ScatSat, a weather monitoring and forecasting satellite
Q. ScatSat is for- Published on 30 Aug 16
a. Communication Satellite
b. Educational Satellite
c. GPS Satellite
d. Weather monitoring
ANSWER: Weather monitoring
- ISRO will launch ScatSat, a weather monitoring and forecasting satellite, with polar satellite launch vehicle.
- SCATSat-1 is an OceanSat-2 follow-up mission, actually a gap-filler mission between OceanSat-2 and -3, under development at ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) with the objective to continue the global ocean wind vector data acquisition started by the OSCAT (OceanSat-2 Scanning Scatterometer).
- The information of global ocean surface winds is an important ingredient for weather forecasts.
- The designated primary payload of satellite is a scatterometer which is similar to the payload launched with Oceansat-2.