ISRO successfully launches earth observation satellite, EOS-04 and 2 co-passenger satellites, in its first mission of 2022
- The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched an Earth Observation Satellite, EOS-04 and two small satellites into the intended orbit on February 14, 2022.
- This was the first launch mission of ISRO in the year 2022.
- The satellites were launched onboard the launch vehicle PSLV-C52 rocket from the First Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
Earth Observation Satellite (EOS-04)
- EOS-04 is a Radar Imaging Satellite (RISAT) designed to provide high-quality images under all weather conditions for applications such as agriculture, forestry, and plantations, flood mapping, soil moisture & hydrology.
- The satellite weighs about 1710 kg. It can generate 2280 W power. It has a mission life of 10 years.
About Co-passenger satellites
- The two small satellites included a student satellite (INSPIREsat-1), and a technology demonstrator satellite (INS-2TD).
- INSPIREsat-1 has been developed by the Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology (IIST) in association with the Laboratory of Atmospheric & Space Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
- INS-2TD is a technology demonstrator satellite from ISRO. This is a precursor to the India-Bhutan Joint Satellite (INS-2B).
Points to Remember:
- Name of the earth observation satellite launched by ISRO in its first mission of 2022?
- Which launch vehicle was used to launch the satellite?
- How many small satellites were launched along with the earth observation satellite?
- Name of the two small satellites.
Source: Financial Express