ISRO to launch geo imaging satellite on March

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.

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