GISAT-1 launch postponed due to technical reasons: ISRO

The GISAT-1 will enable real-time observation of the Indian sub-continent.

Mar 5, 2020 13:19 IST
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GISAT-1 launch: The launch of India's Geo Imaging Satellite- GISAT-1, which was scheduled for March 5, 2020, has been postponed due to technical reasons. The Indian Space Research Organisation made the announcement on March 4 adding that the new launch date will be shared soon.

The GISAT-1 satellite was scheduled to be launched aboard the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV- F10) from the second launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR in Sriharikota.

ISRO stated that it will inform about the new launch date in due course. The space agency did not share any other details regarding the postponement. The GISAT-1 launch was one of the main launches planned by ISRO in 2020. 

GISAT-1: Launch Details

Launch Date: To be notified 

Launch Time: To be notified 

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 would be the fourteenth flight of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle.

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.

Significance

The GISAT-1 satellite is expected to help in real-time mapping of the earth from its orbital home, 36,000 km away. This is expected to help in disaster warning, forestry, agriculture and mineralogy. 

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