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.
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.