ISRO Launches PSLV-C48 with spy satellite, 9 others

The Indian Space Research Organization (Isro) would dispatch India’s most recent government operative satellite RISAT-2BR1 and nine remote satellites on Wednesday. The radar imaging earth perception satellite, RISAT-2BR1 would be propelled through Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).

The workhorse PSLV, on its 50th strategic, C48 is booked to lift off from the principal platform of the Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh at 3.25 PM, the Isro said.

PSLV will likewise convey nine outside satellites during the dispatch. The remote satellites incorporate one from Israel, one from Italy, and one from Japan and six from the USA.

Sixteen minutes into the dispatch, the PSLV rocket will sling RISAT-2BR1 and a moment later, the first of the nine client satellites will be shot out into space.

The dispatch of the covert operative satellites and the other nine satellites is required to close in around 21 minutes. The commencement for the dispatch of the PSLV-C48 mission started on Tuesday evening, Isro said.

“The commencement for the dispatch of #PSLVC48/#RISAT2BR1 strategic today at 1640 Hrs (IST) from Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota,” Isro said in a tweet.

As per the Isro, the co-traveler satellites are being propelled under a business game plan with New Space India Limited (NSIL). The 628 kg satellite, implied for applications in different fields like horticulture, ranger service and debacle the board support.

Prior, Isro Chairman K Sivan offered supplications at the Tirupati Balaji sanctuary in Tirumala before the dispatch of satellites from PSLV C48. While addressing media, he said that PSLV C48 is a notable accomplishment by ISRO as this is the 50th dispatch for PSLV and 75th dispatch from Sriharikota.

Till date, ISRO has put into orbit 310 foreign satellites and if the Dec 11 missions turns out to be successful, then this number will go up to 319. Hight Lands Today tells you some milestones of ISRO


  • 75th launch vehicle mission from SDSC SHAR
  • 50th flight of PSLV
  • 37th launch from First Launch Pad
  • 6th launch of 2019
  • Second flight of PSLV-QL