Q. With reference to IMS-1 satellite bus, consider the following statements:
1.It was developed by the UR Rao Satellite Centre.
2.It is primarily used for underwater exploration and marine research, aiding in the study of oceanic ecosystems and underwater geological formations.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A

Explanation –

Statement 1 is correct. The IMS-1 satellite bus was developed by the UR Rao Satellite Centre.

Statement 2 is incorrect. It is a small satellite platform designed to enable low-cost access to space. The bus can serve as a dedicated vehicle for many different payloads, facilitating Earth imaging, ocean and atmospheric studies, microwave remote sensing and space science missions.

Source: ForumIAS