Satnews Daily
February 26th, 2020

ISRO Sets Date for GISAT-1 Launch

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Tuesday has announced their launch of the organization's imaging satellite ''GISAT-1'' onboard the geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle ''GSLV-F10'' is scheduled to occur on March 5.

The launch is tentatively set for 5:43 p.m. on March 5, subject to weather conditions, from the second launchpad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.

Weighing in at about 2,275 kg., GISAT-1 is an Earth Observation (EO) satellite that would be placed in a geosynchronous transfer orbit by the GSLV-F10 launch vehicle, the ISRO said, adding that subsequently, the satellite would reach the final geostationary orbit using the onboard propulsion system.

According to the space agency, operating from geostationary orbit, GISAT-1 would facilitate near real-time observation of the Indian sub-continent under cloud-free condition at frequent intervals.

A 4 meter in diameter Ogive-shaped payload fairing will be flown for the first time in this GSLV flight, with the ISRO adding that this is the 14th flight of the GSLV rocket.