Code: 9A21606B.Tech III Year II Semester (R09) Regular & Supplementary Examinations, April/May 2013
INTRODUCTION TO SPACE TECHNOLOGY
(Aeronautical Engineering) Time: 3 hours Max. Marks: 70Answer any FIVE questionsAll questions carry equal marks*****1 Define a sun-synchronous satellite mission. Describe how a launch vehicle is selectedfor this mission.2 Describe the parts of a solid rocket. Draw neat sketches.3 Write about:(a) Sounding rocket(b) Aerospace plane(c) Gravity turn trajectories(d) Injection conditions4 Write short notes on:(a) Shockwaves ahead of reentry vehicles designed with, high ballistic coefficient and lowballistic coefficient values, as they enter the atmosphere.(b) Correlation between the steepness with which a reentry vehicle enters the atmosphereand the severity of the heating rate.5An earth-
orbiting spacecraft has been observed to have a velocity of determine the orbit elements e and a and the orbit type.
The orbital radius isDetermine the specific energy.6 Describe Hohmann transfer. Derive the necessary equations for plane-
orbit.7 Describe the methods of controlling the attitude of a non-spinning satellite.8 Describe various communication methods from and to a satellite.*****