. The first Indian Satellite Aryabhatt was launched in the year


A: 1972

B: 1975

C: 1976

D: 1979

Best Answer

Explanation

  • India's first satellite, Aryabhata, was named after a great Indian astronomer.
  • It was launched using a Kosmos-3M launch vehicle from Kapustin Yar, a Russian rocket launch and development site in Astrakhan Oblast, on April 19, 1975.
  • The Indian Space Research Organization was in charge of its construction. The launch was made possible by a 1972 agreement between India and the Soviet Union, which was directed by UR Rao.
  • It allowed the USSR to track ships and launch warships from Indian ports.
  • It was named after the Indian astronomer and mathematician of the same name who lived in the 5th century.
  • Between 1976 and 1997, the picture of the satellite featured on the reverse of Indian two rupee banknotes.

Final Answer

The correct answer is B i.e 1975.

 

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