ISRO releases images of Earth captured by its EOS-06 satellite
Points to Ponder:
- Images of Earth taken by the EOS-06 satellite have been published by the Indian Space Research Organisation. According to the space agency, the pictures are mosaics created by the ISRO’s National Remote Sensing Centre. (NRSC)
- On November 24, the ISRO launched the EOS-06 third-generation satellite in the Oceansat family aboard the PSLV-C54, along with eight Nano-Satellites.
- The EOS-06 is designed to collect ocean color data, sea surface temperature data, and wind vector data for use in oceanography, climatology, and meteorology. The satellite also provides value-added services such as possible fishery zones based on chlorophyll, SST, and wind speed, as well as land-based geophysical parameters.
Earth Observation Satellites
- India has its series of Earth observation satellites called the Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellites.
- The IRS satellites are part of the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) remote sensing program and are used for natural resource management, disaster management, and environmental monitoring.
- The IRS satellites carry a range of sensors and instruments to capture data in various regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.
- The data collected by the IRS satellites is used for applications such as land use and land cover mapping, crop yield estimation, and forest cover monitoring.
- India’s latest Earth observation satellite is the EOS-03, which was launched in August 2021.
- The EOS-03 satellite is equipped with a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) sensor and will be used for applications including disaster management, agriculture, forestry, and coastal zone monitoring.