Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), took to Twitter to make the announcement of its next launch that is scheduled to take place later this month. After successfully launching Cartosat-3 and 13 U.S.Nanosatellites last month the space agency is geared up for the 50th launch mission on the back of PSLV.
We are gearing up for the next launch !#RISAT2BR1 & 9 commercial satellites will be flown onboard #PSLVC48 at 1525 hrs IST on December 11, 2019— ISRO (@isro) December 4, 2019
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The satellite to be launched would be RISAT-2BR1. RISAT-2BR1 is a Radar imaging earth observation satellite weighing about 628 kg and would be placed into an orbit of 576 km at an inclination of 37 degrees. The satellite would be carried on board of PSLV-C48.
Apart from RISAT-2BR1, PSLV-C48 would carry 9 customer/commercial satellites of Israel(1), Italy(1), Japan(1) and USA(6) as co-passengers. The 9 commercial satellites are launched under the commercial arrangement with NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) by the space agencies of the respective countries.
The launch is scheduled to take place from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota at 1525 Hrs IST on December 11, 2019, subjected to the weather conditions. The proposed launch mission would be the 75th launch vehicle mission from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota and 37th launch from the First Launchpad.