New Delhi, May 22 (IBNS): India’s PSLV-C46 successfully launched RISAT-2B satellite from of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.
"PSLV-C46 lifted-off at 05:30 Hrs (IST) on May 22, 2019 from the First Launch Pad of SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota. PSLV-C46 was the 72nd launch vehicle mission from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota," read the statement issued by the Indian space research agency.
In this mission, the 'Core-Alone' configuration of PSLV was flown (without the use of solid strap-on motors).
About 15 minutes and 30 seconds after lift-off, RISAT-2B was injected into an orbit of 555 km at an inclination of 37 degree to the equator.
RISAT-2B with a lift-off mass of 615 kg, is a radar imaging earth observation satellite.
"The satellite is intended to provide services to Agriculture, Forestry and Disaster Management domains," read the statement.
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