ISRO to launch RISAT-2B from Sriharikota on May 22

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Indian Space Research Organization ISRO is scheduled to launch the nation’s latest radar imaging satellite RISAT-2B on 22nd of this month.

A release from the national space agency says, it will be lifted off by the workhorse rocket PSLV-C46 in its 48th flight.

It will zoom into space from the First Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, 90 km north of Chennai. The launch is tentatively scheduled at 0527 hrs on the day.

RISAT-2B is a modern radar imaging earth observation satellite. It will be placed in an orbit of 555 km from the earth.

PSLV will fly in 'core-alone' configuration carrying the satellite, without the use of solid strap-on motors. This will be the 72nd launch vehicle mission for ISRO from its spaceport at Sriharikota.

ISRO has made provisions for the general public to view the launch from its recently opened Viewer’s Gallery in the spaceport. They can make online registration for viewing the launch from 5 days before the launch. (AIR)

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