ISRO to launch Oceansat-2 in September
The regional Remote Sensing Service Centre is a part of ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization). Its director Y. V. N. Krishnamurthy disclosed in a seminar at Coimbatore few days back that the organization would launch its Oceansat – 2 in the coming month of September.
This satellite is specially made to track the marine life in general and identify the potential fishing zones for the benefit of all.
ISRO Chairman G. Madhavan Nair confirmed the same afterwards.
Krishnamurthy also informed that all necessary tests for the launch have been successfully done. The satellite will carry two equipments made by ISRO and one instrument of Italian Space Agency. These two equipments are one Ocean Color Monitor, and the other a Pencil Beam Scatterometer. The Italian instrument is a Radio Occultation Sounder for atmospheric studies.
It would be launched from the launching pad at Sriharikota, where the satellite would be transported in two seeks time. The Oceansat-2 would take the polar synchronous orbit of 720 km like its predecessor Oceansat-1, informed the source.