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B.Tech III Year II Semester (R09) Regular & Supplementary Examinations, April/May 2013 INTRODUCTION TO SPACE TECHNOLOGY (Aeronautical Engineering) Time: 3 hours Max. Marks: 70 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. Describe the parts of a solid rocket. Draw neat sketches. Write about: Sounding rocket Aerospace plane Gravity turn trajectories Injection conditions

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Write short notes on: (a) Shockwaves ahead of reentry vehicles designed with, high ballistic coefficient and low ballistic coefficient values, as they enter the atmosphere. (b) Correlation between the steepness with which a reentry vehicle enters the atmosphere and the severity of the heating rate. An 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 is Determine the specific energy. Describe Hohmann transfer. Derive the necessary equations for plane - orbit. Describe the methods of controlling the attitude of a non - spinning satellite. Describe various communication methods from and to a satellite.

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Code: 9A21606 B.Tech III Year II Semester (R09) Regular & Supplementary Examinations, April/May 2013 INTRODUCTION TO SPACE TECHNOLOGY (Aeronautical Engineering) Time: 3 hours Max. Marks: 70 Answer any FIVE questions All questions carry equal marks ***** 1 Describe the geostationary satellite mission. Describe how you would select a launch vehicle for this mission. Describe the parts of a liquid rocket. Draw neat sketches. Describe the various causes for dispersion of the impact point. Use necessary equations. Describe skip reentry of a satellite landing on the earth. Describe the different orbits of s satellite around the earth. What are the parameters influencing these variations? Explain in detail. A tracking station reports that an approaching object has a velocity of at an altitude of and that the velocity vector makes an angle of with r (the position vector). Will the object hit the earth? If not what is the altitude and velocity at the closest passage. Explain about gravity gradient torque on satellite. Explain briefly about power generation and power storage in a satellite.

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B.Tech III Year II Semester (R09) Regular & Supplementary Examinations, April/May 2013 INTRODUCTION TO SPACE TECHNOLOGY (Aeronautical Engineering) Time: 3 hours Max. Marks: 70 Answer any FIVE questions All questions carry equal marks ***** 1 2 3 Explain briefly about launch vehicle selection. Explain and derive the rocket equation. Describe a two stage rocket. What are the rocket parameters influencing the mass of the payload? How do you decide relative sizes of the two stages? Describe the different methods of reentering of the satellite in orbit into the atmosphere and landing on the earth. Given an elliptical earth orbit with a perigee radius of and apogee radius of . Find the true anomaly of the spacecraft position as it enters the Van Allen belt at an altitude of about Write about the combined maneuvers and propulsion for maneuvers. Describe yo - yo mechanism and its usefulness in a satellite. (a) Explain the advantages and disadvantages of satellite communication systems. (b) Explain why orbits and frequencies are said to be limited resources.

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B.Tech III Year II Semester (R09) Regular & Supplementary Examinations, April/May 2013 INTRODUCTION TO SPACE TECHNOLOGY (Aeronautical Engineering) Time: 3 hours Max. Marks: 70 Answer any FIVE questions All questions carry equal marks ***** 1 Describe: (a) The various space missions. (b) Space shuttle. (c) Van Allen belts. Compare liquid and solid propellant rockets and mention their characteristics, advantages and disadvantages. Describe about the nomenclature of multi - stage rocket and trade - off ratios. Explain about parallel staging and series staging. Describe lifting body reentry. Satellite is in a parking orbit with an altitude of and inclination of . Calculate total velocity change required to transfer the satellite to a zero inclination geosynchronous using Hohmann transfer and compare plane change at apogee. of What is meant by two body motion? Describe in detail, using neat sketches. Describe the methods of controlling the attitude of a spinning satellite. Describe the different bands (wavelengths/frequencies) on which a satellite can send communications.

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