What is the News?
Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) has successfully launched three satellites onboard the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C52.
What are the three satellites launched by ISRO?
EOS-04: It is a radar imaging satellite with a mission life of 10 years.It is designed to provide high-quality images in all weather conditions for applications such as agriculture, forestry, plantation, flood mapping, soil moisture and hydrology.The satellite will collect earth observation data in C-band.
INS-2TD: It is a precursor to the India-Bhutan joint satellite [INS 2-B] and will assess land and water surface temperatures, delineation of crops and forest and thermal inertia.
INSPIREsat-1: It is a student satellite from the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology in association with the University of Colorado, U.S. It is aimed at improving the understanding of ionosphere dynamics and the Sun’s coronal heating processes. Taiwan and Singapore universities were part of the development team of the INSPIREsat.
Note: This is the first time Taiwan has collaborated with an international team to launch a satellite from India.
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Source: This post is based on the article “ISRO puts 3 satellites into orbit aboard PSLV C-52” published in The Hindu on 15th Feb 2022.