Geo-imaging satellite “EOS-03”

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  • July 30, 2021
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Geo-imaging satellite “EOS-03”

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Space

In news: Geo-imaging satellite“EOS-03”is scheduled for launch in the third quarter of 2021 by ISRO.

About EOS-3 Satellite

  • EOS-03 is Earth Observation Satellite that would enable near-real time monitoring of natural disasters like floods & cyclones.
  • Earth observation is the gathering of information about Earth’s physical, chemical and biological systems.
    • Other earth observation satellites launched by ISRO include RESOURCESAT- 2, 2A, CARTOSAT-1, 2, 2A, 2B, RISAT-1 and 2, OCEANSAT-2, Megha-Tropiques, SARAL and SCATSAT-1, INSAT-3DR, 3D, etc.
  • EOS-03 is capable of imaging the whole country 4-5 times daily. 
  • In addition to natural disasters, EOS-03 would also enable monitoring of water bodies, crops, vegetation conditions, forest cover changes etc.

Other development: SSLV

  • The first developmental flight of the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle or SSLV is scheduled in the fourth quarter of 2021 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.
  • SSLV is to be developed as a cost-effective, three stage, all-solid launch vehicle with a payload capability of 500 kg to 500 km planar orbit or 300 kg to Sun Synchronous Polar Orbit. 
  • SSLV is ideal for on-demand, quick turn-around launch of small satellites. 

News Source: PIB

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