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ISRO making preparations to launch GISAT-1 in March first week
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is preparing to launch GISAT-1, a new earth observation satellite, in the first week of March.
GISAT-1 — Geo Imaging Satellite — will be the first of two planned Indian EO spacecraft to be placed in a geostationary orbit of around 36,000 km. It will apparently be in a fixed spot looking over the Indian continent at all times.
All Indian EOs have been placed so far in a 600-odd-km orbits and circle the earth pole to pole. GISAT-1 will be launched from Sriharikota satellite launch centre. “With this satellite, which has high-resolution cameras, we can keep a constant watch on our borders, monitor any changes in the geographical condition of the country, etc.,” said Alok Kumar Srivastav, Senior ISRO scientist and Deputy Director, U R. Rao Satellite Centre, Bengaluru.
About the ambitious Chandrayaan-2 project, he said that after the failed lunar landing of the project owing to technical reasons, ISRO has planned to repeat the project. “The government has already approved the [Chandrayaan-3] project. We are working on it. We are planning to re-launch the project within a year. I am hopeful that this time we will be successful in our endeavour to land our rover near the lunar southern where no rover has landed so far,” he said.
ISRO is expected to develop its own space station within a decade. “ISRO scientists are making every effort to develop our own space station. Hopefully, in the next ten years, India will have its own space station like the U.S. and China,” Dr. Srivastav said. To achieve this gigantic target, preparations are already under way at ISRO. He said ISRO has planned to first send two unmanned spacecraft within a couple of years, and later a crewed mission in the third phase.
“Our astronauts are already undergoing training in Russia. After the completion of their training, they will be part of the first manned mission. The success of the mission will open new avenues for the setting up of our own space station, which will be possible within a decade from now,” he said.
On whether life exists anywhere else in the universe besides on earth, Dr. Srivastav said that as a space scientist, he was enormously hopeful that life existed in some or the other form somewhere in the galaxy. “We are searching for them, and possibly they are searching for us, and hopefully some day we will meet.”
 
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GSLV-F10 / GISAT-1
GSLV-F10 is scheduled to launch GISAT-1 on March 05, 2020 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR

Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F10) will launch Geo Imaging Satellite (GISAT-1) from the Second Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. The launch is tentatively scheduled at 1743 Hrs IST on March 05, 2020, subject to weather conditions.
Weighing about 2268 kg, GISAT-1 is the first state-of-the-art agile Earth observation satellite which will be placed in a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit by GSLV-F10. Subsequently, the satellite will reach the final geostationary orbit using its onboard propulsion system.
A 4 metre diameter Ogive shaped payload fairing is being flown for the first time in this GSLV flight. This is the fourteenth flight of the GSLV.
Operating from geostationary orbit, GISAT-1 will facilitate near real time observation of the Indian sub continent, under cloud free condition, at frequent intervals.
Registrations for witnessing launch of GSLV-F10 / GISAT-1 Mission from Launch View Gallery, SHAR Sriharikota at 1743 hrs IST on March 05, 2020 will commence from 1000 Hrs onwards on February 28, 2020.
 

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India's space agency had to call off the recent launch of GISAT1 just 10-minutes before the scheduled lift-off owing to the interference of US which objected to some sensors on board.

The report goes on to add that US objected to India getting some critical parts of 6 sensors that were part of the payload of GISAT 1. Quoting intelligence officials, the reports says PMO India interfered at last moment to halt the launch to the surprise of space scientists.

This report by V D Selvaraj quotes a former space agency chairman (unnamed) saying that this is the first time in the history that ISRO under 'tremendous political pressure.' GISAT1 would have been capable of scanning borders with China & Pak non-stop, says the report.

Courtesy :- Tarmak007
 

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India's space agency had to call off the recent launch of GISAT1 just 10-minutes before the scheduled lift-off owing to the interference of US which objected to some sensors on board.

The report goes on to add that US objected to India getting some critical parts of 6 sensors that were part of the payload of GISAT 1. Quoting intelligence officials, the reports says PMO India interfered at last moment to halt the launch to the surprise of space scientists.

This report by V D Selvaraj quotes a former space agency chairman (unnamed) saying that this is the first time in the history that ISRO under 'tremendous political pressure.' GISAT1 would have been capable of scanning borders with China & Pak non-stop, says the report.

Courtesy :- Tarmak007
Were the sensor bought from usa ?? What is the basis of objection ?? This is not full story.
 

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US is obvious to object to foreign satellite reconnaissance system expanding. Further, actual specifications of satellites are better than official ones. US might be aware.
But we won't just stop launch or delay simply because usa is objecting . Delay to me conveys that we are probably changing something. Some dual use tech from usa to now totally indian.

Anyway too much speculation there nothing concrete in reporting.
 

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