In a recent tweet, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) announced that its first big launch of the year is postponed. This has come just a day ahead of the scheduled launch of the satellite on 5th March, 2020.
GISAT 1 is an Earth observation satellite that was to be launched tomorrow onboard GSLV-F10. The satellite which would be an ‘eye in the sky’ for Indian borders would be placed in a geostationary orbit of around 36,000 km. The launch has now been postponed due to some technical issues read the tweet from ISRO.
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ISRO would now announce the new date of launch. Once launched the satellite would help in:
- Real-time observation of the Indian subcontinent, under cloud-free condition, at frequent intervals.
- Helps quick monitoring of natural disasters.
- Keep a constant watch on borders.
- Monitor any changes in the geographical condition of the country.
- Would Help to obtain spectral signatures of agriculture, forestry, mineralogy, disaster warning, cloud properties, snow, glaciers, and oceanography.