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Government Of India
Department of Space
(20-March, 2013 17:59 IST )


Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is designing a GEO Imaging Satellite (GISAT).

GISAT will carry a GEO Imager with multi-spectral (visible, near infra-red and thermal), multi-resolution (50m to 1.5 km) imaging instruments. GISAT will be placed in geostationary orbit of 36,000 km.

The remote sensing satellites launched by ISRO revisit the same area once in every 2 to 24 days and acquire images of a geographical strip (swath) at different spatial resolution (360 meter to better than 1 meter). GISAT will provide near real time pictures of large areas of the country, under cloud free conditions, at frequent intervals. That is, selected Sector-wise image every 5 minutes and entire Indian landmass image every 30 minutes at 50m spatial resolution.

The total financial outlay for the project is ` 392 crore excluding the launch cost. The amount spent up to March 2012 is ` 9.9 crore and BE provision of ` 50 crore is made for the year 2012-2013.

GISAT is planned to be launched during 2016-17.


(Release ID :94099)

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