Q. Consider the following statements regarding “Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) Mission”:
1.It is first satellite mission that will measure height of water in freshwater bodies and ocean on more than 90% of Earth’s surface.
2.It is a collaborative effort between NASA and ISRO with contributions from French and UK Space Agencies.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation: The international Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) Mission is a collaborative effort between NASA and French space agency with contributions from Canadian and UK Space Agencies.

  • SWOT is first satellite mission that will measure height of water in freshwater bodies and ocean on more than 90% of Earth’s surface.
  • SWOT will cover the entire Earth’s surface between 78 degrees south and 78 degrees north latitude at least once every 21 days.

Source: FORUMIAS