Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on successful launch of earth observation satellite RISAT-2B.
“Congratulate ISRO – Indian Space Research Organisation on successful launch of earth observation satellite #RISAT2B on-board #PSLVC46. It will serve as an eye in the sky for the nation, augmenting country’s surveillance capabilities in the field of defence, agriculture, forestry and disaster management,” tweeted Patnaik.
India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C46) today successfully launched the RISAT-2B satellite from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. This was the 72nd launch vehicle mission from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota and 36th launch from the First Launch pad.
PSLV-C46 lifted-off at 5.30 am from the First Launch Pad and injected RISAT-2B into an orbit of 556 km, about 15 minutes and 25 seconds after lift-off. After separation, solar arrays of RISAT-2B were deployed automatically and ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) at Bengaluru assumed control of the satellite. In the coming days, the satellite will be brought to its final operational configuration.