GISAT-1 : GISAT-1 is short for Geo-Imaging Satellite and it is an Earth observation Satellite. ISRO is preparing to launch the satellite in the first week of March.It will be the first of two planned Indian EO spacecraft to be placed in a geostationary orbit of around 36,000 km. All Indian EOs have been placed so far in a 600-odd-km orbits and circle the earth pole to pole. They were launched by the smaller PSLV rocket. A medium lift GSLV-MK II rocket will be carrying the spacecraft.
Objectives:The 2,268-kg spacecraft will provide imageries of “large areas of interest” on earth in almost real time and at frequent intervals.It is tasked with continuous observation of Indian sub-continent and quick monitoring of natural hazards and disaster. It will also be adding a new edge to national security.It will apparently be in a fixed spot looking over the Indian continent at all times.It contains multi-spectral, multi-resolution cameras, which will make us able to keep a constant watch on our borders, monitor any changes in the geographical condition of the country. ISRO GISAT satellite DRDO
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