Starting May, ISRO to blast off a list of satellites. From May to early February 2020, the sky is going to fill with a bunch of satellites.
Indian space research organization (ISRO), is planning to send at least eight satellite starting May 2019, almost one satellite each month.
ISRO is all set for a busy year ahead.
Types of satellites to be launched:
There would be multiple launches of satellites –
Under RISAT series, satellites will launch in the month of July, October and November 2019.
Under GISAT series, satellites will launch in the month of September, November 2019 and February 2020.
The launch has already started from last year though. HysIS satellite in November 2018, Microsat-R in January 2019, and EMISAT spy satellite on this bygone 1 April.
The way RISAT 2B replaced the RISAT 2, same communication satellite GSAT 32 will be replacing GSAT 6, which got lost and was meant to serve the ground forces.
After the launch of RISAT 2B, now cartosat-3, a high-resolution mapping satellite will be launched.
In an interview, Dr. Sivan told the Hindu, “To us, every satellite is just another satellite of national relevance”.
Satellites to be launched in may:
Radar imaging satellite, RISAT-2B was earlier scheduled to launch after the launch of RISAT-2A, next year, but it was launched today.
Now, Cartosat-3 will launch in the next month. Cartosat-3 will have 30 cm resolution. It can capture the images of guns, devices, objects and human movement at that scale from space.
Already there are half a dozen Cartosat-2 series satellites in an orbit. Cartosat-3 has much better resolution than all the Cartosat-2 satellites.
Now, these satellites are going to be a savior for the military forces.