October 5, 2022

ISRO’s latest launch is a state of the art Earth Observation Satellite: Minister

Says the Earth Observation Satellite EOS-03 is an excellent agile Earth Observatory being launched from the second Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota on August 12 morning

New Delhi, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Space Dr. Jitendra Singh has said that Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO’s) latest launch is a state-of-the-art Earth Observation Satellite.

Briefing about the ambitious launch by ISRO scheduled for August 12 morning, he said that Earth Observation Satellite ‘EOS-03’ is an excellent agile Earth Observatory being launched from the second Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Sriharikota. It will be placed in a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit by GSLV-F10. Subsequently, the Satellite will reach geostationary orbit using its on-board propulsion system, he added.

The highlights of Earth Observatory Satellite (EOS), said the Minister, is that it will provide real time images of large area region of interest, at frequent intervals. This will help in quick monitoring of natural disasters, episodic events as well as any short term events, he said.

In keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to apply science and technology for the benefit of the common man and to seek “ease of living” as well as “ease of business”, Dr. Singh said, the new Satellite will be capable of obtaining vital information for application in different sectors including agriculture, forestry, water bodies as well as for disaster warning, cyclone monitoring, cloudburst or thunderstorm monitoring etc.

The Minister recalled that ever since Narendra Modi took over as Prime Minister, there has been a constant endeavour to apply India’s indigenous technologies in every Ministry and every infrastructural development process. This, he said, is also in keeping with Prime Minister Modi’s vision of “AtmaNirbhar Bharat”.

“As far as space technology is concerned, the diverse applications of Space technology in every sphere of life are today being acknowledged the world over. Our inferences and experiences in space technology are being shared by some of the world’s premier space technology institutions,” the Minister added.

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