IIFT 2008 Question Paper Question 150

Question 150

In April 2008 ISRO launched the following satellite form Sriharikota:

Solution

Kitsat-3 was a South Korean remote sensing minisatellite which carried MEIS and SENSE instruments to Low Earth orbit. Launched on 26 May 1999 by Indian space agency ISRO, on orbit the satellite was renamed to Uribyol 3.

Earth observation satellite CARTOSAT-2A was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Sriharikota (SHAR) in India on 28 April 2008.

HAMSAT was launched by PSLV-C6 on May 5, 2005. The main payload was an Indian Remote Sensing satellite, CARTOSAT-1 weighing 1,560 kilograms (3,440 lb). HAMSAT was placed into a polar sun synchronous orbit.

INSAT-4CR is a communications satellite operated by ISRO as part of the Indian National Satellite System. Launched in September 2007, it replaced the INSAT-4C satellite which had been lost in a launch failure the previous year.



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