PSLV-C48/RISAT-2BR1 Mission: Isro Releases Clips From Onboard Cameras

PSLV-C48/RISAT-2BR1 Mission: Isro Releases Clips From Onboard Cameras

CHENNAI: A day after PSLV, in its 50th flight, successfully placed RISAT-2BR1 and nine foreign satellites in orbits, the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) released a video with clips captured from the cameras onboard the launch

vehicle.The video, crisply edited to 1.58-minute duration, begins with the final countdown followed by clips of PSLV-C48 lifting off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.WATCH THE VIDEOThe video continues with the vehicle lifting off against a clear blue sky and disappearing into space.The video 

ends with clips from the cameras installed onboard the rocket showing the payload fairing, separation of Risat-2BR1 and the nine satellites.Wednesday’s launch was also the 75th launch mission from Satish Dhawan Space Centre. Risat-2BR1 is a radar imaging earth observation satellite capable of penetrating

through thick cloud cover and capture images at a 0.35m resolution.On Thursday evening, Isro, in an update on its social networking account, said the radial rib antenna of Risat-2BR1 satellite had been successfully deployed in-orbit. “This complex 

involved unfurling and deployment of the 3.6m antenna which was folded and stowed during launch. The deployment was completed in 9mins 12 .second

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