Q. With reference to Megha-Tropiques-1(MT-1) satellite, consider the following statements::
1.It was a joint mission developed by Russian and Chinese space agencies.
2.It was developed for tropical weather and climate studies.
3.The satellite was launched into Low Earth Orbit (LEO).
Which of the statements given above are correct?
Statement 1 is incorrect. MT-1 was joint mission developed by ISRO and CNES (French Space Agency). ISRO has brought down the MT-1 recently as part of its commitment to the United Nations Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee (UNIADC) following the end of the mission life.
Statement 2 and 3 are correct. MT-1 was developed for tropical weather and climate studies. The satellite was launched into Low Earth Orbit (LEO) in 2011.