The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched earth observation satellite RISAT- 2B today. India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C46) lifted off at 5:30 AM (IST) from the first launch pad and injected RISAT-2B into an orbit of 556 km, about 15 minutes and 25 seconds after lift-off.
PSLV Launched the RISAT-2B satellite into an orbit at Satish Dawan Space Center in Sriharikota, India. The ISRO Chairman K Sivan said that this mission was a “very, very important” one for the country earlier. This RISAT-2B satellite can take the high-resolution images of the earth during day and night and also under cloudy conditions.
This RISAT-2B SATELLITE enhances the country’s surveillance capabilities many times. And it is also used in various applications in the fields like Agriculture, Forestry, and Disaster Management Support. This satellite has a life span of five years.
This satellite replaces the RISAT-2, which was successfully launched in 2009. These RISAT satellites are introduced to enhance India’s defense capabilities and to monitor the border activities carefully.
RISAT-2B is a radar imaging earth observation satellite that weighs about 615 Kg. And this satellite has the capability to observe and image the earth from about 500 kms.
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