Page-57 of ISRO Current Affairs, GK & News

ISRO designing GISAT

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is creating a GEO Imaging Satellite (GISAT) which it plans to launch during 2016-17. About GISAT: The satellite will carry a GEO Imager with multi-spectral (visible, near infra-red and thermal), multi-resolution (50m to 1.5 km) imaging instruments. It will be placed in geostationary orbit of 36,000 km. Functions:  GISAT will ..

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U.R. Rao to be inducted in Satellite Hall of Fame

The former ISRO chairman, Prof. U.R. Rao, will be inducted the prestigious international Satellite Hall of Fame. The US based Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) is honoring him for his contribution to the field of satellite-related aerospace scientific research. Prof. Rao, who served as Secretary, Department of Space, and Chairman of the Space Commission ..

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ISRO to launch SARAL on February 14, GSLV in April

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has planned to launch SARAL (Satellite with Argos and Altika) on February 14, 2013. The launch, which was planned for 12-12-12, was deferred due to some technical issues and to carry out additional to improve reliability. Along with Indo-French SARAL, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) will put into ..

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ISRO to skip December launch for SARAL

ISRO which had slated to launch Indo-French spacecraft "SARAL" on 12-12-12 may skip the launch due to technical issues and additional tests proposed to improve reliability. The launch is now expected in January-February, 2013. Click here for more on SARAL:

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ISRO planning for a six-tonne ‘K’ band satellite

ISRO is planning to build/import six-tonne ‘K’band satellite. Objective: The K band will allow higher and faster data transmission on the Internet by at least 2-3 times what ISRO satellites offer at present It will suit VSAT operators who support this traffic. K band transponder can accommodate far more users more efficiently than ISRO’s older ..

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