ISRO successfully launched PSLV-C52, as well as two other small satellites were also sent.
India’s space agency ISRO has been continuously strengthening India’s position in the field of space.
ISRO has a program to send a total of 19 satellites to space this year. Thus ISRO has a very busy schedule this year.
In this sequence, ISRO has sent the first satellite of this year to space this morning.
ISRO successfully launched PSLV-C52:
PSLV-C52 has been launched by ISRO from the First Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, this morning at 5.59 AM.
Earth observation satellite EOS-04 has been sent by PSLV-C52 to put it in orbit.
PSLV has also carried two small satellites named INSPIREsat-1 and INS-2-TD.
Let us get information about these satellites.
What is EOS-04?
EOS-04 is a Radar Imaging Satellite. It is designed in such a way that it is able to provide us with high-quality pictures in all weather conditions. Its services are used to obtain information on matters such as agriculture, forestry and plantation, soil moisture, and hydrology. It also helps us by doing things like flood mapping etc.
INSPIREsat-1 aims to improve our understanding of the dynamics of the ionosphere and the coronal thermal processes of the Sun.
INSPIRSet-1 has been prepared with the collaboration of the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) and Laboratory of Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. It is also contributed by NTU, Singapore, and NCU, Taiwan.
INS-2-TD is a technology demonstrator satellite of ISRO.
It will provide information on land surface temperature, the surface water temperature of lakes and wetlands, etc. It will also help in the estimation of vegetation, crops, and forests, day & night.
India’s Power in Space:
India is continuously increasing its strength in the field of space. India currently has 53 satellites in space. All these are working. Of these, 21 are communication-based satellites and 21 are for earth observation. Eight are associated with navigation. The remaining three are related to science.
ISRO is playing an important role in increasing India’s power in space.
It is hoped that the satellites launched by ISRO today will also contribute significantly to the development of India.