Kohima, November 07 (NEx): The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched the Earth Observation Satellite, EOS-01, along with nine international customer satellites on board the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota on Saturday, November 07, 2020.
India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C49), lifted-off at 03:11 pm from the First Launch Pad of SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
The ISRO said, after 15 minutes and 20 seconds, EOS-01 was successfully injected into its orbit. EOS-01 is an earth observation satellite, intended for applications in agriculture, forestry and disaster management support.
Subsequently, nine commercial satellites, including four each from US and Luxembourg and one from Lithuania, were also injected into their intended orbits. These satellites were launched under a commercial arrangement with NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), informed ISRO in a statement.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates ISRO and India’s space industry for the successful launch of PSLV-C49/EOS-01 Mission today. In the time of COVID-19, our scientists overcame many constraints to meet the deadline – tweets PM Modi.
I congratulate @ISRO and India's space industry for the successful launch of PSLV-C49/EOS-01 Mission today. In the time of COVID-19, our scientists overcame many constraints to meet the deadline.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 7, 2020