ISRO to launch Earth Observation Satellite:

ISRO to launch Earth Observation Satellite EOS - 01

The Indian space & Research technology (ISRO) is set to launch the Earth observation, Satellite, EOS-03 on august 12 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR launchpad Sriharikota. As per Research Organization, “Launch is scheduled at 05:43 hrs IST on August 12,2021, subject to weather conditions.” This will be the fourteen flights of GSLV.

About EOS-03 Satellite:

 EOS-03 is a state-of-the-art agile satellite. This satellite is capable of photographing the whole indie four-five times daily. EOS-03 will be placed in a Geosynchronous Transfer orbit by GSLV-F10.EOS-03 will enable real-time monitoring of natural disasters like floods and cyclones. This will also enable monitoring water bodies, forest cover changes, crops, and vegetation conditions. EOS-03 will reach the final geostationary orbit using a propulsion system. In this flight, GSLV 4-meter payload fairing will be flown for the first time.

Earth Observation Satellite wil monitor Natural disasters such as floods & cyclones, which have become widespread on the Indian subcontinent,

Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV):

GSLV is the launch system of the Indian space & research Organization. GSLV uses a major component of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). GSLV was used in thirteen launches from 2001 to 2018. GSLV was first initiated in 1990 to obtain the launching capability of India for Geosynchronous Satellite.

First Flight of GSLV: First Flight of GSLV (MK 1 configuration) was launched in April 2001. But this flight failed because the payload failed to reach the orbital parameters. This Launch was declared operational after the second development flight (GSAT-2) was launched successfully.

 This is the first Launch by ISRO since COVID-19 induced lockdown came into action in March. ISRO Chairman said that ten space missions being ready for the Launch had been disturbed due to COVID-19 lockdown. There will be no media gathering at the launch center on launching day, and the viewing gallery will be closed due to strict COVID-19 norms.

The meteorological satellite has been in use for over 50 years. This satellite mission will be great for India as this satellite can attain weather information and climate changes.


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