Space Technology (Part II) – Old Year Questions

71. Which of the following is not correctly matched?

(a) Space Application Centre – Ahmedabad
(b) National Remote Sensing Centre – Hyderabad
(c) Indian Space Research Organisation Satellite Centre – Sriharikota
(d) Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre – Thiruvananthapuram

[U.P.U.D.A./L.D.A (Spl) (Mains) 2010]


72. Which one of the following pairs are correctly matched:

(a) Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre – Sriharikota
(b) ISRO Satellite Centre – Thumba
(c) SHAR Centre – Bangalore
(d) Space Application Centre – Ahmedabad

[U.P.P.C.S.(Pre) 1998]


73. Consider the following pairs :

ISRO Centres  Location
A. Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) Trivandrum (Kerala)
B. UR Rao Satellite Centre (URSC) Bengaluru (Karnataka)
C. National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC)  Dehradun (Uttarakhand)
D. Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) Hyderabad (Telangana)

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?

(a) A & B only
(b) A, B & C only
(c) B, C & D only
(d) A, B, C & D

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 2018]


74. Indian Institute of Remote Sensing is situated –

(a) In Ahmedabad
(b) In Dehradun
(c) In Sriharikota
(d) None of the above.

[U.P.U.D.A/L.D.A. (Pre) 2006]


75. The Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre at Trivandrum is mainly concerned with –

1. Research in propellants for launching rockets.
2. To launch sounding rockets to investigate problems of meteorology.
3. Design and fabrication of spacecraft.
4. Development of satellite launch.

Select the answer from the code given below :

Code :

(a) 1 and 4 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1 only

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2004]


76. Thumba known as the rocket launching station is situated in –

(a) Uttar Pradesh
(b) Bihar
(c) Jharkhand
(d) Kerala

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2004]


77. Sriharikota Island lies near :

(a) Chika lake
(b) Pulicat lake
(c) Mahanadi
(d) Godavari Mouth

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2003]


78. In which of the following States lies Sriharikota, the spaceport of India?

(a) Maharashtra
(b) Andhra Pradesh
(c) Tamil Nadu
(d) Kerala

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2002, M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1997]


79. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the code given below the lists.

List- I List- II
(Place) (Function)
A. Kakrapar 1. Atom bomb blast site
B. Pokhran 2. Rocket launching center
C. Thumba 3. Nuclear power plant
D. Sri Harikota 4. Satellite launching station

Code :

(a) 3 2 1 4
(b) 3 2 4 1
(c) 3 1 2 4
(d) 4 3 2 1

[U.P. R.O./A.R.O. (Mains) 2016]


80. In February 2004 a blast occurred in India’s Space Centre at :

(a) Ahmedabad
(b) Bangalore
(c) Shriharikota
(d) Thumba

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Mains) 2002]


81. Consider the following Assertion (A) and Reason (R) and choose your answer from the given code :

Assertion (A): The upper surface of the wings of an airplane is made convex and the lower surface is made concave.Reason (R): The air current at the top has less velocity and thus less pressure at the bottom than at the top.

Code :

(a) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(c) (A) is false and (R) is true.
(d) (A) is true and (R) is false.

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2013]


82. The ‘Black Box’ of an airplane is of

(a) White color
(b) Red color
(c) Black color
(d) Orange color

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2010, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2009, U.P.P.C.S. (Spl.) (Mains) 2004, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1996]


83. On which date did Chandrayan enter the lunar orbit?

(a) 3 November
(b) 6 November
(c) 8 November
(d) None of these

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2010]


84. The name of the spacecraft for India’s mission moon is –

(a) Chandrayan-I
(b) Chandrayan-II
(c) Antariksha
(d) Change-I

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2008]


85. CHANDRAYAN-I was launched from –

(a) Orissa
(b) Tamil Nadu
(c) Karnataka
(d) Andhra Pradesh

[R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 2008]


86. The Project Director of Chandrayaan-2 is –

(a) C. Rangarajan
(b) A.P.J. Kalam
(c) P. Chidambaram
(d) Dr. M. Annadurai

[U.P.P.S.C. (GIC) 2010]


87. In July 2019, the spacecraft Chandrayaan-2 was launched from which Indian State?

(a) Gujarat
(b) Andhra Pradesh
(c) Karnataka
(d) Maharashtra
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[65th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2019]


88. Which Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle was used by ISRO to launch the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft?


[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2019]


89. What is the name of the world’s first private flight plan to go on the moon?

(a) Moon Express
(b) Moon Flight
(c) Chandrayaan
(d) Moon Mail

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2016]


90. 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 Mars after the USA
3. made India the only country to be successful in making its spacecraft orbit 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

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2016]


91. Tianwen-1 is :

(a) Space Station of China
(b) Moon rover vehicle of China
(c) Inter-Continental Missile of China
(d) Spacecraft of China

[R.A.S./ R.T.S. (Pre) 2021]


92. Which of the following statements is not correct about the Chinese space shuttle ‘Shenzhou-7’?

(a) It was manned by four astronauts.
(b) It was launched by a Long March 2F rocket.
(c) For the first time, the Chinese astronauts performed a spacewalk.
(d) The astronauts returned safely to Earth.

