Home News INDIAN NEWS Countdown begins for Indian rocket’s Wednesday launch

Countdown begins for Indian rocket’s Wednesday launch

9
0
SHARE
Sriharikota: PSLV-C46 is set to launch RISAT-2B from Satish Dhawan Space Centre on 22nd May, 2019; in Sriharikota on May 11, 2019. (Photo: IANS/ISRO) by .
PSLV-C46 is set to launch RISAT-2B from Satish Dhawan Space Centre on 22nd May, 2019; in Sriharikota

The countdown for the Wednesday launch of India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) carrying the radar imaging earth observation satellite, RISAT-2B began on Tuesday, said an ISRO official…reports Asian Lite News

Sriharikota: PSLV-C46 is set to launch RISAT-2B from Satish Dhawan Space Centre on 22nd May, 2019; in Sriharikota on May 11, 2019. (Photo: IANS/ISRO) by .
PSLV-C46 is set to launch RISAT-2B from Satish Dhawan Space Centre on 22nd May, 2019; in Sriharikota

According to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) official, the 25-hour countdown for the PSLV launch started at 4.30 a.m. on Tuesday.

The PSLV-C46 as per ISRO’s numbering system, will lift-off from the first launch pad at the rocket port in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh at about 5.30 a.m. on Wednesday.

The rocket will carry the RISAT-2B weighing 615 kg which will beef up India’s surveillance capabilities from the sky.

India also plans to launch another radar imaging satellite named RISAT-2BR later this year.

According to the ISRO, the RISAT-2B satellite will be used for agriculture, forestry and disaster management.

About 15 minutes into its flight, the rocket will place the RISAT-2B into an orbit of about 555 km.

The PSLV rocket, that will fly on Wednesday, is the core alone variant without the strap on motors.

Leave your opinion

avatar
  Subscribe  
Notify of