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India placed a spy satellite, RISAT-2BR1 in orbit

Posted on : 16 Dec 2019

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  • IRISAT-2BR1 is a synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) imaging satellite for reconnaissance built by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
  • It is part of India's RISAT series of SAR imaging space crafts and 4th satellite in the series.
  • RISAT-2BR1 was launched in December 2019 aboard PSLV-C48 from First Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre.
  • It was the 50th launch of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) and 75th launch from Satish Dhawan Space Centre.
  • RISAT-2BR1 usage: Apart from being used for military purposes, RISAT-2BR1 has applications in fields such as agriculture and disaster management support.
  • RISAT 2B, RISAT 2BR1 and RISAT 2BR2 (Radar Imaging Satellite) are satellite imaging missions of ISRO using an active SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) imager to provide continuity of service for RISAT-2.
  • Objective of the RISAT mission is to use the all-weather and day-and-night SAR observation capability in applications such as agriculture, forestry, soil moisture, geology, sea ice, coastal monitoring, object identification, and flood monitoring, and also for military surveillance.

Article Related Questions

  1. India placed a spy satellite, RISAT-2BR1, consider the following statements regarding it
    1.IRISAT-2BR1 is a synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) imaging satellite.
    2.It is built by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
    3.It was launched aboard GSLV-C48 rocket.
    Which of the following statement is/are correct?

  2. 1.1 and 2 only

    2.2 and 3 only

    3.1 and 3 only

    4.1, 2 and 3

    Right Ans : 1 and 2 only


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