The Indian space research organization is set to launch its geo imaging satellite known as ‘GISAT’. It would launch it onboard the geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle ‘GSLV-F10’. The launch was earlier scheduled to launch at 5:43 pm today. Subjected to weather conditions from the second launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota it had to reschedule.
ISRO took to Twitter yesterday to share the information.
Through a tweet, the ISRO said ‘’the launch of GISAT-1 onboard GSLV-F10, planned for March 05, 2020, has been postponed due to technical reasons. Revised launch date will be informed in due course.’’
ISRO said that with a weight of 2,275kg, the GISAT-1 is an earth observation satellite which would be placed in a geosynchronous transfer orbit by GSLV-F10. It also said that the satellite would reach the final geostationary orbit using its propulsion system.
According to the agency, the operating from geostationary orbit, GISAT-1 would enable real-time observation of the Indian sub-continent under cloud-free condition at frequent intervals.
The GSLV would be flying a 4-metre diameter Ogive-shaped payload fairing for the first time. The ISRO also added that this is the 14th time the GSLV would be flying into space.