ISRO LAUNCHES INDIA'S FIRST HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGING SATELLITE
Nov. 30, 2018

At exactly 9.58 am on Thursday, Indian Space Research Organisation's reliable workhorse PSLV rocket soared into the skies from Sriharikota's first launchpad carrying with it India's first hyperspectral imaging satellite (HysIS), an advanced earth observation satellite, and 30 foreign satellites.

Hysis satellites

  • HIVSIS is a Earth Supervision satellite. It is built on ISRO's mini satellite- It weighs about 380 kilograms.
  • Mission Life of the satellite is five years.
  • Studying the surface of Earth 8 in both visible areas near the infrarenade and shortwave infra-red areas of electromagnetic spray system, is the primary target of HIV / SIS.
  • The data obtained from satellite will be used in many areas including agriculture, forest, soil / geological environment, coastal areas and indigenous water resources etc