China launched DAMPE satellite

Q.  China launched the DAMPE satellite. What does DAMPE stand for?
- Published on 18 Dec 15

a. Dark Matter Particle Exponent
b. Dark Material Particle Explorer
c. Dark Matter Particulate Explorer
d. Dark Matter Particle Explorer

ANSWER: Dark Matter Particle Explorer
China launched the first space telescope in search of signals for dark matter on 17th December 2015. This DAMPE or Dark Matter Particle Explorer Satellite has been given the name Wukong after the kind in the classical Chinese fiction Journey to the West. This satellite was launched on a Long March 2-D rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre and will enter a sun-synchronous orbit at a height of 500 km to observe the direction, energy and electric charge of high-energy particles in space.

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