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
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.