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Who is the father of Indian space programme?

October 16, 2003 14:29 IST

An eye in the sky

Who is considered the father of the Indian space programme?
Take the Rediff Biz Quiz and find out how much you know about India and its space satellites.

1. Who is considered the father of the Indian space programme?
a) Dr Vikram Sarabhai
b) Dr S S Bhatnagar
c) Dr Homi Bhabha

2. In the Indian satellite GSLV- D1, what does GSLV stand for?
a) Geosolar Satellite Launch Vehicle
b) Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle
c) Geological Satellite Launch Vehicle

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Wrong!
The correct answer is Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle.
GSLV-D1, India's first Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, was launched in April 2001. The Rs 150-crore rocket was planned as the first in a series of rockets that were to be launched as part of the Rs 1,405-crore GSLV project. These rockets would put 2-3 tonne class satellites in geosynchronous orbits above India.
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GSLV-D1, India's first Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, was launched in April 2001. The Rs 150-crore rocket was planned as the first in a series of rockets that were to be launched as part of the Rs 1,405-crore GSLV project. These rockets would put 2-3 tonne class satellites in geosynchronous orbits above India.

3. What is India's first exclusive meteorological satellite called?
a) MetSat
b) INSAT 3E
c) MetINSAT 1

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Wrong! The correct answer is MetSat.
MetSat, India's first exclusive meteorological satellite, was successfully put into a geosynchronous transfer orbit in 2002. A 44.4-metre-tall rocket, weighing 295 tonnes, carried the all-weather satellite. For meteorological observation, the satellite carried a very high-resolution radiometer, capable of imaging the earth in the visible, thermal infrared and water vapour bands. MetSat also carries a data relay transponder for collecting data from unattended meteorological platforms.
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MetSat, India's first exclusive meteorological satellite, was successfully put into a geosynchronous transfer orbit in 2002. A 44.4-metre-tall rocket, weighing 295 tonnes, carried the all-weather satellite. For meteorological observation, the satellite carried a very high-resolution radiometer, capable of imaging the earth in the visible, thermal infrared and water vapour bands. MetSat also carries a data relay transponder for collecting data from unattended meteorological platforms.

4. What was India's first indigenously built satellite called?
a) Bhaskar
b) Aryabhatta
c) INSAT-1

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Wrong! The correct answer is Aryabhatta.
Aryabhatta was launched in orbit in April 1975. It was named after the great Indian astronomer and mathematician, Aryabhatta, who lived 1,500 years ago. The satellite was designed and fabricated by scientists and engineers at the Indian Space Research Organisation in Bangalore. Its signals were received at the ground station of Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. Aryabhatta survived in orbit beyond its life of six months.
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Aryabhatta was launched in orbit in April 1975. It was named after the great Indian astronomer and mathematician, Aryabhatta, who lived 1,500 years ago. The satellite was designed and fabricated by scientists and engineers at the Indian Space Research Organisation in Bangalore. Its signals were received at the ground station of Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. Aryabhatta survived in orbit beyond its life of six months.

5. Which INSAT satellite was launched last month?
a) INSAT 3E
b) INSAT 2B
c) INSAT 3C

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Wrong! The correct answer is INSAT 3E.
India's exclusive communication satellite, INSAT-3E, was launched in September by European Ariane 5 rocket from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guyana. INSAT-3E replaces INSAT-2DT, which is at the fag end of its life, and carries 24 C-band transponders and 12 extended C-band transponders on board. It has an operational life of 15 years and is expected to give a tremendous fillip to India's telecommunication and television services.
Correct!
India's exclusive communication satellite, INSAT-3E, was launched in September by European Ariane 5 rocket from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guyana. INSAT-3E replaces INSAT-2DT, which is at the fag end of its life, and carries 24 C-band transponders and 12 extended C-band transponders on board. It has an operational life of 15 years and is expected to give a tremendous fillip to India's telecommunication and television services.

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