Q.1) Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched?
1. Cassini-Huygens : Orbiting the Venus and transmitting data to the Earth
2. Messenger : Mapping and investigating the Mercury
3. Voyager 1 and 2 : Exploring the outer solar system
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Q.2) Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
(a) Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) : Satellite Programme
(b) Falcon: Under – sea cable system
(c) Discovery: Space shuttle
(d) Atlantis: Space station
Q.3 ) Selene-1, the lunar orbiter mission belongs to which one of the fo llowings?
(b) European Union
Q.4) Which one of the following is a spacecraft?
Q.5) The world’s highest ground based telescopic observatory is located in :
(d) None of the above
Q.6) Cape Canaveral, the site from which space shuttles are launched is located site the coast of :
(c) North Carolina
(d) South Carolina
Q.7) NASA’s Deep Impact space mission was employed to take detailed pictures of which comet nucleus?
(a) Halley’s Comet
(d) Tempel 1
Q.8) What is ‘Greased Lightning-10 (GL-10)’, recently in the news?
(a) Electric plane tested by NASA
(b) Solar-powered two-seater aircraft designed by Japan
(c) Space observatory launched by China
(d) Reusable rocket designed by ISRO
To do yourself
Q.9) What is the purpose of the US Space Agency’s Themis Mission, which was recently in the news?
(a) To study the possibility of life on Mars
(b) To study the satellites of Saturn
(c) To study the colourful of display of high latitude skies
(d) To build a space laboratory to study the stellar explosions
To do yourself
Q.10) Read about the following space missions and find the space agency involved with it, launch site of the satellite and the main objective behind the mission.
- Belle 2 5. Chag’e IV
- Copernicus Project 6. GRACE FO
- Nisar 7. ICESAT-2
- New Frontier Program 8. Dawn Mission
Read about the following important telescopes frequently seen in news and find out where are they located, who developed them and what purpose they serve?
- Hubble space telescope 4. SPHERex
- Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope 5. SPARCS
- James Webb Telescope 6. X-Calibur