Bangalore, Sep 17: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) gearing up to launch Oceansat-2 satellite on Sep 23 from the Sriharikota spaceport on the east coast.
The satellite is will help identify potential fishing zones, along with coastal zone studies, sea state forecasting and providing inputs for weather forecasting and climate studies.
"Oceansat-2 is tentatively scheduled to be launched at around noon on September 23," S Satish, spokesperson of Bangalore-headquartered ISRO was quoted as saying in a news agency report.
In may 1999, ISRo launched Oceansat-1 which was used to study physical and biological aspects of oceanography and Oceansat 2 is an in-orbit replacement of the first.
The launch is expected at 11.56 AM on Sep 23 when 970-KG spacecraft would be set-off by the home-grown Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).