This launch is planned mainly for delivering to orbit SCATSAT-1 satellite. It is replacement for Oceansat-2 weather satellite developed by ISRO (SCATSAT-1 was also known as Oceansat-3), which was launched in 2009 and finished its operational life after five years. Oceansat-2 was operating on SSO orbit with perigee on 728 km, apogee on 731 km and inclination at 98.27°. SCATSAT-1 was designed to operate from SSO orbit, on altitude of 720 km and with exactly same inclination. Just like its predecessor, it was design to gather data on sea surface, winds, chlorophyll level in sea water and perform various researches on natural environment.