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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

ISRO launches two foreign satellites NovaSAR and S1-4 from Sriharikota

PSLV-C42 Launch from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, SHAR
Indian Space Research Organization successfully launched two foreign satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) located at Sriharikota Range on 16 September 2018. It was aimed to launch two Earth Observation Satellites named NovaSAR and S1-4 ( a total mass of about 889 kilograms). This satellites were from United Kingdom and the launch was a commercial arrangement from Antrix Corporation Limited, Department of Space, India.

PSLV-C42 successfully injected both the satellites into Sun Synchronous Orbit after its launch. NovaSAR is a S-Band Synthetic Aperture Rader Satellite intended for forest mapping, ice covering and disaster monitoring. S1-4 is a high resolution EOS (Earth Observation Satellite) intended for surveying resources and environmental monitoring.


Image Credit : ISRO

Information Source: PSLV-C42/ISRO


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