February 5, 2023

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EARTH OBSERVATION SATELLITE TO BE LAUNCHED ON AUG. 12

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CONTEXT: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch an Earth Observation Satellite on August 12 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, SHAR, at Sriharikota.

Analysis:

  • The satellite, EOS-03, will be carried on board the 14th flight of the GSLV, the GSLVF10, and will place the satellite in a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit. The satellite will reach the final geostationary orbit using its on-board propulsion system.
  • A four-metre diameter Ogive-shaped payload fairing is being flown for the first time in this GSLV flight, ISRO said.
  • The EOS-03 is a state-of- the-art agile satellite that will enable real-time monitoring of natural disasters, waterbodies, crops, forest cover changes, among the others.
  • EOS-03 is capable of imaging the whole country four to five times every day.

Reference: The Hindu

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