Space Technology (Part I) One Liner Questions & Answers


Questions Answers
1 Who was the father of the Indian Space Programme? Dr. Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai
2 The First Satellite India sent to space, was – Aryabhatta
3 Aryabhatta was launched on – April 19th, 1975
4 The name of the scientist who designed India’s first space satellite ‘Aryabhatta’ and died recently is – Prof. U.R. Rao
5 The first man who placed his foot on the moon is – Neil Armstrong
6 Tim Peake is known as – Astronaut
7 ‘DAVINCI+’ and ‘VERITAS’ – two new missions announced by NASA, are related to – Venus
8 NASA’s ‘Cassini spacecraft is on mission for which planet? Saturn
9 What is the purpose of the ‘Evolved Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (eLISA)’ project? To detect gravitational waves
10 Scientists in Britain have built a ‘Gravity Tractor’ –
A spacecraft with a mechanism that would prevent asteroids from hitting the Earth
11 Recently, scientists observed the merger of giant ‘black holes’ billions of light-years away from the Earth. What is the significance of this observation?
Gravitational waves’ were detected
12 Gravitational waves were seen for the first time in – September 2015
13 The concept of expanding universe is based on – Doppler effect
14 Black-hole is – A collapsed star
15 The tail of a comet always points – Away from the Sun
16 Highly dense stars are called – Neutron stars
17 Electrically charged particles from space traveling at speeds of several hundred km/sec can severely harm living beings if they reach the surface of the Earth. What prevents them from reaching the surface of the Earth?
The Earth’s magnetic field diverts them towards its poles
18 What is the geostatic position?
When the object moves around the Earth with a velocity commensurate with the velocity of the Earth such that it maintains a fixed position in relation to someplace on the Earth
19 In which atmospheric layer, the communication satellites are located? Exosphere
20 A geostationary satellite has a period of – 24 hours
21 NASA-U.S. space agency has launched a telescope named Kepler to find – Earth-like Planets
22 The Indian Satellite series which is being used for telecommunication systems is – INSAT
23 Indian Satellite Series ‘INSAT’ is an example of – Meteorological Satellite
24 India’s first remote sensing satellite (I.R.S.-IA) was launched from – Baikanour
25 In the field of space technology, India demonstrated 1994, her capability to – Launch synchronous satellites
26 INSAT-3C was launched from – Kourou
27 Which Satellite was successfully launched by ISRO on December 22, 2005? INSAT – 4A
28 How many satellites were launched successfully by PSLV-C37 in a single flight on 15 February 2017? 104
29 Apple was launched from – Kourou (French Guyana)
30 The first Indian Communication Satellite APPLE was launched on – June 19, 1981
31 When INSAT I-D of India was launched? June 12th,1990
32 When was ‘INSAT-2A’ launched? July 10th, 1992
33 The heaviest Indian Satellite, INSAT-4C, which failed to go into orbit recently weighed? 2168 kg
34 India’s first dedicated navigation satellite IRNSS-1A was launched from – Sriharikota
35 What is the Galileo Project which has been in the news recently?
A multi-satellite navigation project being developed by the European Union
36 ISRO’s Master Control Facility is at Hasan, which is located in – Karnataka