Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) scientists for successfully launching the PSLV-C52 mission on Monday.
Earlier this morning at 5.59 am, the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) successfully launched its earth observation satellite EOS-4 and two co-passenger technology demonstrator and scientific satellites from the first launch pad at the country’s only spaceport in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
Congratulations to our space scientists on the successful launch of PSLV C52 mission. EOS-04 satellite will provide high resolution images under all weather conditions for agriculture, forestry and plantations, soil moisture and hydrology as well as flood mapping.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 14, 2022
Prime Minister in his tweet complimented Indian space scientists on the successful launch of the PSLV C52 mission. He expressed that the EOS-04 satellite would provide all-weather high-resolution images. He also added that these images would assist sectors like agriculture, forestry and plantations, soil moisture and hydrology besides in mapping of floods.
This stood as the country’s first mission this year since the failure of the GSLV F10 mission in August 2021. The PSLV-C52/EOS-04 mission too has been already deferred twice due to the pandemic and the launch got pushed to the fourth quarter and finally to early 2022.
India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C52 injected Earth Observation Satellite EOS-04, into an intended sun synchronous polar orbit of 529 km altitude at 06:17 hours IST on February 14, 2022 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, SHAR, Sriharikota. https://t.co/BisacQP8Qf
— ISRO (@isro) February 14, 2022
The launch was accomplished from SAR in Sriharikota at 5:59 am to deploy EOS-04 in the Sun-Synchronous Orbit nearly 529 kilometres above the Earth. The four-stage rocket lifted off with a student satellite INSPIRESat and a spacecraft dubbed INSAT-2DT that is a forerunner of a joint India-Bhutan mission in the future.
“After a flight of about 17 minutes 34 seconds three satellites namely EOS-04, INSPIREsat-1 and INST-2TD were injected successfully into a sun-synchronous polar orbit of 529 km. The orbit achieved for the satellites is very close to the intended orbits,” the space agency declared in a statement.
ISRO Chairman S Somanath also congratulated ‘team ISRO’for the precision with which the mission was accomplished.