Internal and external security is the main point of any nation. India`s security by satellites and every means is really protective. So because of that, the Indian Army can face the attacks by a terrorist. There are some satellites in the space sent by ISRO. They are working very effectively. It is not only about the security but also the satellites that will provide the service to forestry and disaster management domains. So amidst of Indian election results, yet again the scientist made proud Indians by launching the satellite RISAT-2B surveillance satellite. In the other side, every Indian was waiting for the result of elections and on another side, the ISRO gave a surprise to every Indian.
ISRO Has launched RISAT-2B
Indian Space Research Organisation has successfully launched RISAT-2B. Its full form is Radar Imaging Satellite -2B. As it is a radar imaging earth observation satellite, It can take high-resolution images of the earth during day and night. This also can take images under cloudy conditions with the help of a synthetic aperture radar. This is true that this satellite has launched with the surveillance purpose but scientists had to fulfill some more purposes. It can also provide services to agriculture, forestry, and disaster management domains. The PSLVC46 carried the RISAT-2B lifted-off at 05:30 am from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.
This satellite will replace the RISAT-2. This RISAT-2 was launched in 2009. India uses RESAT-2 for a very important purpose. It is used to monitor terrorist activities at the borders adjacent to Pakistan and thwart their infiltration bids. As it’s a time of Indian election result, the best decision by Indian Prime Minister has also happened with the help of this satellite. This satellite helped Indian intelligence agencies to plan a surgical strike in 2016 in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir and the Balakot aerial strike earlier this year.
Future Plans of ISRO
The RISAT-2B has a life span of five years. It will also be used for military surveillance. As ISRO has taken this decision to send a satellite in the space amidst Indian election results. It is a successful mission for them. So ISRO is planning to launch a few more all-weather imaging RISAT satellites in the next one year. ISRO is also preparing to launch Chandrayaan-2 in July which will lead on the moon in September. The Rocket carrying Chandrayaan-2 consists of three modules. The Orbiter, Lander (Vikram), and Rover (Pragyan). The first two will interfaced and mechanically and stacked together as a signal integrated module the launch rocket. So for that, it will need space in the space and there are so many satellites up there. For that ISRO is also making space for new satellites.
Wednesday`s launch of the PSLV also marked the third launch in 2019. The weight of the satellite was 615-kg. So for that, it needed a strong rocket to carry it. It was the 14th flight of the PSLV in its core-alone configuration sans the use of the solid strap-on motors. This was also the 72nd launch vehicle mission from Sriharikota. It is also marked the 36th launch from the first launch pad.