SpaceX is set to launch its first Spacecraft to Mars by early 2024, according to spaceflight company's founder and CEO Elon Musk.
The opportunity to launch a mission to Mars comes every 26 months. After NASA, China, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) launched missions to Mars in July this year, the next window is set to open in 2022.
Starship is a reusable rocket-and-spacecraft combo which is being developed at the company's South Texas facility.
SpaceX is also planning to use Starship for missions to the Moon starting in 2022, as well as point-to-point trips around the Earth.
China’s shaky economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is gaining strength as consumers return to shopping malls and auto dealerships.
The world’s second-largest economy expanded by 4.9% over a year ago in the three months ending in September, official data showed.
China, where the pandemic began in December, became the first major economy to return to growth after the ruling government declared the disease under control in March and began reopening factories, shops, and offices.
It is the only major economy that is expected to grow this year while activity in the United States, Europe, and Japan shrinks.
A royal charter or a sasana of the Chola kings, lost 300 years ago from Tamil Nadu, is now being preserved in the Leiden University in the Netherlands. Commonly referred to as the “Leiden plates”, it was issued by the kings to a Buddhist vihara.
With the Netherlands relooking at its colonial collections, and planning to return over 10,000 artefacts to the source nations or former colonies, art enthusiasts say it is time for India to make efforts to get the crowning glory of the Cholas back.
The charter has two sections — one in Sanskrit and another in Tamil — and the 21 copper plates are held together by a massive bronze ring bearing the regal seal of Rajendra Chola.
They also deal with the genealogy of the Chola dynasty and the reign of king Rajaraja I (985-1012 AD), the father of Rajendra Chola (1012-1042 AD).