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Isro launches ‘cloud proof’ spy satellite

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | A ARUL PALANI
Published May 23, 2019, 4:39 am IST
Updated May 23, 2019, 4:39 am IST
The images captured by the satellite will be used for surveillance purposes.
Indian Space Research Organisation’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C46) carrying earth observation satellite RISAT-2B lifts off from the first launch-pad, at Sriharikota in Nellore district, on Wednesday.	—  PTI
 Indian Space Research Organisation’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C46) carrying earth observation satellite RISAT-2B lifts off from the first launch-pad, at Sriharikota in Nellore district, on Wednesday. — PTI

Chennai: The country’s space agency ISRO successfully placed into orbit a radar-imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2B in textbook style from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota on Wednesday. This was the 72nd launch vehicle mission from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota and 36th launch from the First Launch pad.

At 5.30 a.m, the PSLV rocket standing 44.4 metres tall and weighing about 190 ton with a one-way ticket hurtled itself towards the skies ferrying the 615 kg RISAT-2B. PSLV-C46 successfully injected the satellite, RISAT2B, into an orbit of 556 kms, about 15 minutes and 25 seconds after lift-off from the first launch pad

 

The images captured by the satellite will be used for surveillance purposes. The new earth surveillance satellite up in the sky will send good clarity images, which will be used for agriculture, forestry and disaster management support.  

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