SPACE
A)
India
B)
Russia
C)
China
D)
Germany

Correct Answer : Option (C) - China

Note : China launched its 3rd Gaofen 11 reconnaissance satellite on November 19, 2021. The Gaofen 11 (03) satellite has an optical resolution comparable to top US spy satellites. It has been launched in addition to China’s set of classified satellites.

  Show Answer
A)
Kayla Barron
B)
Tom Marshburn
C)
Matthias Maurer
D)
Raja Chari

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Raja Chari

Note : NASA and SpaceX have launched the "Crew 3" mission on a flight to the International Space Station on November 10, 2021. Crew 3 mission to ISS includes four astronauts including a veteran spacewalker and two younger crewmates chosen to join NASA’s forthcoming lunar missions. The Mission will be led by Indian-origin astronaut Raja Chari.

  Show Answer
A)
Israel
B)
France
C)
India
D)
Russia

Correct Answer : Option (B) - France

Note : France successfully launched a military communication satellite, named Syracuse 4A, into orbit recently from Kourou, in French Guiana. The state-of-the-art satellite was launched on Ariane 5 rocket.

  Show Answer
A)
ISRO
B)
NASA
C)
JAXA
D)
CNSA

Correct Answer : Option (B) - NASA

Note : The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is preparing to launch the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission that is a planetary defense-driven test of technologies to prevent collision of Earth with an asteroid. The mission is scheduled to be launched on November 24, 2021 from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California

  Show Answer
A)
Shijian-21
B)
Tianzun-21
C)
Haotian-21
D)
Yanwang-21

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Shijian-21

Note : China successfully launched a new satellite named Shijian-21 on October 24, 2021.The satellite will be used to test and verify space debris mitigation technologies.

  Show Answer
A)
Iraq
B)
Israel
C)
South Korea
D)
Turkey

Correct Answer : Option (C) - South Korea

Note : South Korea has launched its first homegrown rocket named “Korean Satellite Launch Vehicle II” or “Nuri” (The word NURI means “world” in Old Korean language) into space. it is the country’s first domestically built rocket and was launched from Goheung, about 500km (310 miles) south of Seoul.

  Show Answer
A)
Mars
B)
Venus
C)
Mercury
D)
Jupiter

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Jupiter

Note : The Hubble Space Telescope Observatory of NASA have revealed the presence of persistent water vapour in ‘Europa’, the icy moon of Jupiter. However, the presence of a water vapour atmosphere is found only in one hemisphere.

  Show Answer
A)
USA
B)
India
C)
Germany
D)
Australia

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Australia

Note : Australia has announced that it will build a 20-kilogram semi-autonomous lunar rover for NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) to take to the moon as early as 2026 in search of oxygen.

  Show Answer
A)
US
B)
UAE
C)
China
D)
Russia

Correct Answer : Option (B) - UAE

Note :

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on October 5, 2021 announced plans to launch a probe to explore an asteroid between Mars and Jupiter to collect data on the origins of the universe.
 
If the nation manages to successfully land its spacecraft on the asteroid, it will join an elite club of nations- the US, Japan and the European Union that have successfully landed probes on either an asteroid or a comet.
 
This latest announcement comes after a UAE probe reached the red planet earlier this year.
 
Top 5 Things UAE's mission :
1. UAE's mission to the major asteroid belt between Mars are Jupiter will be a five-year journey during which the spacecraft will travel about 3.6 billion km.
 
2. The spacecraft will need to slingshot first around Venus and then the Earth to garner enough speed to reach the asteroid. The major asteroid belt is located about 560 million km away. 
 
3. The UAE's Space Agency is expected to partner with the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado for the project.
 
4. The mission will be challenging as the spacecraft will travel both near and far from the sun. 
 
5. The asteroid mission is likely to be more expensive also in comparison to other past UAE missions, given its challenges.

  Show Answer
A)
Landsat 9
B)
Ragnak I
C)
Sparta II
D)
Earthsat 3

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Landsat 9

Note : NASA successfully launched Landsat 9 on an Atlas V rocket on September 27, 2021, from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. Landsat 9 is a powerful satellite that will monitor the land surface of Earth and help study climate change. “Landsat 9 will be our new eyes in the sky when it comes to observing our changing planet,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator for Science at NASA.

  Show Answer