ISRO Launches PSLV-C49 With EOS-01, Nine Other Satellites


India’s PSLV-C49 carrying its latest soil statement satellite EOS-01 and nine customer satellites lifted off from the spaceport here on Saturday. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C49/EOS-01) blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 3:12pm at the end of a 26-hour countdown.

The lift off was once originally scheduled for 3:02pm but was once delayed by 10 minutes because of debris on the path of the vehicle, ISRO said. This is the first mission by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) this year.

ISRO has put up a live feed of the launch on Twitter. The space organisation also tweeted that each one nine customer satellites separated successfully and has been injected into their deliberate orbit.

EOS-01 is intended for applications in agriculture, forestry and catastrophe management reinforce, ISRO said. The customer satellites are from Lithuania (1), Luxembourg (4) and america (4). ISRO said that the customer satellites are being launched under a commercial agreement with NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), Branch of Space.

Because of COVID-19, the launch viewing gallery remained closed right through the launch.

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