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ISRO Successfully Launches Resourcesat-2A Satellite Into The Space

This is the first time a camera is being used on the rocket during the launch.

07/12/2016 12:00 PM IST | Updated 07/12/2016 12:15 PM IST
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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C35)

NEW DELHI -- The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday launched PSLV-C36 rocket carrying remote sensing satellite RESOURCESAT-2A.

The Space agency launched the satellite from the First Launch Pad (FLP) at Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota.

The PSLV-XL variant rocket standing 44.4 metre tall and weighing 321 ton tore into the morning skies at 10.25 a.m. with a reverberating sound breaking free of the earth's gravitational pull.

The PSLV rocket is a four stage engine rocket powered by solid and liquid fuel alternatively.

The Resourcesat-2A weighing 1,235 kg was injected into the orbit at around 20 minutes into the destination.

According to Indian Space Research Organisation Resourcesat-2A is a follow on mission to Resourcesat-1 and Resourcesat-2, launched in 2003 and 2011 respectively.

The new satellite Resourcesat-2A is intended to continue the remote sensing data services to global users provided by it two predecessors.

The Resourcesat-2A carries three payloads which are similar to those of the earlier two Resourcesat's.

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