Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched the ‘RISAT-2B’ Satellite from the Sriharikota’s, Satish Dhawan Space Centre, SHAR. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C46) lifted-off from the First Launch Pad and injected RISAT-2B into an orbit of 556 km, about 15 minutes and 25 seconds after lift-off.
The RISAT-2B is a radar imaging earth observation satellite, weighing about 615 kg. The satellite is intended to provide services in the field of agriculture, forestry and disaster management. The all-weather, radar imaging satellite has the capability to observe and image the earth from about 500 kms.
Important Abbreviations Used-
- RISAT- Radar Imaging SATellite.
- ISRO- Indian Space Research Organization.
- RADAR- RAdio Detection And Ranging.
- PSLV- Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.
Source- The Hindu
Static/Current Takeaways Important For SSC CGL Exam 2019:
- ISRO Director: K. Sivan, Headquarters: Bengaluru, Established in: 1969.