…and it’s done ! India sets a world record by launching 104 satellites in a single launch; just one go !
About PSLV-C37 / Cartosat-2 series Mission :-
The satellites were carried by ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launching Vehicle (PSLV-C37) on 15th February 2015 at 9:28 AM IST. PSLV-C37 was lifted off from the launchpad at Satish Dhawan Research Centre(SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. In June 2016, India set a national record of launching 20 satellites in a single launch ! 20 now seems such a small number compared to 104 ! There’s a pretty much wide gap between ISRO & the next record holder, Russian Space Agency , which launched a total of 37 satellites in 2014 ! Indeed this was a giant leap for the space agency & they’ve celebrated their success ! 🙂
About Satellites :-
The PSLV-C37 carried – 1 Cartosat-2 series satellite(714 kg) from India 2 nano satellites, INS-1A & INS-2B also from India 1 nano satellite from Kazakhstan 1 nano satellite from Israel 1 nano satellite from The Netherlands 1 nano satellite from Switzerland 1 nano satellite from United Arab Emirates(UAE) & a whooping 96 satellites from United States of America(USA) which sums up to 104 satellites together weighing 1377 kg !!! “Cartosat -2 will provide remote sensing services similar to that of its predecessors while INS-1A and INS-1B are envisioned for future science and experimental payload”, says ISRO.
ISRO Satellite Centre director, Mayilsamy Annadurai after the massive success says,
We can hit centuries like cricketers !
Heh, that brought a smile on my face 🙂
After such a huge success, Elon Musk aka. real life Iron Man, founder of SpaceX, Paypal & Tesla Motors, didn’t hesitate to congratulate & praise ISRO on their major feat. He said, “Yeah, awesome achievement by ISRO. Very impressive ! They are doing India proud !”
Did you know ?
ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission(MOM) in 2013 cost just $73 million, compared with NASA’s Maven Mars mission which had a $671 million price tag ! This means that ISRO managed to spend only Rs 7 /km for the journey to Mars !
Watch PSLV-C37 Lift off & satellites separation shot by an onboard camera video !
ISRO is now preparing for it’s GSLV missions & getting ready for the Chandrayaan-2 mission launching next year ! To all the space agencies out there –
Most countries in the world are severely hit by air pollution, the air quality has surpassed living standards. India especially is getting severely affected by air pollution. Believe me or not, 13 of the top most polluted cities in the world are in India. Most metropolitans have air quality that pose a serious risk to not only the children and elderly but now everyone is affected as bad. Nearly 40% of all children have lung disorders due to the air quality (WHO).
Currently, the masks available in the market are not effective in protecting from the PM 2.5 particle(Particulate Matter 2.5 micron or less in width which is 4o times thinner than thickness of average human hair). A Delhi based company called Kurin Systems has made world’s first portable air purifier which could also eradicate PM 2.5 particles.
About Kurin Systems :-
Kurin Systems has tied up with the world leader in manufacturing Foxconn Technology Group to come out with their exclusive range of state-of-the-art Air Purifiers. Currently on a B2B platform Kurin Systems boasts of many prestigious clients consisting of many consulates and embassies, hotels, hospitals, industries and most of the law offices in India. Kurin Systems was solely created to target the Indian air conditions and strategically eliminate the high level of pollution that we face today.
The company offers a range of air purifiers of various sizes & capacity for cars, offices & living rooms too. The company is going to launch a portable air purifier called Kurin ATOM on 3rd February 2017. With this device, Kurin looks to tackle the greatest threat of outside Air Pollution which has no clear remedy in sight.
Kurin Atom :-
Let’s know what makes Atom different from all other purifiers…
Kurin Atom is a purifier that can be carried along anywhere. It is as big as your mobile phone with a height of just 5 inches & as light.
Atom is a two in one device which can be attached to a mask through a cord or be used stand-alone.
It comes with a 2200mAh battery and on a single 45min charge it lasts up to 8 hours.
Above all, Atom has been thoroughly tested as a car purifier and is the perfect solution to eradicating all Particulate Matter as well as cigarette smoke and odour.
Also as mentioned earlier, PM 2.5 particles can only be eradicated using a HEPA filter as they’ve used in Atom along with Pre-Filter as well as the Activated Carbon Filter to provide the optimum level of purification.
This device is the answer to the question that no matter how clean the indoor air might get, when we get out, we will have to suffer.
says Kurin Systems.
Currently, the product is for sale only on their website – Kurin Systems, you can buy it from there !
When the first humans set foot on Mars, the moment will be more significant in terms of technology, philosophy, history and exploration than any that have come before it, all because we will no longer be a one-planet species !
Today I’m going to show you how to control any device with an Infrared remote(TV,DVD,AC etc.) and with the help of Arduino board. So lets get started.
Things you’ll need :-
Infrared receiver (I’m using one from the TSOP 17** series)
Couple of jumpers/single stranded wires.
A LED Any remote(AC, TV, DVD player).
Of Infrared reciever- Pin 1 – GND (Ground pin of Arduino). Pin 2/Middle pin – VCC (5v supply of Arduino). Pin 3 – Data pin (pin number 3 on Arduino).
Note :- The pin no. 3 is a bit separated from the other two ! Don’t misunderstand between pin1 & pin3 !
First things first, make the connections.
Now to turn ON/OFF any LED with the help of any remote we must know the value/code of the button through which we are going to change the state !
Download the IRemote library online from this link. Copy & paste the code I’ve provided. Upload it.
After uploading, click on the Serial Moniter option in the top right corner of Arduino window. Press the buttons you wish to control your LED with. Note down the values which appear in the Serial monitor window.
Making changes in your code by replacing YOUR values with “YOUR VALUE 1” & “YOUR VALUE 2” in the code. Again upload the code & test it out !
intRECV_PIN=3;//declared for receiving pulses
intc=0;// declared if you want to control with a single button
irrecv.enableIRIn();// Start the receiver
irrecv.resume();// Receive the next value
/* if((results.value== YOUR VALUE3)&&(c%2==1)) // enables you to turn on & off with the help of same button"
else if((results.value==YOUR VALUE3)&&(c%2==0))
Here’s a video tutorial which will definitely make things easier for you 😉
Please comment below if you face any difficulties. I’d love to solve them 🙂 .
In India, nobody gives a damn about traffic rules ! I mean our knowledge is limited to road signboards(few 😛 ) & those traffic lights & this is the reason why there is a growth in number of road accidents. So lets just know more about traffic & road rules which might make our journey safe & sound !
White solid lines :-
Solid white lines indicate that you must not cross these lines to overtake or make a U-turn & stay in the lane you are already on.
Broken White line :-
Broken white lines indicate that you may change the lane to overtake a vehicle with proper caution & indicating through proper signals.
One solid yellow line :-
This line indicates that you cannot cross the line but can overtake.
Broken Yellow line :-
Passing is allowed but with caution.
Double solid yellow lines :-
You can’t cross these lines unless you have to avoid obstructions(a fallen tree, a crashed vehicle etc.)
So next time if someone overtakes you by crossing a white continuous line you might wanna gun your engine & say him –
” You cannot overtake a vehicle by crossing a white solid line… *pause* B**ch ! 😛