Launch of GISAT-1 postponed due to technical reasons: ISRO

NEW DELHI: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has said that the launch of GISAT-1 planned for March 5, has been postponed due to technical reasons.

"The launch of GISAT-1 onboard GSLV-F10, planned for March 05, 2020, is postponed due to technical reasons. Revised launch date will be informed in due course," the ISRO said in a tweet.

The ISRO had said that the GSLV-F10 will launch geo imaging satellite, GISAT-1, from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on March 5.

Weighing about 2,275 kg, GISAT-1 is a state-of-the-art agile Earth observation satellite that will be placed in a 'geosynchronous transfer orbit' by GSLV-F10.

Operating from geostationary orbit, GISAT-1 will facilitate near real-time observation of the Indian subcontinent, under cloud-free conditions, at frequent intervals, the ISRO has said.

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