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ISRO plans to launch number of state-of-the-art satellites

ISRO has planned to launch a number of state-of-the-art satellites to further enhance operational applications


Government Press Release 09 Aug 2018, 11:55 AM India
  • The areas requiring enhancement of operational applications include monitoring of natural resources, crop acreage estimation & production forecasting, etc. (Image Credit: Twitter)

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has planned to launch a number of state-of-the-art satellites to further enhance operational applications and cater to the needs of emerging applications.

The details of the state of the art satellites approved for launch till 2019-20 are:

  • Third generation Cartosat series satellite for very high-resolution mapping,
  • Second generation stereo imaging satellite for Digital Elevation Model,
  • Geostationary Imaging Satellite (GISAT) for Earth observation from Geostationary Orbit,
  • Third generation Ocean imaging satellite for ocean color, sea surface temperature mapping, and ocean surface wind vector mapping,
  • Third generation ResourceSat series of the satellite with improved spatial resolution and swath,
  • C-band microwave imaging satellite for all weather and day & night imaging,
  • The constellation of high-resolution imaging satellites for a frequent revisit,
  • Nanosatellite for Aerosol monitoring, and
  • Satellite for monitoring chlorophyll fluorescence and radiation environment.

The areas requiring enhancement of operational applications include monitoring of natural resources, crop acreage estimation & production forecasting, monitoring of surface water spread, potential fishing zone forecasting, near-real-time monitoring of disasters, high-resolution digital elevation model of the country, infrastructure planning & monitoring, and so on.

Country :
India

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