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May 22nd, 2019

India's PSLV-C46 Launches the EO RISAT-2B to Serve Agriculture, Forestry and Disaster Management

India’s PSLV-C46 successfully launched the RISAT-2B satellite from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. 

Liftoff of the Indian PSLV-C46 mission. Photo is courtesy of the ISRO.

PSLV-C46 lifted-off at 05:30 Hrs (IST) on May 22, 2019, from the First Launch Pad of SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota. PSLV-C46 was the 72nd launch vehicle mission from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota.

In this mission, the 'Core-Alone' configuration of PSLV was flown (without the use of solid strap-on motors).

About 15 minutes and 30 seconds after lift-off, RISAT-2B was injected into an orbit of 555 km at an inclination of 37 degree to the equator.

RISAT-2B with a lift-off mass of 615 kg, is a radar imaging Earth observation satellite. The satellite is intended to provide services to agriculture, forestry and disaster management domains.