ISRO’s PSLV-C48 carrying RISAT-2BR1 lifts off from Sriharikota

The Indian Space Research Organisation’s rocket PSLV-C48 blasted off from the spaceport on Wednesday, carrying India’s radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2BR1 and nine foreign satellites.

With clear skies in the background, the 44.4 metre tall rocket lifted off at 3.25 pm from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here.

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The launch also marks a major milestone for the agency as it is the 50th flight of PSLV and the 75th vehicle mission from Sriharikota.

The 628 kg satellite is meant for applications in various fields like agriculture, forestry and disaster management support.

It would also serve military purposes, ISRO sources said.

Six satellites are from the US and one each from Italy, Japan and Israel.

(With Agency Inputs)

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