Sounding rockets/Astronomy/Quiz

Sounding rockets for astronomy is a lecture and an article about a specific lofting technology that benefits radiation astronomy.

This is a Goddard liquid fueled rocket before launch on April 19, 1932. Credit: NASA.

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1 True or False, Pure sounding rocketry involves no doing apart from itself.


2 Complete the text:

A short or

realization of a certain

or idea to

a treament's feasibility for a sounding rocket is called a proof of


3 True or False, The Goddard rocket was the first sounding rocket to carry an X-ray detector above the Earth's atmosphere.


4 Complete the text:

Match up the radiation letter with each of the detector possibilities below:
Optical rays - L
Visual rays - M
Violet rays - N
Blue rays - O
Cyan rays - P
Green rays - Q
Yellow rays - R
Orange rays - S
Red rays - T
multialkali (Na-K-Sb-Cs) photocathode materials



broad-band filter centered at 404 nm


thallium bromide (TlBr) crystals


18 micrometers FWHM at 490 nm

wide-gap II-VI semiconductor ZnO doped with Co2+ (Zn1-xCoxO)


5 True or False, The V 2 rocket was first used as a sounding rocket for X-ray astronomy before being converted to a weapon.


6 Which of the following is likely to be in a control group for assessing a sounding rocket?

one or more relations to observations
a rocket that successfully leaves the ground
a liquid nitrogen dewar
a payload
a possible X-ray artifact
a successful data recovery after reaching an altitude and before payload loss

7 True or False, A dominant group for a sounding rocket differs from a control group in that it rules the treatment of the control group.


8 Evidence that demonstrates that a model or idea for a sounding rocket versus a control group is feasible is called a


9 Complete the text:

A proof-of-concept structure of a sounding rocket, including a control group, consists of

, procedures, findings, and


10 True or False, A control group may be used for a sounding rocket to demonstrate no effect or a standard effect versus a novel effort applied to a treatment group.


11 Yes or No, The purpose of a treatment group for a sounding rocket is to describe natural processes or phenomena for the first time relative to a control group.


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