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ISRO’s EOS-06 Satellite - IAS Academy in Coimbatore


  1. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has released images of Earth captured by its EOS-06 satellite.


  1. ISRO has released the mosaic-generated images by its National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC).
  2. The mosaic with 1 km spatial resolution is generated by combining 2939 images, after processing 300 GB of data to show the Earth as seen during February 1 and 15.
  3. The Ocean Colour Monitor (OCM) payload on board the EOS-06 satellite senses the Earth in 13 different wavelengths to provide information about the vegetation on land and ocean biota for global oceans.

What are Earth Observation Satellites?

  1. Earth observation satellites are the satellites equipped with remote sensing technology. Earth observation is the gathering of information about Earth's physical, chemical and biological systems.
  2. Many earth observation satellites have been employed on sun-synchronous orbit.
  3. Other earth observation satellites launched by ISRO include RESOURCESAT- 2, 2A, CARTOSAT-1, 2, 2A, 2B, RISAT-1 and 2, OCEANSAT-2, Megha-Tropiques, SARAL and SCATSAT-1, INSAT-3DR, 3D, etc.

EOS-06 satellite

  1. The EOS-06 is the third generation satellite in the Oceansat series.
  2. The EOS-06 satellite was launched by ISRO’s PSLV-C54 along with eight Nano-satellites on the 26th of November 2022.
  3. EOS-06 carries four payloads namely Ocean Colour Monitor (OCM), Sea Surface Temperature Monitor, Ku-Band Scatterometer, and ARGOS (Advanced Data Collection System).
  4. The key objective of EOS-06 is to observe ocean colour data, sea surface temperature and wind vector data to use in oceanography, climatic and meteorological applications.
  5. The satellite also helps value-added products like potential fishing zones using chlorophyll, SST and wind speed and land-based geophysical parameters.