ISRO launches two satellites NovaSAR and S1-4 using PSLV-C42
The ISRO successfully launched two satellites NovaSAR and S1-4 using PSLV-C42 to United Kingdom (UK) based Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL). Both satellites were injected into the Sun Synchronous Orbit, about 17 minutes later, at an altitude of 583 km.
About NovaSAR Satellite
- NovaSAR carries S-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and an Automatic Identification Receiver payloads.
- The satellite applications include forestry mapping, land use and ice cover monitoring, flood and disaster monitoring and maritime missions.
- It will be operated from SSTL’s Spacecraft Operations Centre in Guildford, UK
About S1-4 Satellites
- S1-4 is a high-resolution earth observation satellite meant for surveying resources, environment monitoring, urban management, and disaster monitoring.
Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) is the third generation launch vehicle of India. It is the first Indian launch vehicle to be equipped with liquid stages. After its first successful launch in October 1994, PSLV emerged as the reliable and versatile workhorse launch vehicle of India with 39 consecutively successful missions by June 2017. During 1994-2017 period, the vehicle has launched 48 Indian satellites and 209 satellites for customers from abroad.