Wednesday 26 February 2020 5:32 AM UTC
Bengaluru Feb 26: The Indian Space Research Organisation on Tuesday said it is scheduled to launch its geo imaging satellite ”GISAT-1” onboard the geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle ”GSLV-F10” on March 5.
The launch is tentatively scheduled at 5:43 pm on March 5, subject to weather conditions, from the second launchpad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.
Weighing about 2,275 kg, GISAT-1 is a state-of-the- art agile earth observation satellite which would be placed in a geosynchronous transfer orbit by GSLV-F10, ISRO said.
It said that subsequently, the satellite would reach the final geostationary orbit using its onboard propulsion system.
According to the space agency, operating from geostationary orbit, GISAT-1 would facilitate near real-time observation of the Indian sub-continent under cloud-free condition at frequent intervals.
A 4-metre diameter Ogive-shaped payload fairing is being flown for the first time in this GSLV flight, ISRO said adding that this is the 14th flight of the GSLV.
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