Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is designing a satellite – GEO
Imaging Satellite (GISAT), which will be placed in geostationary orbit
of 36,000 km. GISAT will provide near real time pictures of large areas
of the country, under cloud free conditions, at frequent intervals. That
is, selected sector-wise imaging every 5 minutes and entire Indian
landmass every 30 minutes at 50m spatial resolution.
GISAT will carry a GEO Imager with multi-spectral (visible, near
infra-red and thermal), multi-resolution (50m to 1.5 km) imaging
instruments. It will provide pictures of the area of interest on near
real time basis including border areas.
The above information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry
Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and in the Prime Minister’s
Office, Shri V. Narayanasamy to the Parliament.
(Release ID :89296)