ISRO's EOS-01 successfully launched at SDSC
November 8: On Saturday, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched its earth observation satellite EOS-01, along with nine other customer satellites which took off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota at 3:12 pm. This is ISRO's first launch this year.
The EOS-01 is intended for useful application in agriculture, forestry and disaster management support. Out of the nine accompanying customer satellites, one is from Lithuania and four each from Luxembourg and the United States. The customer satellites were launched under a commercial arrangement under New Space India Limited (NSIL).
The satellite from Lithuania i.e. R2 is for technology demonstration. Four satellites from Luxembourg Kleos (KSM- 1A/1B/1C/1D) is intended to use for maritime applications. The other four satellites from the United States - Lemur (Lemur-1, 2, 3, 4) - are meant for multi-mission remote sensing purposes.
All precautions were kept in mind while fulfilled the mission, with officials donning face masks and maintaining social distance during the event. No media persons were allowed to gather and the launch was telecast live on social media platforms.
The launch was a success as all the four stages performed as set, where the rocket injected primary satellite EOS-01 into orbit first, then after 15 minutes it was followed by the customer spacecraft
ISRO Chairman K Sivan stated, “Today, I am extremely happy to declare that PSLV-C49 successfully placed earth observation satellite EOS-01 as well as nine customer satellites precisely into 575 kms orbit.”