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ISRO All Set For RISAT-2BR1 Launch Marking PSLV’s 50th

Two weeks after its successful launch of Cartosat-3 and 13 commercial satellites from USA the Indian Space Reserach Organization (ISRO) is all set for its next assignment. This time its the launch of Border Surveillance Satellite RISAT-2BR1.

ISRO made the announcement of RISAT-2BR1’s launch on 4th of December on its twitter handle. Seeing the curiosity of people in its missions the space organization also opened registration for those who wanted to watch it all live from the ‘Launch View Gallery’.

The launch would take place from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR on the back of PSLV-C48. The mission would be the 50th flight of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle aka PSLV.

Like last time the radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2BR1 would not be alone on board of PSLVC-C48 and would have 9 customer satellites one each from Israel, Italy, Japan and 6 from the U.S.A.

The launch that is scheduled for 1525 Hrs IST today (December 11, 2019) would aim to put the RISAT-2BR1 satellite into an orbit of 576 km at an inclination of 37 degrees. The countdown for the launch begun yesterday on 4:40 P.M. as informed by the ISRO.

In its latest tweet today ISRO informed that filling of propellant for the second stage(PS2) of PSLV-C48 was completed. The visuals of the launch would be aired live on ISRO’s YouTube channel and Doordarshan Network.

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