New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched the earth observation satellite, EOS-01, on board the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) on Saturday. Also Read - Space Tech-startup to Send India’s First Homegrown Earth-imaging Satellite on ISRO Rocket
The PSLV-C49/EOS-01 blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh at 3.12 pm at the end of a 26-hour countdown. Also Read - Attack Was Work Of Sophisticated Espionage Agency, Not of Street Thug: ISRO's Tapan Misra
The lift off was originally scheduled for 3.02 pm, but was delayed by 10 minutes due to debris on the path of the vehicle, ISRO said. Also Read - 'I Was Poisoned', Senior ISRO Scientist Tapan Misra Claims in Facebook Post
This is the first mission by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) following the coronavirus pandemic this year.
EOS-01 is intended for applications in agriculture, forestry and disaster management support, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.
The customer satellites are from Lithuania (1), Luxembourg (4) and USA (4).
(With inputs from PTI)