ISRO’s PSLV-C54 rocket launched Oceansat-3 along with eight nano satellites

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Overview:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently shared the first satellite images of Gujarat and Arabian Sea sent by the newly launched Oceansat-3 satellite from space.

Why in News?

  • ISRO’s PSLV-C54 rocket launched the Oceansat-3 along with eight nano satellites, including the Bhutan-SAT, from Sriharikota.
  • Oceansat-3 is the third in its set of ocean satellites that are part of India’s ocean observation programme.
  • It is a multi-sensor observation satellite, which is expected to operate till 2027.
  • The Oceansat-3 is envisaged to observe ocean colour data, sea surface temperature (SST) and wind vector data to use in oceanography, climatic and meteorological applications. It also supports value-added products such as potential fishing zones.
  • Oceansat-3, in tandem with Oceansat-2, will improve the receptivity of ocean colour measurements to every 24 hour and wind vector measurements to every 12 hour and help predict cyclones better.

 


Q1) What is the name of India's first Earth observation satellite?

Geo Imaging Satellite (GISAT-1) is India's first Earth-imaging satellite operating from geostationary orbit to facilitate continuous observation of the Indian sub-continent, oceans and borders along with quick monitoring of natural hazards and disaster.

Source: Times of India