ISRO Launches Earth Observation Satellite RISAT-2B Satellite to combat terrorism|God of Small Thing
The Indian space research organization (ISRO) has launched a satellite, RISAT 2B, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.
Aim of RISAT-2B Satellite:
The main aim of this satellite is to combat terrorism. This satellite will take over the previous one, RISAT 2.
The satellite weighs, 615 kg, will be used for military surveillance and also for agriculture, forestry, and disaster management.
It will stay in orbit for a period of 5 years.
RISAT-2B blasted off at 5:30 am in the morning. It lifted off on the polar satellite launch vehicle, PSLV-C 46.
The satellite has been successfully injected at the low orbit of the earth.
After the launch in the morning, our Defense Minister tweeted about it – “Well done ISRO. You make us proud, again and again. They shall be our eyes in the sky above – all weather”.
RISAT-2B Satellite Capabilities-
– RISAT 2B can see through heavy clouds. The satellite synthetic aperture radar will help to see through even when it’s heavily clouded, to keep an eye on Indian borders.
– The satellite will help the Indian forces to spot the hideout of the terrorists near Indian borders.
– Capable of spying in the day, night and even in adverse weather condition.
Border security will improve
RISAT – 2 will be taken over by RISAT 2B. The job of RISAT 2 is done. It has been monitoring terrorist camps across borders, since 2009.
Now, with the launch of RISAT 2B, missions would become easy and also, help the military to prevent the terrorist.
What chairman has to say on launch of RISAT-2B Satellite –
ISRO chairman called it a “very, very important mission”, also, this will bring life to our Indian forces.
On future launches, he said, “The next mission Chandrayaan-2 is like reaching a milestone for India. It is going to be the most complex mission to be managed by ISRO ever. Chandrayaan-2 is going to place between 9 July and 16 July this year”.
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It was the 72nd launch vehicle mission from Sriharikota and also, marks the 354th launch from ISRO.
Today’s launch marked the 3rd launch in 2019. The organization had launched EMISAT and 29 international customer satellites on PSLV-C45, and Microsat-R and Kalamsat-V2 on PSLV-C44.