ISRO to launch its radar imaging satellite PSLV-C49 tomorrow

New Delhi (NVI): Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch its PSLV-C49 Radar Imaging Satellite tomorrow afternoon from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota.

The launch is scheduled tomorrow around 3.00 PM and the countdown for the same commenced today at 1302 hrs (IST) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

“Countdown for the launch of #PSLVC49/#EOS01 mission commenced today at 1302 Hrs (IST) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. Launch is scheduled tomorrow at 1502 Hrs IST,” ISRO said in a tweet.

The PSLV-C49 is carrying the RISAT-2BR2 satellite which is codenamed EOS-01 and nine other international commercial satellites.

However, the launch will be taking place from the launching pad at Sriharikota, subject to weather conditions.

The RISAT-2BR2 is a radar imaging satellite that features Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) capable of shooting pictures in all weather conditions. The satellite can also shoot pictures during day and night and will be used for surveillance and for civilian activities as well.

ISRO said in a statement recently that the EOS-01 satellite will have its applications in agriculture, forestry and disaster management support. The customer satellites will be launched under the commercial agreement with NewSpace India Ltd (NSIL) which is the commercial arm of the Department of Space.