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‘Space Data Integrator (SDI)’-- By Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Published on July 12, 2021
Current Context: The United States’ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has developed ‘Space Data Integrator (SDI)’ which is a new tool.
‘Space Data Integrator (SDI)’-- By Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • The SDI will help to track rocket launches and space vehicles returning to the Earth in a more accurate manner.
  • It will replace a system in which most part of the work of giving telemetry data about Space vehicles to air traffic control managers is done manually.
  • The SDI will automate the near-instant delivery of data about space vehicles flight paths to the USA ATC System.
  • The tool went through the trial on 30th June 2021 for the launch of SpaceX’s Transporter 2. It will soon be used again with the pending return of a SpaceX cargo ship from the International Space Station.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of FAA: Washington DC, USA

Question: 

Q.1 The United States’ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) developed an SDI tool to track rocket launches and space vehicles returning to the Earth in a more accurate manner. What does ‘I’ signifies in SDI?
a. Intermediate
b. Inter loop
c. Integrator
d. Inward

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