ISRO to kick off launch mission in 2022
The Indian Space Research Organisation's first launch mission of 2022 is slated for 14 February 2022, with PSLV-C52 orbiting an earth observation satellite (EOS-04). The launch of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C52) is scheduled on 14 February 2022 from the First Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, the space agency said.
- PSLV-C52 is designed to orbit the 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. They are:
- Student satellite (INSPIREsat-1) from Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology (IIST) in association with Laboratory of Atmospheric & Space Physics at University of Colorado, Boulder, and
- A technology demonstrator satellite (INS-2TD) from ISRO, which is a precursor to India-Bhutan Joint Satellite (INS-2B).
- 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 & hydrology and flood mapping.