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For terrorists’ surveillance ISRO puts RISAT-2B into orbit

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Sriharikota: In a pre-dawn launch on Wednesday, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scripted history by successfully launching earth observation satellite RISAT-2B that would enhance the country’s surveillance capabilities among others.

As the 25-hour countdown which had began on Tuesday concluded, the agency’s trusted workhorse, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C46) blasted off at 5.30 am from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here on its 48th mission, carrying the 615 kg satellite.

 

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The RISAT-2B (Radar Imaging Satellite-2B), meant for application in fields such as surveillance, agriculture, forestry and disaster management support, was successfully released into its orbit at about 15 minutes and 30 seconds after the lift-off.

Commenting on the launch from the Mission Control Centre, ISRO Chairman K Sivan said that the PSLV-C46 successfully injected RISAT-2B precisely in the designated orbit of 555 km, with an inclination of 37 degrees.

 

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“This particular mission for PSLV is a very, very important mission. With this launch, PSLV lofts 50 tonnes to space by launching 354 satellites, including national, student and foreign satellites,” Sivan said.

The ISRO chairman said the PSLV-C46 carried two important piggyback payloads, an indigenously developed processor and a low cost Inertial Navigation System. “It is going to revolutionise our future launch vehicle missions” he said.

 

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Sivan said the RISAT-2B is an advanced earth observation satellite. “In this satellite, another very complex new technology has flown. That is a 3.6 metre unfurlable radial rib antenna. This is also going to be the technology of the future,” he added.

On future launches, Sivan said, “The next mission-Chandrayaan-2-is going to be a landmark mission for India. It is going to be the most complex mission ever undertaken by ISRO. It is going to take place between July 9 and July 16 this year.”

 

To keep eye on terrorists’ activities ISRO launch RISAT-2B:

 

He added that the landing on the moon is expected to be on September 6. “It is going to land at a particular location where nobody has gone before.” After Chandrayaan-2, Sivan said, “ISRO would look at launching the very high resolution CARTOSAT 3 satellite.”

“A second demonstration of the reusable launch vehicle is going to happen in the coming months. Cost effective small satellite launch vehicle developments are also going to take place in a few months from now,” he added.

 

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RISAT-2B launched on Wednesday would replace the RISAT-2, which was successfully launched in 2009. The RISAT-2B is equipped with synthetic aperture radar that can take pictures of the earth during day and night, and also under cloudy conditions.

With a mission life of five years, the satellite would also be used for military surveillance, ISRO sources told media persons. The RISAT-2 has been actively used by India to monitor activities in camps across the border in Pakistan to thwart infiltration bids by terrorists.

 

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The PSLV-C46 was the 14th flight of the PSLV in its core-alone configuration sans the use of the solid strap-on motors.It was the 72nd launch vehicle mission from Sriharikota and also marked the 36th launch from the first launch pad.

ISRO had launched RISAT-1, a microwave remote sensing satellite, on April 26, 2012 from Sriharikota and on Wednesday’s launch of the PSLV also marked the third launch in 2019.

 

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The other two were the PSLV-C45/EMISAT mission, which successfully injected the EMISAT and 29 international customer satellites into their orbits on April 1, and the PSLV-C44, which successfully placed the Microsat-R and the Kalamsat-V2 satellites in designated orbits on January 24.

 

  • RISAT-2B satellite, Chandrayaan 2, CARTOSAT 3 satellite, Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO, Radar Imaging Satellite, Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C46, Science and Technology news, National news

    In a pre-dawn launch on Wednesday, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scripted history by successfully launching earth observation satellite RISAT-2B that would enhance the country's surveillance capabilities among others.

  • RISAT-2B satellite, Chandrayaan 2, CARTOSAT 3 satellite, Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO, Radar Imaging Satellite, Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C46, Science and Technology news, National news

    As the 25-hour countdown which had began on Tuesday concluded, the agency's trusted workhorse, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C46) blasted off at 5.30 am from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here on its 48th mission, carrying the 615 kg satellite.

