ISRO successfully launches PSLV-C46


Sriharikota: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday successfully launched the RISAT-2B earth observation satellite PSLV-C46 into space.

This was blasted off from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

The satellite would enhance the country’s surveillance capabilities,among others.

ISRO’s trusted workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C46) blasted off at 5.30 am from the first launch pad.

The PSLV-C46 mission is ISRO’s 48 PSLV launch, and the 14th PSLV Core-Alone (CA) mission.

The RISAT-2B (Radar Imaging Satellite-2B), meant for application in fields such as surveillance, agriculture, forestry and disaster management support, was put into the orbit around 15 minutes after the lift-off.

This also marked the third launch in 2019.

The other two were the PSLV-C45 and EMISAT missions that were successfully launched into the orbits on January 24 and April 1 respectively.

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