Friday, 17 February 2017

ISRO sets the bar high – The Hindu (Feb 16, 2017)

The Indian Space Research Organisation boosted its reputation further when it successfully launched a record 104 satellites in one mission from Sriharikota on Wednesday by relying on its workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle rocket. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.
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Word List-1:

  1. set the bar (phrase) – fix/make the standards that others to meet.
  2. boost (verb) – improve, raise, increase/augment.
  3. rely on (phrasal verb) – depend (on), count (on), bank (on).
  4. workhorse (noun) – a machine which works dependably for a long period of time.
  5. Cartosat-2 (noun) – it is an Earth observation satellite in a sun-synchronous orbit and the second of the Cartosat series of satellites and it was built, launched and maintained by the Indian Space Research Organisation (Courtesy: Wikipedia).
  6. cement (verb) – settle/establish firmly.
  7. lucrative (adjective) – profitable; productive; successful.
  8. orbital (adjective) – relating to an orbit ( orbit (noun) – course, path, trajectory).
  9. altitude (noun) – height, elevation, distance above the ground/sea.
  10. accomplish (verb) – fulfil, achieve, complete successfully.
  11. successive (adjective) – consecutive, in succession, following.
  12. besides (preposition) – apart from, other than; in addition to.
  13. technology demonstrator (noun) – it is a prototype, rough example or an otherwise incomplete version of a conceivable product or future system (Courtesy: Wikipedia).
  14. objective (noun) – aim, intention, target/goal.
  15. payload (noun) – it can be a satellite, space probe, or spacecraft carrying instruments and others which are (not fuels) used for a rocket’s operation. (Courtesy: Wikipedia)
  16. carry out (phrasal verb) – perform, implement, execute.