  • RISAT-2B satellite, Chandrayaan 2, CARTOSAT 3 satellite, Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO, Radar Imaging Satellite, Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C46, Science and Technology news, National news

    The RISAT-2B (Radar Imaging Satellite-2B), meant for application in fields such as surveillance, agriculture, forestry and disaster management support, was successfully released into its orbit at about 15 minutes and 30 seconds after the lift-off.

  • RISAT-2B satellite, Chandrayaan 2, CARTOSAT 3 satellite, Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO, Radar Imaging Satellite, Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C46, Science and Technology news, National news

    Commenting on the launch from the Mission Control Centre, ISRO Chairman K Sivan said that the PSLV-C46 successfully injected RISAT-2B precisely in the designated orbit of 555 km, with an inclination of 37 degrees.

  • RISAT-2B satellite, Chandrayaan 2, CARTOSAT 3 satellite, Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO, Radar Imaging Satellite, Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C46, Science and Technology news, National news

    "This particular mission for PSLV is a very, very important mission. With this launch, PSLV lofts 50 tonnes to space by launching 354 satellites, including national, student and foreign satellites," Sivan said.

  • RISAT-2B satellite, Chandrayaan 2, CARTOSAT 3 satellite, Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO, Radar Imaging Satellite, Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C46, Science and Technology news, National news

    The ISRO chairman said the PSLV-C46 carried two important piggyback payloads, an indigenously developed processor and a low cost Inertial Navigation System. "It is going to revolutionise our future launch vehicle missions" he said.

  • RISAT-2B satellite, Chandrayaan 2, CARTOSAT 3 satellite, Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO, Radar Imaging Satellite, Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C46, Science and Technology news, National news
  • RISAT-2B satellite, Chandrayaan 2, CARTOSAT 3 satellite, Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO, Radar Imaging Satellite, Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C46, Science and Technology news, National news
  • RISAT-2B satellite, Chandrayaan 2, CARTOSAT 3 satellite, Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO, Radar Imaging Satellite, Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C46, Science and Technology news, National news
  • RISAT-2B satellite, Chandrayaan 2, CARTOSAT 3 satellite, Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO, Radar Imaging Satellite, Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C46, Science and Technology news, National news
  • RISAT-2B satellite, Chandrayaan 2, CARTOSAT 3 satellite, Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO, Radar Imaging Satellite, Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C46, Science and Technology news, National news
  • RISAT-2B satellite, Chandrayaan 2, CARTOSAT 3 satellite, Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO, Radar Imaging Satellite, Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C46, Science and Technology news, National news

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Doctors in UP warn those wearing dubious ‘Corona cards’

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 Doctors are now warning people against wearing ‘Corona cards’ available in the market that ‘promise’ safety against the Coronavirus infection if worn around the neck.

Dr. Kamala Srivastava, a medical practitioner in the state capital, said, “I am shocked that the government has not bothered to ban the sale of these Corona cards that come with fancy names like ‘Shut Out Corona’, ‘Corona out’ and ‘Go Corona’. These cards have not been approved by any medical authority and we do not know what is inside. Some of them smell like camphor.”

The cards are worn around the neck, claiming to provide a protective shield against the virus. These are worn around the neck like the identity cards.

Dr. Vikas Mishra, associate professor, G.S.V.M. medical college in Kanpur, said there is no word or guideline about such cards from either the ICMR or the WHO.

“People are happily wearing these cards and moving around in crowded places which exposes them to the infection. Believing that any unverified and untested product would save one from the virus is foolishness and also exposes people to the danger of catching the infection,” he added.

Medical stores are earning a handsome amount and owners say these cards are selling like hot cakes. The price range of these cards varies from Rs 75 to Rs 130, but people are purchasing them without knowing whether they are really beneficial or not.

Vikram Singh, a medical store owner, said he himself does not know what is inside the card as it is fully packed and gives out a camphor-like smell.

“The sales have gone up dramatically since the past two months. We are now selling 50 to 60 cards every day, even though there is no expiry date on them,” he said.

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