India is ready for a historic achievement in space

by Technology | 09-08-2021 | 1302 views

VISAKHAPATNAM: Preparations are complete for the launch of India's geo-imaging satellite GSAT-1. This is ahead of the Independence Day celebrations. The satellite will be launched from Sriharikota at 5.43 am on 12th August. 

GSAT-1 is India's most advanced geo-imaging satellite. Monitoring of the subcontinent, including the Pakistan-China border, will be strengthened. ISRO's GSLV F-10 rocket, which weighs 2,268 kilograms, will be launched into orbit.

Minister of Department of Space Jitendra Singh had said in Parliament that it was ready to monitor floods, hurricanes, water resources, crops, flora and fauna.

The GSAT-1 launch was postponed last year due to covid.The satellite can capture the entire country four to five times a day.This is the first major satellite launch this year. In February, 18 small satellites were launched, including those developed in the country with Brazil's satellite Amazonia-1.

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