India’s Space Research Organization Launches Remote Sensing Satellite

India’s Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully placed its latest 2722 pound remote sensing satellite RESOURCESAT-2A into a 508 miles polar sun synchronous orbit. The satellite was placed aboard ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C36.

 

Intended for resource monitoring for the next five years, the satellite carries a high resolution Linear Imaging Self Scanner (LISS-4), a medium resolution LISS-3 camera and an advanced wide field sensor camera that operates in various bands. It is also equipped with two solid state recorders with a capacity of 200 Giga Bits each to store images taken by its cameras which could be read out later to ground stations, reports Zee News.

PSLV C36

ISRO says that between 1994-2016, the PSLV has successfully launched 122 satellites, of which 79 were from various countries and 43 were from India.

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