Upcoming satellite to help India keep an eye on borders near real-time

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India programs to start on March 28 an earth observation satellite that will provide it in close proximity to serious-time pictures of its borders and also empower brief monitoring of all-natural disasters.

GISAT-one is slated to be lofted into house by GSLV-F10 rocket from Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh’s Nellore district, about a hundred kms north of Chennai.

“We are looking to start this Geo imaging satellite on March 28, issue to weather conditions problems”, an official of the Bengaluru-headquartered Indian Room Investigation Organisation (ISRO) advised PTI on Sunday.

The rocket will put the spacecraft in a geosynchronous orbit. It will be subsequently positioned in geostationary orbit, about 36,000 kms over earth’s equator, applying its onboard propulsion method.

The start of GISAT-one onboard GSLV-F10 rocket was at first prepared for March 5 very last calendar year but postponed a working day just before the blast-off owing to technological reasons.


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