Today at 10:25 AM, ISRO launched Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C36 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota. It was 36th successful launch of ISRO’s versatile PSLV. The primary load was RESOURCESAT-2A satellite, which is 1235 Kg remote sensing satellite and has been placed into an orbit 817 Km above the Earth’s surface.
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The 36 hour countdown for the launch started at 10:25 PM on Monday. RESOURCESAT-2A is a satellite similar to previously launched satellites of RESOURCESAT-1 and RESOURCESAT-2. These satellites are part of Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) family, and has similar payloads. Data received from these IRS satellites are used domestically and well as by other countries all over the world.
The 321 ton, 44.4 meter tall PSLV vehicle has become the main workhorse launch vehicle of ISRO.
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