Chennai: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to launch India’s radar imaging earth observation satellite known as RISAT-2B using Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-Core Alone (PSLV-CA) variant on May 22.

The PSLV rocket will blast off from the first launch pad carrying RISAT-2B at 5.27 a.m. on May 22, subject to weather conditions, tweeted the space agency on its official Twitter handle.

The rocket that would carry RISAT 2BR1 is designated as PSLV-C46 as per ISRO’s numbering system and will blast off from the first launch pad at the country’s rocket port in Sriharikota. Following the launch of RISAT 2BR1, ISRO will send up a cartography satellite Catosat-3. India will also launch two more defence satellites some time in July or August with its new rocket Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV).

Like the previous launch events, the ISRO has made provisions for the public to view the launch from recently opened Viewer’s Gallery at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, in Andhra Pradesh. Online registration for the Viewer’s Gallery will start five days before the launch.

(With agency inputs)