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2008]


93. In August 2016, China developed a system nicknamed ‘Micius’ which is :

(a) An ancient Chinese musical system
(b) A quantum satellite communication system
(c) A computer game
(d) None of the above

[U.P. R.O./A.R.O. (Pre) 2016]


94. Recently, ISRO and CNES signed an agreement to set up a joint maritime surveillance system. CNES is a space agency of which country?

(a) Russia
(b) Germany
(c) France
(d) Canada
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[65th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2019]


95. Recently which space agency successfully launched the world’s smallest satellite-carrying rocket?

(a) NASA
(b) ISRO
(c) CNSA
(d) JAXA

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 2018]


96. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is located in

(a) Houston
(b) Los Angeles
(c) Pasadena
(d) Cape Kennedy

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2005]


97. 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

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2016]


98. Which spacecraft of NASA has confirmed the presence of water on the moon?


[U.P. R.O./A.R.O. (Mains) 2016]


99. NASA’s Deep Impact space mission was employed to take detailed pictures of which comet nucleus?

(a) Halley’s Comet
(b) Hale-Bopp
(c) Hyakutake
(d) Temple-1

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2007]


100. What is the name of the NASA vehicle on Mars?

(a) Phoenix
(b) Roger
(c) Florida
(d) John Canaday

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2010]


101. The first U.S. rover which reached Mars in January 2004 was :

(a) Discovery
(b) Pioneer
(c) Spirit
(d) Vanguard

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Mains) 2002]


102. According to NASA, the evidence for the presence of life on Mars found till today include –

(a) Water alone
(b) Water and gypsum
(c) Water, gypsum and methane
(d) None of the above

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2009]


103. Methane is present in the atmosphere of :

(a) Moon
(b) Sun
(c) Mars
(d) Jupiter

[U.P. P.C.S. (Mains) 2016, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2010]


104. The fuel tanks of the spacecraft ‘Discovery’ that was launched into space on July 4, 2006 was filled with –

(a) Liquid hydrogen only
(b) Liquid oxygen only
(c) Mixture of liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen
(d) Mixture of liquid hydrogen, liquid oxygen, and liquid helium

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2006]


105. Apollo-8 was launched for space exploration on :

(a) January 6, 1998
(b) Feb 7, 1998
(c) March 8, 1998
(d) April 9, 1998

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1999]


106. Selene-1, the lunar orbiter mission belongs to which one of the following?

(a) China
(b) European Union
(c) Japan
(d) USA

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2008]


107. Consider the following statements in respect of a jet engine and a rocket :

1. A jet engine uses the surrounding air for its oxygen supply and is unsuitable for motion in space.
2. A rocket carries its own supply of oxygen in the gas form and fuel.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither nor 2

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2008, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2009, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2007]


108. The jet aircraft flew very easily and smoothly in the lower stratosphere. What could be the appropriate explanation?

1. There are no clouds or water vapor in the lower stratosphere.
2. There are no vertical winds in the lower stratosphere.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2011, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2013]


109. On which principle, a Jet Engine works?

(a) Conservation of linear momentum
(b) Conservation of angular momentum
(c) Conservation of energy
(d) Conservation of mass

[U.P.R.O./A.R.O. (Mains) 2013]


110. Rocket works on the principle of the following :

(a) Avogadro’s concept
(b) Energy conservation
(c) Momentum conservation
(d) Bernoulli’s theorem

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2014]


111. Satellite is the :

(a) Uppermost band of stratosphere
(b) Lowermost band of the stratosphere
(c) High-altitude airship positioned in the stratosphere
(d) Natural satellite of Saturn

[U.P. R.O./A.R.O. (Pre) 2016]


112. Cryogenic temperature stands for temperatures :

(a) Below 150°C
(b) Above 150°C
(c) Below -150°C
(d) -273°C

[Chhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2003]


113. Low temperatures (cryogenics) find application in :

(a) Space travel, surgery, and magnetic levitation
(b) Surgery, magnetic levitation, and telemetry
(c) Space travel, surgery, and telemetry
(d) Space travel, magnetic levitation, and telemetry

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1999]


114. Cryogenic engines and application in :

(a) Sub-marine propulsion
(b) Frost-free refrigerators
(c) Rocket technology
(d) Research in superconductivity

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2006, I.A.S. (Pre) 1995]


115. Cryogenic engines use –

(a) Liquid chlorine as the oxidizer and liquid hydrogen as the fuel.
(b) Liquid oxygen as the oxidizer and liquid hydrogen as the fuel.
(c) Liquid fluorine as the oxidizer and liquid hydrogen as the fuel.
(d) Liquid sulphur dioxide as the oxidizer and liquid hydrogen as the fuel.

