The Indian Space and Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch its geo imaging satellite, GISAT-1 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on 5 March, reports ANI.
The space agency on Wednesday (26 February) said that the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F10) will carry the 2,275 kg, GISAT-1 state-of-the-art agile Earth observation satellite.
"Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F10) will launch the geo imaging satellite (GISAT-1) from the second launch pad of the SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota. The launch is tentatively scheduled at 1743 Hrs IST on March 05, 2020, subject to weather conditions," ISRO said.
The new Earth observation satellite that will be placed in a 'geosynchronous transfer orbit' by GSLV-F10, Later the final satellite will reach the geostationary orbit by using its onboard propulsion system.
This will be the first of two Earth Observatory (EO) satellites that are to be placed in the geostationary orbit of around 36,000 kilometres. The Geo Imaging satellite is scheduled to be launched from the Sriharikota Satellite Launch Centre.
GISAT-1 satellite with its high-resolution cameras will provide constant surveillance over the Indian border and observe any changes in the geographical area of the country.
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