Bharat in Space
- Which agency is responsible for space programs in India?
- What is the full form of ISRO?
Indian Space Research Organisation
- Who is the founding father of space programmes in India?
Dr Vikram A Sarabhai
- When was ISRO formed?
ISRO was formed on August 15, 1969.
- When was Department of Space constituted?
1972. ISRO was brought under DOS on June 1, 1972.
- Where the Space Programme began in India?
Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station (TERLS) Thiruvanathapuram.
- When was the first rocket launched in India? Which was the rocket?
November 21, 1963, Nike-Apache
- Where the Satellites are made by ISRO?
U R Rao Satellite Centre (URSC) (previously Known as ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC), Bangalore)
- Which was India’s first indigenous rocket?
RH-75, launched on November 20, 1967.
- From where are the rockets launched?
Launch Vehicles from SDSC SHAR and. Sounding rockets are launched from TERLS, Thiruvananthapuram.
- How many major Centres are there in ISRO?
Six (Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram; ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC), Bangalore; Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC – SHAR) at Sriharikota; Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC) at Thiruvananthapuram, Bangalore and Mahendragiri, Space Application Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad and National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Hyderabad)
- Which was the first successful launch vehicle of India?
Satellite Launch Vehicle-3 (SLV-3), July 18, 1980
- Which is the first Indian satellite?
Aryabhatta, on April 19, 1975 from former Soviet Union
- Which is the first operational launch vehicle of India?
- Which is the First Indian Communication Satellite?
Ariane Passenger Pay Load Experiment, APPLE (June 19, 1981)
- Which was the first operational flight of PSLV?
PSLV-C1 (29 September 1997)
- Which was ISRO’s first commercial launch (foreign satellite as the main payload)?
PSLV-C8 (23 April 2007) With two foreign Satellites
- Which flight of PSLV successfully carried and deployed a record 104 satellites? PSLV-C37 (15 February 2017)
- When, and from where, Chandrayaan-1 was launched?
22 October 2008 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre using PSLV C11
- Who was the Project Director of Chandrayaan-1?
Dr M Annadurai
- How long Chandrayaan-1 was operational?
312 days (on 28 August 2009 communication with the spacecraft was suddenly lost)
- When, and from where, Chandrayaan-2 was launched?
On 22 July 2019 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre
- Which launch vehicle took Chandrayaan-2 to space?
GSLV Mark III M1
- Who was the Mission Director of Chandrayaan-2?
- Who was the Project Director of Chandrayaan-2?
- Which module of Chandrayaan-2 is deployed successfully?
- What is mission life of Chandrayaan-2 orbiter?
Approximately 7.5 years
- What is full form of MOM?
Mars Orbiter Mission
- When was Mars Orbiter (Mangalyaan) launched?
5 November 2013
- Which rocket was used to launch Mangalyaan?
- Since when is Mangalyaan orbiting around Mars?
24 September 2014
- What was planned life of MOM?
Six Months (But it is still operational)
- What is full form of GAGAN?
GPS aided geo-augmented navigation system (GAGAN)
- The IRNSS constellation was named as “NavIC” by Prime Minister, Mr. Modi what is full form of NavIC?
(Navigation with Indian Constellation)
- What is Antrix?
Antrix is the commercial arm of ISRO
- When was ISRO’s new commercial arm New Space India Limited (NSlL) launched?
May 23, 2019
- What is Gaganyaan?
Gaganyaan is an Indian crewed orbital spacecraft that is intended to send 3 astronauts to space for a minimum of seven days by 2022
- Which rocket is using indigenously built cryogenic engine?
- Which was the ISRO’s first re-entry mission?
(Space Capsule Recovery Experiment (SRE – 1) 10 January 2007
- What is full form of ISRO’s CARE Mission?
Crew Module Atmospheric Re-entry Experiment
Spacecrafts Launched in Earlier Years
|SN||Name||Launch Date||Launch Vehicle||Application|
|1||GSAT-30||January 17, 2020||Ariane-5 VA-251||Communication|
|2||RISAT-2BR1||December 11, 2019||PSLV-C48/RISAT-2BR1||Disaster Management System, Earth Observation|
|3||Cartosat-3||November 27, 2019||PSLV-C47 / Cartosat-3 Mission||Earth Observation|
|4||Chandrayaan2||July 22, 2019||GSLV-Mk III – M1 / Chandrayaan-2 Mission||Planetary Observation|
|5||RISAT-2B||May 22, 2019||PSLV-C46 Mission||Disaster Management System, Earth Observation|
|6||EMISAT||April 1, 2019||PSLV-C45/EMISAT MISSION||electromagnetic spectrum measurement|
|7||GSAT-31||February 6, 2019||Ariane-5 VA-247||Communication|
|8||Microsat-R||January 24, 2019||PSLV-C44||Imaging satellite|