Lofting technology/Quiz

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Lofting technology is a technology lecture and an article. It has been included in the astronomy course on the principles of radiation astronomy.

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1

Complete the text:

Match up the altitude region with its altitude:
troposphere - A
stratosphere - B
mesosphere - C
thermosphere - D
exosphere - E
58 to 68 km

.
surface to between 8,000 and 18,000 m

.
143 km to 153 km

.
10,818 to 10,828 km

.
818 km to 828 km

.

2

True or False, The Saturn V put Skylab into Earth orbit.

TRUE
FALSE

3

Which of the following are associated with SOFIA?

the atmosphere of the Earth
the stratosphere
X-rays
a rocket
a balloon
a Boeing 747
infrared astronomy

4

True or False, The Sphinx Observatory is on the Giza plateau.

TRUE
FALSE

5

Various cyan radiation observatories occur at different altitudes and geographic locations due to what effect?

the presence of oceans on the Earth
locally available carving tools
light pollution
most astronomical objects are observed at night
currently dormant volcanoes seldom erupt
human habitation increases near an astronomical observatory

6

Which of the following are associated with a horizontal coordinate system?

altitude
local horizon
sky
lower hemisphere
a great circle
zenith
nadir

7

True or False, The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory is a 12-meter sphere filled with heavy water surrounded by light detectors located 2 km above the ground in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.

TRUE
FALSE

8

Various radiation observatories occur at different altitudes and geographic locations due to what effect?

the atmosphere of the Earth
the presence of oceans on the Earth
locally available carving tools
human habitation increases near an astronomical observatory
most astronomical objects are observed at night
currently dormant volcanoes seldom erupt

9

True or False, An observatory is a lofting technique.

TRUE
FALSE

10

Complete the text:

Match up the item letter with each of the possibilities below:
Balloons - A
Sounding rockets - B
Aircraft assisted launches - C
Orbital rocketry - D
Shuttle payload - E
Heliocentric rocketry - F
Exploratory rocketry - G
Lunar rover - H
Ranger 5

microcalorimeter arrays

.
MeV Auroral X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy

.
Lunokhod 2

.
ALEXIS

.
Ulysses

.
Broad Band X-Ray Telescope

.
Solar Heliospheric Observatory

.

11

True or False, A professional astronomer holding a digital camera in her hands while working on the International Space Station is benefitting from a lofting technology.

TRUE
FALSE

12

Complete the text:

The Ultra Long Duration Balloon (ULDB) Project is developing new

materials and a new balloon

, a standard

including power,

telemetry/command and an

control system.

13

True or False, The Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility operates and launches balloons from its remote site in Fort Sumter.

TRUE
FALSE

14

Which of the following are associated with MAXIS?

the atmosphere of the Earth
aurora
X-rays
a rocket
a balloon
McMurdo Station
Greenland

15

A U.S. government project conducting research into the firing of high-velocity projectiles high into the atmosphere using a two stage light gas gun, with the ultimate goal of propelling satellites into Earth orbit was called

.

16

Complete the text:

The g-force experienced by a ballistic

would likely mean that a space

would be incapable of

launching

or delicate instruments, rather being restricted to

or ruggedized satellites.

17

Complete the text:

Match up the sounding rocket with each of the images below:
Nike-Black Brant VC - A
V 2 - B
Vertikal 1 - C
Nike-Asp - D
Skylark - E
Veronique - F
Black Brant XII - G
Viking - H
Terrier Sandhawk - I
Veronique french sounding rocket.jpg

V2Sep1949.jpg

.
Terrier-Sandhawk rocket, Kauai Test Facility (1976).jpg

Nike-Black Brant VC XQC launch.gif

.
Viking rocket after launch.jpg

.
VertikalNB-1.jpg

.
Srockets.gif

.
RAE Skylark.jpg

.
Nike-asp2.jpg

.

18

Which of the following are associated with the Earth's radius?

the delta of the Mississippi river is higher than its source
a unit of distance in astronomy and geology
falls between the equatorial maximum and the polar minimum
the geoid length
a balloon
McMurdo Station
Greenland

19

Complete the text:

Match up the altitude with its concept:
altitude - A
meters above sea level - B
indicated altitude - C
absolute altitude - D
true altitude - E
height - F
pressure altitude - G
density altitude - H
altitude in terms of distance above a certain point

masl

.
usually a vertical distance measurement

.
altitude in terms of the density of the air

.
the altimeter reading

.
altitude in terms of air pressure

.
altitude in elevation above sea level

.
distance above the ground directly

.

20

Complete the text:

A measure of the average height of the ocean's surface is called mean

.


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