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ISRO to Launch Radar Imaging Satellite Soon

Online registration for the Viewer's Gallery will start five days before the launch

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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

India will launch RISAT-2B, a radar imaging earth observation satellite, using Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-Core Alone (PSLV-CA) variant, on May 22, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Saturday.

According to the space agency, the PSLV rocket will blast off from the first launch pad carrying RISAT-2B at 5.27 a.m. on May 22, subject to weather conditions.

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ISRO missions. Image courtesy: udayavani.com

Like the previous launch events, the ISRO has made provisions for public to view the launch from recently opened Viewer’s Gallery at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, in Andhra Pradesh.

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Online registration for the Viewer’s Gallery will start five days before the launch. (IANS)

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Reportedly, Musk Aims to Add 30,000 more Internet Satellites in Orbit

According to reports, SpaceX recently filed paperwork with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for up to 30,000 additional Starlink satellites

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Musk already has permission from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to launch up to 12,000 Starlink craft to low Earth orbit (Representational Image). Pixabay

Elon Musk’s SPACEX reportedly wants to add 30,000 Starlink broadband satellites to the 12,000 it already plans to put into orbit.

The firm already has permission from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to launch up to 12,000 Starlink craft to low Earth orbit.

According to reports, SpaceX recently filed paperwork with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for up to 30,000 additional Starlink satellites.

The recent request for permission could take seven years to get clearances before the specified satellites are launched, The Sun reported on Wednesday.

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Musk, the SPACEX’s Founder and CEO, said earlier this year that economic viability could come with a constellation of about 1,000 satellites. Pixabay

It is not clear how many Starlink satellites SpaceX will actually build and launch.

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And there’s no guarantee SpaceX will end up launching the already-approved 12,000 satellites. Musk, the company’s founder and CEO, said earlier this year that economic viability could come with a constellation of about 1,000 satellites, space.com report added. (IANS)