India puts into orbit the remote sensing satellite Resource sat-2A successfully. The rocket took off majestically at 10.25 am today as per the schedule of Indian Space Research Organisation. ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar said that it was exciting to watch the pictures of the launch through the latest cameras from the vehicle itself. The PSLV rocket is a four stage/engine powered by solid and liquid fuel alternatively.
According to the ISRO, Resourcesat-2A is a follow on mission to Resourcesat-1 and 2, which were launched in 2003 and 2011 respectively. The new satellite Resourcesat-2A intends to continue the remote sensing data services to global users provided by the earlier two. We have a report:
The PSLV-XL variant rocket standing 44.4 metres tall and weighing 3201 ton rose into the morning skies with fierce orange flames thrusting it to the skies.It was a rare glimpse as the view was blocked by the clouds but again showed up for a few seconds with a loud roar. Todays venture of ISRO has a proven technology which puts it alongwith nine other countries in the world.
The satellite also carries two Solid State Recorders with a capacity of 200 Giga Bits each to store the images taken by its cameras which can be read out later to ground stations.The mission life of Resourcesat-2A is five years.These cameras will send clear and specific pictures of areas where exactly the various resources are located at an indepth level.