Picturesque as it looks! ISRO's HySIS satellite shares first image covering parts of Lakhpat area in Gujarat
Source :NewsBharati   Date :04-Dec-2018

Gandhinagar, December 4: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has released the first-day image from the Hyperspectral Imaging Satellite HYSIS. The first-day image was acquired at NRSC Hyderabad on December 2, covering parts of Lakhpat in Gujarat. The sample color composite image represents VNIR spectral bands.


The image from Hyperspectral imaging satellite (HySIS), which can be used in wide-ranging areas, including agriculture, soil survey and environmental monitoring was acquired at the National Remote Sensing Centre on Sunday, the ISRO said.

ISRO had last week launched the HYSIS along with 30 satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.

HysIS is an earth observation satellite built around ISRO's Mini Satellite- 2 (IMS-2) bus weighing about 380kg. The mission life of the satellite is five years.


The primary goal of HysIS is to study the earth's surface in both the visible, near infrared and shortwave infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Data from the satellite will be used for a wide range of applications including agriculture, forestry, soil/geological environments, coastal zones and inland waters, etc.