EMISAT Satellite– Indian Surgical Warfare Enhancer
- Recently, Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO has launched EMISAT (Electromagnetic Intelligence Satellite) a satellite which was primarily developed by DRDO which has been placed into the orbit by PLSV-C45. This has been a remarkable achievement of ISRO which is also in a plan to launch a string of satellites in this year. EMISAT itself is a gamechanger in the space history since this is the second launch of this year after PSLV-C44 in the month of January. Recently, India has been in the highlight throughout the world after the successful test of ASAT. This test had already deviated the focus of world powers towards India. Taking this as an advantage, ISRO in its field has been attracting various countries to join it as a customer.
- EMISAT which is primarily a military intelligence satellite is an outcome of 8 years of hard work and detects the electronic signals on the ground, especially hidden enemy radars. As a result, the capacity of Indian surgical warfare which is supposed to have become a permanent option to handle Pakistan's misdeeds increases.
- EMISAT has been developed under DRDO's Project Kautilya which aims to boost India's space surveillance capability. This satellite was built observing the model of an Israeli spy satellite called SARAL (Sattelight with ARgos and ALtika)
- FACT: In conjunction with it, DRDO has recently tested NGRAM (new generation anti-radiation missile)Missile which primarily aims to destroy the enemy radar and is compatible with this satellite which detects the radar. Both the systems will parallelly work to destroy the target.
- The main capability of this satellite is its signal intelligence- intercepting signals broadcast by the communication system, radars and other electronic systems present on the ground from hundreds of kilometres away in space. The KA Band frequency that EMISAT is sensitive to, allows it to scan through ice, rain, coastal zones and in any climatic conditions.
- Out of 47 operational satellites, India presently has 7-8 satellites which are used entirely for military purposes. ISRO launched a defence imaging satellite, Microsat R, for DRDO in January this year through PSLV- C44 which has a capability of capturing images at night.
- EMISAT can also help Indian air force to carry operations like Balakot air strikes with much more confidence since the main function of this is to detect the radars, which are the backbone of communication. This year and the upcoming year, ISRO has a string of military satellites to be launched. They are.
|RISAT- 2B||MAY 2019|
|CARTOSAT- 3||JUNE 2019|
|RISAT- 2BR1||JULY 2019|
|GISAT- 1 (NEW SERIES)||SEPTEMBER 2019|
|RISAT- 2BR2||OCTOBER 2019|
|GISAT- 2||NOVEMBER 2019|
|RISAT- 1A||NOVEMBER 2019|
|GSAT- 32||FEBRUARY 2020|
These type of satellites are important for making the basement strong for any force. ISRO, on which every Indian is proud, is selflessly working in order to develop more such satellites. This is our stepping stone for a new era where India will be a superpower on land, air, water and in space.
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