Finally, after the wait of 1 year, Indian Space and Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launches 10 satellite including EOS-01, an earth observation satellite into the space by PSLV-C49.
PSLV-C49 is the 51st launch of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, will include EOS-01 as primary satellite along with nine international customer satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota.
7 minutes before the launch mission director delayed the launch time by 10 minutes due to bad weather but finally PSLV-C49 successfully lifts-off at 1512 hours.
— ISRO (@isro) November 7, 2020
EOS-01 is the primary payload of PSLV-C49. It is a synthetic aperture radar weather satellite intended for applications in agriculture, forestry and disaster management support.
It is a part of India’s RISAT series Satellite, originally named a RISAT-2BR2.
The 9 customer satellite comprises of one technology demonstrator from Lithuania, 4 maritime application satellite from Luxembourg and 4 remote sensing Lemur satellite from United States.
Last Satellite launch conducted by ISRO is almost an year ago, when PSLV-C48 successfully launched from Sriharikota on 11 December 2019 and the primary payload of the launch vehicle RISAT-2BR1.
After December 2019, several mission of ISRO gets delayed due to Coronavirus.