SSC General Science & Technology Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-6

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    Six foreign micro and mini spacecrafts as well as the Indo-French oceanographic study satellite 'SARAL' were launched successfully by ISRO's PSL V -C20 rocket from the spaceport at Sriharikota. Which of the following statements is/are correct about SARAL?
    1. The satellite will assist the researchers in oceanographic studies.
    2. The satellite assist the researchers in studying about the climate developments.
    3. The satellite will study the sea surface heights and ocean current.
    4. The satellite helps in studying of migration of the marine animals, continental ice studies, protection ice studies, protection of bio-diversify and coastal erosion. Choose the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  1, 2 and 3        

    B)  2, 3 and 4

    C)  1 and 4

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] SARAL or Satellite with ARgos and ALtiKa is a cooperative altimetry technology mission of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and CNES (Space Agency of France). SARAL will perform altimetric measurements designed to study ocean circulation and sea surface elevation. The payloads of SARAL are The ISRO built satellite with pay loads modules (ALTIKA altimeter), DORIS, Laser Retro-reflector Array (LRA) andARGOS-3 (Advanced Research and Global Observation Satellite) data collection system provided by CNES was launched by Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle rocket into the Sun-synchronous orbit (SSO). ISRO is responsible, for the platform, launch, and operations of the spacecraft.

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