India’s first Geo imaging satellite GISAT-1 by ISRO whose launch was scheduled for March 5th Thursday has been postponed by the Space agency due to technical reasons, they announced on Wednesday. It was earlier announced that the countdown for the launch of GSLV-1 would begin at 3:43 pm on Wednesday(4th March).
GISAT-1( Geo imaging satellite -1) has a wide range of applications and functions in disaster management and recording climate changes. This satellite can be used to provide imaging (real-time) of a wide range of geographical regions or areas of interest at required specific time intervals. The application of GISAT in disaster management is that the episodic and short term events of any natural disaster can be monitored on time.
The satellite weighs 2,268kg and have payload imaging sensors of 6 band multispectral visible and near-infrared with 42 meters resolution. 158 bands hyperspectral visible and near-infrared with 318 meters resolution and 256 bands hyperspectral short wave infrared with 191 meters resolution.
“The launch of GISAT-1 onboard with GSLV F10( Geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle F-10) planned for March 5, 2020, is postponed due to technical reasons. The revised launch date will be informed in due course”, said Indian Space Research Organisation