India puts into orbit radar imaging satellite RISAT-2B


India on Wednesday successfully placed into orbit a radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2B in a text book style. India`s new earth observation satellite up in the sky will send good clarity images which will be used for agriculture, forestry and disaster management support, said Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the country`s space agency.

The images captured by the satellite will also be used for surveillance purposes while ISRO is silent on this aspect. “I am extremely happy to announce that PSLV-C46 has successfully injected RISAT-2B in precise orbit,” K.Sivan, ISRO Chairman said post launch. He said with this mission, the PSLV rocket has crossed a landmark of lofting of 50 ton till now since it started flying.

According to Sivan, the PSLV satellite has put into orbit 350 satellites. Sivan said: “The rocket had a piggy back payload, the indigenously developed Vikram computer chip that will be used in the future rockets.” Read More

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