New Delhi [India], Dec. 7 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated ISRO on the successful launch of PSLV-C36 / RESOURCESAT-2A.
"Successful launch of PSLV-C36 / RESOURCESAT-2A is an accomplishment we all are very proud of. Congratulations ISRO on the remarkable feat", the Prime Minister said. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) earlier today launched the rocket carrying remote sensing satellite RESOURCESAT-2A.
The Space agency launched the satellite from the First Launch Pad (FLP) at Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota.
The PSLV-XL variant rocket standing 44.4 metre tall and weighing 321 ton tore into the morning skies at 10.25 a.m.
with a reverberating sound breaking free of the earth's gravitational pull. The PSLV rocket is a four stage engine rocket powered by solid and liquid fuel alternatively. The Resourcesat-2A weighing 1,235 kg was injected into the orbit at around 20 minutes into the destination.
According to Indian Space Research Organisation Resourcesat-2A is a follow on mission to Resourcesat-1 and Resourcesat-2, launched in 2003 and 2011 respectively.
The new satellite Resourcesat-2A is intended to continue the remote sensing data services to global users provided by it two predecessors.
The Resourcesat-2A carries three payloads which are similar to those of the earlier two Resourcesat's.