INS SUMEDHA:INS Sumedha is the third ship of an indigenously built Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel project deployed for multiple roles independently and in support of Fleet Operations. It is part of the Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet based at Visakhapatnam. The ship has been designed and built by Goa Shipyard Limited.The primary role of the ship is to undertake EEZ surveillance, anti-piracy patrols, fleet support operations, provide maritime security to offshore assets and carry out escort operations for high-value assets.
Central Bureau of Narcotics (CBN):Before 1950, the administration of the Narcotics Laws, namely, the Opium Act of 1857 & 1878 and the Dangerous Drugs Act of 1930 vested with the Provincial Government.The amalgamation of these Agencies laid the foundation of the Opium Department in November 1950 which is presently known as the Central Bureau of Narcotics (CBN).All three enactments mentioned above were repealed by the Narcotics Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act, of 1985 (NDPS Act, 1985). Headquarter:Gwalior. Functions:License farmers to cultivate opium poppy,Supervises and controls the cultivation,
Procures the opium produced by licenced cultivators.Nodal Ministry: Under the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance.
LVM3-M2/ One Web India-1 Mission:ISRO’s LVM3 or GSLV-Mk3 successfully put into space 36 satellites of Bharti-backed OneWeb. It was previously known as the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark–III.
The recent launching of 36 satellites was the sixth launch of India’s heaviest rocket LVM-3.
It was the second dedicated commercial satellite mission undertaken by Space PSU NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) for Network Access Associates Ltd (OneWeb). India marks the first dedicated commercial launch for New Space India Limited (NSIL) using the LVM3 (GSLV Mk-III) rocket.With this successful launch, the LVM3 has become a catalyst for the Indian Space Programme, opening new vistas for heavy payloads to the LEO.
Salient features of the Mission:First Commercial Mission of LVM3. First Multi-Satellite mission with 36 One Web Satellites onboard. First Indian rocket with six-ton payload. First One Web Mission with NSIL/DoS.
One Web Constellation Summary:
- One Web Constellation operates in a LEO Polar Orbit.
- Satellites are arranged in 12 rings (Orbital planes) with 49 satellites in each plane.
- The orbital planes are inclined to be near polar (87.9 Deg.).
- The orbital planes are 1200 km above the Earth.
- Each satellite completes a full trip around the earth every 109 minutes.
- The earth is rotating underneath satellites, so they will always be flying over new locations on the ground.
- In full service, each plane will have 49 satellites = 588 Satellites.
NewSpace India Limited:It is a Central Public Sector Enterprise established in 2019.
It is the second commercial entity of the Department of Space (DoS) after Antrix Corporation Limited, which was set up in 1992 to market the products and services of the ISRO.
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