Sriharikota, Sept. 23: India?s space scientists had many reasons to celebrate after their ocean satellite was successfully placed in orbit yesterday. So did fishermen.
The Oceansat-2, put into space by the PSLV 720km above the earth, is equipped with an eight-band Ocean Colour Monitor, an apparatus that can accurately forecast movement of fish.
The 960kg Oceansat-2, which travelled to its destination in what was Indian workhorse satellite launcher PSLV?s 15th successive and successful mission, will also help fishermen by relaying information on the distance and direction they must travel. It will also have data on the depth at which they can find their catch. (…)