- February 14, 2022
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
TOPIC: Science & Tech
Context- The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched its earth observation satellite EOS-4 and two co-passenger technology demonstrator and scientific satellites on Monday from the first launch pad at the country’s only spaceport in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh
- The spacecraft will also carry the INS-2DT technology demonstrator satellite, which has a thermal imaging camera and can help in the assessment of land and water surface temperatures apart from mapping vegetation.
- India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C52 injected Earth Observation Satellite EOS-04, into an intended sun synchronous polar orbit of 529 km from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, SHAR, Sriharikota.
- The 1,700kg EOS-04 is a radar imaging satellite capable of providing high-quality images under all weather conditions.
- It can be used to capture images for agriculture, forestry, flood mapping, soil moisture and hydrology.
- The satellite has a mission life of 10 years.
Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) or Sriharikota Range (SHAR):
- Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) or Sriharikota Range (SHAR) is a rocket launch centre (spaceport) operated by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
- Sriharikota is a barrier island off the Bay of Bengal coast located in the Shar Project settlement of Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh, India.