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.
- 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.
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