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SATELLITE COMMUNICATION

OBJECTIVE TYPE QUESTION PAPER-1

1. Satellites in near-polar orbit a. follow a north-to-south orbital path. b. follow an east-to-west orbital path. c. are locked into a constant orbital fixed position near either the north or south pole. d. use the equator as the orbital path being followed.

2. A geostationary satellite a. rotates at the same speed as the Earth. b. completes an orbit around the Earth every 12 hours. c. takes 16 days to complete its orbital path. d. takes exactly two days to complete a single orbit. 3.Which a) b) c) d) e) statement below is NOT correct? Geostationary orbits typically have a rotation time of 90 min. Communication satellites typically use geostationary orbits. Geostationary orbits rotate at the same speed as the earth. Polar orbits give varying coverage depending on latitude. Polar orbits typically have a speed of 8 km/s.

4. Which statement is not correct for a satellite in polar orbit? a) We can image both on ascending and descending passes. b) The satellite will after a certain period cover the entire surface of the earth. c) The satellite has an inclination angle close to 90 degrees. d) The coverage is best close to equator. e) The coverage is best close to the poles.

5. The period of a satellite, the time required for a satellite to make a complete trip around the Earth, is determined by _________ law. a ) Kepler's

b) Newton's c) Ohm's d) none of the above 6. The signal from a satellite is normally aimed at a specific area called the _________. a) b) c) d) Path Effect footprint none of the above

7. Teledesic satellites are _________satellites. a) b) c) d) GEO MEO LEO none of the above

8. Low-Earth-orbit (LEO) satellites have _____ orbits. a) b) c) d) Equatorial polar inclined none of the above

9. With reference to satellite orbit, perigee is the (a) Point in an intermediate orbit (b) Highest point in the orbit (c) Lowest point in the orbit (d) none of this

10. The multiple access technique that is particularly suitable for communications satellites with military application is (a) TDMA (c) CDMA (b) FDMA (d) Random access

11. A sun-synchronous orbit indicates that a. the satellite continually images the same sun-illuminated location on the ground .

b. the orbit is set up so that an area on the ground is imaged at the same time of day. c. the satellite orbits the Sun in the same orbital path as the Moon. d. the orbit is set up so that the sun-side of the Earth is imaged exactly twice in one day. 12. With reference to satellite orbit, apogee is the (a) Point in an intermediate orbit (b) Highest point in the orbit (c) Lowest point in the orbit (d) none of this

13. When an Earth satellite makes a circular orbit, it has constant a) speed; b) distance from the Earth; c) force of gravity on it d) all of the above. 14. A satellite in geostationary orbit may be described as a satellite located ______ approximately ___ km above the ___, and whose orbit takes ___ hours. a) b) c) d) in space; 36,000; equator; 12 in the equatorial plane; 36,000; equator; 24 in orbit; 22,300; equator; 24 above the polar region; 36,000; earth's surface; 24

15. A satellite in a ________ appears to be in a fixed position to an earthbased observer. a) b) c) d) Orbital mechanics Geosynchronous orbit Geostationary orbit Lagrangian point

17. Satellite Sputnik1 was launched by which nation? a) b) c) d) India United States Soviet Union Germany

18. Which one of the following is not an Altitude classification in respect to satellites? a. LEO b. MEO c. HEO d. GEO

19. ____________ states that, for equal time intervals, a satellite will sweep out equal areas in its orbital plane, focused at the barycenter. a. Keplers first law b. Keplers second law c. Keplers third law d. Newton,s law 20. ________ states that the path followed by the satellite around the primary will be an ellipse. a. Keplers first law b. Keplers second law c. Keplers third law d. Newton,s law

21. ___________ states that the square of the periodic time of orbit is perpendicular to the cube

of the mean distance between the two bodies.


a. Keplers first law b. Keplers second law c. Keplers third law d. Newton,s law 22. The point farthest from earth is called as ______________ a.apogee b. perigee. c. ascending node d. descending node 23. The angle produced by intersection of local horizontal plane & the plane passing through the earth station, the satellite & center of earth is known as ________ a. elevation b. inclination c .azimuth d. none of the above

24. One of Orbit Perturbations a. nonspherical earth b. Atmospheric drag c . all the above d. none of the above 25.