India launches three satellites into orbit

(ORDO NEWS) — India launched three satellites on its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle in its first launch this year.

The PSLV-C52 rocket took off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center at 6:59 p.m. ET, Indian space agency ISRO said in a statement.

The launch was broadcast live on YouTube, where the rocket was shown taking off with bright flames erupting from the first stage upper stage and soaring into the dark sky.

The agency said three satellites were successfully launched into a sun-synchronous polar orbit at a height of 529 kilometers after a flight of about 17 minutes and 34 seconds.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated on the successful launch. “Congratulations to our astronaut scientists on the successful launch of the PSLV-C52 mission.

The EOS-04 satellite will provide high-resolution imagery in all weather conditions for agriculture, forestry and plantations, soil moisture and hydrology, and flood mapping,” he wrote in Twitter.

The EOS-04 Earth Observation Satellite, also referred to as the Radar Imaging Satellite (RISAT), was the main launch payload. ISRO.

In addition to EOS-04, two more satellites were on board the rocket: the INSAT-2TD technology demonstrator satellite and the INSPIRESat-1 student satellite.

The first, developed by ISRO, is equipped with a thermal imaging camera that will help assess land and water surface temperatures, vegetation delineation, and thermal inertia.

Based on the data collected by the spacecraft, ISRO will develop another Earth observation satellite, called INS-2B, for Bhutan.

The latter was developed by the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology in collaboration with the Laboratory of Atmospheric and Space Physics of the University of Colorado.

The satellite is designed to study the dynamics of the ionosphere and the process of coronal heating of the Sun.

This was the first PSLV launch since the failure of the EOS-03 mission launched last year.

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