Few things you need to know about ISRO GSAT-9
According to reports, India will today launch the South Asia Satellite, built by the Indian Space Research organization, which will at once boost its neighbourhood first policy. Notably, it will also carve a unique space for itself in diplomacy by becoming the rare example of a country to gift a satellite to its neighbours.
As per reports, India’s GSAT-9, the South Asia Communication Satellite will boost the connectivity among nations in the region is expected to get launched at 4.57 pm. As per the statement by external affairs ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay, the launch of Rs.450 crore satellite from Sriharikota, off coast of Andhra Pradesh, is a dimension of “Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas” concept which is the initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
To see the lift – off there would be the ambassadors of Maldives, Bhutan and Bangladesh, while other countries could be represented by other diplomats.
Here are few things you need to know about ISRO GSAT- 9
• The Satellite is a geosynchronous communications and meteorology satellite, which is developed by ISRO for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation.
• It is expected to get launched today at 4.57 pm in off coast of Andhra Pradesh
• The benefits of the areas will be in the areas of mapping of natural resources, tele-medicine, education IT connectivity and people to people link.
• Notably, the satellite will provide a significant capability to each participating countries in terms of DTH, besides linking among the countries for disaster information transfer.
• Initially, the satellite supposed to be known as SAARC satellite but its name was changed when Pakistan refused to be a part of it.
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