India’s space agency-ISRO, sets a world record by launching 104 satellites in a single mission !

PSLV-C37 lift off; sets a world record by launching 104 satellites

It’s impossible until it’s done ! – Nelson Mandela …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…


How do helicopters work, fly & turn ?

Very few are lucky enough to take a ride in a Chopper & I am happy to be one of them ! Anyway, helicopters are indeed one of the most interesting machines from which I know so far. Subjects like flight mechanics & helicopter dynamics are not for weak hearted ones;…


How do missiles work ? | Targeting, Guidance & Propulsion

working of missiles

Missiles – pretty cool uhh.. but what makes them so cool ? Well, the best thing is you could launch a weapon thousands of miles away. This leaves no reason why the military of every nation won’t keenly research on it. Missiles :- The word missile comes from the Latin…


How do Rotary engines(Gnome engines) work ?

Rotary Gnome engines were widely used in aviation before & during WW I ! Besides aviation, Gnome engines were also used in some early motorcycles & aircrafts. So lets see what are & how do rotary engines(gnome engines) work ? If you are looking for pistonless rotary engine, click this…


How do radial engines work ?

An aircraft's propeller is powered by a radial engine

Nothing much to give introduction on Radial engines except that they were widely used during World War II. More efficiency & power were the greatest needs of that time. Having many advantages over the rotary engines used in World War I, radial engines proved to be great for aircrafts. Radial…


Types of Jet Propulsion Engines (animations)!

types of jet engines compared

The first jet engine successfully flew in August, 1939. Hans von Ohain of Germany was the designer of the first operational jet engine, though credit for the invention of the jet engine went to Great Britain’s Frank Whittle. Whittle, who registered a patent for the turbojet engine in 1930, received…


How do Gas turbines/Jet propulsion engines work ?

Jet engines – Woah… very very powerful ! The power jet engines deliver is so high that an airplane weighing hundreds of tons lifts off the ground with such ease. How are they capable of producing so much of power/thrust ? So lets not waste our time & have a…


Differences, Advantages & Disadvantages of 4 stroke & 2 stroke engine

differences, advantages, disadvantages of 4 stroke and 2 stroke engine

Earlier in the Engines section we saw how 4 stroke & 2 stroke engines work ! We might like to give a thought on which is better one OR which has more advantages. So in this article we are going to discuss about the differences, advantages & disadvantages of 4 stroke…


How does a 2 stroke engine work ?

In my previous article, we learned how 4 stroke engines work ! This time we will learn about the second type of engine i.e 2 stroke engine. The 2 stroke engine is a type of Internal combustion engine where one power cycle is completed with two strokes of the piston…


How does a 4 stroke engine work ?

Working of 4 stroke engine with animation

ENGINES – the powerhouses, the hearts of vehicles which makes them alive… are finally here ? ! This is my first article in Engines section. We’ll come across more of them as we progress further. So we are gonna start with one of the most basic engines used in cars &…