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.