The country will send up an unusually large number of 10 earth observation (EO) satellites during 2020-21, according to the latest annual report of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for 2019-20. The plan includes new categories, such as the first Geo Imaging Satellite, GISAT-1. In comparison, only three communication satellites and two navigation satellites are planned for the coming financial year starting April. The plan mentions 36 missions, which include both satellites and their launchers. ISRO was recently given a budget of nearly `13,480 crore for the next fiscal. The upcoming EO satellites include radar imaging satellites RISAT-2BR2, RISAT1A and 2A, Oceansat-3 and Resourcesat-3/3S.
ISRO launch 10 EO satellites in 2020-21
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