7 Points About PSLV-C49/ EOS-01 Mission You Should Know
① PSLV-C49 successfully launches EOS-01 and Nine Customer Satellites in its fifty first flight (PSLV-C49) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota on November 07, 2020.
② The EOS-01 satellite is an earth observation satellite that will support applications in agriculture and forestry and disaster management.
EOS-01 (formerly known as RISAT-2BR2) is an X-band, synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) based all weather Earth imaging satellite and is developed by ISRO.
③ The nine customer satellites were launched along with ISRO’s primary satellite under a commercial agreement with New Space India Limited (NSIL). Among the nine customer satellites one belonged to Lithuania, four to Luxembourg and four to the United States of America.
④ This was the 51st mission of ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.
⑤ After successfully deployment of EOS-01 satellite in the target orbit, ISRO’s Telemetry Tracking and Command Network at Bengaluru assumed control of it.
⑥ PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) and GSLV (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle) are the satellite-launch vehicles (rockets) developed by ISRO.
⑦ PSLV is a four-staged launch vehicle with first and third stage using solid rocket motors and second and fourth stages using liquid rocket engines.
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