Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully launched its 1st Radar Imaging Satellite Earth Observation Satellite (EOS-04) this year from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Andhra Pradesh on 14 Feb 2022 at 5.59 am.
- This launch took place by PSLV-C52 (PSLV-C52) from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. It is the 1st launch campaign of the year 2022.
- Under this mission, Radar Imaging EOS-04 has been sent to space. EOS-04, weighing 1,710 kg, will revolve in a 529 km Sun synchronous polar orbit in space, ISRO told that EOS-04 is a radar imaging satellite.
- This satellite will be used to take high-quality pictures of the earth, which will help in preparing the map of agriculture, forestry, plantation, soil moisture, water availability and flood prone areas.
- This is 54th flight of PSLV. It is 23rd mission using PSLV-XL configuration with 6 PSOS-XL (strap-on motors).
- PSLV also carried two small satellites, including InspireSat-1, a satellite of the Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology (IIST), built in collaboration with the Atmospheric & Space Physics Laboratory of the University of Colorado, Boulder. Its main objective is to improve the understanding of the dynamics of the ionosphere & the coronal thermal processes of the Sun.
- The second satellite is a Technology Demonstration Satellite (INS-2TD) of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). This satellite has been developed and sent before the joint satellite of India & Bhutan, INS-2.