Exceed Sat-1

Question: Which of the following space agencies has launched India’s first private satellite?
(a) SpaceX
(b) NASA
(c) RosComos
(d) JAXA
Answer: (a)
Related facts:

  • Elon Musk-led US space agency SpaceX based in California launched India’s first privately built satellite Exseed Sat-1 along with 63 other satellites from 17 countries on December 4th, 2018.
  • Mumbai based Exseed Space has become the first private commercial organisation in India to have a satellite in space. This satellite will serve the amateur radio community, and will help in coordinating messages among them and help the country in time of disaster.
  • Exceed Sat-1:
  • The mini communication satellite, weighing just a kg. It has dimension of 10 cm × 10 cm × 10 cm.
  • People can receive signals at 145.90 MHz with the help of TV tuner, walkie-talkies with beam antenna
  • It will orbit earth every 90 minutes and will pass 5-6 times over India daily.


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