he Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has scheduled to launch its geo imaging satellite on March 5. The launch is tentatively scheduled to take place at 5.43 PM, and the GISAT-1 will be onboard the geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle GSLV-F10.
With a weight of around 2,268 kg, GISAT-1 is a state-of-the-art agile earth observation satellite. This will be placed in the geosynchronous transfer orbit by GSLV-F10 by using the onboard propulsion system. This is similar to GSAT-30 launched earlier this year aboard Ariane-5. Operating from a geostationary orbit, at frequent intervals, the GISAT-1 will provide real-time observation of the sub-continent under cloud-free conditions.
This being the fourteenth flight for GSLV, it carries the GISAT-1 which has a four meter-diameter Ogive shaped payload. This acts as a heat shield and is flown for the first time in a GSLV flight.
Apart from providing navigation and communication services to the entire sub-continent, it will also provide record observational data of Earth, deliver high-quality television, telecommunication and broadcasting services.
GSLV-F10 will launch GISAT-1 from the second launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR. The registrations to view the launch from the Gallery will commence from 10.00 AM on 28th February, 2020.