Geo-imaging satellite for earth observation EOS-03, which would enable near real-time monitoring of natural disasters like floods and cyclones, is scheduled for launch in the third quarter of 2021.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch a Geo-imaging Earth Observation Satellite (EOS-03) in the coming months as the agency reassesses work following the Covid-19 induced lockdown.
The launch is scheduled for the third quarter of 2021.
The EOS-03 satellite will enable near-real-time monitoring of natural disasters like floods and cyclones that have become common in the Indian subcontinent as it goes through major environmental and weather changes.
The satellite will image the whole country four to five times on a daily basis, sending in key data related to weather and environmental change.
In addition to natural disasters, EOS-03 will also enable monitoring of water bodies, crops, vegetation conditions, and forest cover changes.
The first earth observation satellite was launched in 2020 along with nine customer satellites.
The EOS-1 was intended for applications in agriculture, forestry and disaster management support.