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.
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.