ISRO launches PSLV-C48, ten satellites placed in orbit

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has launched satellite RISAT-2 BR1 from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota. The satellite was launched on Wednesday through a PSLV-48 rocket. Nine more satellites have been sent along with the satellites. RISAT-2BR1 is a radar imaging earth observation satellite. Its total weight is 628 kg. This launch is important for ISRO, as it is the 50th flight of PSLV. It is the 75th rocket to be launched from Sriharikota. It is designed to assist in agriculture, forest and disaster management. The total satellites sent include one each from Israel, Italy, Japan and six satellites from the US. ISRO said that these satellites were launched under a commercial agreement with New Space India Limited. The space agency said RISAT-2 BR1 mission is five years old. RISAT-2B was successfully launched on May 22 ahead of RISAT-2 BR1. In addition to RISAT-2 BR1, PSLV is carrying 9 satellites in space, one of which is from Israel. It is made by the students of Israel’s Herzliya Science Center and Shar Hanegev High School.

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has launched satellite RISAT-2 BR1 from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota.

ISRO launches PSLV-C48, ten satellites placed in orbit
ISRO launches PSLV-C48, ten satellites placed in orbit

The satellite named Dusifat-3 weighs just 2.3 kg. This is an educational satellite on which the camera Earth will be used for imaging.  Apart from this, a radio transponder installed on it will be useful for conducting research on air and water pollution and monitoring the forests. The three Israeli students who build it will also be at the launch site. The RISAT-2 BR1 satellite will operate both day and night. It is a satellite operating on microwave frequency, hence it is called Radar Imaging Satellite. It will work in any weather, plus it will be able to take pictures even beyond the clouds but these pictures will not be the same as they come from the camera. Apart from the Indian Army, it will also help the agriculture, forest and disaster management departments. Monitoring of the borders with this satellite After the 26/11 Mumbai attack, the technology of this RISAT satellite was changed. The borders were monitored via satellite since the attack. This satellite is also used in anti-terrorist activities.

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