Chennai: India will launch its first state of the art earth observation satellite Geo Imaging Satellite (GISAT-1) to be placed in geostationary orbit on March 5, said the Indian Space Agency. The satellite will provide real-time images of large areas of the region of interest at frequent intervals. The GISAT-1 will also enable quick monitoring of natural disasters, episodic events, and any short term events.
According to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the GISAT-1 will also provide spectral signatures for agriculture, forestry, mineralogy, disaster warning, cloud properties, snow, glaciers, and oceanography.
The satellite will have payload imaging sensors of six band multi-spectral visible and near infra-red with 42 meters resolution; 158 bands hyper-spectral visible and near infra-red with 318 meters resolution and 256 bands hyper-spectral short wave infra-red with 191 meters resolution. (IANS)