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Posted on : 30 Jan 2020

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• The latest spy satellite, RISAT-2BR1, and nine foreign satellites were launched by ISRO in December 2019. • RISAT-2BR1 is radar imaging earth observation satellite weighing about 628 kg. • It was launched through the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), which successfully completed its 50th mission. • The launch vehicle, PSLV-C48, took off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. • RISAT-2BR1 was injected into a low earth orbit of 576 km at an inclination of 37 degrees to the equator. • Apart from being used for military purposes, it has applications in fields such as agriculture and disaster management support. • RISAT-2BR1 has a mission life of five years. • The other satellites include six from the United States, and one each from Japan, Italy and Israel; their applications range from remote sensing to earth imaging. • These satellites were launched under commercial arrangement with New Space India Limited (NSIL), the commercial arm of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

Article Related Questions

  1. Consider the following statements regarding recently launched RISAT-2BR1 satellite of India
    1.It is radar imaging earth observation satellite.
    2.It was placed in a low earth orbit by GSLV launch vehicle.
    3.The launch also accompanied commercial satellites of USA, Japan, Italy and Israel.
    Which of the above statements 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 3 only

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