CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 52

Daily Quiz for Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2019


HysIS is India's first hyperspectral imaging satellite for advanced earth observation. With reference to this, consider the following statements:

1) It can provide better images than remote sensing satellites.

2) It can study earth’s surface in infrared spectrum.

3) It weighs more than 500 kg.


Which of the above statements is/are correct?

A) 1 only

B) 1 and 2 only

C) 2 and 3 only

D) 1, 2 and 3

Correct Answer

A) 1 only

Explanation for the Correct Answer
  • A hyperspectral imaging camera in space can provide well-defined images that can help identify objects on earth far more clearly than regular optical or remote sensing cameras
  • HysIS is meant to study the Earth’s surface in visible, near-infrared and shortwave infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.
  • It weighs 380-kg HySIS.

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