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SpaceX successfully launched it’s 12th Starlink mission containing a stack of 60 satellites

SpaceX successfully launched its twelfth Starlink mission, which launched 60 Starlink satellites to orbit on September 3, 2020. Falcon 9 lifted off from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Falcon 9’s first stage previously supported launch of the GPS III Space Vehicle 03 mission in June 2020. Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Project – Starlink
  • Rocket – Falcon 9
  • Location – Kennedy space center, Florida
  • Company – SpaceX
  • Droneship – OCISLY
  • Fuel – Rocket grade kerosone & liquid oxygen
  • Altitude – 550km and dispersed into orbits by ion-thruster propellers after 2 days
  • Stages – 2 stage separation
  • Computer controlled launch sequence
  • Live coverage – until T+15 mins

A total of over 700 satellites have been launched till now. Beta testing is being carried out by the employees and beta users to test the latency and download speeds. Till now testing has been seen with good results enough for playing online games and downloading hd quality videos. This is an ongoing project and updates are available at starlink.com

Stay tuned for more updates.

Surat Airport latest flight schedule 2020

Surat airport has resumed it’s services to various destinations like Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Delhi and Kolkata. Latest flight schedule has been released by Surat Airport which is as below.

Pic credit : SuratAirport

Flights between Surat and Bengaluru, Surat and Delhi, Surat and Kolkata are operational daily. While flights between Hyderabad and Surat are operating 3 days a week and one flight is operating daily to and fro. Check the latest schedule before you plan for travel.

Follow social distancing and all norms released by source and destination states. Keep distance. And travel safe. May you have a wonderful time in Surat.


Surat Weir-cum-Causeway is closed now August 2020

13-August-2020 Causeway is closed. Water level in Tapi is flowing at 7.61m

12-August-2020 Causeway is closed. And flowing at 6.69m compared to threshold level at 6m.

DateCauseway Level
12-Aug-20206.69m
13-Aug-20207.61m
14-Aug-2020 4pm8.01m
15-Aug-2020 6am8.51m

July 2020 – Causeway is open.

Mar 24, 2020 – Causeway is closed due to spread of COVID-19 Corona virus.

December 2019 – Causeway is open now. Birds are visiting the area.

As of November 4, 2019 water level at causeway is around 8m and the status of causeway is closed.

Surat 30 July 2019 : Weir-cum-Causeway connecting Rander and Singapore areas of Surat is closed for public. Causeway water limit is 6 meters. Currently causeway is overflowing at 6.42 meters, due to which it is closed for public.

Causeway holds water for the people of Surat, which is situated near Rander-Singanpore area. This causeway is used to cross the Tapi River during the normal conditions. When the water is near to or above 6m, the causeway is closed for public as it becomes quite dangerous to cross.

Seagulls in Tapi River near Causeway, Surat
Seagulls in Tapi River near Causeway, Surat

Live status of causeway is provided on Surat Municipal Corporation website as well as Google Maps. Displays which have been put on various BRTS bus stops, traffic signal crossings and some important junctures in city provide the live status of causeway as well as various other details of temperature, air quality status and other important statistics.

Causeway was closed from July to November 2019.

Causeway closed from March 24, 2020 due to spread of Global Pandemic Covid 19. Surat was in lockdown mode from 22 March 2020. Now India has been lockdown for 21 days from March 25, 2020

You can check the Live Status Here.

You can check on Google Maps as shown below

Weir-Cum-Causeway is closed.
Weir-Cum-Causeway is closed.

Travel safe in Surat and check news before you plan going out in and around Surat during Monsoon.

Weekly Corona Updates from Surat | Lockdown 4.0 Day 61

24 May 2020, Surat.

Surat in Lockdown 4.0 Surat along with other major cities in India which are affected by corona severely have been under Lockdown 4.0 making it around 61 days now from the start since 25 March 2020. After the initial worry and hustle, slowly the city along with the administrators got hold of the widespread corona virus.

SURAT CORONA COUNT
Total Tested : 19652
Total Positive : 1245
Total Recovered : 852
Deaths : 59
Active cases : 334

Recovery Rate is at 68.4 %

Highest number of cases are found in Limbayat zone with 474 cases till date nearly 38% of total cases in city. Athwa and Varachha B zones have least cases.

Many migrant laborers and citizens who wanted to go back to there villages, towns and cities have been facilitated with travel by trains and buses. Some of the earlier laid restrictions on movement within the city have been lifted. Precautions are being taken and penalties levied on violators of norms related to social distancing and sanitizing.

Life is slowly getting back to normal here in Surat.


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Weekly Corona Updates from Surat | Lockdown 3.0 Day 54

17 May 2020, Surat.

Surat in Lockdown 3.0 Surat along with other major cities in India which are affected by corona severely have been under Lockdown 3.0 making it around 54 days now from the start since 25 March 2020. After the initial worry and hustle, slowly the city along with the administrators got hold of the widespread corona virus.

ZONEWISE CORONA CASES IN SURAT

Recovery Rate has improved a lot to over 65% bringing some news of relief to the citizens. SMC praises survelliance strategy placed in early identification of cases which has caused to treat the Covid-19 positive cases. As well as use of digital platforms like Gemini software and Doctor TecHO app which helped to bring all doctors and clinics under radar and any ARI case which had symptoms like Covid-19 was under constant observation and check through visits, calls, quarantine apps and likewise.


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Corona Daily Updates – 16 May 2020 from Surat

16-May-2020 Daily updates related to Corona from Surat.

Surat Corona Dashboard

Tested : 17405

New Positive : 29

Positive Cases : 1020

Active Cases : 300

New Recovered : 20

Recovered : 672

New Death : 2

Death : 48

Zonewise Corona Dashboard

Limbayat zone : 389

Central zone : 143

Varaccha-A zone : 135

Katargam zone : 133

Udhna zone : 110

Rander zone : 59

Athwa zone : 30

Varachha-B zone : 21

Recovery Rate gone up to nearly 66%

More than 15 lakh residents have been surveyed under APX strategy.

Penalties are collected for violating norms related to social distancing, sanitization, wearing of mask, spitting in public and likwise. Heavy fines are collected from violaters in all aspects.

2% extra rebate for paying Property Tax online.


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