India launches radar imaging satellite RISAT-2B

RISAT-2B
RISAT-2B, Image : ANI

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), May 22: India on Wednesday successfully placed into orbit a radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2B that will boost the country’s surveillance capabilities.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) used its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLVC46) to launch the RISAT-2B radar earth observation satellite into a 555 km-altitude orbit.

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In a post-launch address from the Sriharikota launch port, ISRO Chairman
K. Sivan, hailed the event and described it as a textbook launch.

“I am extremely happy to announce that PSLV-C46 has successfully injected RISAT-2B in precise orbit,” K.Sivan, ISRO Chairman said post launch.

He stated this mission, the PSLV rocket has crossed a landmark of lofting of 50 ton till now since it started flying.

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