News By/Courtesy: Rajnish Suman | 22 May 2019 20:23pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Risat 2B, with night visibility, was launched on Wednesday by ISRO
  • ISRO used its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle to launch the 615-kg RISAT-2B satellite
  • The satellite is also capable of taking strips of images and mosaic of images

Months after the series of terrorist attacks faced by India, ISRO has launched Risat 2B satellite which will work like India’s eye in the sky and will help the armed forces to keep an eye on the terrorist activities. The satellite was launched from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Station at Sri Hari Kota at 5:30 am. Dr. K. Sivan, after the launch, called it a “fantastic mission”. This has been a proud moment for the ISRO as this homegrown space station has been able to launch 354 satellites into orbit and crossed a landmark of lifting a total of over 50 tons of material into space. Risat 2B is a highly capable satellite and is able to take images in night times and even in adverse weather conditions. The satellite is also capable of taking strips of images and mosaic of images. The launch of Risat 2B also saw the first time use of the Vikram processor for the first time. Vikram is a made in India processor released by the semiconductor complex at Chandigarh. The special radar-enabled satellite has been placed at a low earth 557-kilometer orbit, a suitable level for detecting hostile installations as well as monitoring agriculture, forestry, and possible disaster zones.

Section Editor: Puja Jakhar | 22 May 2019 20:43pm IST


Tags : #Risat2B ##ISRO #Risat2BLaunch #SriHariKota

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