India efficiently launched an earth remark satellite tv for pc EOS-01 and 9 buyer satellites on board its Polar rocket from the Satish Dhawan House Centre in Sriharikota on Saturday.
The Polar Satellite tv for pc Launch Automobile (PSLV-C49) lifted off from the primary launch pad on the Satish Dhawan House Centre in Sriharikota at three.11 PM on the finish of a 26-hour countdown and injected the satellites into orbit one after one other 20 minutes later.
The elevate off was delayed by 9 minutes as a result of rain introduced on by the winter monsoon, Isro mentioned.
That is the primary mission by the Indian House Analysis Organisation this yr. The area company had final launched a satellite tv for pc on December 11 final yr, when the PSLV had put in area an earth remark satellite tv for pc much like the one launched on Saturday.
Aside from the Indian satellite tv for pc, the launch automobile carried on board an experimental satellite tv for pc from Lithuania, 4 marine utility satellites from Luxembourg, and 4 distant sensing satellites from the USA.
The satellite tv for pc launched on Saturday marked the start of a brand new nomenclature for the sequence of earth remark satellites with the identify EOS-01. The satellite tv for pc might be used for agriculture, forestry, and catastrophe administration help.
“This mission may be very particular and weird for ISRO. House exercise can’t occur with earn a living from home. Each area engineer must be out there in lab, trade, integration space in addition to the sector particularly after we are speaking about launch missions like this,” mentioned ISRO chairperson Okay Sivan. He mentioned the work was accomplished retaining in thoughts security of the workforce following well being protocols.