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1. It is a celestial body that orbits around a planet ( ) primary body ( ) satellite ( ) heavenly bodies ( ) quasars 2. It is a position and timing service that is available to all GPS users on a continuous, worldwide basis with no direct charge. () PPI () PPS () SPS () SSP 3. The geometric shape of a non-circular orbit of a satellite is ________ () ellipse () parabolic () hyperbolic () paraboloid 4. The circuit that provides channellization in a transponder is the () mixer () local oscillator () bandpass filter () HPA 5. The three axes referred to the three-axis attitude stabilization are except () pitch () yaw () roll () speed 6. A ground station is operating to a geostationary satellite at a 5 degrees angle of elevation. Calculate the round-trip time between ground station to satellites in a geostationary orbit. () 456.45 ms () 275.58 ms () 137.79 ms () 126.89 ms 7. The escape velocity of the earth is approximately () 30,000 km/hr () 25,000 mi/hr () 35,000 m/s () 25,000 km/hr 8. A satellite radio repeater is called ___________ () repeater () transponder () satellite () mixer 9. Calculate the angle of declination for an antenna using a polar mount at a latitude of 45 degrees. () 3.2 degrees () 1.3 degrees () 4.2 degrees () 6.81 degrees 10. The time transfer accuracy used with reference to the Universal Transmitter Mercator Grid is ________ () UTC () UTMG () GMT () UTM 11. It is caused by the inertia of the satellite balanced by the earth's gravitational pull. () centrifugal force () centripetal force () speed () earth's rotation 12. In satellite, it includes control mechanism that support the payload operation. () bus () payload () ground segment () space segment 13. A satellite transmiitter operates at a 4 GHz with a transmitter power of 7W and an antenna gain of 40 dBi. The receiver has antenna gain of 30 dBi, and the path length is 40,000 km. Calculate the signal strength at the receiver. () -88 dBm () -98 dBm () -77 dBm () -79.8 dBm 14. The satellite subsystem that monitors and controls the satellite is the

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() propulsion system () power subsystem () communications subsystem () telemetry, tracking, and command subsystems 15. Standard positioning service has time transfer accuracy to Universal Transfer Mercator Grid within ___________ () 140 nanoseconds () 340 nanoseconds () 230 nanoseconds () 530 nanoseconds 16. A satellite remains in orbit because the centrifugal force caused by its rotation around the Earth is counterbalanced by Earth's _________. () centripetal force () inertia () gravitational pull () speed 17. A TVRO installation for use with C-band satellite (download frequency at 4 GHz), has a diameter of about 3.5 meters and an efficiency of 60%. Calculate the gain. () 41 dB () 19 dB () 29 dB () 9 dB 18. Which of the following is not a typical output from the GPS receiver? () latitude () speed () altitude () longitude 19. The law that states that a satellite will orbit a primary body following an elliptical path. () 1st law of Kepler () 2nd law of Kepler () 3rd law of Kepler () 4th law of Kepler 20. Telephone communication takes place between two earth stations via a satellite that is 40,000 km from each station. Suppose Bill, at station 1, asks a question and Sharon, at station 2, answers immediately, as soon as she hears the question. How much time elapses between the end of Bill's uestion and the beginning of Sharon's reply, as heard by Bill? () 0.26 sec () 3.2 sec () 0.52 sec () 1.6 sec 21. In GPS, it is accomplished by manipulating navigation message orbit data (epsilon) and/or the satellite clock frequency (dither) () Selective availability () Reverse error notification () Forward error notification () Two dimentional reporting 22. The modulation normally used with digital data is () AM () FM () SSB () QPSK 23. Kepler's 2nd law is known as () law of gravity () law of areas () Newton's law of motion () Harmonic law 24. A receiving antenna with a gain of 40 dB looks at a sky with a noise temperature of 15K. The loss between the antenna and the LNA input, due to the feedhorn, is 0.4 dB, and the LNA has a noise temperature of 40K. Calculate the G/T? () 13.4 dB () 39 dB () 20.6 dB () 11.2 dB 25. The operational satellites of Navstar GPS are revolving around Earth in ________ orbital planes. () 4 () 3 () 5 () 6 26. Kepler's 3rd law is also known as () law of gravity

