Monthly Archives: October, 2023

India begins loading fuel in home-built 700 MW n-power plant at Kakrapar

India NPCIL Nuclear Power Plant: India’s nuclear power operator NPCIL on Friday said it has started loading fuel in the second indigenously-built 700 MW atomic power station at Kakrapar in Gujarat. “Loading of nuclear fuel for the first time, termed as Initial Fuel Loading (IFL). commenced today in NPCIL’s Kakrapar Atomic Power Project Unit-4 (KAPP 4-700 MWe), after receipt of permission from the regulatory authority, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB),” the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) said in a statement.

India’s space startup Skyroot Aerospace signs MoU with French firms for satellite launch

Skyroot Aerospace MoU with French firms for Vikram Mission: Two French companies on Tuesday inked pacts with India’s space start-up Skyroot Aerospace to launch their constellation of satellites onboard its indigenously-developed Vikram-I rocket early next year. France-based Promethee Earth Intelligence signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Skyroot for satellite launch services onboard Vikram rockets for the Japetus earth observation constellation, a Skyroot statement said.

LCA Tejas: Indian Air Force gets first twin-seater trainer version of Tejas

IAF gets first twin-seater version of LCA Tejas: In a momentous event for India’s aviation history, the Indian Air Force (IAF) received its first Tejas twin-seater trainer version aircraft on Wednesday (October 4). This significant milestone marks the handover of the first Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) twin-seater trainer version aircraft to the IAF by India’s state owned aircraft manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

Designed with the strategic intent of transitioning budding pilots into fighter pilots, the LCA Tejas Twin Seater is a remarkable achievement. This delivery is part of the Tejas contract between HAL and the IAF, with a requirement for eight twin-seater trainer aircraft.

RTX-Boeing join hands for NASA’s X-66A Sustainable Flight Demonstrator Project

NASA’s X-66A Sustainable Flight Demonstrator Project: In a groundbreaking partnership, the US defence and aerospace company RTX has been selected by Boeing to collaborate on the X-66A flight demonstrator as part of NASA’s Sustainable Flight Demonstrator project. This initiative is dedicated to achieving net-zero CO2 emissions for commercial aviation. With the support of RTX business units Pratt & Whitney and Collins Aerospace, Boeing aims to develop the next-generation single-aisle aircraft with improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.