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Apr 01, 2019
9:04PM

ISRO successfully launches India’s latest EMISAT defence satellite

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The Indian Space Research Organization, ISRO, launched India’s latest satellite EMISAT and 28 other smaller satellites of international customers this morning with textbook precision. 

The ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network at Bengaluru has assumed control of EMISAT satellite after its successful launch. 

The national space agency’s workhorse launch vehicle PSLV-C45, carrying the payloads on board, lifted off from its spaceport, Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota at 09:27 am.

In a little over 17 minutes, the primary payload EMISAT was ed by the rocket at an altitude of 754 km, as planned. 

In the coming days, the satellite will be brought to its final operational configuration. 

EMISAT is capable of gathering information of strategic value, in the electromagnetic spectrum. 

The foreign satellites include 24 from the US, two from Lithuania and one each from Spain and Switzerland. 

In a congratulatory address to his fellow scientists, ISRO Chairman Dr Sivan said there would be thirty more ISRO missions this year. 

Calling it a very special mission, Dr Sivan congratulated all scientists involved and also the industry participants. 

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