India to launch RISAT configured for disaster management

India to launch RISAT configured for disaster management

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India would launch Radar Imaging Satellite (RISAT) configured for disaster management by the end of next year. RISAT with all weather capability would be launched onboard PSLV. Other planned remote sensing missions include Oceansat-2, a follow up to operational IRS-P4 (Oceansat-1). A Disaster Management Support System was also being evolved involving space images and communication system. It would be a multi-agency mechanism with real time network and nationwide data base about suceptible regions. For efficient disaster management that includes different phases, mitigation and preparedness, response and recovery and relief, information in terms of quick and clear view of the situation holds the key.