Indian Space Research Organisation will launch Geo Imaging Satellite- GISAT-1 on March 5, 2020. The GISAT-1 satellite will be launched aboard GSLV- F10 from the second launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR in Sriharikota.
The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle carrying the GISAT-1 satellite is scheduled to lift off at 5:43 pm on March 5.
Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F10) will launch Geo Imaging Satellite (GISAT-1) from the Second Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. The launch is tentatively scheduled at 1743 Hrs IST on March 05, 2020, subject to weather conditions.
Weighing about 2268 kg, GISAT-1 is the first state-of-the-art agile Earth observation satellite which will be placed in a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit by GSLV-F10. Subsequently, the satellite will reach the final geostationary orbit using its onboard propulsion system.
A 4 meter diameter Ogive shaped payload fairing is being flown for the first time in this GSLV flight. This is the fourteenth flight of the GSLV.
Operating from geostationary orbit, GISAT-1 will facilitate near real-time observation of the Indian subcontinent, under cloud-free conditions, at frequent intervals.
GISAT-1: Launch Details
Launch Date: March 5
Launch Time:5:43 pm IST
Launch Venue:Satish Dhawan Space Centre
GISAT-1: All Important Details
The GISAT-1 will be the first state-of-the-art agile Earth observation satellite to be placed in a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit by GSLV-F10. It weighs around 2268 kg.
The satellite will reach its final geostationary orbit using its onboard propulsion system.
The GISAT-1 will enable real-time observation of the Indian sub-continent at frequent intervals, under cloud-free conditions.
This would be the first time that a 4m diameter Ogive- shaped payload fairing or heat shield will be flown in the GSLV flight.