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Earth Observation Satellite "RISAT 2B" Successfully Launched

ISRO launched Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C46) from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota on its 48th mission, carrying earth observation satellite RISAT-2B on 22nd May.

Details:

  • The earth observation satellite RISAT-2B is capable of observing Earth during the day, night and even under rainy and cloudy conditions.
  • The launch of the PSLV marks the third launch in 2019.
  • It was the 72nd launch vehicle mission from Sriharikota and also marked the 36th launch from the first launch pad.

RISAT-2B:

  • The RISAT-2B (Radar Imaging Satellite-2B), meant for application in fields such as surveillance, agriculture, forestry and disaster management support, was released into the orbit successfully.
  • It would replace the RISAT-2, which was successfully launched in 2009.
  • RISAT-2B is an excellent satellite with hi-fi earth observation capabilities.
  • The RISAT-2B is equipped with a synthetic aperture radar that can take pictures of the earth during day and night, and also under cloudy conditions.
  • With a mission life of five years, the satellite would also be used for military surveillance.
  • The RISAT-2 has been actively used by India to monitor activities in camps across the border in Pakistan to thwart infiltration bids by terrorists.

Question:

Q. ISRO launched which earth observation satellite on 22nd May?
a. ETSAT-2B
b. RISAT-2B
c. HISAT-2B
d. OBSAT-2B
Earth Observation Satellite "RISAT 2B" Successfully Launched Earth Observation Satellite "RISAT 2B" Successfully Launched Reviewed by Neha Verma on May 23, 2019 Rating: 5

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