ISRO successfully launches earth observation satellite PSLV C36 Resourcesat-24

  • ISRO successfully launches earth observation satellite PSLV C36 Resourcesat-24
07-12-2016 | Pratidin Bureau. |

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket with Resourcesat-2A lifted off successfully with the Country's earth observation satellite Resourcesat -2A. The PSLV-XL variant rocket standing 44.4 metre tall and weighing 321 ton tore into the morning skies at 10.25 a.m. with a reverberating sound breaking free of the earth’s gravitational pull. The PSLV rocket is a four stage engine rocket powered by solid and liquid fuel alternatively. The Resourcesat-2A weighing 1,235 kg was injected into the orbit at around 20 minutes into the destination.

According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Resourcesat-2A is a follow on mission to Resourcesat-1 and Resourcesat-2, launched in 2003 and 2011 respectively. The new satellite Resourcesat-2A is intended to continue the remote sensing data services to global users provided by it two predecessors. The Resourcesat-2A carries three payloads which are similar to those of the earlier two Resourcesat’s.

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