ISRO To Launch GISAT 1 Satellite In March; Will Provide Real Time Pictures Of Borders With High-Resolution Cameras 

Image from wikipedia. GEO Imaging Satellite 1 or GISAT-1 in deployed configuration.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is gearing up to launch first of its Earth Observation (EO) satellite GISAT 1 in March, reports Financial Express.

This will be the first of two Earth Observatory (EO) satellites that will be placed in the geostationary orbit of around 36,000 kilometre. 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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The satellite will carry multi-spectral (visible, near infra-red and thermal), multi-resolution (50 m to 1.5 km) imaging instruments. It will also be equipped with five types of multispectral cameras that will provide near real-time pictures of large areas of the country.

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