Topping a year of fruitful launches, Indian Space Research Organization is set to go to launch PSLV-C36 conveying remote sensing satellite RESOURCESAT-2A from the spaceport of Sriharikota on December 7, the space agency said today.

The 44.4 meter tall PSLV C36 is relied upon to put the 1,235 kg RESOURCESAT-2A into a 827km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit in around 18 minutes after lift off. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C36, in its 38th flight, will take off at 10.24 AM from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, around 125 km from here, ISRO said on its site. The mission life of the satellite is five years. RESOURCESAT-2A is a remote detecting satellite created by ISRO and succeeds RESOURCESAT1 and RESOURCESAT-2 launched in 2003 and 2011, separately.

ISRO to launch remote sensing satellite on Dec 7
ISRO is all set to launch remote sensing satellite on Dec 7

It is proposed to proceed with the remote sensing data administrations to worldwide clients and would convey comparative payloads as conveyed by its predecessors RESOURCESAT-1 and RESOURCESAT-2. RESOURCESAT-2A would convey a high determination Linear Imaging Self Scanner camera, medium determination LISS-3 camera and a progressed wide field sensor camera that works in different groups.

It would likewise convey two strong state recorders with a limit of 200GB to store the pictures taken by the cameras and which can be imparted to ground stations.

A trusted workhorse of the space office, PSLV has propelled satellites in different circles including sun synchronous orbit, low earth orbit, geosynchronous exchange orbt and sub-GTO, enrolling 36 fruitful dispatches in this way. Between 1994 and 2016, PSLV has successfully launched 121 satellites of which 79 are from overseas, the rest being Indian satellites, ISRO said. On September 8, ISRO launched climate satellite INSAT-3DR .

On September 26, in its longest ever mission spread more than two hours, PSLV effectively launched eight satellites, including the nation’s SCATSAT-1 and five satellites from different countries, in two unique orbits to accomplish another point of reference. GSAT-18, India’s communication satellite, was launched on October 6 by an overwhelming obligation rocket of Arianespace from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana.


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