Bengaluru: The launch of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C52 is scheduled at 05:59 hours on February 14 from the First Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, the Indian Space and Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced.
PSLV-C52 is designed to orbit an earth observation satellite (EOS-04), weighing 1710 kg into a sun synchronous polar orbit of 529 km.
PSLV-C52 mission will also carry two small satellites as co-passengers which includes one student satellite (INSPIREsat-1) from the Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology (IIST) in association with the Laboratory of Atmospheric & Space Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder and a technology demonstrator satellite (INS-2TD) from ISRO, which is a precursor to India-Bhutan Joint Satellite (INS-2B).
Live telecast of the launch begins at 05:30 hours IST on February 14, 2022.
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EOS-04 is a Radar Imaging Satellite designed to provide high-quality images under all weather conditions for applications such as Agriculture, Forestry & Plantations, Soil Moisture and Hydrology and Flood mapping.
The countdown process of 25 hours and 30 minutes leading to the launch would commence at 04:29 hours on February 13 after authorisation by the Launch Authorisation Board.