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ISRO to Launch GISAT-1 on 5th March

Published on February 26, 2020
Current context: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch Geo Imaging Satellite (GISAT-1) at 5:43PM IST on 5th March 2020, subject to weather conditions.
ISRO to Launch GISAT-1 on 5th March
  • The GISAT-1 will be launched from the Second Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota through the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F10).
  • GISAT-1 satellite weighing about 2275 kg, is a state-of-the-art agile Earth observation satellite which will be placed in a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit.
  • The 4-metre diameter Ogive shaped payload fairing is the fourteenth flight of the GSLV.
  • The GEO Imaging Satellite or GISAT will carry multi-spectral (visible, near infra-red and thermal), multi-resolution (50 m to 1.5 km) imaging instruments.
  • The satellite will feature five types of multispectral cameras and facilitate:
    1. Near real-time observation of the Indian sub-continent.
    2. Under cloud-free condition, at frequent intervals.
    3. Selected field image in every 5 minutes and entire Indian landmass image every 30 minutes.
  • ISRO chairman: Kailasavadivoo Sivan
  • Headquarters: Bengaluru
  • Founder: Vikram Sarabhai
  • Founded: 15 August 1969


Q.1 The Geo Imaging Satellite (GISAT-1) will be launched by ISRO by which launching vehicle?
a. Ariane 5
c. Falcon 9
d. GSLV-F10
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