ISRO launches PSLV-C48 carrying earth observation satellite from Sriharikota

Updated: Dec 11, 2019, 16:52 IST | ANI | Sriharikota

The radar imaging satellite -- RISAT-2BR1 -- weighing about 628 kg along with all nine customer satellites, has been placed in their designated orbits, ISRO said on Twitter

The picture tweeted by ISRO shows the PSLV-C48 being lifted off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.
The picture tweeted by ISRO shows the PSLV-C48 being lifted off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched a radar imaging earth observation satellite and nine customer satellites by PSLV-C48 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre here on Wednesday.

The radar imaging satellite -- RISAT-2BR1 -- weighing about 628 kg along with all nine customer satellites, has been placed in their designated orbits, ISRO said on Twitter.

The countdown for the launch of the PSLV-C48 mission had commenced at 16:40 hours (IST) on Tuesday.

Earlier, ISRO Chairman Dr K Sivan had said that PSLV C48 is a historic achievement as this is the 50th launch for PSLV and 75th launch from Sriharikota.

PSLV-C48 will also carry nine customer satellites including one from Israel, one from Italy, one from Japan and six from the US as "co-passengers".

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