ISRO Launch GISAT-1 Earth observation satellite on March 5 with GSLV-F10

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GSLV-F10 geo imaging satellite, GISAT-1 launch from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on March 5 at 5.43 pm.

 Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Tuesday. The launch is tentatively scheduled at 5.43 pm (IST) subject to weather conditions. Weighing about 2275 kg, GISAT-1 is a 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 metre 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 sub continent, under cloud free condition, at frequent intervals.

 ISRO and NASA for a development and launch of a joint space mission in 2022. The mission would be in relation with world’s first dual-frequency Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite and then applauded discussions that advance cooperation in Earth observation, Mars and planetary exploration, heliophysics, human spaceflight and commercial space cooperation,” read a statement by the Ministry of External Affairs of India (MEA).

The US President, from the stage of ‘Namaste Trump’, had said that the US and India have been working closely in the field of space exploration. “You are making impressive strides with your exciting Chandrayaan Lunar Program. It is moving along rapidly, far ahead of schedule, and America looks forward to expanding our space cooperation with India as you push even further. You are pushing the limits — and that’s a great thing — including in real of human spaceflight,” Trump had said.

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