ISRO successfully launches PSLV-C49 carrying 10 satellites from Sriharikota

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PSLV-C49 lifts off successfully from Satish Dhawan Space Centre

New Delhi (NVI): The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) today successfully launched the PSLV-C49 carrying all weather earth imaging satellites from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota.

Taking to Twitter, ISRO said, “#PSLVC49 lifts off successfully from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota #ISRO #EOS01.”

The launch was originally scheduled at around 3:02pm IST today but the mission director authorised the launch of PSLV-C49 at 3:12pm due to bad weather.

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C49) in its 51st mission today launched EOS-01 as primary satellite along with nine international customer satellites.

The countdown for the launch of the EOS-01 started on November 6.

Notably, the EOS-01 is an earth observation satellite intended for applications in agriculture, forestry and disaster management support, ISRO said in a statement.

The customer satellites are being launched under the commercial agreement with New Space India Ltd (NSIL) which is the commercial arm of the Department of Space, it said.

Furthermore, the launch of radar imaging satellite was aired on ISRO’s official website along with its Youtube, Facebook and Twitter channels.

-RJV