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() focus () geocenter () orbit () center 49. the type of modulation used in voice and video signals is () AM () FM () SSB () QPSK 50.2 hrs () 2. Power amplification in a transponder is usually provided by () klystron () TWT () transistor () Magnetron 36. All satellites rotate around the earth in an orbit that forms a plane that passes through the center of gravity of earth called __________. Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite orbits around the earth at a height approximately ________. () HPA () mixers () local oscillator () LPA 41. Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite orbits around the earth at a length of approximately ________ () 3000 miles () 1000 miles5 () 575 miles () 370 miles 35. Using very narrow beamwidth antennas to isolate signals on the same frequency is known as _________ () spatial isolation () footprint () frequency reuse () boresight 46. The point in an orbit which is located closest to Earth () point of shoot () apogee () line of apsides () perigee 47. Master control station of GPS is located in ________.4 hrs 32. The point in an orbit which is located farthest from earth () perigee () apogee () line of apsides () point of shoot 45.000 miles to 6.6 hrs () 3. The satellite is orbiting in the same direction as the Earth's rotation and at angular velocity greater than that of the Earth. A transponder that demodulates the baseband signals and then demodulates a carrier is known as ___________ transponder.000 miles () 8.000 miles () 4. type of orbit which is virtually all orbits except those travel directly above the equator or directly over the North or the South poles. Satellite orbiting in the opposite direction as the Earth's rotation and at angular velocity less than that of the Earth () asynchronous () synchronous () posigrade () retrograde 33. A _________ circuit in the transponder performs the frequency conversion. Navstar GPS is a ________. () C () L () Ka () Ku 48. Which of the following types of HPA is not used in earth stations? () TWT () Klystron PRC12: SATCOM gm 2 . The access scheme used by GPS () FDMA () OFDMA () TDMA () CDMA 44. () LEO () MEO () HEO () GEO 30.() law of law of areas () Newton's law of motion () Harmonic law 27. A common up-converter and down-converter IF in satellite communications is () 36 MHz () 40 MHz () 70 MHz () 500 MHz 52.000 miles () 8. In satellite communications. It is the angle between the earth's equatorial plane and the orbital plane of the satellite measured counterclockwise () angle of elevation () angle of azimuth () angle of inclination () angle of tetrahedron 53.000 miles to 10. The input circuit to a transponder is the ________. () single-conversion () double-conversion () regenerative () degenerative 34. () 3.000 miles () 6. The basic technique used to stabilize a satellite is () gravity-forward motion balance () spin () thruster control () solar panel orientation 28. () 1. () Colorado () California () Alaska () New York 38. Find the orbital period of the satellite in a circular orbit 500 km above the Earth's surface.000 miles 39.000 miles to 8. () BFP () HPA () LPA () any of these 43. In satellite communication. () equatorial orbit () polar orbit () geosynchronous orbit () inclined orbit 51. The most popular satellites frequency range is 4 to 6 GHz and is called the ________ band.300 miles () 21. Calculate the length of the path to a geostationary satellite from an earth station where he angle of elevation is 30 degrees. Which of the following clocks is developed for Galileo satellite? () Cesium Atomic Frequency Standard () Rubidium Atomic Frequency Standard () Ruby Atomic Frequency Standard () Hydrogen Frequency Standard 37. () retrogade () synchronous () posigrade () asynchronous 31.4 hrs () 6. () 55 X 103 km () 13 X 103 km () 23 X 103 km () 39 X 103 km 29.000 miles to 12. A satellite stays in orbit because the following two factors are balanced () Satellite weight and speed () Gravitational pull and inertia () Centripetal force and speed () Satellite weight and the pull of the moon and sun 40.400 miles 42. Geosynchronous satellites are high-altitude earth-orbit satellites with heights about ________ () 22.000 miles () 10.

