ISRO all set to launch Oceansat-2 in Sep 09

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New Delhi, Aug 25: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch Oceansat-2, a satellite to track marine life and identify potential fishing zones, in Sep 2009.

Director of ISRO's Regional Remote Sensing Service Centre said that the integration of the satellite is designed to identify potential fishing zones, assist in forecasting marine trends, coastal zone studies and will also provide inputs for weather forecasting and climate studies.

He also said that all pre-launch tests on the functional aspects of the satellite have been successfully completed.

Oceansat-2 will take off on the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

According to experts, Oceansat-2 is an improved version of the Oceansat-1, which is already in orbit.

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