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Awareness In Space :

Anti-satellite (A-SAT) Missile

Consider the following statements:

  1. Anti-satellite (A-SAT) missile essentially a missile that can destroy or jam an enemy country's satellite in space.
  2. USA first tested the A-SAT technology in 1958 which was followed by USSR in 1964.
  3. In March 2019, India tested an anti-satellite weapon during an operation code named ‘Mission Shakti’.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

GSAT-30 Satellite

Consider the following statements with reference to the recently launched GSAT-30 satellite:

  1. GSAT-30 was launched with the help of indigenously developed geostationary launch vehicle GSLV-MkII.
  2. GSAT-30 derives its heritage from ISRO’s earlier INSAT/GSAT satellite series and will replace INSAT-4A in orbit.
  3. It is configured on ISRO’s enhanced I-3K Bus structure to provide communication services from Geostationary orbit in C and Ku bands.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Mangalyaan Mission

Recently, the Indian Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM)-Mangalyaan completed five years of orbiting the planet Mars. Consider the following statements about the Mangalyaan Mission:

  1. MOM was launched using a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket C-28 in November, 2012.
  2. The successful launch of MOM made India the fourth space agency to reach Mars, after Roscosmos (Russia), NASA (USA) and the European Space Agency.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Asteroid Impact Deflection Assessment

Consider the following statements regarding the Asteroid Impact Deflection Assessment (AIDA):

  1. The Asteroid Impact Deflection Assessment (AIDA) project seeks to explore the defence mechanism through deflection.
  2. It is a joint mission of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the European Space Agency (ESA) and Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities(Russia).

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