‘The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)-C 19 rocket will soar into the sky on April 28 at 5.45 AM (IST). Arrangements have been made at Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR) by ISRO for the rocket launch. This rocket will put microwave remote sensing satellite RISAT-1 (Radar Imaging Satellite) into the orbit. This satellite weighs 1,850 kg and is country’s indigenous product.
While PSLV has launched so many satellites into the orbit, no satellite weighed more than Risat. PSLV will put this Risat into orbit after travelling about 536 kilometres. Once successfully launched, Risat will send signals to ISRO only after 25 days. With the help of high resolution cameras fixed in the satellite, RISAT will send across the photographs related to the climate year long. The best of the satellite is that it will even be acting as a spy satellite by keeping a close watch on the terrorist and suspicious activities in the country.
RISAT has already arrived at SHAR from Bengalurus’ ISRO centre and as of now all works related to the launch are underway. Since this is being the first launch in this year, ISRO is reportedly trying its best to make it successful. If the rocket puts the satellite into the orbit successfully, then it would be one of the biggest victories of the country.(phani)