Adding to India's capability of observing the earth in all weather conditions, ISRO launched the RISAT-2B satellite this morning, 22nd May 2019.
🇮🇳 #ISROMissions 🇮🇳#PSLVC46 successfully injects #RISAT2B into Low Earth Orbit.— ISRO (@isro) May 22, 2019
Here's the view of #RISAT2B separation captured by our onboard camera
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PSLV-C46 was used to launch the satellite into its orbit.
The radar imaging earth observation satellite will have a mission life of five years and will be useful in the fields of agriculture, forestry and disaster management.
This satellite has the capability to penetrate through thick cloud cover which makes it suitable for military applications as well.
RISAT-2B would replace the RISAT-2 that has been monitoring activities in the military camps in Pakistan across the border.
Describing the importance of this satellite, ISRO Chairman, K Sivan, said:
"This is a very, very important mission for India. It is an excellent satellite with hi-fi earth observation capabilities."
Soon after the launch, congratulatory messages poured in for ISRO from all quarters.
Yet another milestone achieved.— Chowkidar Maneka Gandhi (@Manekagandhibjp) May 22, 2019
I congratulate the entire team of @isro for successfully launching #RISAT2B, an all-weather Earth observation satellite capable of providing accurate and high quality results.
Team, your abilities are matchless! #Sriharikota pic.twitter.com/JB9Mdeq3Cy
Congratulations @isro for successfully launching the highly capable #RISAT2B satellite that will equip our armed forces to increase vigilance at our porous & vulnerable borders. -Sg #PSLVC46 #ISROMissions #ISRO https://t.co/Ir44DIB3f4— Sadhguru (@SadhguruJV) May 22, 2019
Congratulating @isro for successfully launching #RISAT2B earth observation satellite through #PSLVC46. It will enhance India’s surveillance capabilities and will provide services in fields such as agriculture, forestry and disaster management support.— N Chandrababu Naidu (@ncbn) May 22, 2019
No more #Balakot blackout! A 7-satellite constellation will give India all round all weather view.— Lt Gen Satish Dua🇮🇳 (@TheSatishDua) May 22, 2019
ISRO launches RISAT 2B which allows 24-hr uninterrupted view, thru clouds/rain
One up, 6 more to go!
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RISAT-2B will give India the capability to thwart any possible security breach across its border in future.