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Rocket Lab launches 2 NASA Satellites to Study Tropical Storms and Hurricanes

Published on May 09, 2023
Current Context: Rocket Lab launched the first set of NASA’s TROPICS satellites on Sunday (May 7), from its New Zealand site.
Rocket Lab launches 2 NASA Satellites to Study Tropical Storms and Hurricanes
  • The TROPICS satellites are cubesats that will study the formation and progression of tropical cyclones and hurricanes with enhanced specificity.
  • They will provide hourly observations of storm intensity and precipitation structure. The TROPICS constellation will consist of four cubesats in low Earth orbit.
  • Rocket Lab will launch the other two satellites about two weeks from now.

Question:

Q.1 How many TROPICS satellites will be in orbit after the second launch?
a. Two
b. Four
c. Six
d. Eight

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