PSLV successfully launches EOS-01 and nine customer satellites from Sriharikota

by | Nov 12, 2020 | Daily Space, Rockets, Spacecraft | 0 comments

PSLV successfully launches EOS-01 and nine customer satellites from Sriharikota
CREDIT: ISRO

Finally, India launched its first rocket of the year! On November 7 at 09:42 UTC, a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) carried the EOS-1 to orbit from Satish Dhawan Space Center.

EOS-1, formerly known as RISAT-2BR2, is an Earth observation satellite.  According to the India Space Research Organization (ISRO), the satellite is “intended for applications in agriculture, forestry, and disaster management support.”

Also on board were nine commercial customers:

  • R2, a technology demonstration from Lithuania
  • Four satellites for Kleos Space’s constellation will monitor ocean traffic for things like illegal fishing, dumping, or smuggling
  • Four Lemur-2 satellites will join a large constellation of multi-mission remote sensing satellites

More Information

ISRO press release 

EOS-01 info page (ISRO)

Deccan News article 

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