The ISRO’s PSLV C-52 carrying three satellites namely EOS – 04, The INS-2TD, INSPIREsat-1 successfully lifting off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on 14th February.
This is ISRO’s first launch of 2022 and under the new Chairman S. Somanath.
Earth Observation Satellite, EOS – 04, a radar imaging satellite is designed to provide high quality images in all weather conditions for applications such as agriculture, forestry, plantation, flood mapping, soil moisture and hydrology.
The INS-2TD is a precursor to the India-Bhutan joint satellite [INS 2-B] and will assess land and water surface temperatures, delineation of crops and forest and thermal inertia.
The INSPIREsat-1 is a student satellite from the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology in association with the University of Colorado, USA and is aimed at improving the understanding of ionosphere dynamics and the Sun’s coronal heating processes. The Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and the National Central University, Taiwan, were part of the development team.