The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is
expected to launch a number strategic earth observation (EO) satellites in
The satellites which are expected to be launched
are: a) RISAT-2B, b) Cartosat-3, c) RISAT-2BR1, d) GISAT-1(ne series), e) RISAT-2BR2,
f) GISAT-2, g) RISAT-1A, and h) GSAT-32.
RISAT-2B is a radar imaging satellite. It has all
weather capability to take images of the earth. It is a part of ISRO’s RISAT
series). RISAT-2, launched in 2009 was the first of the RISAT series to reach
The Cartosat 3 is remote sensing satellite. It
is an advanced version of Cartosat-2 series with improved spatial and spectral
characteristics. It has an enhanced resolution of 0.25 metre for cartographic
applications and high-resolution mapping.
GSAT-32 is a communication satellite. It will replace
GSAT-6A, which was lost in a failed launch. It seeks to boost point-to-point
communications for military.