ISRO: Three satellites into orbit on board the PSLV C-52

Publish Date: 14 Feb, 2022 |

The first launch of 2022 by ISRO’s under the new Chairman S. Somanath went off smoothly, placing all three satellites into their intended orbit with precision.  The PSLV C-52 was the 54th flight of the PSLV and the 23rd mission using the PSLV-XL configuration.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle with two smaller co-passenger satellites at 05.59 am today from the First Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

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This was the ISRO's first launch mission of 2022, the 25-hour countdown for which started yesterday. "PSLV-C52/EOS-04 Mission: The countdown process of 25 hours and 30 minutes leading to the launch has commenced at 04:29 hours today," the city-headquartered ISRO said in a tweet.

EOS-04 is a Radar Imaging Satellite designed to provide high quality images under all weather conditions for applications such as Agriculture, Forestry and Plantations, Soil Moisture and Hydrology and Flood mapping.


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