The Earth observation satellite ‘EOS-03’ of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will be launched in a short time. GSLV-MK2 rocket will be used for the launch. This satellite will be launched from the second test site of Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota. After launch, it will be placed in Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit by GSLV (Geostationary Satellite Launch Vehicle)-F10. This satellite will serve for 10 years.
The satellite will then reach geostationary orbit using its on-board propulsion system. Earlier on Wednesday, the countdown for its launch had started. The filling of liquid oxygen in the cryogenic engine of the GLSV-F10 rocket has been completed.
will monitor natural disasters
The main feature of the Earth Observation Satellite (EOS) is that it will send real-time images of a identified large area area at frequent intervals. He said this would help in quick monitoring of natural calamities as well as any short-term incidents. This satellite will provide important information for applications in various fields including agriculture, forestry, water bodies as well as disaster warning, cyclone monitoring, cloudburst or thunderstorm monitoring.
Help to keep an eye on boundaries
With the help of this satellite, it will also be easy to keep an eye on the borders of the country. Along with this, information about forest fires, the state of greenery in the country, the condition of crops and all kinds of information will be available. This will make the management of resources easier and better. Along with making necessary arrangements in the event of a disaster, it will also help in relief and rescue operations.
ISRO’s second launch after February
This will be ISRO’s second launch in 2021 after the launch of Brazil’s geo-observation satellite Amazonia-1 and 18 other small satellites in February. The launch on Thursday was originally scheduled to take place in April or May this year but was postponed due to the second wave of the Kovid-19 pandemic.