was built by MBRSC with 3 universities in the United States of America (USA), University of Colorado, Boulder, University of California, Berkely and Arizona State University. ...
ISRO's plan for the next decade Jan 4, 2021 Chairman, ISRO and Secretary, Department of Space, K Sivan, shared a new year message. It has been a little more than 5 years since ISRO shared it’s Space Vision documents, it usually shares. I think this had something to do with the failure of the GSLVs in the first half of the last decade. With both, GSLV Mk-II and GSLV Mk-III operationalized, I was hoping that ISRO would start the process of planning it’s space missions again. ...
Hello World! Dec 29, 2020 This is my very first blog post on this new website. This website is built using Hugo, a static website generator. I learnt about static generated websites when I visited the website of Eugene Yan. I went there to learn about how he took notes and how he built his Zettelkasten. I loved the way his website looked. When I looked under the hood (Ctrl + U), I found that he was using Jekyll. ...