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September 17th, 2012
India Makes Plans for Geostationary Geo-Imaging Satellite

Imagine an eye far up in the sky that is constantly trained on the country and alerts authorities 36,000 km below of trouble spots, natural disasters, floods and forest fires within, say, five minutes of the event. More importantly it will also keep a watch over our sensitive borders. The design for one such special ‘eye’ — called the Geo-Imaging Satellite or GISAT — is taking shape at the Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad. With a recent approval and Rs. 50-crore allocation this financial year for preliminary work, GISAT should be a reality in a couple of years. The sub-1,000-kg satellite will be put in space by a PSLV rocket. Read More