The questionnaire was based on revised 2010 NRP guidelines as well as NSSK guidelines and was developed, pilot-tested, and consensually validated by SMN, DVP, and ASN.
Forty-six (36.5%) of the paediatricians had NSSK training, while 55 (43.7%) were trained in NRP in the last three years.
From 559 persons trained in NSSK during the same period, only 73 were paediatricians.
There are evident gaps in the knowledge and compliance for the latest NRP and NSSK norms amongst the paediatricians of Gujarat.
A satellite using traditional chemical thrusters for NSSK typically starts out with a quarter of its total mass allocated to hydrazine propellant.
More than 140 hydrazine resistojets have been used for satellite NSSK since 1980.