EOS-04 and two small satellites successfully launched by ISRO
EOS-04 and two small satellites successfully launched by ISRO

Nellore : on Monday, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched its PSLV C-52 rocket into an intended sun-synchronous polar orbit of 529 km altitude At 6.17 a.m., carrying earth observation satellite EOS-04 and two co-passenger payloads.

At 5.59 a.m., the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C52) took off from the first launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.

This was the 80th launch vehicle mission from Sriharikota's SDSC SHAR; the 54th PSLV flight; and the 23rd PSLV flight in XL configuration (6 strap-on motors).  The EOS-04 satellite is built at Bengaluru's U R Rao Satellite Centre.

It's a Radar Imaging Satellite that's designed to deliver high-quality photos in all weather circumstances for applications including agriculture, forestry, and plantations, soil moisture and hydrology, and flood mapping. It weighs around 1710 kg, provides 2280 W of power, and has a 10-year mission life.

Following the launch, ISRO Chairman, Dr Somanath, said the mission a success and thanked the whole ISRO team on their achievement. In terms of the two co-passenger payloads, the INS-2TD satellite, which weighs 17.5 kg and is a forerunner to the India-Bhutan joint spacecraft, is a technology demonstrator satellite from ISRO (INS-2B).

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