GISAT-1 launch: ISRO ready to launch flag in space, GISAT-1 launch on 12 August
GISAT-1 to be launched on 12th August
- GISAT-1 will be launched on 12 August 2021
- Earlier the launch was to be held on March 5, but the technical obstacle had an effect.
- GISAT will give accurate information about the wealth of oceans
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is getting back into full launch activity at the Sriharikota spaceport on August 12 with the planned orbit of the geo-imaging satellite GISAT-1 on a GSLV-F10 rocket. This is going to be the second launch in 2021 affected by COVID-19. ISRO successfully launched the PSLV-C51 mission on 28 February with Brazilian earth observation satellite Amazonia-1 and 18 co-passengers, some of them built by students. Had gone.
Was to be launched on 5th March itself
GISAT-1, weighing 2,268 kg, was originally scheduled to be launched from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh’s Nellore district, about 100 km north of Chennai, on March 5 last year, but was postponed a day before the blast due to technical reasons. This was followed by a delay in the launch due to the COVID-19-induced lockdown affecting normal operations. It was scheduled for March 28 this year, but a “minor problem” with the satellite postponed it. It was expected to happen later in April and again in May, but the campaign could not be carried out due to the lockdown in parts of the country due to the second wave of the pandemic.
Now the date of August 12 has been fixed
An ISRO official said, “We have planned the launch of GSLV-F10 on August 12 at 05:43 am.” According to ISRO, GISAT-1 is near the Indian subcontinent in near real time, in cloud-free conditions, at frequent intervals. GISAT-1 will be placed in a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit by GSLV-F10 and later, it will be placed in a final geostationary orbit of about 36,000 km from the Earth’s equator using an on board propulsion system. Will be done.
Accurate information will be available from GISAT-1
The Earth Observation Satellite will provide the country with near real time images of its borders and will also enable quick monitoring of natural calamities. Experts said that there are major advantages of placing the state-of-the-art agile Earth observation satellite in geostationary orbit. An official said, “This is going to be a game-changer in a sense for India.
With onboard high resolution cameras, the satellite will allow the country to continuously monitor the Indian land mass and oceans, especially its borders.” Listing out the mission’s objectives, ISRO had earlier said that the satellite would be of interest at frequent intervals. Will provide real-time imaging of large area. This will help in quick monitoring of natural disasters, episodic and any short-term events. The third objective is agriculture, forestry, mineralogy, disaster warning, cloud properties, spectral of ice and glacier and oceanography signature is to be obtained.
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