gisat-1

Context:

ISRO is preparing to launch the GISAT-1 satellite in the first week of March.

About GISAT-1

  • It is an Earth observation  Satellite.
  • It will be the first of two planned Indian EO spacecraft to be placed in a geostationary orbit of around 36,000 km. 
  • All Indian EOs have been placed so far in 600-odd-km orbits and circle the earth pole to pole. 
  • It is tasked with continuous observation of Indian sub-continent and quick monitoring of natural hazards and disaster.
  • It will apparently be in a fixed spot looking over the Indian continent at all times.
  • It contains multi-spectral, multi-resolution cameras, which will make us able to keep a constant watch on our borders, monitor any changes in the geographical condition of the country.