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JAWAHARLAL NEHRU TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY HYDERABAD III B.TECH II SEM SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMINATIONS FEBRUARY - 2010 INTRODUCTION TO SPACE TECHNOLOGY (AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING)

Time: 3hours

Max.Marks:80

Answer any FIVE questions All questions carry equal marks - - -

1. Describe a Geostationary Satellite Mission. Describe how you would select a launch

vehicle for this mission.

[16]

2. Describe the parts of a liquid rocket. Draw neat sketches.

[16]

3. What is understood by vehicle sizing? Describe in detail.

[16]

4. Describe steep ballistic reentry. What are the relative advantages and disadvantages?

[16]

5. Define Ground Trace (Ground Track). What is the importance of this in the case of a

sun-synchronous orbit? A polar satellite is orbiting the earth at an altitude of 700 km.

What is its orbital velocity?

[16]

6. Describe in-plane and out-of-plane manoeuvres of a satellite. Use good sketches.

[16]

7. What is an axi-symmetric rigid body? Do you consider a satellite an axi-symmetric

body? Express your arguments in detail. What is meant by the attitude of a satellite?

What are the requirements of controlling the attitude of the satellite? [16]

8. Describe the various power sources on a satellite.

--ooOoo--

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Code.No: 36072

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JAWAHARLAL NEHRU TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY HYDERABAD III B.TECH II SEM SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMINATIONS FEBRUARY - 2010 INTRODUCTION TO SPACE TECHNOLOGY (AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING)

Time: 3hours

Max.Marks:80

Answer any FIVE questions All questions carry equal marks - - -

1. Define a sun-synchronous satellite Mission. Describe how a launch vehicle is

selected for this mission.

[16]

2. Draw a neat diagram of a solid motor single stage rocket. Show all the parts clearly.

Explain how it is simpler than a liquid rocket of the same capability.

[16]

3. Describe a two stage rocket. What are the rocket parameters influencing the mass of

the payload. How do you decide the relative sizes of the two stages?

[16]

4. Describe the different methods of reentering of the satellite in orbit into the

atmosphere, and landing on the earth.

[16]

5. A satellite is orbiting the earth at 300 km altitude, in a circular orbit. What is the

period of the satellite?

[16]

6. Describe Hohmann transfer. Derive the necessary equations.

[16]

7. Describe the methods of controlling the attitude of a non-spinning satellite. [16]

8. Describe the various communication methods from and to a satellite.

--ooOoo--

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Code.No: 36072

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JAWAHARLAL NEHRU TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY HYDERABAD III B.TECH II SEM SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMINATIONS FEBRUARY - 2010 INTRODUCTION TO SPACE TECHNOLOGY (AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING)

Time: 3hours

Max.Marks:80

Answer any FIVE questions All questions carry equal marks - - -

1. Define a low earth circular orbit. Give approximate dimensions for a launch vehicle to send a 1000 kg satellite into a low earth orbit. Justify the dimensions. [16]

2. What is a propellant grain? Describe the various possible designs of a solid ropellant

grain. What is the effect of the grain on the thrust of a rocket?

3. Describe the various causes for dispersion of the impact point.

[16]

Use necessary

equations.

[16]

4. Describe skip reentry of a satellite landing on the earth.

[16]

5. Describe the different orbits of a satellite around the earth. What are the parameters

influencing these variations? Explain in detail.

[16]

6. A satellite is in a circular orbit of 400 km around the earth. What are the velocities to

be added to the satellite to take it to a 600 km orbit by following Hohmann transfer?

Where should they be added?

[16]

7. Describe the methods of controlling the attitude of a spinning satellite.

[16]

8. Describe the different bands (Wave lengths / frequencies) on which a satellite can

send communications.

--ooOoo--

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JAWAHARLAL NEHRU TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY HYDERABAD III B.TECH II SEM SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMINATIONS FEBRUARY - 2010 INTRODUCTION TO SPACE TECHNOLOGY (AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING)

 

Time: 3hours

Max.Marks:80

Answer any FIVE questions All questions carry equal marks - - -

1.

Describe

i) The various space missions.

ii) Space shuttle.

iii) Van Allen Belts.

[6+4+6]

2.

Derive the Tsilkovski’s equation (Rocket equation).

[16]

3.

Is it possible to use a single stage rocket to send a satellite of 200 kg mass into a 200

km low earth orbit? Give your arguments with numerical justification.

[16]

4.

Describe lifting body reentry.

[16]

5.

What is meant by two body motion? Describe in detail, using neat sketches. [16]

6.

A satellite is in a 550 km circular orbit around the earth. It is transferred to a 550 km

perigee elliptical orbit by firing thrusters on the satellite. The velocity of the satellite

after the velocity addition is 8 km per second. What is the velocity added to the

satellite at the perigee by the firing of the thrusters?

[16]

7.a)

Describe yo-yo mechanism, and its usefulness in a satellite.

b)

Describe ‘Re-entry corridor’.

[8+8]

8. What is the difference between a cell and a battery? Describe how a battery in a

satellite is charged. What are the uses of a battery in a satellite?

--ooOoo--

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