Q. The GSAT 7 series satellites are related to which of the following?

[A] Deep space mission

[B] Defense communication needs

[C] Meteorological communication

[D] International space station

Answer: B

Explanation: GSAT 7 series satellites are advanced satellites developed by ISRO to meet the communication needs of the defense services.

  • GSAT 7 satellite (launched in 2013) is mainly used by the Indian Navy for its communication needs. It helps the Navy to have a secure, real time communication link.
  • GSAT 7A (launched in 2018) helps in boosting the connectivity between the ground radar stations, airbases and the airborne early warning and control aircraft (AEW&C) of the IAF (Indian Air Force).
  • GSAT 7B will primarily fulfill the communication needs of the Army. It will help the Army enhance its surveillance in border areas.