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General News ISRO to launch Geo Imaging Satellite with GSLV-F10 on March 5
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India will launch its Geo Imaging Satellite (GISAT-1) with its Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV- F10) on March 5. According to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), its GSLV-F10 rocket carrying the GISAT-1 is expected to lift off at 5:43PM on March 5, 2020. The launch is subject to the weather conditions, the space agency added.

Weighing about 2,275 kg, GISAT-1 is a state-of-the-art agile Earth observation satellite. It will will be placed in a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) by GSLV-F10. Subsequently, the satellite will reach the final geostationary orbit using its onboard propulsion system. A four metre diameter Ogive shaped payload fairing (heat shield) is being flown for the first time in this GSLV flight. This is the fourteenth flight of the GSLV.

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