The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch the Edusat (Education Satellite) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, on September 10, according to M Annadurai, Project Director, Indian Moon Mission (Chandrayaan-I), ISRO, Bangalore. The procedure for launching the satellite has been completed. Soon the transponders would be shifted to Sriharikota.
The satellite would be used primarily to improve the quality of education and eradicate illiteracy. Edusat would provide coverage through five regional beams in the country. It would benefit schools, colleges, universities and research departments & also support non-formal education and developmental communication. Spreading education to the rural sectors is one of the major objectives.