ISRO Chairman Sivan said- The country's unique GISAT-1 satellite will be launched in April

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By: Paromita Ghosh

Last Update: 2021-03-26 00:23:39 IST

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If India's geo-imaging satellite had been launched in March 2020, the incursion of Chinese troops into eastern Ladakh would have been immediately detected and the Indian Army could retaliate and push them back at the same time.

India's first geo-imaging satellite (GISAT-1) will be placed in space orbit in the first or second week of April. This information was given by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) chairman K Sivan. This will be India's eye in space.

Sivan said that GISAT-1 is scheduled to be launched on March 28, but due to minor technical flaws in satellite and rockets, it may be delayed slightly. The satellite launching process is monitored continuously up to one minute before the rocket is fired.

Sivan said that GISAT-1 will be the first satellite in the country to closely observe every part of the earth. It will be installed in Geostationary Orbit at an altitude of more than 35 thousand kilometers from the earth. It will work as India's eye in space.

Earlier, it was to be launched on March 5, 2020. But it was stopped due to technical reasons just a few hours before launching. After this, the launch of this satellite was postponed due to the Kovid epidemic and the lockdown caused by it in the country. After this, on March 4, a new program of its launch was released. The GISAT-1 satellite weighing 2,268 kg will provide real time image of the Earth. This will allow the image to be analyzed and concluded without delay.

It is believed that if this satellite was launched in March 2020, the incursion of Chinese troops in East Ladakh would have been detected immediately and the Indian Army could retaliate and push them back at the same time. This satellite will provide important information about agriculture, forests, minerals hidden under the ground, disaster, presence of clouds, presence of ice, marine condition etc. This satellite will be sent into space along with many other features.

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