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IAS Previous Year Science & Tech Questions | Lecture 2| Space Technology & Satellite Missions_Part-2

 

Q.1) INSAT–3E, India’s communication satellite, was launched in 2003 from: 

(a) French Guiana

(b) Seychelles

(c) Mauritius

(d) Mauritania

Q.2) Consider the following statements in respect of India advanced satellite INSAT–4A: 

  1. INSAT-4A was launched in December, 2005 from New Mexico.
  2. The European Commercial Launch Service Provider Arianespace was associated with the launch of INSAT-4A.
  3. Tata-Sky; a digital cable service provider; is associated with DTH television broadcasting service from INSAT-4A.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

(a) 1, 2 and 3

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1 and 3 only

Q.3) Consider the following statements: 

  1. India launched its first full-fledged meteorological satellite (METSAT) in September, 2002
  2. For the first time, the space vehicle PSLV C-4 carried a payload of more than 1000 kg into a geosynchronous orbit.

Which of these statement is/are correct?

(a) Only 1

(b) Only 2

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.4) In which of the following activities are Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellites used? 

  1. Assessment of crop productivity
  2. Locating groundwater resources
  3. Mineral exploration
  4. Telecommunications
  5. Traffic studies

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only

(b) 4 and 5 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Q.5) Consider the following statements. The satellite Oceansat-2 launched by India helps in

  1. estimating the water vapour content in the atmosphere.
  2. predicting the onset of monsoons.
  3. monitoring the pollution of coastal waters.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.6) With reference to ‘Astrosat’, the astronomical observatory launched by India, which of the

following statements is/are correct?

  1. Other than USA and Russia, India is the only country to have launched a similar observatory into space.
  1. Astrosat is a 2000 kg satellite placed in an orbit at 1650 km above the surface of the Earth.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.7) With reference to the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), consider the following statements 

  1. IRNSS has three satellites in geostationary and four satellites in geosynchronous orbits.
  2. IRNSS covers entire India and about 5500 sq. km beyond its borders.
  3. India will have its own satellite navigation system with full global coverage by the middle of 2019.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) None

Q.8) Consider the following statements: The Mangalyaan launched by ISRO 

  1. is also called the Mars Orbiter Mission
  2. made India the second country to have a spacecraft orbit the Mars after USA
  3. made India the only country to be successful in making its spacecraft orbit the Mars in its very first attempt

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.9) In the context of space technology, what is “Bhuvan”, recently in the news? 

(a) A mini satellite launched by ISRO for promoting the distance education in India

(b) The name given to the next Moon Impact Probe, for Chandrayan-II

(c) A geoportal of ISRO with 3 D imaging capabilities of India

(d) A space telescope developed by India

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Q.10) An artificial satellite orbiting around the Earth does not fall down. This is so because the attraction of Earth

(a) does not exist at such distance

(b) is neutralized by the attraction of the moon

(c) provides the necessary speed for its steady motion

(d) provides the necessary acceleration for its motion

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