PSLV-C46/Risat-2B mission a success, Isro places radar imaging earth observation satellite in orbit
Wednesday, 22 May 2019 PSLV-C46 carrying Risat 2B -- which weighs 615kg -- lifted off from the first launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 5.30am, as scheduled. It was the 48th flight of PSLV and the 14th flight in 'core-alone' configuration where solid strap-on motors were not used.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched an earth observation satellite to enhance the country's surveillance capabilities.
Footage shows rocket PSLV-C46 blasting off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota, carrying the satellite on May 22.