Geo-imaging satellite EOS-03


  • Recently, the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology said that the Geo-imaging satellite EOS-03 is scheduled for launch in third quarter of 2021.

About Geo-imaging satellite “EOS-03”

  •  Geo-imaging satellite EOS-03
    Source: ISRO

    It is a geo-imaging satellite for Earth Observation from Geostationary Orbit.

  • The technology is developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and it consists of capabilities including:
    • Imaging the whole country 4-5 times daily
    • In addition to natural disasters, EOS-03 would also enable monitoring of water bodies, crops, vegetation condition, forest cover changes etc.
  • It would enable near-real time monitoring of natural disasters like floods & cyclones.

About Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV)

  • It is ideal for the on-demand, quick turn-around launch of small satellites.
  • The major technologies developed as part of the realisation of the SSLV are flexible nozzle control with electro-mechanical actuators for all stages, miniaturized avionics and a velocity trimming module in the upper stage for precise satellite injection.
  • It is a cost-effective, three stage and all-solid launch vehicle with a payload capability of 500 kg to 500 km planar orbit or 300 kg to Sun Synchronous Polar Orbit.

Source: PIB

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