50th PSLV launch carries radar satellite

50th PSLV launch carries radar satellite
  • India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) marked its ‘Golden Jubilee’ launch by injecting India’s advanced radar imaging satellite RISAT-2BR1 and nine other customer satellites from Japan, Italy, Israel and the U.S., into their intended orbits.
  • The PSLV, which has a history of successful launches of payloads that include Chandrayaan-1, Mars Orbiter Mission and the space recovery mission.
  • The PSLV had carrying capacity of 850 kg, and over the years it has been enhanced to 1.9 tonnes. The PSLV is very versatile, having various mission options Mr.Sivan said.
  • The PSLV had helped take payloads into almost all the orbits in space, including the Geo—Stationary Transfer Orbit (GTO), the moon and mars, and would soon be launching a mission to the Sun.
  • RISAT—2BR1 will be used for agriculture, forestry, disaster management support and national security.


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