Achieving yet another milestone in its space programme, India on Thursday successfully launched its first indigenous all-weather radar imaging satellite RISAT-1 from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh at 5.47 am, that will boost its remote sensing capabilities and facilitate agriculture and disaster management.
At exactly 5.47 a.m., the rocket – Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle C19 (PSLV-C19) – standing 44.5 metres tall and weighing 321 tons and with a one-way ticket, hurtled towards the skies ferrying the 1,858 kg Risat-1 after unshackling itself from launch pad No.1.
PSLV-C19 mission is a grand success of ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization). This is the 20th successive successful flight of PSLV and this is the first launch this fiscal as well as in the calendar year.
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