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.
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.
Launch of PSLV-C52/EOS-04 https://t.co/naTQFgbm7b— ISRO (@isro) February 13, 2022
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.