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ISRO Planning to Inaugurate Radar Imaging Satellite ‘RISAT 2BR1’ in May End

India will also launch two more defence satellites some time in July or August with its new rocket Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV)

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India is planning to launch its radar imaging satellite RISAT 2BR1 sometime towards the end of May 2019 on one of the variants of its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket, sources said on Tuesday.

The PSLV rocket is expected to fly on May 22 carrying RISAT 2BR1, officials of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) told IANS on condition of anonymity.

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The PSLV rocket is expected to fly on May 22 carrying RISAT 2BR1, officials of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) told. Pixabay

The rocket that would carry RISAT 2BR1 is designated as PSLV-C46 as per ISRO’s numbering system and will blast off from the first launch pad at the country’s rocket port in Sriharikota.

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Following the launch of RISAT 2BR1, ISRO will send up a cartography satellite Catosat-3. India will also launch two more defence satellites some time in July or August with its new rocket Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV). (IANS)

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ISRO Planning to Launch its Surveillance Satellite Soon

The next radar imaging satellite - RISAT-2BR2 - expected to be launched soon will also have two small foreign satellites are piggyback

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India will put into orbit another of its sharp-eyed surveillance satellite RISAT-2BR1 with synthetic aperture radar on December 11, an Indian space agency official said on Tuesday.

“The next space mission is to orbit RISAT-2BR1, a radar imaging satellite. The rocket launch will be on December 11,” an official of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told IANS.

Piggy backing on the 615 kg RISAT-2BR1 in the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) would be four foreign satellites that India will be carrying for a fee.

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Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan, left, and Junior Indian Minister for Department of Atomic Energy and Space Jitendra Singh address a news conference in New Delhi. VOA

According to the official, another radar imaging satellite 2BR2 with synthetic aperture radar will soon follow after December 11 mission.

A clutch of such sharp-eyed satellites are necessary to look down at the earth on a continuous basis.

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In May this year, ISRO had launched 615 kg RISAT-2B.

The next radar imaging satellite – RISAT-2BR2 – expected to be launched soon will also have two small foreign satellites are piggyback. (IANS)