ISRO launches Intelligence Satellite EMISAT & other 28 satellites of US and Spain
ISRO on April 1 launched EMISAT- an intelligence satellite for the Defence Research Development Organization from Sriharikota read more...
The Indian Space Research Organization has developed a unique satellite - EMISAT whose launch was conducted today. It is an electronic intelligence satellite with a goal to provide intelligence to the Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO). The launch took place at Satish Dhawan Space Centre situation in Sriharikota. Along with it, 28 other satellites were also launched, which included 24 from the US.
The duration of the complete flight sequence was about 180 minutes. ISRO's PSLV-C45 had carried the operation wherein EMISAT of 436 kg was put into 749km orbit whereas other satellites were put into the 504km orbit. The first time the space experiment will be performed in three orbits where payloads would be placed by ISRO.
As reported the main purpose of ISRO to launch the EMISAT satellite is to calculate the electromagnetic spectrum as well as to locate the radar emitters at ground and sea level both.
This mission was 47th for Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle wherein PSLV-C45 took off the satellite at 9.27 AM from the space center. It is a third generation workhorse of ISRO. The second Launchpad was used for the mission.
This launch demonstrates how India is growing its space expertise. It is reported that launch will help in experiments related to maritime satellite applications too. Other 28 satellites are also launched which mainly for commercial purpose. In this mission, a new version of the rocket PSLV-QL was used at the primary level. It consists of four Strap-On motors as ISRO had mentioned.
ISRO scientist added that there were no chances of a collision in this mission as everything was systematically planned.