GISAT-1 launch: ISRO to use GSLV-F10 to launch first Geo Imaging Satellite on 5 March at 05.43 pm IST
The launch, subject to weather conditions, will take place from the Second Launch Pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota.
The first low-cost satellite launch from the space agency is expected to take place in the next four months.
The mission comes over a decade after India went up to the lunar orbit in 2008 with Chandrayaan 1.
ISRO at the year-end will launch satellites with three rockets, PSLV and GSLV Mk II and GSLV Mk III.
Nod for the continuation of GSLV-III programme will give India the capability to launch big satellites
The GSLV Mk-III has been developed towards achieving indigenous launch capability to launch 4-tonne class of satellites.
ISRO is working overtime to restore a communication link with GSAT-6A satellite, says chairman K Sivan
Complementing the GSAT-6 that was launched earlier in 2015, the GSAT-6A was to help provide the technologies for point-to-point communication.
ISRO said the lander and rover would be configured for soft landing at a designated spot on the Moon and to conduct scientific experiments.
India launched a satellite using its most powerful rocket on Monday, improving its prospects of a manned mission.
The 630 tonne GSLV-Mark III rocket will be powered by liquid and solid fuel engines while the cryogenic stage/engine will be a passive one.
It is important to perfect early the technology for India's heavy rocket geosynchronous satellite launch ...
The 7-foot (2.1-meter)-long Iris, weighing 400 pounds (180 kilograms), carries an ultraviolet telescope that can take high-resolution images every few seconds.