As always, space enthusiasts will have a chance to watch the launch of PSLV-C48 live. Last Updated: 11th December 2019 05:03 PM They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. Officially, the programme performs remote sensing to support agricultural projects, forestry and disaster management; however, RISAT is primarily designed for military surveillance. While six satellites from the US would be used for multi- mission remote sensing purpose, the one launched by Italy was aimed at taking up search and rescue. This cookie policy explains how and why cookies and other similar technologies may be stored on and accessed from your device when you use or visit zeenews.india.com websites that posts a link to this Policy (collectively, “the sites”). These cookies are used by us or by our third-party service providers to analyse how the sites are used and how they are performing. ISRO said that all the satellites will be carried by PSLV-QL variant. But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. An advanced satellite, which features high-resolution imaging capabilities, carries a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) payload which transmits radio signals towards the Earth's surface and records how they are reflected back towards the satellite. It can collect images even at night, as it uses radio waves – transmitted from the satellite – instead of visible light from the Sun to illuminate the Earth. Check Business Breaking News Live on Zee Business Twitter and Facebook. "ISRO has made a historic mission..I am extremely happy to declare that the 50th PSLV vehicle successfully injected RISAT-2BR1 precisely into the 576 km orbit," he said. RISAT-2BR1 was placed into orbit around 16 minutes after the lift off while the remaining satellites were released in their respective orbits about five minutes later. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will check if cookies can be captured when you direct your browser to our sites. Post limit reached. Get Latest Business News, Stock Market Updates and Videos; Check your tax outgo through Income Tax Calculator and save money through our Personal Finance coverage. In any event, such information will be kept in our database until we get explicit consent from you to remove all the stored cookies. Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! The other tracking technologies work similarly to cookies and place small data files on your devices or monitor your website activity to enable us to collect information about how you use our sites. By continuing to browse or use our sites, you agree that we can store and access cookies and other tracking technologies as described in this policy. Please try again in a minute. The 628 kg remote imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2BR follows RISAT-2B, which was placed successfully in orbit in May this year. The launch, marking a significant milestone, marks the 50th mission of the PSLV-C48 (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) for the space agency, and also the 75th vehicle mission from Sriharikota.