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2004]


116. The Cryogenic engine is used in –

(a) Boeing
(b) Rapid rail engines
(c) Space shuttle
(d) Nuclear reactor

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1993]


117. Which of the following is not used as rocket propellant –

(a) Liquid hydrogen
(b) Liquid oxygen
(c) Liquid hydrazine
(d) Kerosene oil

[U.P.P.S.C. (GIC) 2010]


118. Consider the following statements :

1. In the year 2006, India successfully tested a full-fledged cryogenic stage in rocketry.
2. After the USA, Russia, and China, India is the only country to have acquired the capability for use of the cryogenic stage in rocketry.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2007]


119. Consider the following statements and find the correct answer from the codes given below :

1. RISAT-2 Satellite was put in orbit by PSLV-C12 in April 2009 from Sriharikota.
2. Another satellite ANUSAT was also put in orbit by the PSLV-C12. This was built by Anna University, Chennai.
3. ANUSAT is an experimental communication satellite.
4. RISAT-2 is a surveillance satellite and can keep a watch on a country’s borders.

Code :

(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 3 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2, 3, and 4 all

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2008]


120. With reference to Indian satellites and their launchers, consider the following statements :

1. All the INSAT series of satellites were launched abroad.
2. PSLVs were used to launch the IRS series of satellites.
3. India used the indigenously built cryogenic engines for the first time for powering the third stage of GSLV.
4. GSAT, launched in the year 2001, had payloads to demonstrate digital broadcast and internet services.

Which of these statements are correct?

(a) 1, 2, 3 and 4
(b) 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1, 2, and 4
(d) 1 and 3

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2002]


121. With reference to India’s satellite launch vehicles, consider the following statements :

1. PSLVs launch satellites useful for Earth resources monitoring whereas GSLVs are designed mainly to launch communication satellites.
2. Satellites launched by PSLV appear to remain permanently fixed in the same position in the sky, as viewed from a particular location on Earth.
3. GSLV Mk III is a four-stage launch vehicle with the first and third stages using solid rocket motors, and the second and fourth stages using liquid rocket engines.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 2
(d) 3 only

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2018]


122. An artificial satellite can be tracked very precisely from the Earth by using

(a) Doppler effect
(b) Radar
(c) Sonar
(d) Pulsar

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2017]


123. Which one of the following is not a space satellite?

(a) SLV-3
(b) RS-D1
(c) IRS-1D
(d) INSAT-2D

[U.P.P.S.C. (GIC) 2010, U.P. Lower Sub. (Spl.) (Pre) 2004]


124. GSLV-D2 which has been recently launched into orbit is-

(a) Defence Satellite
(b) Exploration Satellite
(c) Communication Satellite
(d) Traf c Satellite

[U.P.U.D.A/L.D.A. (Pre) 2001]


125. Consider the following statements:-

1. Vigyan Rail is a Science Exhibition on wheels organized by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.
2. Vigyan Prasar is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Human Resources Development.
3. The educational satellite of ISRO (EDUSAT) was launched in 2004 from French Guiana.

Which of the above statements is correct

(a) 1, 2, and 3
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) None of the above

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2005]


126. India became the first country to send an Educational Services Satellite into space, Edusat. When was the satellite launched?

(a) 20th September, 2003
(b) 20th September, 2004
(c) 4th July, 2004
(d) 20th December, 2003

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2004]


127. 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 statements is/are correct?

(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2003]


128. Kalpana-I is the new name given to one of the following :

(a) Insat-1A
(b) Metsat
(c) Insat-2B
(d) Agni-III

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2004]


129. In September 2002, India launched :

(a) GSAT
(b) INSAT-3B
(c) IRS – P4

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2003]


130. Which of the following is Academic Institute Satellite?

(c) INSAT-2E

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2019]


131. India’s advanced communication satellite GSAT-8 was launched on May 21, 2011, from

(a) Hassan
(b) Kourou
(c) Shriharikota
(d) Thiruvananthapuram

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2010]


132. The Indian GSAT-7 satellite is exclusively meant for

(a) Weather forecast
(b) Military communication
(c) Mars mission
(d) Special coverage of the moon

[R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 2013]


133. A list of a few satellites manufactured by ISRO is given below along with the date of their launch. Which two of the following Satellites failed to reach the orbit?

Satellite Launch Date
1. GSAT-2 May 8th, 2003
2. GSAT-4 15th April, 2010
3. GSAT-5P 25th December, 2010
4. GSAT-12 15th July, 2011

Code :

(a) 4 and 1
(d) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 3 and 4

[R.A.S/R.T.S. (Pre) 2013]


134. Which one of the following satellites was successfully launched by India on 29th September, 2012 ?

(a) GSAT-6
(b) GSAT-9
(c) GSAT-10
(d) GSAT-12

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2012]


135. ISRO has successfully launched the GSAT-6A satellite from which rocket vehicle?

(a) GSLV-F07
(b) GSLV-F09
(c) GSLV-F05
(d) GSLV-F08
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[63rd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2017]


136. In the context of space technology, what is ‘BHUVAN’, which is recently in the news?

(a) The name of the space vehicle proposed to be sent to the moon to probe possible human habitation there.
(b) A satellite launched by ISRO for promoting distance education in India.
(c) A space telescope developed by India.
(d) A geoportal of ISRO with 3-D imaging capabilities.

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2008]