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7 Points About PSLV-C49/ EOS-01 Mission You Should Know (#upsc)(#GeneralAwareness)(#currentAffairs)(#ISRO)

 7 Points About PSLV-C49/ EOS-01 Mission You Should Know

7 Points About PSLV-C49/ EOS-01 Mission You Should Know (#upsc)(#GeneralAwareness)(#currentAffairs)(#ISRO)

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.

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.

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.

This was the 51st mission of ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.

After successfully deployment of EOS-01 satellite in the target orbit, ISRO’s Telemetry Tracking and Command Network at Bengaluru assumed control of it.

  PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) and GSLV (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle) are the satellite-launch vehicles (rockets) developed by ISRO. 

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. 

Image credits: isro website

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