Earth Observation Satellite EOS-04 – a Radar Imaging Satellite launched by ISRO

ISRO successfully launches earth observation satellite EOS-04 along with two other satellites. On this occassion Indian Prime Minister Mr. Modi congratulated Indian space scientists.

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C52 successfully injected Earth Observation Satellite EOS-04, into an intended sun synchronous polar orbit of 529 km altitude at 06:17 hours IST from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, SHAR, Sriharikota.

PSLV lifted off at 05:59 hours IST from the first launch pad at SHAR.

This was the 54th flight of PSLV; and the 23rd flight of PSLV in XL configuration with six strap-on motors.

The satellite EOS-04 is a Radar Imaging Satellite designed to provide high-quality images under all weather conditions for applications such as Agriculture, Forestry & Plantations, Soil Moisture & Hydrology and Flood mapping. Weighing about 1710 kg, it generates 2280 W power and has a mission life of 10 years.

PSLV C52 also placed two small satellites today.

One of them is a student satellite INSPIREsat-1 developed by Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology in association with Laboratory of Atmospheric & Space Physics at the University of Colorado.

Another is a technology demonstrator satellite INS-2TD from ISRO, which is a precursor to India-Bhutan Joint Satellite INS-2B.

Co-passenger satellites were successfully separated from the PSLV in a predetermined sequence.

ISRO Chairperson S Somanath congratulated team ISRO for the precision with which the mission was accomplished.

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