Ministers Congratulate ISRO For The Risat 2B Launch

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Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, the President of the Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for launching Risat 2B.

Apart from Jagan, many political leaders and ministers such as Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi and others took to Twitter and congratulated ISRO for its successful launch of the new satellite.

The ISRO, during the early hours of the 22nd of May, launched a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) under the Risat series.

The 615 kg Satellite was launched at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

K. Sivan, the Chairman of ISRO said, “PSLV C46 placed Risat 2B in a precise orbit of 555 km with a 37 degree inclination.”

The Risat 2B, the microwave Earth observation satellite was launched for collecting data such as agriculture and weather forecast in detail. With the help of its X band synthetic aperture radar it will be able to penetrate clouds and observe Earth’s surface 24X7.

An ISRO official said, “The RISAT satellite can take images of a building or an object on the earth at least two to three times a day.”

The new launch of Risat 2B will also be helpful for surveillance purposes, such as threat of terror and armed forces.

This is the third launch by ISRO under radar imaging satellite programme. In 2009 and 2012, ISRO launched Risat 2 and Risat 1 respectively.

The Risat 2B launch was said to be in the works for at least 5 years.

After the successful launch of Risat 2B, ISRO is planning to launch more Risat series in its space based observation of Earth.

Stay tuned for further updates.


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