India launches its new PSLV-C46 (Risat – 2B) Observation satellite into orbit
As per latest updates from ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization), India has successfully launched its Risat 2B satellite – PSLV-C46 in orbit. The new satellite is a type of Earth observation satellite that has its ability for performing Radar Imaging activities.
The new PSLV-C46 satellite was officially launched by Risat 2B from Sriharikota (Satish Dhawan Launching pad). The satellite was scheduled to launch by 5:30 am on 22nd May 2019.
As per sources, the satellite was a type of expansion program carried out by ISRO with an aim to help Image Radar activities. The satellite is equipped with devices including a Synthetic Aperture based Satellite radar.
Sources from IRSO further added that the new surveillance system will prove helpful in monitoring any weather chances and in providing with more accurate weather reports.
Sources further added that the satellite weighs around 615 Kilograms and was on its mission to orbit Earth. The launch satellite PSLV also performed its 48th launch along with its 14th flight for a core that was done by ISRO.
Right after its launch, the satellite was placed in its orbit that is around 555 Kilometers in circumference. It took around 15 minutes for the satellite to reach its orbit, after the launch. It is also obvious that the satellite is set in its orbit at an inclination of 37 degrees.
The payload carried PSLV-C46 includes Vikram Processor that has been designed by Semi-Conductor Lab. ISRO has also mentioned that the navigation system used in PSLV-C46 is also low cost and innovation to be used for all future missions.
The images sent by X-Band radar technology shall prove helpful in forestry, agriculture, disaster management, and weather control fields.