The first active satellite () moon () sputnik I PRC12: SATCOM gm 3 . The physical location of a satellite is determined by its () distance from the earth () latitude and longitude () reference to the stars () position relative to the sun 64. 1995 () April 10. The minimum acceptable angle of elevation () 6 degress () 4 degress () 5 degrees () 7 degrees 70. The geographical representation of a satellite antenna's radiation pattern is called a ________ () field intensity () footprint () radiation propagation () polarization 75. () antennas look angles () antennas see angles () antennas keep angles () antennas satellite angles 66. () satellite point () latitude () longitude () subsatellite point 67. () hemispherical beam () global beam () spot beam () any of these 77. () inclined orbit () polar orbit () geosynchronous orbit () diagonal orbit 65.() Transistors () Magnetron 54. () SV () UV () PRN () ESN 69. The azimuth angles and the angle of elevation is collectively known as _________. () 3 to 6 degrees () 1 to 2 degrees () 5 to 8 degrees () 8 to 16 degrees 74. The point on the surface of the Earth directly below the satellite. Determines the farthest satellite away that can be seen looking east or west of the earth station's longitude () radio horizon () optical horizon () terrestrial limits () limits of visibility 73. () polar orbit () synchronous orbit () geosynchronous satellite () equatorial orbit 61. This type of orbit is called _________. The line joining the ascending and descending node is called ________. This type of orbit is called _________. 1995 62. The Navstar GPS satellite system was declared fully operational as of __________ () April 17. 1995 () April 24. Satellite's radiation pattern that typically target up to 20% of the Earth surface () hemispherical beam () global beam () spot beam () any of these 78. It is the horizontal angular distance from a reference direction either the southern or northern most point of the horizon () angle of elevation () latitude () longitude () azimuth 71. The GPS satellite identification which is assigned according to the order of the vehicle's launch () SV () EV () PRN () ESN 76. The term generally associated with the table showing the position of a heavenly body on the number of dates in a regular sequence () astronomical almanac () smith () ephemeris () space reporting 58. () line of apsides () line of nodes () line of shoot () any of these 60. When the satellite rotates in an orbit directly above the equator usually in circular pattern. The unique number used to encrypt the signal from that of the GPS satellite. It is the vertical angle formed between the direction of travel of an electromagnet *** radiated from an earth station antenna pointing direct *** a satellite and the horizontal plane. The HPAs in most satellites are () TWTs () Vacuum tubes () Klystrons () Magnetrons 63. It is defined as the horizontal pointing angle of an earth station antenna () angle of inclination () azimuth angle () latitude () longitude 72. () 880 kg () 675 kg () 900 kg () 540 kg 55. The smallest beam of a satellite that concentrates their power to very small geographical areas. The spatial separation of a satellite is between ________. The radiation pattern that has a satellite's antenna beamwidth of 17 degrees and are capable of covering approximately 42% of the earth's surface () hemispherical beam () earth beam () spot beam () any of these 80. The point where a polar or inclined orbit crosses the equatorial plane traveling from north to south () ascending node () line of nodes () descending node () diagonal nodes 56. The point where a polar or inclined orbit crosses the equatorial plane traveling from south to north () ascending node () descending node () diagonal node () inclined node 59. 1995 () April 27. When the satellite rotates in a path that takes it over the north and south poles in an orbit perpendicular to the equatorial plane. The receive GCE system in an earth station performs what function/s () Modulation and multiplexing () Up conversion () Demodulation and demultiplexing () Down conversion 57. Galileo satellite's mass is ________. () angle of depression () angle of inclination () angle of elevation () angle of azimuth 68. The key electronic component in a communication satellite is the () Telemetry () Command and Control system () On-board computer () Transponder 79.

5 days () 6 days () 7 days 97. Explorer I lasted for __________. As the height of a satellite orbit gets lower. The first active satellite to simultaneously receive and transmit radio signals. The satellite that was damaged by radiation from a newly discovered Van Allen Belts and consequently lasted for two weeks. It was the first artificial satellite used for relaying terrestrial communications. The US counterpart of Sputnik I () Syncom () Telstar () Echo () Explorer I 83. Navstar GPS satellite grouping that can operate continuously for 180 days between uploads from the ground () Block III () Block IIa () Block II () Block IIR 85.5 days () 3. The multiplication of the spectrum lines of light sources when in a strong magnetic field () Hall Effect () Edison Effect () Zeeman Effect () Cause n Effect 100. the speed of the satellite () increases () decreases () remains the same () none of the above 94. () Telstar I () Telstar II () Intelsat () Syncom 91. THe satellite that was lost in space in its first attempt to place it in a geosynchronous orbit. () Courier () Echo () Telstar () Syncom 89. It was the first satellite to accomplish transatlantic transmission. Which of the following satellite rebroadcast President Eisenhower's 1958 Christmas message? () Telstar I () Telstar II () Echo () Score 87. () score () explorer I () sputnik I () syncom I 86. () Syncom I () Telstar I () Telstar II () Courier 95. A modulation technique used in a cathode-ray tube wherein the intensity of beam is modulated by an external signal () X Modulation () Y Modulation () Z Modulation () Amplitude modulation PRC12: SATCOM gm 4 . The satellite communications channel in a transponder are defined by the () LNA () Bandpass filter () Mixer () Input signals 92. The satellite or space segment of Navstar GPS is consist of _________ operational satellites. Sputnik I transmitted telemetry information for () 1 week () 21 days () 15 days () 30 days 82. Intelsat I which was the first commercial telacommunications satellite is called _________.() score () echo 81. () Telstar I () Telstar II () Intelsat () Syncom 93. () 5 months () 6 months () 12 months () 2 months 84. What is VSAT? () an acronym for Very Small Aperture Terminal () A visual satellite communication technique () Video camera used by satellite transponder () none of these 99. () 30 () 24 () 14 () 20 88. () Domsat () Molniya () Early bird () Courier 96. It is the first transponder-type satellite. Block II Navstar GPS satellite can operate for approximately _________ between the receiving updates and corrections from the control segment of the system () 5. The angle of inclination of a satellite in polar orbit is nearly ________ () 45 degrees () 90 degrees 98. () Telstar I () Sputnik I () Syncom () Courier 90.

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